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James J. Tenn Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at Manchester, NH

5.0   2 reviews

also known as James J. Tenn, Jr.


Licensed for 30 years

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  1. Commercial real estate
    20%
    Litigated commercial matters in New Hampshire can involve both public and private sector companies and focus not only on how businesses interact with each other but also how they're individually structured and financed. If you need help dissolving a partnership, setting up a corporation, franchising a business, litigating a merger, or overseeing the implementation of a new contract for your limited liability corporation, you can count on Tenn And Tenn, P.A. to assist you.

    30 years

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    At Tenn And Tenn, P.A., we prepare all matters for trial. We can also assist with probation matters, sentence review hearings, and DWI/DUI after-care requirements. Given the consequences of conviction -- both for your pocketbook and for your long-term future -- it is critical to retain a creditable, trial proven criminal defense and DWI/DUI lawyer to ensure that you protect your Constitutional and due process rights under the law.

    30 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Legal battles involving close family members can become both logistically convoluted and emotionally painful. Whether you and your fiancé are putting together a pre-nuptial agreement, or you're negotiating long-term child custody arrangements with an ex-spouse, the New Hampshire Family Law attorneys at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. can provide the systematic guidance and technical support you need to minimize frustrations.

    30 years

  4. Medical malpractice
    20%
    Every year, thousands of patients at America’s hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers are injured and disabled due to negligence. To win a medical malpractice case, a claimant need not prove that a provider made an "active" procedural error. Proving negligence or omission of duty is often good enough. Whether your doctor's action or inaction led to your injury, you may have a valid claim if negligence played a contributing role.

    30 years

  5. Personal injury
    20%
    Personal Injury Law refers to a type of tort law relating to injuries caused to an individual’s body, mind, property, or general rights. If you or a loved one have been hurt due to improper medical care, injured at work, disabled in an automobile or motorcycle accident or otherwise compromised by a third party, you may be able to make an actionable claim to recover damages.

    30 years

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 relations, and criminal defense 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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Licensed for 30 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 09/19/2022

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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Brilliant lawyer
Jim represented me in a terrible custody battle in which the odds were vastly against the outcome I was looking for. He worked on my behalf tirelessly and he let me know all the way by his work and actions that my interests and the interests of my children were protected. Jim is very hard working, very reliable and detailed oriented in his work and will take extra steps to ensure that he understands your situation. He is very responsive and there is enormous reassurance in knowing that your lawyer will return your calls quickly and will explain things clearly. I believe that one of the qualities that sets Jim apart from other lawyers is his tremendous ability to understand people and situations. I remember being in Court with him representing my case to the judge. The way Jim told my story was the way I lived it myself. It was so true and authentic that in my heart of hearts I do believe that his ability to relate to me on a human level and tell my story from that perspective is what won that day, and not just the facts of the case. This exceptional quality was also obvious in many other instances, such as mediations and interactions with other lawyers and experts involved in the case. In many ways, the words fall short from relaying how grateful I am to have Jim as my attorney. If anyone wants the certainty that his or her interests are protected by a remarkably smart, very experienced and always very well prepared lawyer, that would be Jim Tenn. A very happy and grateful client.
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Posted by paul | February 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Paul from NH, used for divorce.
Jim is an OUSTANDING divorce lawyer, and a very thorough attorney. He can go against any opposing counsel, make you feel safe, that youwere treated fairly, and represented well. He was efficient, and can roll up his sleeves to get the work needed to be done. Jim, and his staff are an asset to have in your corner. He will make you feel confident, with his firm representing your needs, as he did for me.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Tenn And Tenn, P.A.
  • 1995 - Present

Education

  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Boston College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Associations

  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Board of Governors
  • N/A
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Vice Chair of Pro Bono Policy Advisory Board
  • N/A
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Steering Committee Member Campaign for Legal Services
  • N/A
  • New Hampshire Bar Foundation
  • Board of Governors
  • N/A
  • New Hampshire Bar Foundation
  • Chair of the Development Committee
  • N/A
  • Manchester Bar Association
  • Executive Committee Member
  • N/A
  • New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Daniel Webster American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Daniel Webster American Inn of Court
  • Past Program Co-Chair
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • President
  • N/A
  • Manchester Bar Association
  • President
  • 2000 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • New England Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Pro Bono Award
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • 2001
  • Top 40 Under Forty
  • Manchester Union Leader
  • 2001
  • Robert E. Kirby Award
  • New Hampshire Bar Foundation
  • 2000
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Publications

  • Bar News, New Hampshire Bar Association
  • President’s Perspective: Raising Our Voices to Raise Awareness of the Value of Our Courts
  • 2010
  • Bar News, New Hampshire Bar Association
  • President’s Perspective: The Courthouse Doors Must Stay Open
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Terrific attorney."
Criminal defense

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Manchester Criminal defense Lawyer James J. Tenn Jr.
James J. Tenn Jr.
Criminal defense Attorney
Manchester, NH
Licensed for 30 years
Free Consultation