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Firm Overview

We focus on workers' compensation claims, including Defense Base Act and Longshore claims. We also handle Social Security Disability claims. We believe in doing one thing well--that's why we've been meeting the needs of injured workers and accident victims for more than twenty years. We get results through prompt, personal and expert attention to every client. Please call with any questions about your injury claim. There is no charge for an initial consultation.

Main Office

Main
15 North Main Street
Suite 202
Concord  NH  03301

Phone
  • (603) 369-5010
Fax
  • (888) 787-2482

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes. There is no time limit.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Yes

Hourly Rates

$225-315, depending on the matter.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Office Manager

Linda Paslaski

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Workers Compensation
We focus on workers' compensation claims, including Defense Base Act and Longshore claims. We also handle Social Security Disability claims. We believe in doing one thing well.
We focus on workers' compensation claims, including Defense Base Act and Longshore claims. We also handle Social Security Disability claims. We've been meeting the needs of injured workers and accident victims for more than twenty years. We get results through prompt, personal and expert attention to every client. Please call with any questions about your injury claim. There is no charge for an initial consultation.

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

Yes

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

We try to be as efficient as possible while doing the best job we can for clients.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

We use alternative dispute resolution whenever it looks like the best option, after discussing all options with clients.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

Yes

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We emphasize listening to clients and making sure they feel like they are being heard. We try to respond to client inquiries promptly and answer all questions until clients are satisfied that they understand their options.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Educated clients are welcome. We encourage clients to understand their rights as fully as possible; our job is to assist in any way we can.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Yes

Doug Grauel

Doug has been practicing law for 20 years in Maine and New Hampshire. He formed Grauel law offices in 2007.

We try to be as efficient as possible while doing the best job we can for clients.



Bar Admissions
Maine 1992 (active)
New Hampshire 2004 (active)


Experience

2007-present
Grauel Law Offices, Concord, NH. Solo personal injury and workers' compensation attorney representing clients in court and before administrative agencies. Cases include State of NH workers' compensation claims and Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation claims, as well as tort claims. Activities include speaking at Continuing Legal Education seminars and legislative advocacy.

2004-2007
Seufert Law Office, Franklin, NH. Personal injury and workes' compensation attorney representing clients in court and before administrative agencies.

2002-2004
Nelson, Kinder, Mosseau & Saturley, Manchester, NH. Construction litigation attorney in complex power plant design, build, and construct matters.

1993-2002
Civil and criminal trial practice in Maine and New Hampshire. Emphasis on personal injury and workers' compensation. Substantial experience in criminal, domestic, and construction litigation, as well as insurance coverage litigation and related matters. Several publications and Continuing Legal Education presentations. Admitted to practice in Maine and New Hampshire.

1992-1993
Law Clerk, The Honorable Chief Justice Thomas E. Delahanty, Maine Superior Court, Auburn, ME.
Assisted Chief Justice and Associate Justices of Maine Superior Court with legal research and writing.

1989-1992
Various law clerk positions during law school. Performed legal research and writing for several law firms in Columbus, Ohio and Portland, Maine.

1987-89
Graduate Teaching Assistant, The Ohio State University Departments of English and Communication. Taught Freshman Writing and Small Group Communication while attending graduate school.

1985-1987
IBM Corp., Santa Teresa Software Lab, San Jose, CA. Technical writer for mainframe computer storage management software product.


Education

J.D., Cum Laude, The Ohio State University College of Law, 1992
Winner of Judge Joseph Harter Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy.
Moot Court individual finalist and winning team member.
Ohio State Law Journal member and Articles Editor.

M.A., Rhetoric, The Ohio State University, 1989

B.S. Technical Writing and Editing, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1985

Professional Activities

New Hampshire Association for Justice. Teach seminars for Continuing Legal Education credit, write articles, and participate in legislative activities for organization supporting consumers' rights, public & workplace safety, and access to justice.

Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group. Member of organization focused on advocacy on behalf of injured workers, including workers' compensation, workplace safety, and related laws.
License
  • Bar Number:
    New Hampshire , 2004
Education
  • The Ohio State University College of Law
    J.D., With Honors , 1992
    Judge Joseph Harter Memorial Award for Excellence in Trial Practice. Ohio State Law Journal.
  • Carnegie Mellon University
    B.S., Technical Writing & Editing , 1985
  • The Ohio State University
    M.A., Rhetoric , 1989

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Articles Written

Workers Compensation Amounts for Workers Injured Overseas

Created On: 08/07/2012

The Defense Base Act (DBA), 42 USC 1651, provides workers' compensation coverage for civilian contractors working on US military and public works contracts outside the continental United States.

The "Zone of Special Danger" in Defense Base Act Cases

Created On: 05/31/2012

The "Zone of Special Danger" doctrine applies in work injury cases arising under the Defense Base Act (DBA, found at 42 U.S.C.

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