Ward Law Group, PLLC

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Ward Law Group, PLLC

The Manchester, NH based personal injury law firm of Ward Law Group, PLLC is a statewide practice with over 60 years of combined experience. We have represented clients throughout New Hampshire, helping them after accidents and personal injuries.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in New Hampshire and has no record of discipline from the New Hampshire bar association. *

Ward Law Group, PLLC

Ward Law Group, PLLC

Open for Business

The Manchester, NH based personal injury law firm of Ward Law Group, PLLC is a statewide practice with over 60 years of combined experience. We have represented clients throughout New Hampshire, helping them after accidents and personal injuries.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in New Hampshire and has no record of discipline from the New Hampshire bar association. *

Firm Overview

Our team of Attorneys at Ward Law Group, PLLC concentrate in personal injury, workers' compensation and Social Security disability claims. Our goal is to give our clients personal service combined with the experience and knowledge to solve any legal problem. Whether you are looking specifically for a car accident lawyer, or general personal injury attorney, we look forward to the opportunity to work for you to achieve your legal goals.

Contact the attorneys at our injury law firm for a free no commitment consultation. Put our many years of experience in workers' compensation, Social Security, and personal injury law to work for you. Our dedicated team of attorneys in Manchester, NH aim to provide our clients with the highest level of client service.

Main Office

Main Office
28 Webster Street
Manchester, NH 03104

Phone

(603) 232-5220

Fax

(603) 232-5230

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Office Information
Office Hours

8:30-5:00

Office Manager

Lori Juszak

Languages Spoken

English and Spanish

Other Offices
  • Littleton Office

    74 Cottage Street
    Littleton, NH 03561

  • Londonderry Office

    184 Mammoth Road, Unit 3
    Londonderry, NH 03053

  • Plymouth Office

    300 Main Street, 2nd Floor
    Plymouth, NH 03264

  • Portsmouth Office

    155 Fleet Street
    Portsmouth, NH 03801

  • Nashua Office

    1 Tara Boulevard
    Suite 200
    Nashua, NH 03062

Auto Accident

Trucking Accident

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

We welcome questions from our clients regarding legal issues they do not fully understand. Additionally, we provide several resources on our website for clients who wish to learn about the legal system and the specific aspects of their case.

Ward Law Group, PLLC
John Ward

Attorney Ward is the founder and managing partner of Ward Law Group, PLLC and his areas of concentration are Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, and Social Security Disability claims. Prior to founding Ward Law Group, PLLC, he was the managing partner of a personal injury and insurance defense firm. Seeking to limit his practice to represent only injury victims, Ward Law Group, PLLC was formed to concentrate exclusively on helping injured parties receive the compensation they deserve.

Attorney Ward graduated Cum Laude from UNH, majoring in Political Science, and went on to law school at the Franklin Pierce Law Center, now UNH School of Law, where he was selected to participate in the Daniel Webster Honors Program.

Attorney Ward is currently a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Legal Committee, New Hampshire Association for Justice and the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives. He also serves on the board of directors for the William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center, North Manchester Hooksett Little League, the Manchester City Library Foundation and is a Trustee for the Polaris Charter School. He is the former Chair of the NHBA’s Workers’ Compensation Section, former President of the NHBA’s Workers’ Compensation Section, former Vice President of the NHBA’s Workers’ Compensation Section, and former member of the NHBA’s New Lawyers Committee. Attorney Ward regularly appears in Courts throughout New Hampshire and before the NH Department of Labor and the Social Security Administration.

Attorney Ward concentrates in the areas of personal injury and workers’ compensation. He was selected by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys as one of the top ten personal injury attorneys under 40 in New Hampshire. Attorney Ward has continuously been named by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a top 40 under 40 civil plaintiff attorney. In 2019 and 2020, he has been awarded the Client’s Choice Award by AVVO. He also has been featured in Super Lawyers Magazine for six consecutive years as a rising star in the area of personal injury and workers’ compensation law. He also regularly speaks at seminars for other attorneys regarding these topics.

Attorney Ward is a lifelong New Hampshire resident and is active in community activities. In addition to spending time with his family, he is an avid sports fan and enjoys attending UNH hockey and football games. He also coaches youth baseball and flag football. He currently lives in southern NH with his wife and three children.

License

Bar Number: 19843
New Hampshire, 2010

Education

UNH School of Law
Juris Doctorate,

University of New Hampshire
Political Science,

Ward Law Group, PLLC
John Ward

Attorney Ward is the founder and managing partner of Ward Law Group, PLLC and his areas of concentration are Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, and Social Security Disability claims. Prior to founding Ward Law Group, PLLC, he was the managing partner of a personal injury and insurance defense firm. Seeking to limit his practice to represent only injury victims, Ward Law Group, PLLC was formed to concentrate exclusively on helping injured parties receive the compensation they deserve.

Attorney Ward graduated Cum Laude from UNH, majoring in Political Science, and went on to law school at the Franklin Pierce Law Center, now UNH School of Law, where he was selected to participate in the Daniel Webster Honors Program.

Attorney Ward is currently a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Legal Committee, New Hampshire Association for Justice and the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives. He also serves on the board of directors for the William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center, North Manchester Hooksett Little League, the Manchester City Library Foundation and is a Trustee for the Polaris Charter School. He is the former Chair of the NHBA’s Workers’ Compensation Section, former President of the NHBA’s Workers’ Compensation Section, former Vice President of the NHBA’s Workers’ Compensation Section, and former member of the NHBA’s New Lawyers Committee. Attorney Ward regularly appears in Courts throughout New Hampshire and before the NH Department of Labor and the Social Security Administration.

Attorney Ward concentrates in the areas of personal injury and workers’ compensation. He was selected by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys as one of the top ten personal injury attorneys under 40 in New Hampshire. Attorney Ward has continuously been named by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a top 40 under 40 civil plaintiff attorney. In 2019 and 2020, he has been awarded the Client’s Choice Award by AVVO. He also has been featured in Super Lawyers Magazine for six consecutive years as a rising star in the area of personal injury and workers’ compensation law. He also regularly speaks at seminars for other attorneys regarding these topics.

Attorney Ward is a lifelong New Hampshire resident and is active in community activities. In addition to spending time with his family, he is an avid sports fan and enjoys attending UNH hockey and football games. He also coaches youth baseball and flag football. He currently lives in southern NH with his wife and three children.

License

Bar Number: 19843
New Hampshire, 2010

Education

UNH School of Law Juris Doctorate,


University of New Hampshire Political Science,


Ward Law Group, PLLC
Thomas Colantuono

Attorney Colantuono has over forty years of experience and concentrates in the areas of Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Workers’ Compensation, Criminal Defense, DUI/DWIs, and Estate Planning law. Prior to joining Ward Law Group, he was an Attorney at a well-known Concord law firm for 10 years. While Attorney Colantuono specializes in many fields, his primary focus is in the area of Personal Injury matters.

Tom graduated cum laude and with Distinction in History from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He earned his Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School and has taught legal subjects as an adjunct professor at Rivier College, New Hampshire College (now Southern New Hampshire University), and the Nashua Regional Vocational Technical College.

Attorney Colantuono began his career as an Assistant Attorney General before founding his own private practice in 1981. While serving as a private practitioner, Attorney Colantuono served as a representative from District 14 in the New Hampshire Senate (1990-1996) and as a representative from District 4 on the New Hampshire Executive Council (1998-2001). In 2001, he was appointed by George W. Bush to become a United States Attorney—a position he held for 8 years. As U.S. Attorney, Tom supervised the work of 23 Assistant U.S. Attorneys in all federal criminal prosecutions and civil matters on behalf of the federal government.

He is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association and the New Hampshire Association for Justice. A member of the Bar Association since 1976, he has served on the Ethics Committee and the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee of the Bar Association. While in the Senate, Attorney Colantuono served as the Assistant Majority Leader and as the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. He also participating as a member on several other committees, including the Executive Departments and Administration, and Capital Budget committees. He also served on several of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee’s Subcommittees while in office as a U.S. Attorney.

Attorney Colantuono resides in the Manchester area and enjoys pursuits such as golfing, spending time with his family, and traveling abroad.

License

Bar Number: 464
New Hampshire, 1976

Education

Boston College Law School
Juris Doctor,

Duke University
History,

Ward Law Group, PLLC
Thomas Colantuono

Attorney Colantuono has over forty years of experience and concentrates in the areas of Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Workers’ Compensation, Criminal Defense, DUI/DWIs, and Estate Planning law. Prior to joining Ward Law Group, he was an Attorney at a well-known Concord law firm for 10 years. While Attorney Colantuono specializes in many fields, his primary focus is in the area of Personal Injury matters.

Tom graduated cum laude and with Distinction in History from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He earned his Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School and has taught legal subjects as an adjunct professor at Rivier College, New Hampshire College (now Southern New Hampshire University), and the Nashua Regional Vocational Technical College.

Attorney Colantuono began his career as an Assistant Attorney General before founding his own private practice in 1981. While serving as a private practitioner, Attorney Colantuono served as a representative from District 14 in the New Hampshire Senate (1990-1996) and as a representative from District 4 on the New Hampshire Executive Council (1998-2001). In 2001, he was appointed by George W. Bush to become a United States Attorney—a position he held for 8 years. As U.S. Attorney, Tom supervised the work of 23 Assistant U.S. Attorneys in all federal criminal prosecutions and civil matters on behalf of the federal government.

He is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association and the New Hampshire Association for Justice. A member of the Bar Association since 1976, he has served on the Ethics Committee and the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee of the Bar Association. While in the Senate, Attorney Colantuono served as the Assistant Majority Leader and as the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. He also participating as a member on several other committees, including the Executive Departments and Administration, and Capital Budget committees. He also served on several of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee’s Subcommittees while in office as a U.S. Attorney.

Attorney Colantuono resides in the Manchester area and enjoys pursuits such as golfing, spending time with his family, and traveling abroad.

License

Bar Number: 464
New Hampshire, 1976

Education

Boston College Law School Juris Doctor,


Duke University History,


Ward Law Group, PLLC
Dana Smith

Attorney Smith’s areas of concentration are Workers’ Compensation, Family Law, Landlord representation, and Personal Injury claims. Prior to working for Ward Law Group, PLLC, he was an associate attorney at Paul English Law, a general practice law firm in Manchester, NH. While Attorney Smith specializes in many fields, he seeks to primarily focus on making a difference in the area of workers’ compensation.

Attorney Smith graduated from the University of New Hampshire, receiving dual bachelor’s degrees in Justice Studies and English/Journalism. While working towards his journalism degree, Attorney Smith wrote for both The New Hampshire (TNH) and the Nashua Telegraph as a staff writer. One of his articles was picked up by the Wall Street Journal and featured in their Best of the Web Sunday Column. He then went on to law school at the University of New Hampshire School of Law and graduated with a juris doctorate in 2013.

Attorney Smith is currently a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association and the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service. He also serves on the board of trustees for the Kreiva Academy Public Charter School. Attorney Smith regularly appears in New Hampshire’s District and Family Courts as well as before the New Hampshire Superior Court.

Attorney Smith is a recognized attorney in the areas of workers’ compensation and family law and was selected by the National Trial Lawyers Association for three consecutive years as a Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Attorney.

Attorney Smith is a lifelong New Hampshire resident. In addition to spending time with his family, he is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing softball and flag football. He currently lives in southern NH with his wife Keaghan, son Levi, and dog Riley.

