Charles P. Bauer - Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, PC

Charles P. Bauer

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008

As one of New Hampshire's foremost trial attorneys and mediators, Charlie concentrates his practice in the areas of:

  • Civil rights litigation
  • Private mediation and arbitration
  • Employment litigation
  • Other complex civil litigation in federal and state courts and administrative agencies.


He is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) and AV-rated in Martindale-Hubbell. He is also a fellow in theAmerican College of Civil Trial Mediators and a member of theNational Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

Charlie has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Arbitration and Mediation for many years, and Best Lawyers further recognized him as "Lawyer of the Year" 2015 for Mediation, Concord, NH. He is also listed bySuper Lawyers in the area of Civil Rights.

View Charlie's Mediation Calendar here...

Civil Litigation

He has over 30 years of civil litigation experience in New Hampshire. Charlie has served as a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association Ethics Committee, Dispute Resolution Committee and Mentor Program. He also has served on the federal court and state court mediation programs.

Charlie has appeared before the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, New Hampshire Supreme Court, all New Hampshire trial courts, and New Hampshire administrative agencies.


He was born and raised in Philadelphia, and in Camden and Cherry Hill, New Jersey. While Charlie was an NCAA wrestler in college, he now enjoys more leisurely activities such as gardening, travel and LSU football. Charlie tried, briefed and argued Rumery v. Town of Newton 480 U.S. 386 (1987), which is the seminal case on police “release-dismissal” practices in the United States.

He is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and University of Baltimore School of Law.

Additional Information

Practice Areas

Employment Law and Benefits


Mediation and Arbitration

Municipal Law

Police Litigation 

University of New HampshireBA 1974University of Baltimore
NHBA Dispute Resolution Committee & Mentor ProgramsFederal Court and Human Rights Commission Mediation Programs

Case History

Tried, Briefed & Argued Rumery v. Town of Newton, 480 U.S. 386 (1987) — Charlie tried, briefed and argued Rumery v. Town of Newton 480 U.S. 386 (1987), which is the seminal case on police “release-dismissal” practices in the United States.

Client Comments

"It is my experience over nearly 25 years that Charlie Bauer and his firm are the premier Municipal Liability Defense representatives in the area. Attorney Bauer's ability and experience has been instrumental in allowing us to successfully handle several major administrative issues and the outcomes were all that we could have hoped for."

-Robert Barry
Concord Police Dept

"Charles Bauer is a first rate trial lawyer and litigation strategist who can handle large cases involving complex legal issues with major financial considerations."

Office Location

214 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Mediation of the Concord Metro Area
Charles P. Bauer has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas


Other Information

Gender: Male