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About me

I concentrate my practice on personal injury, workers' compensaiton and social security disability claims.


I am currently a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association as well as the New Hampshire Association for Justice.


In addition to spending time with my family, I am an avid sports fan and I enjoy attending UNH hockey and football games. In high school I was captain of the football and hockey team.


Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 35%
    4 years
  2. Social Security: 35%
    4 years
  3. Car Accident: 25%
    6 years
  4. Personal Injury: 5%
    4 years



Hourly ($225/hour), contingent (20-33%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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    John is a tireless worker in support of client's rights and the rule of law. He knows the law well, but understands that to be an effective advocate that's not always enough. I wholeheartedly endorse him without reservation.


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Contact info

Patch, FitzGerald & Ward

28 Webster Street
Manchester, NH, 03104

Patch, FitzGerald & Ward

74 Cottage Street
Littleton, NH, 03561



NHAuthorized to practice law201002/10/2012
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Top 10 in NH under 40 for Personal Injury LawThe National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
Top 40 under 40 in New HampshireNational Trial Lawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPatch & FitzGerald2013 - Present
LawyerNormand & Associates2010 - 2012
Law ClerkCharles G. Douglas, III2008 - 2009
Law ClerkSuperior Court2007 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
NH Bar Association, Workers' Compensation SectionChairman2015 - Present
New Hampshire Bar AssociationVice Chair, Workers' Comp Law Section2014 - Present
New Hampshire Association for JusticeMember2010 - Present
New Hampshire Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Franklin Pierce Law CenterN/AN/A2010
University of New HampshirePolitical ScienceN/A2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
9th Annual UNH School of Law CLE dayWorkers' Compensation Law2014
Social Security Disability SeminarSocial Security2012
Social Security Disability SeminarSocial Security2012