October 26, 2013

Attorney Cairns Presents at 43rd Annual New England Bar Association Meeting

CONCORD, NH — R. Matthew Cairns,presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the New England Bar Association (NEBA) held in Portsmouth, NH October 24th – 26th.  Cairns participated in a panel “Partnering for the Preservation of the Justice System.”  He and fellow panelists Bill Robinson (former ABA President), Denise Squillante (newly elected President of NEBA), and Marsha Kazarosian (President-elect of the Massachusetts Bar Association) discussed how bar associations and bar leaders can most effectively play a role in securing adequate funding for the courts in their states.  Matt discussed the lack of understanding and prioritization of courts by legislators and voters, the corresponding need for adequate funding of legal assistance, and strategies for restoring court and legal aid funding. 

Attorney Cairns heads up the litigation department at Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell. He is was the 2010-2011 president of DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar, the largest international organization of lawyers defending individuals and businesses in civil litigation. His practice focuses on general liability, municipal and banking litigation, products liability and general commercial litigation. 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. He 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. Cairns is selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Construction Litigation, Labor & Employment Litigation, Municipal Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation, and named to the 2012 list of New England Super Lawyers® for Personal Injury Defense - Products. He is also the only attorney in New Hampshire to be listed in The International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers 2013.

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

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