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John P. Newman

Criminal defense Attorney at Manchester, NH

5.0   11 reviews
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  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NH
    Acquired 1991
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Practice areas

I represent clients in all types of criminal cases, and in personal injury and general litigation matters. In my 28 years of practice I have represented many clients in New Hampshire circuit courts, superior courts and the New Hampshire Supreme Court. I have also represented clients in civil (medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate) and criminal matters in New York State. I have briefed and argued many cases at the New Hampshire Supreme Court and in the appellate courts of New York.


Newman Law Office, PLLC


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Posted by Frank | October 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
A Year with John P. Newman
John P. Newman is a warm, kind, compassionate and meticulous man who worked with us (my wife and I ) during a one year period to resolve a case brought by the state of NH which included several felonies. He holds a degree from Harvard Law and I highly recommend Mr. Newman to anyone who has been charged with any crime as he is very familiar with the the NH court system. Prior to opening his private defense practice, he worked as a prosecutor for Rockingham, and or Hillsboro county, and was a mentor to many other prosecutors in those court systems. He counseled us in every aspect of the case while keeping our costs to a minimum. Because we no longer live in the state of NH, Mr. Newman especially helped us to appear via teleconference, when able, which reduced our travel and hotel costs as well. Other defense attorneys wanted to charge twice as much for a retainer than Mr. Newman. We are very happy we chose him and we recommend him to anyone facing life changing charges.
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Posted by Jason | September 15, 2022
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Best defense lawyer money can buy!!!
John is an outstanding lawyer when it comes to criminal defense!! I recently went through a horrendous divorce and an unusual one at that. It wasn’t cut and dry as my ex wife accused me of some serious allegations of felony acts to gain the upper hand in the divorce case. I was facing some very serious jail time over these false accusations and upon seeking out a lawyer I came across mr Newman. I had all the facts and presented them to John and with his help I was able to prevail and beat the serious charges!!! On facts mind you.. lawyers aren’t magical unicorns and they don’t always win. But with truth and facts they can win.. if I had to go through it again, I would gladly do so with John by my side.. I can’t thank him enough for all his help.. thank you again!!! Great job and very successful
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Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2022
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Professional, Knowledgeable, Empathetic, Down-to-Earth
It's all said in the title. Mr. Newman was excellent in defending against a bogus protective order. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
I hired Mr. Newman because I had been falsely accused of felony charges. Mr. Newman is highly intelligent, very well spoken and incredibly engaging. This man knows the law because even at the 11th hour when the prosecution tried adding in additional charges which the judge accepted, before trial began with Mr. Newman’s knowledge and research, he was able to get those additional charges dropped. The jury deliberated for 15 minutes, and I was free. Highly Recommended.
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Posted by Pedro A | March 31, 2022
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Great Lawyer
Mr. Newman Is an incredible lawyer. He knows his craft he will fight for you. He was very clear and concise and he will work with you to the very end. I appreciate everything is done for me
Posted by Bryan | March 31, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Bryan Fenn
We felt Attorney Newman was honest, forthright and very thorough with regard to our case. We would recommend his services.
Posted by Tyler | March 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
John Newman is the best
John Newman is simply an incredible Lawyer. I was refered to Newman Law and John and his staff took care of my legal needs from day one going above and beyond. Our case was won and I am still impressed with John's knowledge of law. I would recommend John Newman highly and with great confidence.
Posted by Derek | February 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Very understanding and highly knowledgeable
Mr. Newman helped turn a very scary and anxiety-ridden situation into an unfortunate event of the past. He took the time to get all of the information and to keep me updated every step of the way, even for questions I had after the process had concluded. At no point in the process was I alone, he was always there representing not only my best interest but also my wishes. Nothing but positive experiences with him!
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Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2020
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Highly Experienced
Attorney Newman was hired to represent my son who was facing felony changes punishable by up to 40 years in prison on a crime he did not commit. He was a 19 year old college student athlete. John was the utmost professional and explained every step of the process along the way. He successfully formulated a methodical plan and approach to defend my son. There were times in this long process where we felt hopeless and John was always there to reassure us and was determined to show the facts of the case and prove my son’s innocence. The future of my sons life was in attorney Newman’s hands. Through his diligent work all charges were successfully dropped and I will forever be indebted to him. His knowledge experience and calming demeanor were without question the difference in the case. I highly recommend his services for anyone facing criminal defense.
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2019
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Knowledgeable Attorney
John was caring and I felt completely comfortable having him represent me. He was very responsive to my calls and emails, as well as he answered additional questions after my case was over. I would highly recommend John and will use him again if I am in need of an attorney.
Posted by Garrett | December 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional. Highly recommended.
Hired for a criminal defense. John had a excellent understanding of the laws involved with the case. Excellent follow through. I am very glad I went with him. I would HIGHLY recommend him for criminal defense.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Newman Law Office, PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Deputy Director
  • New Hampshire Public Defender Program
  • 2013 - 2018


  • University of Connecticut School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Harvard University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984


  • New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 1991 - Present

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an experienced and well-respected defense attorney who does incredible work for his clients. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Newman has a rare combination of legal knowledge and courtroom experience. I highly recommend him!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with John when I was at the public defender and I have known him in private practice and he is an excellent lawyer. He is very thoughtful, thorough and well respected in the criminal justice community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an excellent criminal defense lawyer. Great in the courtroom, a tireless advocate for his clients, and well respected in the bar. His experience, demeanor, and intelligence are al out to use as he tirelessly fight for his clients. If John represents you, you are in good hands."
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Manchester Criminal defense Lawyer John P. Newman
John P. Newman
Criminal defense Attorney
Manchester, NH
Licensed for 32 years
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