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The Gallagher Callahan & Gartrell litigation practice advises and defends the interests of businesses, professionals, individuals, municipalities and insurers in civil litigation matters in all federal and state courts and administrative agencies in New Hampshire. We partner with our clients to achieve the most cost effective outcome for them, be it early resolution through settlement or an aggressive trial strategy to vindicate their rights.
Our litigation team members have been recognized as among New Hampshire’s best at handling and resolving matters from the routine to the highly complex.
The firm was awarded metropolitan first-tier rankings in the 2017 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Rankings, including first-tier rankings in personal injury litigation for defendants, commercial litigation, litigation - construction, and litigation - land use and zoning. In addition, Best Lawyers® selected R. Matthew Cairns as Concord's Litigation - Construction "Lawyer of the Year" for 2015.
Clients in need of litigation or alternative dispute resolution advice and representation retain our trial attorneys to handle matters in the following areas:
Our litigation practice draws on the firm’s breadth and depth of practice areas as we represent our clients through all phases of the litigation process, including appellate advocacy. The members of the litigation group have tried hundreds of cases in all New Hampshire forums and have had dismissed or settled even more than we have tried. It is not just the senior members of our team that have or get this experience. Rather, we are committed to developing the next generation of our clients’ counsel by involving our associates, often at reduced or no cost to the client, in meaningful training, education and supervised representation. This approach makes sure that our clients will have cost effective representation now and experienced representation in the future.
Litigation is often a scary or nasty word. We work with our clients to take the mystery and pain out of the litigation process. To do that, we:
Our trial lawyers assist clients with:
Recent matters include representating:
The firm and its practice area professionals are Martindale Hubbell AV-rated, with Charles Bauer listed as a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. Our attorneys are active participants and leaders in industry associations including:
Trials and Settlements: