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Bar News - August 13, 2010

NHBA Members Put Pen to Paper


New Hampshire Bar members have a long history of contribution to the legacy of the written word, having collectively written dozens of books on everything from practical matters of law to poetry. In the next couple of Bar News issues, we’ll feature the work of some of these authors. In this issue, we’ll provide a roundup of law and law practice management books written by Bar members.

Hon. Richard Galway

Retired Supreme Court Justice Richard Galway, before he was named to the Superior Court by Gov. Stephen Merrill, worked for many years at Devine, Millimet & Branch in Manchester, where he specialized in workers’ compensation law. He currently works as a private mediator and arbitrator.

Justice Galway is the author of two books, each of which are manuals on New Hampshire workers’ compensation law.

NH Workers’ Compensation Manual, Butterworth Legal Publishers (1990)

Workers’ Compensation Law in New Hampshire, Butterworth Legal Publishers (2nd Edition, 1993)

Charles G. Douglas, III

Charles Douglas, a partner at Douglas, Leonard & Garvey in Concord, served as Gov. Meldrim Thomson’s legal counsel in 1973 and was appointed to the Superior Court in 1974, where he practiced until 1976, before becoming a NH Supreme Court Justice. He served on that bench until 1985.

He is the author of two books and wrote the family law section of the NH Practice and Procedure Manual.

New Hampshire Evidence Manual (3 editions), LEXIS (1991)

New Hampshire Manual for Notaries Public and Justices of the Peace, Equity Publishing Co. (1991)

Peter J. Loughlin

Peter Loughlin, an attorney with a private practice in Portsmouth, began his legal career with NH Legal Assistance in 1969 before becoming the Portsmouth City Attorney, a position he held from 1971 to 1977. His practice focuses largely on municipal law. He is currently a member and past-chair of the NH Bar’s municipal law section.

Loughlin is the author of five books.

Land Use Planning and Zoning (4 editions), LEXIS (1990)

Local Government Law (2 editions), LEXIS (1990)

Municipal Finance and Taxation (1 edition), LEXIS (1990)

New Hampshire Municipal Practice Series (1 edition), LEXIS (1990)

Public Health, Safety, and Highways (1 edition), LEXIS (1990)

Honey Hastings

Honey Hastings concentrates her practice on collaborative, unbundled, and limited appearance representation in family law, from her office in Wilton. Her ADR practice includes mediation and parenting coordination. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Certified Family Mediator; board member of both the Collaborative Law Alliance of New Hampshire and the state Parenting Coordinator’s Association.

Hastings has published one book.

The New Hampshire Divorce Handbook (2 editions), Amoskeag Press (2007)

Ora Schwartzberg

A solo-practitioner with offices in Concord and Piermont, Ora Schwartzberg, has been practicing law since 1985 and has been a mediation practitioner for fifteen years. She is the current vice president of the Grafton County Bar Association.

She has written one book.

Divorce Mediation from the Inside Out, Wheatmark Press (2009)

Sally Mulhern

A partner at Mulhern & Scott in Portsmouth, Sally Mulhern concentrates her practice in estate planning. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel. In 1997, she founded Estate Planning to Die For, a national speaking agency, for which she speaks to global financial institutions, universities, international charities, and other organizations.

She is the author of one book.

Estate Planning to Die For, Odyssey Press, Inc. (2009)

Donald W. Stever

Donald Stever, currently a partner at K&L Gates in New York City, has practiced environmental law and litigation since 1969. He was the first assistant attorney general in New Hampshire to focus on environmental law.

He has written two books.

Law of Chemical Regulation and Hazardous Waste (4 volumes, annually updated), LEXIS (1989)

Seabrook and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, New England Press (1980)

John Stephen

Long before he was a candidate for governor, John Stephen was the Commissioner of the NH Department of Health and Human Services. At the start of his career, Stephen served as Assistant Hillsborough County Attorney. In 1992, he served as assistant attorney general and later served as assistant commissioner of the NH Department of Safety.

He is the author of two books.