License

Bar Number: 265337
New Hampshire, 2013

Education

UNH School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2013

University of New Hampshire
Dual Bachelor's Degree--Justice Studies and English Journalism, 2009

Ward Law Group, PLLC
Dana Smith

Attorney Smith’s areas of concentration are Workers’ Compensation, Family Law, Landlord representation, and Personal Injury claims. Prior to working for Ward Law Group, PLLC, he was an associate attorney at Paul English Law, a general practice law firm in Manchester, NH. While Attorney Smith specializes in many fields, he seeks to primarily focus on making a difference in the area of workers’ compensation.

Attorney Smith graduated from the University of New Hampshire, receiving dual bachelor’s degrees in Justice Studies and English/Journalism. While working towards his journalism degree, Attorney Smith wrote for both The New Hampshire (TNH) and the Nashua Telegraph as a staff writer. One of his articles was picked up by the Wall Street Journal and featured in their Best of the Web Sunday Column. He then went on to law school at the University of New Hampshire School of Law and graduated with a juris doctorate in 2013.

Attorney Smith is currently a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association and the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service. He also serves on the board of trustees for the Kreiva Academy Public Charter School. Attorney Smith regularly appears in New Hampshire’s District and Family Courts as well as before the New Hampshire Superior Court.

Attorney Smith is a recognized attorney in the areas of workers’ compensation and family law and was selected by the National Trial Lawyers Association for three consecutive years as a Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Attorney.

Attorney Smith is a lifelong New Hampshire resident. In addition to spending time with his family, he is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing softball and flag football. He currently lives in southern NH with his wife Keaghan, son Levi, and dog Riley.

License

Bar Number: 265337
New Hampshire, 2013

Education

UNH School of Law Juris Doctorate, 2013


University of New Hampshire Dual Bachelor's Degree--Justice Studies and English Journalism, 2009


Ward Law Group, PLLC
Katherine Schea

Attorney Schea’s areas of concentration are Family Law, Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation and Estate planning. Prior to working for Ward Law Group, PLLC, she was an associate attorney at a family practice law firm in Bedford, NH. While Attorney Schea specializes in many fields, she seeks to primarily focus on making a difference in the area of family law.

Attorney Schea graduated from the Florida Institute of Technology, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Forensic Psychology. While working towards her psychology degree, Attorney Schea worked as an undergraduate research assistant gaining experience from searching through court archives, analyzing data, and linking court cases to potential suspects. She also interned at the Florida Partners in Crisis Mental Health Advocacy Group. She then went on to law school at the Charlotte School of Law and the Vermont Law School, graduating with a Juris Doctorate in 2017.

Attorney Schea is currently a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association and the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association. Attorney Schea regularly appears in New Hampshire’s District and Family Courts.

Attorney Schea currently resides in the Portsmouth, NH area and enjoys taking advantage of the close proximity to the seacoast’s many restaurants, beaches and cultural activities.

License

Bar Number: 265362
New Hampshire, 2017

Education

Florida Institute of Technology
B.A., 2014

Charlotte School of Law
Juris Doctorate Candidate,

Vermont Law School
Juris Doctorate, 2017

Ward Law Group, PLLC
Katherine Schea

Attorney Schea’s areas of concentration are Family Law, Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation and Estate planning. Prior to working for Ward Law Group, PLLC, she was an associate attorney at a family practice law firm in Bedford, NH. While Attorney Schea specializes in many fields, she seeks to primarily focus on making a difference in the area of family law.

Attorney Schea graduated from the Florida Institute of Technology, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Forensic Psychology. While working towards her psychology degree, Attorney Schea worked as an undergraduate research assistant gaining experience from searching through court archives, analyzing data, and linking court cases to potential suspects. She also interned at the Florida Partners in Crisis Mental Health Advocacy Group. She then went on to law school at the Charlotte School of Law and the Vermont Law School, graduating with a Juris Doctorate in 2017.

Attorney Schea is currently a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association and the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association. Attorney Schea regularly appears in New Hampshire’s District and Family Courts.

Attorney Schea currently resides in the Portsmouth, NH area and enjoys taking advantage of the close proximity to the seacoast’s many restaurants, beaches and cultural activities.

