November 2, 2012

Attorney Cairns Acknowledged for Service to DRI

CONCORD, NH — R. Matthew Cairns, litigation attorney with Gallagher, Callahan and Gartrell, recently completed his role as an Officer with DRI — The Voice of the Defense Bar. Since 1996, Cairns has been an active member, award recipient, and leader of DRI, including five years as the DRI state representative for New Hampshire, three years on the board of directors, and five years as an officer. Cairns was DRI’s 2011 president after serving a one-year term as president-elect and a one-year term as first vice president.

He was also the northeast regional director charged with overseeing DRI initiatives in the six New England states. As the DRI New Hampshire representative, Cairns received the organization’s State Leadership Award. In addition, he chaired the Law Practice Management committee for three years and served as the First Circuit editor for DRI's Daubert On-Line newsletter from 2006-2008.  Cairns’ last column as a DRI officer, A Few Things on My Mind, appears in the October 2012 issue of For The Defense.  

“Matt has been an extremely dedicated member, mentor, and leader within DRI for over 15 years,“ said DRI Executive Director John Kouris. “We cannot thank him enough for the time, effort, and energy he has invested in helping to shape DRI into the leading organization it is today.”

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 is selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Personal Injury Litigation, and named to the 2011 list of New England Super Lawyers® for Personal Injury Defense - Products.

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

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