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David M. Gottesman

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Attorney David Gottesman has been practicing law since 1973. He founded the Nashua-based firm Gottesman & Hollis, P.A. with attorney Morgan A Hollis in 1978 and is currently the head of Litigation. He has been obtaining money damages for injured victims and advocating for their rights since he began in the practice of law. In addition to his contributions to the legal community,  Gottesman also served as a New Hampshire State Senator for District 12, which covered a portion of Nashua, along with Hollis, Brookline and Mason, from 2004-2008.  He was well known for his willingness to fight for the interests of his constituents. 


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Practice areas


  1. Wrongful Death: 25%
  2. Car Accidents: 25%
    42 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 25%
    42 years
  4. Personal Injury: 25%
    42 years



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Contact info

Gottesman & Hollis Professional Association

39 East Pearl Street
Nashua, NH, 03060


NHAuthorized to practice law197304/04/2011
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
20/20 Legacy Business LeaderNashua Telegraph2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Edward A. Jordan, Sr. Humanitarian AwardNashua Bar Association2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2005
Special Recognition Award for pro bono helping 9/11 Crash VictimNH Trial Lawyers Association2004
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2004
Frank Carrington Champion of Civil Justice AwardNational Crime Victim Bar Association2004
Excellence in LawNew Hampshire Business Review2003
Special Recognition Award for privacy caseNew Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association2003
President's AwardNew Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association2002
Board of Governors' AwardNew Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association1999
AdvocateAssociation of Trial Lawyers of America1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AttorneyGottesman and Hollis, P.A.1975 - Present
AttorneyLeonard Professional Association1973 - 1975
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Hampshire Association for JusticeGovernor Hillsborough County South2010 - Present
National Crime Victim Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
New Hampshire Trial Lawyers AssociationPast President1995 - 1998
Nashua Bar AssociationPast President1994 - 1995
New Hampshire Association for JusticeMember1986 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1985 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1974 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember1973 - Present
New Hampshire Bar AssociationMember1973 - Present
Nashua Bar AssociationMember1973 - Present
International Society of BarristersMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Remsburg v. DocusearchCase settled for the estate of Amy Boyer
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
University of New HampshireEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NHTLA Seminar: Discovery in CybertimesDiscovery and Evidence2003
NHTLA CLEVoir Dire 1012001
New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association SeminarSex, Lies and Conflicts, Professional Misconduct in the 90's1993