License

Bar Number: 265362
New Hampshire, 2017

Education

Florida Institute of Technology B.A., 2014


Charlotte School of Law Juris Doctorate Candidate,


Vermont Law School Juris Doctorate, 2017


Firm Overview

Our team of Attorneys at Ward Law Group, PLLC concentrate in personal injury, workers' compensation and Social Security disability claims. Our goal is to give our clients personal service combined with the experience and knowledge to solve any legal problem. Whether you are looking specifically for a car accident lawyer, or general personal injury attorney, we look forward to the opportunity to work for you to achieve your legal goals.

Contact the attorneys at our injury law firm for a free no commitment consultation. Put our many years of experience in workers' compensation, Social Security, and personal injury law to work for you. Our dedicated team of attorneys in Manchester, NH aim to provide our clients with the highest level of client service.

Main Office

Main Office
28 Webster Street
Manchester, NH 03104

Phone

(603) 232-5220

Fax

(603) 232-5230

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Office Information
Office Hours

8:30-5:00

Office Manager

Lori Juszak

Languages Spoken

English and Spanish

Other Offices
  • Littleton Office

    74 Cottage Street
    Littleton, NH 03561

  • Londonderry Office

    184 Mammoth Road, Unit 3
    Londonderry, NH 03053

  • Plymouth Office

    300 Main Street, 2nd Floor
    Plymouth, NH 03264

  • Portsmouth Office

    155 Fleet Street
    Portsmouth, NH 03801

  • Nashua Office

    1 Tara Boulevard
    Suite 200
    Nashua, NH 03062

Auto Accident

Trucking Accident

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

We welcome questions from our clients regarding legal issues they do not fully understand. Additionally, we provide several resources on our website for clients who wish to learn about the legal system and the specific aspects of their case.

Ward Law Group, PLLC
John Ward

Attorney Ward is the founder and managing partner of Ward Law Group, PLLC and his areas of concentration are Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, and Social Security Disability claims. Prior to founding Ward Law Group, PLLC, he was the managing partner of a personal injury and insurance defense firm. Seeking to limit his practice to represent only injury victims, Ward Law Group, PLLC was formed to concentrate exclusively on helping injured parties receive the compensation they deserve.

Attorney Ward graduated Cum Laude from UNH, majoring in Political Science, and went on to law school at the Franklin Pierce Law Center, now UNH School of Law, where he was selected to participate in the Daniel Webster Honors Program.

Attorney Ward is currently a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Legal Committee, New Hampshire Association for Justice and the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives. He also serves on the board of directors for the William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center, North Manchester Hooksett Little League, the Manchester City Library Foundation and is a Trustee for the Polaris Charter School. He is the former Chair of the NHBA’s Workers’ Compensation Section, former President of the NHBA’s Workers’ Compensation Section, former Vice President of the NHBA’s Workers’ Compensation Section, and former member of the NHBA’s New Lawyers Committee. Attorney Ward regularly appears in Courts throughout New Hampshire and before the NH Department of Labor and the Social Security Administration.

Attorney Ward concentrates in the areas of personal injury and workers’ compensation. He was selected by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys as one of the top ten personal injury attorneys under 40 in New Hampshire. Attorney Ward has continuously been named by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a top 40 under 40 civil plaintiff attorney. In 2019 and 2020, he has been awarded the Client’s Choice Award by AVVO. He also has been featured in Super Lawyers Magazine for six consecutive years as a rising star in the area of personal injury and workers’ compensation law. He also regularly speaks at seminars for other attorneys regarding these topics.

Attorney Ward is a lifelong New Hampshire resident and is active in community activities. In addition to spending time with his family, he is an avid sports fan and enjoys attending UNH hockey and football games. He also coaches youth baseball and flag football. He currently lives in southern NH with his wife and three children.

