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2013-2014 NH Bar Association Officers & Board of Governors
President
Jaye L. Rancourt
President-Elect 
Lisa Wellman-Ally

Vice President

Mary E. Tenn
Secretary
Peter E. Hutchins 
Treasurer
Robert R. Howard, III
            Immediate Past President
Lawrence A. Vogelman
Governors-at-Large (3-year term)
Quentin J. Blaine
Jonathan M. Eck
Christopher T. Regan
Jacki Smith
John A. Curran

Public Sector Governor
Charles S. Temple

ABA Association Delegate
Russell F. Hilliard

County Governors (2-year term)
Belknap:  
    Suzanne S. McKenna
Carroll:  
    Dennis Morgan
Cheshire:  
    Richard C. Guerriero, Jr.
Coos:  
    Sandra Cabrera
Grafton:  
    Ora Schwartzberg
Hillsborough North:  
    Scott Harris
Hillsborough South:  
    David Tencza
Merrimack:    
    James Shepard
Rockingham:  
    Patrick O'Day
Strafford:  
    Francis X. Bruton
Sullivan:  
    Lanea Witkus

President
Jaye L. Rancourt
Brennan Caron Lenehan & Iacopino PA
85 Brook Street
Manchester,NH 03104-3605
603-668-8300
jrancourt@bclilaw.com
 
Jaye L. Rancourt graduated from the University of Maine School of Law in 1999 and relocated to New Hampshire to begin her practice with the New Hampshire Public Defenders Office. She worked for the NH Public Defender’s Office until 2003 when she began practicing with Brennan Caron Lenehan & Iacopino in Manchester where she was named a shareholder in 2009. She practices in the area of criminal defense and civil litigation. Jaye has served on the New Hampshire Bar Association's Board of Governors and as chair of the New Lawyers Committee, and as a member of the Professionalism Committee and the Law Related Education Committee. Jaye currently serves as co-chair of the Steering Committee of the NHBA Leadership Academy. Jaye served as the District Representative for New Hampshire and Massachusetts to the American Bar Association-Young Lawyers Division for two years. She then served as the Affiliates Director and the Administrative Director of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. She currently serves on the ABA–YLD Leadership Advisory Board.
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President-Elect
Lisa A. Wellman-Ally
Wellman-Ally Law PLLC
98 Charlestown Road, Suite 1
Claremont, NH 03743
603-504-6280
wellmanally@comcast.net
 
Lisa Wellman-Ally graduated with a J.D. degree from Washington & Lee School of Law and was admitted to the bar in NH 2002, in VT in 2003 and to NY Bar in 1990. She is a member of the American Association for Justice, New Hampshire Association for Justice, New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Vermont Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the American Bar Association. Wellman-Ally is in private practice in Claremont.

Before relocating to New Hampshire, she practiced law in New York City for 12 years. She previously served on the Board of Governors representing Sullivan County and as Governor-at-Large.
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Vice President
Mary E. Tenn
Tenn And Tenn PA
16 High Street, Suite 3
Manchester, NH 03101
603-624-3700
marytenn@tennandtenn.com
 
Mary Tenn received her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where she served as an editor of the Harvard Civil Rights Civil Liberties Law Review. She received a B.A., summa cum laude, from Boston College. Mary is a frequent trial advisor for the Trial Advocacy Workshop at Harvard Law School and a judge for the Harvard Law School First-year Moot Court Program.

Mary is the immediate past-president of the Manchester Bar Association, and currently serves on the Manchester Bar Association Executive Committee. She currently serves by appointment of the New Hampshire Supreme Court as the Vice-Chair of the NH Board of Bar Examiners. Mary is a past Governor of the New Hampshire Association for Justice. In 2005, Mary was recognized by the New Hampshire Bar Foundation and was presented the Robert E. Kirby award for demonstrating the traits of civility, courtesy, perspective, and excellence in the practice of law.
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Secretary
Peter E. Hutchins (2015)
Law Offices of Peter E. Hutchins, PLLC
The Beacon Building
814 Elm St., Suite 200
Manchester, NH 03101
603-625-5555
peter@hutchinslawoffices.com
 
Peter E. Hutchins is a 1983 JD graduate of Boston College Law School. He has been a member of the NH Bar since 1983. He is a past president of the NHBA (2001-02), a member of the ABA, ATLA, NHTLA, the Manchester Bar and the Dartmouth Lawyers’ Association. He is also admitted to practice in the US District Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Hutchins resides in Manchester and in Hampton, NH with his wife Kathy, a realtor/broker. He has one daughter, Jamie, a financial advisor to Merrill Lynch in Manchester. Hutchins enjoys golfing and officiates at high school basketball games.
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Treasurer
Robert R. Howard, III (2015)
Howard & Urbaitis
168 Maple Street
PO Box 900
Henniker, NH  03242-0900
603-428-3232
rob@courteouslaw.com
Robert R. Howard graduated from Boston University with a J.D. in 1969 and was admitted to the NH Bar in 1969; he has been the NHBA treasurer since 1993. He is also a member of the NHBA Finance Committee; he has been a member of various NHBA sections and on faculty panels of a number of CLEs. He is a former Merrimack County governor and governor-at-large on the NHBA Board of Governors. He served nine years as a part-time district court judge and was the recipient of the NHBA President’s Award for Outstanding Professionalism in 1996. He co-teaches the Law Practice Management session of the required Practical Skills course offered semi-annually to new admittees.
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Immediate Past President
Lawrence A. Vogelman 
Nixon Vogelman Barry Slawsky & Simoneau PA
77 Central Street
Manchester, NH 03101-2423
603-669-7070
lvogelman@davenixonlaw 
Lawrence A. Vogelman is a director of the firm Nixon Vogelman Barry Slawsky & Simoneau PA in Manchester, NH where he concentrates his practice in criminal defense, civil rights, personal injury law, employment law and professional malpractice. He earned his B.A. from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York in 1970 and his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1973. Larry is a founding member and former Board of Directors member of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; is on the Federal Court Advisory Committee. He is VP Civil Rights Section of AAJ and the only NH Fellow of American Board of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has served on the PCC, the Board of Governors of the New Hampshire Bar Association and is past president of the Federal Practice Section. For 15 years, Larry was a professor at Cardozo Law School and he has been teaching trial practice to lawyers and law students since 1974.
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Governors-at-Large
(3-year term)
Quentin J. Blaine (2014)
Blaine Law Office PLLC
68 Main Street
PO Box 946
Plymouth, NH 03264-0946
603-536-2910
qblaine@qblainelaw.com
A member of the NH Bar for 25 years, Quentin Blaine began his law career at the Law Office of Peter Marsh in Concord in 1986. He later moved to Plymouth and ran an office with William Hopkins prior to starting a solo practice in 1995. In 2001, he accepted an appointment as Clerk of Concord District Court. On leaving the court system, he practiced a short while with Hebert & Uchida in Concord before deciding to end his commute and re-opened a solo practice in Plymouth, where he lives. He served two terms as Grafton County Governor, acting as liaison to the Bar Journal Advisory Committee and the Children’s Law Section. He also served as a member of the LRE Public Information Task Force as well as the Board Committee on Administration.
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Jonathan M. Eck (2014)
Devine Millimet & Branch PA
111 Amherst Street
Manchester, NH 03101
603-669-1000
jeck@devinemillimet.com
 
Jonathan M. Eck is an associate in the litigation department at Devine, Millimet & Branch in Manchester, where he practices commercial litigation and insurance defense. His practice focuses on representing businesses, individuals, and government in a broad range of matters including contract disputes, premises liability, probate matters, legal malpractice lawsuits, and intellectual property litigation.For the past four years, Eck has been a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s New Lawyers Committee. Previously, he served a two year term as the District Representative for New Hampshire and Massachusetts for the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.Eck has also been active with the Manchester Bar Association, and is currently a member of the Executive Committee.Eck, who was admitted to the New Hampshire Bar in 2006, received his law degree from Vermont Law School and is a graduate of Colby College in Waterville, Maine.
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Christopher T. Regan (2015)
Bamford Dedopoulos & Regan
68 Main Street
Durham, NH 03824
603-868-2414
chrisregan@durhamnhlaw.com
Christopher T. Regan is a graduate of Cornell University (A.B) and received his J.D. from Boston University in 1981. He came to New Hampshire to clerk for the Hon. William Batchelder at the New Hampshire Supreme Court. He worked for a 10-person law firm for four years, and now is toiling in the trenches as a solo or small firm practitioner, first in Dover and now in Durham. Regan was president of the Strafford County Bar Association in 2000-01 and is now Barrister in the Inns of Court. For the past 10 years, he has served as a lawyer/chair of the NH Compensation Appeals Board. Currently, he is moderator for the town of Durham.
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Jacki A. Smith (2015)
NH Public Defender
44 Franklin Street
Nashua, NH 03064
603-598-4986
jsmith@nhpd.org
Jacki Smith earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English cum laude from the University of New Hampshire at Manchester in 1994 and her Juris Doctor degree cum laude from the New England School of Law in Boston in 2000. While awaiting her admission to the New Hampshire Bar Association in 2000, Jacki began serving as law clerk to the New Hampshire Superior Court in Nashua where she remained through 2002. Jacki then attained a position as Staff Attorney in the Nashua office of the New Hampshire Public Defender. In April 2007, Jacki assumed her current role as Managing Attorney of the Public Defender’s Stratham office. Other than a brief romance with the desert southwest, Jacki is a life-long resident of New Hampshire.
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John Curran (2016)
Curtin, Murphy & O'Reilly PC
20 Trafalgar Square,l; Suite 201
Nashua, NH 03063
603-888-7384
jcurran@cmopc.com
John Curran is a graduate of Boston College (1986) and Suffolk University Law School (1990). Following law school, he moved to New Hampshire and served as a judicial law clerk and deputy senior law clerk with the New Hampshire Superior Court (1990-1992). He then served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New Hampshire, where he prosecuted homicide cases and represented the state in criminal appeals and federal habeas corpus proceedings (1992-1995). After prosecuting, he worked at Devine, Millimet & Branch, P.A., and later, Getman, Schulthess & Steere, PA. Since 2010, Mr. Curran has worked in the Nashua office of Curtin, Murphy & O’Reilly, PC, where he represents multiple counties and towns, and handles liability defense for Demoulas Supermarkets, Inc. He has served on several state and local boards and commissions, including service as a Commissioner for the NH Post Secondary Education Commission, Public Member of the NH Board of Registration for Funeral Directors, President of the Manchester Bar Association and as an elected member of the Town of Londonderry Budget Committee, as well as a youth soccer coach.
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Public Sector Governor
(3-year term)
Hon. Charles S. Temple (2015)
Hillsborough County Superior Court-South
30 Spring Street
Nashua, NH 03060
855-212-1234
ctemple@courts.state.nh.us
Charles S. Temple's interest in serving as a Public Sector Governor arises from his strong commitment to the practice of public interest law. During his nearly 20 years of private practice, he served low income clients through pro bono work and adjunct teaching in the Civil Practice Clinic at Franklin Pierce Law Center. Since 2003, he have served as the Director of the University of New Hampshire School of Law Criminal Practice Clinic. He and his students are devoted to providing quality legal representation to indigent clients in the Circuit and Superior Courts. Additionally, as a full-time law professor at UNH law, he is involved in the public interest programs of the Social Justice Institute.
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County Governors
(2-year term)
Suzanne S. McKenna (2014)
Martin Lord & Osman PA
One Mill Plaza
Laconia, NH 03246
603-524-4121
ssm@mlolaw.com
Belknap County
Suzanne S. McKenna has been practicing with the Laconia, NH firm of Martin, Lord & Osman, PA since 2008 in the areas of real estate, business, estate planning, probate and trust administration. She is currently Secretary of the Belknap County Bar Association and sits on the New Hampshire Bar Association Leadership Academy steering committee. Prior to moving to New Hampshire she practiced law in the northern Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C. metropolitan area following a clerkship at the Fairfax County Circuit Court. She graduated from the George Mason School of Law in 1993 and the University of Virginia in 1987.

