McDowell & Osburn, P.A.

The law firm of McDowell & Osburn is located in Manchester, New Hampshire, and provides legal services to injured individuals throughout New Hampshire and the northeastern part of the country.

Contact Us

Firm Overview

Our firm is recognized as one of the top civil litigation firms in New Hampshire. Lawyers throughout the region refer complex cases involving catastrophic injuries to us.
The lawyers at McDowell & Osburn have the expertise and resources to investigate and pursue claims for all types of accidents and injuries. Our representation of injured victims includes suing insurance companies that wrongfully deny coverage for an accident. Our firm is committed to obtaining the best possible results for clients whether it is through settlement, arbitration, administrative hearing, jury trial or appeal.

Our attorneys possess high academic credentials, maintain strong community ties, are committed to the pursuit of excellence, communicate effectively, and demonstrate the strictest personal and professional ethics as well as the utmost concern for our clients. Our dedication to quality, understanding the law, trust and respect are the foundation for our long-standing relationships with clients and the community.

McDowell & Osburn has a reputation for aggressively pursuing meritorious claims. The firm has the highest possible peer-review rating from Martindale Hubble, and it has lawyers recognized by, or elected to, the American College of Trial Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Order of the Barristers, the Inns of Court, Bar Registered Preeminent Lawyers, and Super Lawyers.
Main Office

Main Office
282 River Road
Manchester  NH  03104

Phone
  • (603) 623-9300
Fax
  • (603) 623-5390
Personal Injury
Areas of Law
-General Practice
-Civil Litigation
-Malpractice
-Personal Injury
-Workers Compensation
-Products Liability
-Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries
-Air Plane Injuries
-Motorcycle Accidents
-Trucking Accidents
-Premises Liability.
-Pedestrian Injuries
-Four Wheeling Accidents
-Snowmobile Accidents
-Boating Accidents
-Accidents caused by Drunk Drivers
-Aviation Injuries
-Med Malpractice
-Workplace Injuries
-Dog Bites
-Recreational Injuries

Joseph F. McDowell

Attorney in Manchester, NH

Editor, Suffolk University Law Review, 1970-1971. Author: "Right to Trial by Jury," Suffolk University Law Review, 1970; "Capital Punishment," Suffolk University Law Review, 1971. Co-National Lead Counsel for Objectors in the Dalkon Shield Bankruptcy. Listed: The Best Lawyers in America.

Areas of Law:
-Civil Litigation
-Medical Malpractice
-Workers Compensation
-Personal Injury
-Products Liability

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1971, New Hampshire and U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire
-1973, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
-1976, U.S. Supreme Court
-1987, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
-2001, U.S. District Court, District of Massacusetts

Law School Attended:
Suffolk University
Class of 1971
J.D.
cum laude

University Attended:
Providence College
Class of 1968
B.S.

Birth Information:
Born in 1946
Manchester, New Hampshire, October 22, 1946

Associations & Memberships:
New Hampshire (Member, Professional Conduct Committee, 1997-2000; Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, 1978-1981; Chairman, 1978-1980) and Massachusetts Bar Associations; New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association; American College of Trial Lawyers.
Education
  • Suffolk University
    Juris Doctorate, cum laude , 1971

Jeffrey B. Osburn

Attorney in Manchester, NH

Areas of Law:
-Civil Litigation
-Products Liability
-Professional Liability
-Medical Malpractice

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1973, New Hampshire and U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire
-2000, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Law School Attended:
University of Michigan Law School
Class of 1973
J.D.
cum laude

University Attended:
General Motors Institute
Class of 1970
B.M.E.

Birth Information:
Born in 1947
Tecumseh, Michigan, January 27, 1947

Associations & Memberships:
New Hampshire and American Bar Associations; New Hampshire Trial Lawyers; American College of Trial Lawyers.
Education
  • University of Michigan Law School
    Juris Doctorate, cum laude , 1973

Mark D. Morrissette

Attorney in Manchester, NH

Areas of Law:
-Civil Litigation
-Personal Injury
-Insurance Law
-Pediatric Malpractice
-Workers Compensation
-Failure to Diagnose
-Medical Liability

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Partner

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1993, New Hampshire and U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire

Law School Attended:
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Class of 1993
J.D.

University Attended:
University of New Hampshire
Class of 1987
B.A.