License

Bar Number: 19843
New Hampshire, 2010

Education

UNH School of Law
Juris Doctorate,

University of New Hampshire
Political Science,

Ward Law Group, PLLC
John Ward

Attorney Ward is the founder and managing partner of Ward Law Group, PLLC and his areas of concentration are Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, and Social Security Disability claims. Prior to founding Ward Law Group, PLLC, he was the managing partner of a personal injury and insurance defense firm. Seeking to limit his practice to represent only injury victims, Ward Law Group, PLLC was formed to concentrate exclusively on helping injured parties receive the compensation they deserve.

Attorney Ward graduated Cum Laude from UNH, majoring in Political Science, and went on to law school at the Franklin Pierce Law Center, now UNH School of Law, where he was selected to participate in the Daniel Webster Honors Program.

Attorney Ward is currently a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Legal Committee, New Hampshire Association for Justice and the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives. He also serves on the board of directors for the William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center, North Manchester Hooksett Little League, the Manchester City Library Foundation and is a Trustee for the Polaris Charter School. He is the former Chair of the NHBA’s Workers’ Compensation Section, former President of the NHBA’s Workers’ Compensation Section, former Vice President of the NHBA’s Workers’ Compensation Section, and former member of the NHBA’s New Lawyers Committee. Attorney Ward regularly appears in Courts throughout New Hampshire and before the NH Department of Labor and the Social Security Administration.

Attorney Ward concentrates in the areas of personal injury and workers’ compensation. He was selected by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys as one of the top ten personal injury attorneys under 40 in New Hampshire. Attorney Ward has continuously been named by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a top 40 under 40 civil plaintiff attorney. In 2019 and 2020, he has been awarded the Client’s Choice Award by AVVO. He also has been featured in Super Lawyers Magazine for six consecutive years as a rising star in the area of personal injury and workers’ compensation law. He also regularly speaks at seminars for other attorneys regarding these topics.

Attorney Ward is a lifelong New Hampshire resident and is active in community activities. In addition to spending time with his family, he is an avid sports fan and enjoys attending UNH hockey and football games. He also coaches youth baseball and flag football. He currently lives in southern NH with his wife and three children.

License

Bar Number: 19843
New Hampshire, 2010

Education

UNH School of Law Juris Doctorate,


University of New Hampshire Political Science,


Ward Law Group, PLLC
Thomas Colantuono

Attorney Colantuono has over forty years of experience and concentrates in the areas of Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Workers’ Compensation, Criminal Defense, DUI/DWIs, and Estate Planning law. Prior to joining Ward Law Group, he was an Attorney at a well-known Concord law firm for 10 years. While Attorney Colantuono specializes in many fields, his primary focus is in the area of Personal Injury matters.

Tom graduated cum laude and with Distinction in History from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He earned his Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School and has taught legal subjects as an adjunct professor at Rivier College, New Hampshire College (now Southern New Hampshire University), and the Nashua Regional Vocational Technical College.

Attorney Colantuono began his career as an Assistant Attorney General before founding his own private practice in 1981. While serving as a private practitioner, Attorney Colantuono served as a representative from District 14 in the New Hampshire Senate (1990-1996) and as a representative from District 4 on the New Hampshire Executive Council (1998-2001). In 2001, he was appointed by George W. Bush to become a United States Attorney—a position he held for 8 years. As U.S. Attorney, Tom supervised the work of 23 Assistant U.S. Attorneys in all federal criminal prosecutions and civil matters on behalf of the federal government.

He is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association and the New Hampshire Association for Justice. A member of the Bar Association since 1976, he has served on the Ethics Committee and the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee of the Bar Association. While in the Senate, Attorney Colantuono served as the Assistant Majority Leader and as the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. He also participating as a member on several other committees, including the Executive Departments and Administration, and Capital Budget committees. He also served on several of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee’s Subcommittees while in office as a U.S. Attorney.

Attorney Colantuono resides in the Manchester area and enjoys pursuits such as golfing, spending time with his family, and traveling abroad.