Suzanne lives in Gilford with her husband and three children. She enjoys attending youth baseball, softball, football, volleyball and basketball games and dance and theater performances.
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Dennis Morgan (2014)
Cooper Cargill Chant PA
2935 White Mountain Highway
North Conway, NH 03860-5210
603-356-5439
dmorgan@coopercargillchant.com
Carroll County 
Dennis Morgan joined Cooper Cargill Chant in 2001 after serving as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Cuyahoga County, Ohio, in investigating and prosecuting a wide variety of felony cases, including white collar, narcotics and violent crime. During his tenure as a prosecutor, he tried dozens of criminal trials. He also received two commendations from the FBI for his service while a prosecutor. Since joining Cooper Cargill Chant he has focused his practice on civil litigation, criminal defense, and bankruptcy. In 2008, he was named Managing Partner of Cooper Cargill Chant.
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Richard C. Guerriero, Jr. (2015)
Lothstein, Guerriero PLLC
7 Main Street, Suite 5
Keene, NH 03431
603-352-5000
richard@lothsteinlaw.com
Cheshire County
Richard C. Guerriero, Jr. is an attorney in private practice at Lothstein Guerriero, PLLC in Keene, NH.  Prior to entering private practice he was the litigation director at the NH Public Defender for twelve years. Richard's practice focuses on criminal defense in state and federal court, and the professional responsibilities of criminal defense attorneys.  Most of his cases are sexual assaults, homicides, or other serious felonies.  He has represented six defendants who faced capital punishment. Richard is a member of the NH Bar Association’s CLE and Ethics Committees and its Board of Governors, representing Cheshire County. He is also on the NHACDL Board of Directors.  Richard is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and was a recipient of the 2009 Frank Rowe Kenison Award for community service.  He has been recognized as a "Champion of Justice" by the NH Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in 2005 and the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in 1991. Richard earned his law degree from Louisiana State University in 1984.
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Sandra L. Cabrera (2015)
Waystack Frizzell Trial Lawyers
251 Main Street
PO Box 137
Colebrook, NH 03576
603-237-8322
sandra@waystackfrizzell.com
Coos County
Sandra L. Cabrera is an associate with WaystackFrizzell Trial Lawyers in Colebrook, New Hampshire. She practices in all areas of civil litigation in both federal and state courts. She has also written briefs for, and argued before, the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

Sandra is an active member of the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association (NHWBA). In 2010 she was elected to its Board of Directors as the Strafford County representative. In 2012, after moving to Colebrook, she was reelected as the Coos County Representative.

For two years before joining Waystack Frizzell, Sandra served as a law clerk for the judges of the Strafford and Carroll County Superior Courts. Sandra graduated magna cum laude from Vermont Law School. As a law student, she served as the Associate Articles Editor of the Vermont Law Review. Sandra received her Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, in Environmental Policy from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
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Ora Schwartzberg (2015)
Attorney At Law PC
117 Route 10
PO Box 130
Piermont, NH 03779-0130
603-272-9500
oralaw@gmail.com
Grafton County
Ora Schwartzberg has been practicing law since 1985 and was admitted to the New Hampshire Bar in 2001. She is a graduate of Vermont Law School.

Her New Hampshire practice has been focused primarily on Family Law. Ora wrote a book on divorce mediation which was published in 2009: Divorce Mediation from the Inside Out, A Mindful Approach to Divorce.

Ora currently serves on the NH Bar's Legislative Committee and is Co-Chair of the ADR Section. She served as President of the Grafton Bar Association from 2010 to 2012 and is now a member of its Executive Board. She is also a member of the Family Law Section and the New Hampshire Association for Justice.
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Scott H. Harris(2014)
McLane Graf Raulerson & Middleton PA
900 Elm Street
PO Box 326
Manchester, NH 03105-0326
603-625-6464
scott.harris@mclane.com
 
