October 25, 2010

R. Matthew Cairns Elected President of DRI

CONCORD, NH — Gallagher, Callahan and Gartrell is pleased to congratulate Shareholder–Director R. Matthew Cairns on beginning his one-year term as president of DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar. DRI — the Defense Research Institute — is the largest international organization of attorneys committed to defending the interests of businesses and individuals in civil litigation. DRI provides numerous educational and informational resources to its 22,300 members worldwide and offers many opportunities for liaison among defense trial lawyers, corporate America, and state and local defense organizations.

Attorney Cairns represents the interests of individuals, insurers, manufacturers, transportation and other companies in diverse commercial, complex and traditional litigation matters in all state and federal courts and state agencies. Cairns serves as general counsel to several closely held businesses in New Hampshire and is also experienced in general corporate and municipal representation, and risk management training. Matt has been named a "Super Lawyer" for products liability defense for the past 3 years.

Since 1996, Cairns has been an active member, award recipient, and leader of DRI. Before becoming DRI’s president, Matt served a one-year term as DRI’s president-elect, and previously was DRI’s first vice president. Prior to that, he was the northeast regional director overseeing DRI initiatives in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Cairns was also the DRI state representative for New Hampshire and received the organization’s State Leadership Award. From 2006-2008, Matt served as the First Circuit editor for DRI's Daubert On-Line newsletter.

Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell is a leading business and litigation law firm located in Concord, New Hampshire.

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