License

Bar Number: 464
New Hampshire, 1976

Education

Boston College Law School
Juris Doctor,

Duke University
History,

Ward Law Group, PLLC
Thomas Colantuono

Attorney Colantuono has over forty years of experience and concentrates in the areas of Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Workers’ Compensation, Criminal Defense, DUI/DWIs, and Estate Planning law. Prior to joining Ward Law Group, he was an Attorney at a well-known Concord law firm for 10 years. While Attorney Colantuono specializes in many fields, his primary focus is in the area of Personal Injury matters.

Tom graduated cum laude and with Distinction in History from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He earned his Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School and has taught legal subjects as an adjunct professor at Rivier College, New Hampshire College (now Southern New Hampshire University), and the Nashua Regional Vocational Technical College.

Attorney Colantuono began his career as an Assistant Attorney General before founding his own private practice in 1981. While serving as a private practitioner, Attorney Colantuono served as a representative from District 14 in the New Hampshire Senate (1990-1996) and as a representative from District 4 on the New Hampshire Executive Council (1998-2001). In 2001, he was appointed by George W. Bush to become a United States Attorney—a position he held for 8 years. As U.S. Attorney, Tom supervised the work of 23 Assistant U.S. Attorneys in all federal criminal prosecutions and civil matters on behalf of the federal government.

He is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association and the New Hampshire Association for Justice. A member of the Bar Association since 1976, he has served on the Ethics Committee and the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee of the Bar Association. While in the Senate, Attorney Colantuono served as the Assistant Majority Leader and as the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. He also participating as a member on several other committees, including the Executive Departments and Administration, and Capital Budget committees. He also served on several of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee’s Subcommittees while in office as a U.S. Attorney.

Attorney Colantuono resides in the Manchester area and enjoys pursuits such as golfing, spending time with his family, and traveling abroad.

License

Bar Number: 464
New Hampshire, 1976

Education

Boston College Law School Juris Doctor,


Duke University History,


Ward Law Group, PLLC
Dana Smith

Attorney Smith’s areas of concentration are Workers’ Compensation, Family Law, Landlord representation, and Personal Injury claims. Prior to working for Ward Law Group, PLLC, he was an associate attorney at Paul English Law, a general practice law firm in Manchester, NH. While Attorney Smith specializes in many fields, he seeks to primarily focus on making a difference in the area of workers’ compensation.

Attorney Smith graduated from the University of New Hampshire, receiving dual bachelor’s degrees in Justice Studies and English/Journalism. While working towards his journalism degree, Attorney Smith wrote for both The New Hampshire (TNH) and the Nashua Telegraph as a staff writer. One of his articles was picked up by the Wall Street Journal and featured in their Best of the Web Sunday Column. He then went on to law school at the University of New Hampshire School of Law and graduated with a juris doctorate in 2013.

Attorney Smith is currently a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association and the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service. He also serves on the board of trustees for the Kreiva Academy Public Charter School. Attorney Smith regularly appears in New Hampshire’s District and Family Courts as well as before the New Hampshire Superior Court.

Attorney Smith is a recognized attorney in the areas of workers’ compensation and family law and was selected by the National Trial Lawyers Association for three consecutive years as a Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Attorney.

Attorney Smith is a lifelong New Hampshire resident. In addition to spending time with his family, he is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing softball and flag football. He currently lives in southern NH with his wife Keaghan, son Levi, and dog Riley.

License

Bar Number: 265337
New Hampshire, 2013

Education

UNH School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2013

University of New Hampshire
Dual Bachelor's Degree--Justice Studies and English Journalism, 2009

Ward Law Group, PLLC
Dana Smith

Attorney Smith’s areas of concentration are Workers’ Compensation, Family Law, Landlord representation, and Personal Injury claims. Prior to working for Ward Law Group, PLLC, he was an associate attorney at Paul English Law, a general practice law firm in Manchester, NH. While Attorney Smith specializes in many fields, he seeks to primarily focus on making a difference in the area of workers’ compensation.

