Donna J. Brown

Donna J. Brown


Wadleigh, Starr and Peters, P.L.L.C.

Recognized since 2019

Manchester, New Hampshire

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense: General Practice

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Criminal Defense: White-Collar Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Criminal Defense: General Practice Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Criminal Defense: White-Collar Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Criminal Defense: General Practice
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Donna is one of New Hampshire’s most experienced and respected trial attorneys. In her 29 years of practice she has been lead counsel in some of the most high profile cases in this state. She has tried over 150 jury trials including charges of homicide, aggravated felonious sexual assault, felony assault, domestic violence, DWI, theft, sale and possession of drugs as well as numerous motor vehicle cases. Donna has obtained verdicts of not guilty in numerous cases including affirmative defense cases such as self-defense, consent and entrapment. She has also done extensive litigation regarding racial profiling and racial disparity. She has appeared in courts all over the state of New Hampshire.

Donna is also an adjunct professor at University of New Hampshire School of Law where she teaches trial advocacy to students selected to be in the Daniel Webster Scholar Program.

Contact & Links

Location

  • 95 Market Street
    Manchester, NH 03101

Education

  • University of New Hampshire School of Law, JD, graduated 1986

Bar Admissions

  • New Hampshire, 1986

Affiliations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Member
  • NH Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Member
  • NH National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - Member, Board of Directors
  • NH Women's Bar Association - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Criminal Defense: White-Collar Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Criminal Defense: General Practice Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Criminal Defense: White-Collar Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Criminal Defense: General Practice

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Manchester (2023)
  • Criminal Defense: General Practice, Manchester (2022)
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Manchester (2021)
  • Criminal Defense: General Practice, Manchester (2020)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Awards:

  • Champion of Justice Award from the NH Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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