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Bar News - February 22, 2008

Attorneys Stand Out in NH Union Leader’s 40 Under 40



Every year, the NH Union Leader issues its list of 40 people under the age of 40 who “are helping to make New Hampshire a better place to live.” The 40 Under 40 regularly features NH Bar members and others involved in the legal profession and this year’s list is no exception. NH Bar News would like to take this opportunity to spotlight the NH Bar members who made the list.

Graham J. Chynoweth 

Graham J. Chynoweth, 29, was cited for his activism in local, state, and national politics as well as his contributions to non-profit agencies such as Manchester Young Professionals Network and Manchester Community Access Media, Manchester’s public television operation. Chynoweth currently works as general counsel for Dynamic Network Services, Inc. Chynoweth joined the NH Bar in 2004.

Jennifer Frizzell

Jennifer Frizzell, 39, was chosen for her activity in politics, the community and her work as director of policy for the NH Senate. Frizzell is active in numerous volunteer groups, including the NH Women’s Policy Institute, the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and the NH Reproductive Health Association. Frizzell previously served as the sole attorney for NH Legal Assistance in northern New Hampshire. Frizzell joined the NH Bar in 1993.



Benjamin T. King

Benjamin T. King, 37, of Concord firm Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, won a place on the list because of his dedication to the use of his law degree towards helping others. King is a frequent lecturer at NHBA-CLE programs and often volunteers at Dartmouth College, acting as an alumni interviewer for NH high school seniors applying for admission. King has won numerous settlements for clients over the past 10 years. He is also active in the NH Association of Justice, formerly the NH Trial Lawyers’ Association. King has been a NH Bar member since 1997.


Jay Surdukowski

Placed on the list for his early entry into politics, Jay Surdukowski, 28, an attorney at Sulloway & Hollis in Concord, has been involved in the New Hampshire political scene since he was 13 and began sitting in on NH Senate sessions. Surdukowski began his law career as the law clerk to NH Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Linda Dalianis. He was also a Truman Fellow for the US Department of Health and Human Services and was the Managing Editor of the Michigan Journal of International Law. Surdukowski joined the NH Bar in 2006.


Shelly Temple

Shelly Temple, 33, is featured for her involvement in Manchester’s DEKA Research and Development Corp., the firm inventor Dean Kamen founded in 1982. Temple works as DEKA’s senior intellectual property counsel. Temple is also active in numerous volunteer projects, including serving on the board of the Vesta Roy Excellence in Public Service Series, the Young Inventors’ Program of New Hampshire. She is also a member of the Young Lawyers’ Committee of the American Intellectual Property Association. She joined the NH Bar in 2001.



Thomas P. Velardi

 Recently named Strafford County Attorney Thomas P. Velardi, 37, makes the list for maintaining his objectivity during cases and for his dedication to ensuring the advancement of justice. Velardi says that to forget the fact that a person’s life in his hands is “unforgivable.” Velardi previously served as the assistant Sullivan County attorney and the deputy Strafford county attorney. He often lectures at UNH on the topics of justice studies and political science. He joined the NH Bar in 1997. Attorney Velardi has recently been in the news as the prosecutor in the Gary Dodds’ case.


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