Birth Information:
Born in 1965
Manchester, New Hampshire, July 19, 1965

Associations & Memberships:
New Hampshire Bar Association.

Representative Cases:
Rivera v. Liberty Mutual Fire Ins. Co., 163 N.H. 603 (2012); Coco v. Jaskunas, 159 N.H. 515 (2009); In re Carreau, 157 N.H. 122 (2008); Stankiewicz v. City of Manchester, 156 N.H. 587 (2007); In re Malouin, 155 N.H. 545 (2007); Porter v. Coco, 154 N.H. 353 (2006); In re Appeal of Lorette, 154 N.H. 271 (2006); Kenison v. Dubois, 152 N.H. 448 (2005); Swain v. Employers Mut. Cas. Co., 150 N.H. 574 (2004); Allen v. Dover Co-Recreational Softball League, 148 N.H. 407 (2002); Gorman v. National Grange Mut. Ins. Co., 144 N.H. 157 (1999); Appeal of Barry, 142 N.H. 284 (1997); Lorettev. Peter-Sam Inv. Properties, 142 N.H. 208 (1997); Bruzga v. PMR Architests, P.C., 141 N.H. 756 (1997); Walsh v. Amica Mut. Ins. Co., 141 N.H. 374 (1996); Mason v. Smith, 140 N.H. 696 (1996); Lorette v. Peter-Sam Inv. Properties, 140 N.H. 208 (1995); Brady v. Mullen, 139 N.H. 67 (1994).
Education
  • Franklin Pierce Law Center
    Juris Doctorate , 1993

David S.V. Shirley

Attorney in Manchester, NH

Areas of Law:
-Civil Litigation
-Personal Injury
-Insurance
-Workers Compensation

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1996, Oregon
-1997, New Hampshire and U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire

Law School Attended:
Willamette University College of Law
Class of 1996
J.D.

University Attended:
Case Western Reserve University
Class of 1986
B.A.

Birth Information:
Born in 1964
Nashua, New Hampshire

Associations & Memberships:
New Hampshire Bar Association.
New Hampshire Association of Justice
Education
  • Willamette University College of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1996

Heather Menezes

Attorney in Manchester, NH

Member, American Inns of Court.

Areas of Law:
-Personal Injury
-Workers Compensation
-Medical Malpractice

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
Admitted in 2005, New Hampshire

Law School Attended:
University of New Hampshire School of Law
Class of 2005
J.D.

University Attended:
Providence College
Class of 1999
B.A., English and History

Birth Information:
Born in 1977
Massachusetts, February 8, 1977

Associations & Memberships:
New Hampshire Bar Association; New Hampshire Women's Bar Association; New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association; New Hampshire Association for Justice.
Education
  • University of New Hampshire School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2005

Gordon A. Rehnborg, Jr.

Attorney in Manchester, NH

Gordon Rehnborg has practiced law in New Hampshire since 1975 concentrating on civil litigation of all kinds. He has developed a sub-specialty litigating insurance coverage issues both for insurance companies and for individuals and corporations whose insurance carriers have wrongfully denied them the coverage they purchased.

Gordon completed his undergraduate degree at Bucknell University and attended law school at Georgetown University Law Center where he was the Articles Editor for the American Criminal Law Review. Gordon has tried many cases in both state and federal courts involving personal injuries, insurance coverage, class actions, contracts, construction issues, real estate disputes and other matters. He has also appeared before the New Hampshire Supreme Court on more than fifty occasions. Most recently, Gordon and Elizabeth Leonard of this firm, together with a team of other law firms, secured a $45.5 million jury verdict for eleven heavy truck dealers in a breach of contract lawsuit against Ford Motor Company.

Gordon is a Fellow in the International Society of Barristers. He has, for many years, been listed in Best Lawyers in America and New Hampshire Super Lawyers.

Areas of Law:
-Civil Litigation
-Insurance
-Litigation
-Commercial Litigation
-Personal Injury

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Of Counsel

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1975, New Hampshire
-U.S. Distric Court, District of New Hampshire
-U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
-U.S. Supreme Court

Law School Attended:
Georgetown University Law Center
Class of 1975
J.D.

University Attended:
Bucknell University
Class of 1968
A.B.

Birth Information:
Born in 1946
Rochester, N.Y., 1946
Education
  • Georgetown University Law Center
    Juris Doctorate , 1975
LA-NOLO1:DRU.1.6.3.6.20141124.29342