My wife, Debbie and I recently decided to return to the Mount Washington Valley which is actually where I started my legal career after graduating from law school in 1982. Between 1982 and 1988, I worked for the Conway Police Department as a prosecutor and legal advisor. And, it was during that period of time that I developed an affinity for the area and its people. Debbie and I left the Valley in 1988 when I accepted a position with the Cheshire County Attorney’s office as an assistant county attorney.
I spent eighteen years with the Cheshire County Attorney’s office as a prosecuting attorney, having spent my last four years in Keene as the Cheshire County Attorney. During that period of time, I did an extensive amount of jury trial litigation in the Superior Court where the majority of my cases involved serious felony level offenses, such as rape, robbery, negligent homicide and aggravated assaults.
My trial experience seems to have served me well in the areas in which I concentrate my practice: criminal defense, landlord-tenant law, land use/zoning issues, probate administration – wills, family law – divorce, custody, termination of parental rights and guardianship issues, and litigation of civil issues.
Having decided not to run for re-election this past year, I learned that Matthew had established a well respected and growing law practice in Conway and he was looking to grow. As friends from our days with the Conway Police Department in the 80’s, we share similar values stressing honesty, character, reliability and a dedication to involvement in our community.
In my spare time I am a member of the Whittier Lions Club, and the Knights of Columbus of Our Lady of the Mountain Parish. I am a volunteer with the Conway Area Humane Society, and the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce. My wife and I like to spend our “down time” at the Maine coast in Moody and Ogunquit along with our greyhound, Joey.
I am happy to once again be with you all in the Mount Washington Valley, a truly beautiful place to work and play.