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James J. Tenn Jr.

James J. Tenn Jr.

also known as James J. Tenn, Jr.

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Medical Malpractice, Commercial, Personal Injury, Divorce & Separation

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About Me

James J. Tenn, Jr. is a founding member of Tenn And Tenn, P.A.  His 
areas of practice focus primarily on personal injury, medical malpractice, domestic
, and criminal
matters in New Hampshire.


Jim is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in New
Hampshire, as well as Massachusetts, and is also admitted in the United States
Supreme Court.

An active member of the American Bar Association, as well as
the New Hampshire and Manchester Bar Associations, Jim currently serves as President of the New Hampshire Bar Association and was a past President of
the Manchester Bar Association.


A life long resident of New Hampshire, Jim graduated from Manchester
Central High School in 1984. Jim received his J.D. from the Catholic University of America,
Columbus School of Law in 1991. He graduated from Boston College, summa
cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.



Among his many civic and charitable activities, Jim is the past
Chairman of the Keyspan Youth Leadership Program.  He serves on the
Advisory Board of Manchester Community Television and is past Chairman
of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce Leadership Alumni Association.  In
January, 2000, Jim was recognized by the New Hampshire Bar Foundation
and was presented the prestigious Robert E. Kirby award for
demonstrating the traits of civility, courtesy, perspective and
excellent advocacy in the practice of law.  In 2001, Jim was recognized
by the Bar Association for distinguished pro bono service.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Divorce & Separation: 20%
    23 years
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    23 years
  3. Commercial: 20%
    23 years
  4. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    23 years
  5. Criminal Defense: 20%
    23 years



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Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Terrific attorney.


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2011
Super LawyerNew England Super Lawyers2010
Pro Bono AwardNew Hampshire Bar Association2001
Top 40 Under FortyManchester Union Leader2001
Robert E. Kirby AwardNew Hampshire Bar Foundation2000

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerTenn And Tenn, P.A.1995 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Manchester Bar AssociationPresident2000 - 2000
United States Supreme Court BarMember1999 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
New Hampshire Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
New Hampshire Bar AssociationBoard of GovernorsN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Daniel Webster American Inn of CourtPast Program Co-ChairN/A
Daniel Webster American Inn of CourtMemberN/A
New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
New Hampshire Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Manchester Bar AssociationExecutive Committee MemberN/A
New Hampshire Bar FoundationChair of the Development CommitteeN/A
New Hampshire Bar FoundationBoard of GovernorsN/A
New Hampshire Bar AssociationSteering Committee Member Campaign for Legal ServicesN/A
New Hampshire Bar AssociationVice Chair of Pro Bono Policy Advisory BoardN/A
New Hampshire Bar AssociationPresidentN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
Bar News, New Hampshire Bar AssociationPresident’s Perspective: Raising Our Voices to Raise Awareness of the Value of Our Courts2010
Bar News, New Hampshire Bar AssociationPresident’s Perspective: The Courthouse Doors Must Stay Open2010


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Boston CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1988