I live in Massachusetts and was injured at a restaurant in NH. I would prefer to hire a lawyer in Mass because it is more convenient for me. Can I use a lawyer in Mass?
You can use a lawyer in Massachusetts, but if you do that attorney would have to work with an attorney admitted to practice in New Hampshire if a lawsuit needed to be filed. The Massachusetts attorney would have to ask the Court to admit him or her to practice "pro hac vice" (for the purpose of that suit only). Those requests are usually granted. Our firm has done this in the past in successfully representing a Massachusetts resident who was injured in New Hampshire.
Yes, you can certainly choose a lawyer who is based in Massachusetts, if that would be more convenient for you. Depending on the restaurant, your lawyer may even be able to file suit in Massachusetts. You may want to speak with a lawyer who is licensed in both states. Good luck.
While it's difficult to ascertain without more information, most likely if a lawsuit needs to be filed, it would need to be filed in New Hampshire. To cover this possibility, but to address your concerns as well, why not hire an attorney located in Massachusetts but also licensed in New Hampshire?
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