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Bar News - October 19, 2007

Governor Lynch Nominates Three for Superior Court Positions


Using a process whereby he selects candidates from a list developed by a Judicial Selection Commission, Gov. John Lynch earlier this month nominated three candidates for associate justice positions.  The three nominees, all for the NH Superior Court, will be vetted by the NH Executive Council on Oct. 19. Due to retirements during the past year, the trial court is down to 19 justices, three below its mandated size of 22.  


Depending on whether there are any unanswered questions regarding the nominations, it is possible the nominees could be confirmed at the Councilís meeting on Oct. 31.


Following are brief biographies of the three candidates:


Kenneth C. Brown

Kenneth C. Brown
, of Abramson, Brown & Dugan, of Manchester, is a well-known trial lawyer who had concentrated his practice in the area of medical malpractice. In addition, he chairs the NH Human Rights Commission, serves on the Bedford Town Council, and has been active in the leadership of the NH Trial Lawyers Association. He received his law degree from Franklin Pierce Law Center in 1978.


Diane M. Nicolosi

Diane M. Nicolosi
, formerly of the Swope & Nicolosi law firm in Concord, was appointed a Superior Court Marital Master in May 2006. She had been in private practice since 1998, and before that, worked in the Attorney Generalís Office. She served on the prosecution team for the Pamela Smart murder trial. Also a Pierce Law graduate, she received her law degree in 1986.


Brian T. Tucker

Brian T. Tucker
, a former Deputy Attorney General, has worked as a criminal defense attorney for the Concord law firm of Rath, Young & Pignatelli for the last 14 years. He was admitted to the Bar in 1980 and has a law degree from Duke University School of Law.


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