Hillsborough County North
Scott Harris is a director in the McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton firm’s Litigation Department. He has tried cases in the state and federal courts in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and elsewhere for over 15 years. His practice involves representing companies and executives in litigation and at trial in a range of commercial disputes including: tax matters, trade secret and restrictive employment covenant litigation, contract claims, shareholder rights, land use and other business disputes. Scott also represents both plaintiffs and professionals in professional malpractice and licensure litigation and has a substantial practice representing both plaintiffs and defendants in significant personal injury matters.
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David Tencza (2014)
Hillsborough County Attorney's Office
19 Temple Street
Nashua, NH 03060
603-594-3255
dtencza@hcao.net
Hillsborough County South
David C. Tencza has been an Assistant Hillsborough County Attorney since July, 2007. He is responsible for prosecuting felony and misdemeanor level offenses before the Superior Court including assaults, crimes against property, and computer related crime. Most recently, Attorney Tencza has worked with the Burglary Unit at the Nashua Police Department to coordinate prosecutions of the growing number of burglaries occurring within the city. Attorney Tencza participated in the 2010 – 2011 New Hampshire Bar Association Leadership Academy Program and is an Ambassador for the Civics in Action Program. He is a 2007 graduate of the evening division at Suffolk University Law School and a 2002 graduate of Saint Anselm College.
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James A. Shepard (2015)
Law Offices of James A. Shepard
75 S. Main Street
Unit 7 PMB 121
Concord, NH 03301
603-848-2871
j.shepard.atty@gmail.com
Merrimack County
James A. Shepard was admitted in NH in 2006 after graduating from the University of Maryland, School of Law. At Maryland Law he was the President of the University Student Government Association and facilitated a major reworking of that governing body’s bylaws and administrative procedures during his tenure. Prior to law school he was a police officer in Littleton, NH for five years. He has spent the majority of his legal career working in various litigation positions for state government; first at the NH Banking Department and currently as a Prosecutor for the Department of Safety. He also enjoys a micro-practice concentrating in family law including DOVE representation on his days "off". His principal office is in Concord. He is married with two young sons.
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Patrick T. O'Day (2015)
O'Day Law Office PLLC
155 Fleet Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-766-4987
poday@oday-law.com
Rockingham County
Patrick T. O'Day has been a solo practitioner since opening his O’Day Law Office. PLLC in Portsmouth in February 2010. He concentrates his practice in litigation, including personal injury, employment law and landlord/tenant matters, and has a particular interest in education law having earned a Masters degree in education. Patrick previously worked at a Massachusetts law firm providing legal advice to corporate and nonprofit clients. He also worked as a trial attorney at Burns, Bryant, Cox, Rockefeller & Durkin where he helped injured plaintiffs navigate the civil justice system to redress their damages.

He participated in the inaugural class of the Bar Association’s Leadership Academy. Patrick serves on the Board of the Rockingham County Bar Association, the New Hampshire Association for Justice, and the New Hampshire School Boards Association.

Patrick graduated from the College of William and Mary and from the Indiana University Mauer School of Law at Bloomington. Prior to entering law practice, Patrick worked as a college administrator for 15 years. He resides in Exeter where he serves as Chair of the School Board.
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Francis X. Bruton (2014)
Bruton & Berube PLLC
798 Central Avenue
Dover, NH 03820
603-749-4529
fx@brutonlaw.com
Strafford County
Francis X. Bruton has practiced law for over 20 years, 15 in New Hampshire. Prior to practicing in New Hampshire, Attorney Bruton practiced for 5 years in Cambridge, Massachusetts as General Counsel to an environmental consulting firm. Attorney Bruton was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1989, and to the New Hampshire Bar in 1992. Attorney Bruton's practice consists of representing many of the major developers on the New Hampshire Seacoast. Attorney Bruton's most recent New Hampshire Supreme Court case, Churchill Realty Trust v. City of Dover Zoning Board of Adjustment, 156 NH 668 (2008), is the first reported case interpreting zoning authority amongst abutting municipalities.
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Lanea Witkus (2014)
Witkus Law Office PLLC
14 Ash Street
PO Box 5
Newport, NH 03773-0005
603-863-5287
wlonewport@yahoo.com
Sullivan County
Lanea Witkus started practicing in 1977 as a solo practitioner, practiced in several small law firms and is now a solo again. She previously served on the Board of Governors as a member from Sullivan County, then as Governor at Large for 2 years in the 1980's.
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ABA Association Delegate
Russell F. Hilliard (2014)
Upton & Hatfield LLP
159 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-436-7046
rhilliard@upton-hatfield.com
Russell F. Hilliard is an attorney with Upton & Hatfield, LLP in Portsmouth, where he focuses his practice in litigation, commercial law and insurance law. Russ earned his B.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1973, his J.D. from Cornell University Law School in 1976 and his LL.M. in taxation in 1985 from Boston University School of Law. He is an American College of Trial Lawyers Fellow and a member of the Merrimack County and American Bar Associations. He is a member and past-chair of the Committee on Professionalism and a member of the Outreach Task Force. Russ is a past President of the NHBA Board of Governors, and is a former NHBA CLE Committee Chair. As Association Delegate, Hilliard represents the New Hampshire Bar Association in the House of Delegates.
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