New Hampshire DWI Manual, LEXIS (1996)

Officer’s DUI Handbook, LEXIS (2007)
John Stephen DWI Law Book

Hon. Richard B. McNamara

Currently serving as a Superior Court Justice in Merrimack County and as the presiding judge of the newly created Business and Commercial Dispute Docket, Judge Richard McNamara previously worked as a partner at Wiggin & Nourie in Manchester and as assistant attorney general at the NH Attorney General’s Office.

He authored two books as part of the NH Practice Series issued by LEXIS-NEXIS and another book printed by Sheppard’s/McGraw Hill.

NH Criminal Practice and Procedure, LEXIS, (1st ed. 1980) ( 2 volumes), (2nd ed 1991) (3 volumes), (3rd ed 1997) (3 volumes), (4th ed 2003) (3 volumes). The 5th Edition is in press, and will be published early in 2011.

New Hampshire Personal Injury Practice: Tort and Insurance Law, LEXIS (1st ed. 1988) (2 volumes), (2nd ed. 1996) (2 volumes), (3rd ed. 2003 (2 volumes)

Constitutional Limitations on Criminal Procedure, Sheppard’s/McGraw Hill (1982)

Charles A. DeGrandpre

Charles DeGrandpre, senior director at McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton’s Portsmouth office, has worked at the firm for much of his career. He’s well-known for his long tenure as the author of the NH Bar Journal’s Lex Loci column and focuses his practice on wills, trust and estates and other probate matters.

He is the author of two books.

Probate Law and Procedure (2 editions), LEXIS (1990)

New Hampshire Wills, Trusts and Gifts (4th edition), LEXIS

John Cunningham

A private practitioner based in Concord and an of-counsel attorney to McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, John Cunningham focuses his practice on LLC formations, start-up tax services, business conversions, and business restructuring.

He has written one book.

Drafting Limited Liability Company Operating Agreements, Aspen Law & Business (2009)

David C. Steelman

David Steelman has been an attorney with the National Center for State Courts since 1974. In his 36 years there, he has led many projects for courts in more than 30 states and eight foreign countries. He currently works out of the organization’s Manchester office.

He has written three books.

Caseflow Management: The Heart of Court Management in the New Millenium (with John Goerdt and James McMillan), NCSC (2004)

Court Business Process Enhancement Guide, NCSC (2003)

Traffic Court Procedure and Administration (with James Economos)(2nd edition), ABA Books (1983)

Arthur Greene

Arthur G. Greene is a consultant to lawyers and law firms. Having practiced law for over 35 years, Arthur’s consulting practice now includes profitability studies, firm audits, governance, compensation plans, strategic planning, mergers, succession planning, transitions, and other aspects of maintaining a healthy firm. Greene has served as Chair of the ABA’s Law Practice Management Section, and is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management.

He has written three books.

The Lawyer’s Guide to Governing Your Firm, ABA Books (2009)

The Lawyer’s Guide to Increasing Revenue: Unlocking the Profit Potential of Your Firm (with Therese A. Cannon), ABA Books (2005)

Paralegals, Profitability and the Future of Your Law Practice, ABA Books (2003)

Jeanmarie Papelian

An attorney with McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton in Manchester, Jeanmarie Papelian is co-chair of the firm’s Domestic Relations Practice Group and was recently elected chair of the Collaborative Law Alliance of New Hampshire. She focuses her practice on various domestic relations issues, including: marital dissolutions, custody disputes, alimony/child support, prenuptial agreements, and more.

She is the editor of one book.

A Practical Guide to Divorce in New Hampshire, MCLE (2009) (This book features sections written by a number of NH Bar Members. The full list of authors will be made available in an upcoming book review of A Practical Guide to Divorce in New Hampshire.)

Editor’s Note: The authors featured on this list are featured in large part because they responded to a solicitation in the NHBA e-Bulletin. If you’ve written a book not listed here, please send your information to
Bar News Associate Editor Craig Sander.

The next installment of this article will feature the books that are not considered law manuals, including: fiction, narrative non-fiction, etc.

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