W. John McNally III, Attorney At Law

Injured? Don't settle for less! Serving New Hampshire and Vermont for 30 years.

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Firm Overview

In the thirty-eight years that I have been practicing law, I have been responsible for large plaintiff's verdicts and settlements in Washington D.C., Virginia, New Hampshire and Vermont. Today, I represent injured people in New Hampshire and Vermont in cases such as these:


Airplane and boat accidents
Animal Attacks
Boating Accidents
Hazardous Products
Medical Malpractice
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Premises Liability
Railroad Accidents
Slip and Fall Accidents
Spinal Cord Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury
Wrongful Death


General Civil Litigation


In addition to handling personal injury cases, I work for individuals and businesses faced with the challenges of complex commercial lawsuits. Since 1973, I have successfully handled a wide range of commercial lawsuits from construction disputes to insurance fraud cases to computer software disputes to anti-trust cases.


My Background and Approach to Representing Clients


I earned my undergraduate degree from Duke University in 1966; served on active duty as a U.S. Navy officer from 1966 until 1970; and graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1973. I started out practicing law in Alexandria, Virginia and Washington D.C., specializing in litigation.


In 1987, I was among a select group of lawyers in the country to receive the highest rating for practicing attorneys (AV) from the nation's preeminent rating service for lawyers, the Martindale-Hubbel Law Directory. Martindale-Hubbel develops its ratings by soliciting confidential opinions from practicing lawyers and judges. Lawyer ratings have appeared in this directory for more than a century.


In 1989, I moved my family to Vermont where I was offered a partnership in a firm practicing in Vermont and New Hampshire. I handled commercial and personal injury litigation, as well as business work, for the firm in New Hampshire and Vermont until the firm dissolved in 1999. In 2000, I formed my present firm and continue to focus on litigation and business transactional work.


I am selective about the clients I represent and the cases I take. I accept no more work at one time than can be performed promptly, efficiently and well. I make sure that neither my clients nor their cases get lost in the shuffle. The work I do for my clients is performed only by me, not by junior lawyers learning at my client's expense.


The fact that I represent both plaintiffs and defendants gives me the advantage of knowing how the other side thinks, no matter which side I am working on in a given case. I work hard to get a good result for my clients, regardless of which side we are on.


While I am not afraid to settle disputes on terms favorable to my clients, I am also not afraid to take cases to trial when matters cannot be settled on terms satisfactory to my clients. I am a trial lawyer, not just a discovery litigator.

Main Office

Law Office of John McNally
35 South Main Street
P.O. Box 5557
Hanover  NH  03755

Phone
  • (603) 643-9990
Fax
  • (603) 643-5297

W. John McNally III

John McNally earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University in
1966.  He served on active duty as an officer in the United States Navy
from 1966 until 1970.  In 1970, he began the study of law at the
University of Virginia School of Law, graduating in 1973. 


Upon graduation, John practiced law in Alexandria, Virginia and
Washington, DC, specializing in litigation.  In 1987, John was among a
select group of lawyers in the country to receive the highest rating
for practicing attorneys (“AV”) from the nation’s preeminent rating
service for lawyers, the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. 
Martindale-Hubbell develops its ratings by soliciting confidential
opinions from practicing lawyers and judges.  Lawyer ratings have
appeared in this directory for more than a century. 


In 1989, John and his family moved to Vermont where he was offered a
partnership in a firm practicing in Vermont and New Hampshire.  John
practiced commercial and personal injury litigation for the firm in New
Hampshire and Vermont until that firm dissolved in 1999.  In 2000, John
formed his present firm and continues to focus on litigation.


In the 36 years that he has been practicing, John has handled
business lawsuits ranging from insurance fraud cases to construction
disputes to anti-trust cases, and he has also been responsible for
numerous large plaintiff’s verdicts and settlements in personal injury
cases in Virginia, Washington, DC, New Hampshire and Vermont.

License
  • Bar Number: William John McNally
    Virginia , 1973
  • Bar Number: William John McNally
    District of Columbia , 1973
  • Bar Number: William John McNally
    Vermont , 1989
  • Bar Number: William John McNally
    New Hampshire , 1989
Education
  • Duke University
    AB , 1966
    Durham, NC
  • University of Virginia School of Law
    JD , 1973
    Charlottesville, VA

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