Henry R. Klementowicz
2021 Robert E. Kirby Award Recipient – Henry R. Klementowicz

At the ACLU of New Hampshire, Henry’s work focuses on litigation and statehouse advocacy in support of civil rights and civil liberties, particularly in the areas of voting rights, governmental records, due process, and freedom of speech. Representative cases include Casey v. Gardner, 173 N.H. 266 (2020) (challenge to HB 1264); ACLU of NH v. Concord, Case No. 2020—0036 (pending challenge at supreme court to City of Concord’s covert communications equipment); Provenza v. Canaan, Case No. 2020—0563 (pending case at supreme court seeking access to investigation of alleged misconduct); and State v. Bergeron, Case No. 211-209-CR-163 (amicus brief in superior court chase challenging state’s request for gag order).

Henry joined the ACLU of New Hampshire as a Staff Attorney after almost three years of working for a large New Hampshire law firm. He is especially proud of his work to create a partnership between that firm and the New England Innocence Project, which seeks exoneration of wrongfully convicted individuals in New Hampshire.  Prior to that, he clerked for the judges of Rockingham Superior Court. He has represented clients in the New Hampshire Supreme Court, superior courts, all divisions of the circuit court, and the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire.

Henry received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a Notes Development Editor for the American Criminal Law Review, and his B.S. from Columbia University. Henry is a New Hampshire native, and lives in Portsmouth with his wife and son. In his spare time, Henry enjoys craft beer, science fiction, and playing with his cats.