Charles P. Bauer

Shareholder – Director

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As one of New Hampshire's foremost trial attorneys and mediators, Charlie concentrates his practice in the areas of:

  • Civil rights litigation
  • Private mediation and arbitration
  • Employment litigation
  • Other complex civil litigation in federal and state courts and administrative agencies.


He is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) and AV-rated in Martindale-Hubbell. He is also a fellow in the American College of Civil Trial Mediators and a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

Charlie has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Arbitration and Mediation since 2008, and Best Lawyers® further recognized him as "Lawyer of the Year" 2015 for Mediation, Concord, NH. He is also listed by Super Lawyers® in the area of Civil Rights.

View Charlie's Mediation Calendar here...

Civil Litigation

He has nearly 40 years of civil litigation experience in New Hampshire. Charlie has served as a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association Ethics Committee, Dispute Resolution Committee and Mentor Program. He also has served on the federal court and state court mediation programs.

Charlie has appeared before the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, New Hampshire Supreme Court, all New Hampshire trial courts, and New Hampshire administrative agencies.


He was born and raised in Philadelphia, and in Camden and Cherry Hill, New Jersey. While Charlie was an NCAA wrestler in college, he now enjoys more leisurely activities such as gardening, travel and LSU football. Charlie tried, briefed and argued Rumery v. Town of Newton 480 U.S. 386 (1987), which is the seminal case on police “release-dismissal” practices in the United States.

He is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and University of Baltimore School of Law.

Recent articles and presentations by Charles Bauer:

The ADA and Ad Hoc Police Encounters in the First Circuit
New Hampshire Bar News Municipal Law
July 2020

Topics for Pre-Mediation Telephone Conference Calls
April 2020

Tips for Online Mediations using Zoom
April 2020

COVID-19 Protocols for Mediation
April 2020

Mediation Considerations for Civil Litigation Matters
April 2018

Employment Mediations Really Are Different!
January 2014

Right-To-Know Law - R.S.A. 91-A (aka RTK) Issues
Primex HR Best Practices Roundtable
June 2012

Creating and Preserving the Record for Appeal
January 2012

Anatomy of a New Hampshire Case - Political Officiasl and First Amendment Speech Foote v. Town of Bedford (2011)
NH Local Government Center Annual Conference
November 17, 2011

Emerging Trends in Police Civil Litigation
Chief Ben Thompson Law Enforcement Symposium
November 3, 2011

Presentation to NH Chiefs of Police
1st Annual Public Safety Trade Show
September 2011

Employment Mediation Practices � Choice, Control and Conclusion
December 2010

Civil Liability Immunities for NH Local Governments and Officials
December 2010

Cross-Examination Tips
June 2010

Preparing for and Taking Depositions in Civil Cases in State and Federal Courts in New Hampshire
May 2010

N.H. Supreme Court Rules on Procedural Due Process for Police Officer Termination Hearings
December 2008

NH Supreme Court Establishes Official Immunity for Police Officers and Police Departments
September 2008

Charlie Bauer

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Practice Areas:
Employment Law and Benefits
Mediation and Arbitration
Municipal Law
Police Litigation

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Administrative assistant:
Marianne Kulacz

Admitted in:
New Hampshire


American College of Civil Trial Mediators

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