Attorney Smith graduated from the University of New Hampshire, receiving dual bachelor’s degrees in Justice Studies and English/Journalism. While working towards his journalism degree, Attorney Smith wrote for both The New Hampshire (TNH) and the Nashua Telegraph as a staff writer. One of his articles was picked up by the Wall Street Journal and featured in their Best of the Web Sunday Column. He then went on to law school at the University of New Hampshire School of Law and graduated with a juris doctorate in 2013.

Attorney Smith is currently a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association and the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service. He also serves on the board of trustees for the Kreiva Academy Public Charter School. Attorney Smith regularly appears in New Hampshire’s District and Family Courts as well as before the New Hampshire Superior Court.

Attorney Smith is a recognized attorney in the areas of workers’ compensation and family law and was selected by the National Trial Lawyers Association for three consecutive years as a Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Attorney.

Attorney Smith is a lifelong New Hampshire resident. In addition to spending time with his family, he is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing softball and flag football. He currently lives in southern NH with his wife Keaghan, son Levi, and dog Riley.

License

Bar Number: 265337
New Hampshire, 2013

Education

UNH School of Law Juris Doctorate, 2013


University of New Hampshire Dual Bachelor's Degree--Justice Studies and English Journalism, 2009


Ward Law Group, PLLC
Katherine Schea

Attorney Schea’s areas of concentration are Family Law, Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation and Estate planning. Prior to working for Ward Law Group, PLLC, she was an associate attorney at a family practice law firm in Bedford, NH. While Attorney Schea specializes in many fields, she seeks to primarily focus on making a difference in the area of family law.

Attorney Schea graduated from the Florida Institute of Technology, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Forensic Psychology. While working towards her psychology degree, Attorney Schea worked as an undergraduate research assistant gaining experience from searching through court archives, analyzing data, and linking court cases to potential suspects. She also interned at the Florida Partners in Crisis Mental Health Advocacy Group. She then went on to law school at the Charlotte School of Law and the Vermont Law School, graduating with a Juris Doctorate in 2017.

Attorney Schea is currently a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association and the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association. Attorney Schea regularly appears in New Hampshire’s District and Family Courts.

Attorney Schea currently resides in the Portsmouth, NH area and enjoys taking advantage of the close proximity to the seacoast’s many restaurants, beaches and cultural activities.

License

Bar Number: 265362
New Hampshire, 2017

Education

Florida Institute of Technology
B.A., 2014

Charlotte School of Law
Juris Doctorate Candidate,

Vermont Law School
Juris Doctorate, 2017

Ward Law Group, PLLC
Katherine Schea

Attorney Schea’s areas of concentration are Family Law, Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation and Estate planning. Prior to working for Ward Law Group, PLLC, she was an associate attorney at a family practice law firm in Bedford, NH. While Attorney Schea specializes in many fields, she seeks to primarily focus on making a difference in the area of family law.

Attorney Schea graduated from the Florida Institute of Technology, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Forensic Psychology. While working towards her psychology degree, Attorney Schea worked as an undergraduate research assistant gaining experience from searching through court archives, analyzing data, and linking court cases to potential suspects. She also interned at the Florida Partners in Crisis Mental Health Advocacy Group. She then went on to law school at the Charlotte School of Law and the Vermont Law School, graduating with a Juris Doctorate in 2017.

Attorney Schea is currently a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association and the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association. Attorney Schea regularly appears in New Hampshire’s District and Family Courts.

Attorney Schea currently resides in the Portsmouth, NH area and enjoys taking advantage of the close proximity to the seacoast’s many restaurants, beaches and cultural activities.

License

Bar Number: 265362
New Hampshire, 2017

Education

Florida Institute of Technology B.A., 2014


Charlotte School of Law Juris Doctorate Candidate,


Vermont Law School Juris Doctorate, 2017


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This lawyer is licensed to practice in New Hampshire and has no record of discipline from the New Hampshire bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.