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Dana K. Smith Esq.

Workers compensation Attorney at Manchester, NH

5.0   12 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 10 years
    State NH
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Dana

Learn Dana’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Workers compensation
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    11 years, 150 cases

NAMED A "RISING STAR" IN NH WORKERS' COMPENSATION BY SUPER LAWYERS IN 2021, 2022, AND 2023.

Attorney Smith is the Senior Associate Attorney at Ward Law Group, PLLC and concentrates his practice on the area of Workers’ Compensation law. He previously worked as an associate attorney at Paul English Law, a general practice law firm in Manchester, NH. After practicing both Family and Workers’ Compensation law, he now seeks to focus on advocating and representing injured employees.

Attorney Smith graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2009, receiving a dual bachelor’s degree in Justice Studies and English/Journalism. He then went on to law school at the University of New Hampshire School of Law and graduated with a Juris Doctorate in 2013. While in law school, Attorney Smith interned as a private investigator and Rule 36 Attorney with the New Hampshire Public Defender, mediated small claims cases in the Concord District Court, and did a full-time legal residency at Normand Higham in Manchester.

Attorney Smith is a current member of the New Hampshire Bar Association and their Lawyer Referral Service along with previously serving on the Board of Trustees for Kreiva Academy. He regularly appears in Concord at the New Hampshire Department of Labor as well as before the Compensation Appeals Board for Workers’ Compensation hearings.

In 2021, Attorney Smith was selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as one of New Hampshire’s Rising Stars in the legal field – an award given in recognition of professional achievement and is earned annually by less than 2.5 percent of qualified attorneys from each state. He is also recognized in the fields of Workers’ Compensation and has been selected by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Attorney for four consecutive years .

Attorney Smith is a lifelong resident of New Hampshire and currently lives in the Manchester area. He is an avid New England sports fan and enjoys playing softball, disc golf, and spending time with his family.

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Ward Law Group PLLC

Reviews

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Posted by Michelle | February 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
I originally hired an atty. for my family court case that in the middle of my case just disappeared. No call no letter nothing. I was totally freaking out, and then by the recommendation of a friend was given Atty. Dana Smith’s name. Turns out I was represented better than I could have ever imagined. My needs were put first and I was always treated as a friend rather than a number. My opinions were valued and he always listened to all my concerns. My nerves were calmed and the process was always explained. Dana fought hard for me. He went above and beyond and did everything he could to ensure a great outcome. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney.
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Posted by Cathie | February 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Case
Dana Smith, Is fantastic!!!!! I called up was kind of a last min hope! We meet and we went over all of my concerns addressed mostly the importants of my case. He jumped into action with no doubt in mind. Dana goes above and beyond doing his job, I would highly recommend him with out a doubt!!!!!!! And..... if need be I will Absolutely use him again. Thank you Dana for all that you have done for me and my Son.
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Posted by J. | September 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced, professional and dedicated counsel
Dana was quick to respond to my initial request for consultation and in each and every follow-up communication. What was a difficult period in my life was made easier by his expert counsel and ability to mitigate all issues that arose. Highly recommended.
Posted by Art | April 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Competent and Fierce
I hired Ward Law to help me with a workers comp appeal. Dana was assigned to my case and started immediately gathering all the facts of my case. He won my appeal against an insurance giant. I am so appreciative of Dana and the Ward Law Group! I would recommend their services to anyone in need.
Posted by Anthony | April 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I got hurt at work. Nobody else wanted to touch it. Dana did and won the case. Kept me informed throughout. And still fighting for me. A great help with a not so great experience. Highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible
Dana was with me every step of the way. He was knowledgeable and took the weight off my shoulders at a very difficult time in my life. In only a few weeks, he had everything handled as far as filing all paperwork and getting ready for my court date. When the day came and we were finally done, I was shocked at how well he handled court, spoke on my half and really made the most relevant points when it mattered. Family law can be an emotional roller coaster and I would not have been able to do it by myself. Not only is he a great lawyer, but you can tell he cares and is a good person. The last thing you want is a cold person who looks to drag everything out and take advantage of your situation. Needless to say, the outcome was positive. I have and will continue to recommend him in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Legal advice
Dana assisted me with filling out paperwork for my divorce. There was so much paperwork to go through and he made sure I filled it out correctly and recommended a few changes. Dana is very knowledgeable with family law and made It as smooth and simple as it could be.
Posted by Jen | August 4, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wish I could give Dana 10 stars !!!
I called because I wasn't sure if I needed a lawyer. I had a tenant issue and I didn't know how to handle it legally. Dana was so kind and gave me so much useful information and even sent me an email with the proper documents to use. He even allowed me to give my tenant his number in case they had any questions. In the past I have dealt with lawyers who won't even answer questions over the phone unless you go to the office and have a consult. If I ever need an attorney in the future, I'm definitely hiring him !! I highly recommend making Dana your first call !!
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great help in solving our rental situation
We went to Dana to ask what we could do legally to be able to move out of the place we lived and he advised us on what to do and how to do it. His advice was excellent and the time he spent with us was much appreciated.
Posted by Andrew | June 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service in helping my business.
Dana Smith recently helped me set up my LLC. He made the entire process smooth and simple and made sure I understood everything we were reviewing. He was attentive to my needs and was extremely knowledgable about all the important steps I needed to take. It was a pleasure working with him and would highly recommend him to anyone! Thanks again.
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Posted by Gregg | April 27, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Complicated Subject Matter Made Easy
When unexpected events and complicated matters struck, Dana Smith came to my side. Dana Smith is a complete professional and will do what it takes to accomplish your legal needs. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Hillary flanders | April 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dana is Hardworking and gets the job done!
I had a Landlord /tenant slip and fall injury from a dangerous walkway that I hired Dana for. Dana got all the issues sorted with lien Letters and dealing with lucrative hospital bills . I originally owed upwards Of 250k in medical bills and Dana got it reduced to nearly a 6th of that amount and put money in my pocket to live. Thanks again Dana for your hardwork and effort.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Ward Law Group PLLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Patch, Fitzgerald & Ward, P.C.
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Managing Attorney
  • Law Offices of Dana K. Smith
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Paul C. English, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2016
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Education

  • University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of New Hampshire
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Associations

  • USA500 New Hampshire Club
  • Young Professional Seat
  • 2022 - Present
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Workers' Compensation
  • Chairman
  • 2022 - Present
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Service
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Kreiva Academy Public Charter School
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2020 - 2022
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Workers Compensation Trial Lawyers - Top 25
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
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Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse Dana
Family Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dana is a knowledgeable family attorney that works hard for his clients! He is a pleasure to work with."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Dana is an excellent lawyer with a thorough knowledge of Landlord & Tenant matters. He has a practical and effective approach to his representation of clients."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Dana is a hard working attorney who is well versed in landlord/tenant matters."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dana has broad experience in civil litigation matters in southern New Hampshire. Thoughtful, diligent, and responsive to client needs."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dana provides his clients with exceptional service, and I have learned first hand that he is particularly knowledgeable in real estate and landlord and tenant matters."
Manchester Workers compensation Lawyer Dana K. Smith Esq.
Dana K. Smith Esq.
Workers compensation Attorney
Manchester, NH
Licensed for 10 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available