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Patrick J. Arnold

Criminal defense Attorney at Manchester, NH

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State NH
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

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Attorney Arnold represents commercial and individual clients in District and Superior courts, and has also represented organizational clients before state regulatory authorities and the New Hampshire Supreme Court. He served on the city council of New Hampshire's largest city from 2009 until 2014, Attorney ArnoldĀ utilizes his experience in the government and nonprofit sectors to effectively represent the interests of clients throughout southern New Hampshire, and focuses his practice in the areas of busines law, criminal defense, landlord/tenant law, and civil litigation.

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Patrick J. Arnold
148 Salmon St
PO Box 202
Manchester, NH, 03105


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Posted by Ilene | August 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent handling of my tenant issues!
I'm so glad I found Attorney Arnold. It was just an online search and sometimes you get lucky. Patrick is responsive, patient, and thorough. He explains issues and any legal implications in as much (or little) detail as one requires. I have a tenant problem (lack of rent payments, refusal to leave) that is still ongoing. At our first court hearing, Patrick got them to sign and honor an agreement to start paying immediately and to leave by a certain date. I'm happy to report that they DID make payments and they DID vacate the premises. I would not have been able to accomplish this on my own. My case continues, as there is still an issue of prior monies owed, but I'm very confident that a satisfactory resolution will be reached. Not only is Patrick extremely well-versed in the law and comfortable with the negotiations, but he was able to get my tenants OFF their BUTTS and he did it at an extremely affordable rate. I could not be happier with his services and highly enourage hiring him for your appropriate legal needs.
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Posted by Michael | July 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome Experience
If you are reading this review because you are considering Patrick Arnold as your choice for legal representation I strongly recommend that you hire him and read this review. I was facing a possible 5 to 7 year prison sentence. To be honest things were looking pretty bleak. The County Attorney's Office was looking to play hardball but Patrick never even broke a sweat. The entire time Patrick remained upbeat and professional and looked at every single angle of the case. As for the outcome thanks to Patrick's diligence and leaving no stone unturned the DA's office went from offering me three years in prison with five years of probation as their initial plea offer to dismissing the charges entirely. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that if I had tried to represent myself or I didn't have Patrick's considerable attention to detail and no-nonsense approach to getting things done I would be sitting in a prison cell right now. Patrick also managed to do all of this while keeping my considerable levels of anxiety in check because he had a level of confidence in our case that made me feel completely at ease. Thank you so much Patrick!
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2019
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Help with Divorce
Patrick helped my ex and I with filing divorce paperwork. I appreciated his down to earth nature and organization during the process. He was prompt with filing and communication and most the whole process go as smoothly as possible.
Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Patrick got my charges dropped! The absolute ideal outcome
While representing me, Patrick was professional, knowledgable, and easy to communicate with regarding my charges. Ultimately, he achieved the absolute ideal outcome and my charges were completely dropped. He was able to achieve this by my trial date and without me having to appear in court at all. I was beyond impressed by and grateful for the work he did with the prosecution. I would highly recdomend having him represent anybody facing criminal charges.
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Posted by Susan | December 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I was contacted by Patrick through a website i had looked into when i was being evicted. Patrick made my experience stress free and handled everything from court docs to going right in front of the judge with patience and previous laws that helped me win my case against my landlord. I would have lost my apartment if it wasn't for Patrick and his hands on approach. he was by my side the whole time
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Posted by JOSEPH | March 1, 2017
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Very Good Lawyer
Patrick helped me go through the legal affairs of a divorce and kept me up to date throughout the ordeal. My parents had him set up their will and estate and he was very helpful throughout the whole experience. He is my Lawyer ad he is GREAT!
Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely hired Attorney Arnold on the spot at our first meeting. Commercial Landlord/Tenant issue. Can't wait to work with him.
Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Prompt, helpful, courteous
If you are looking for an attorney in Southern New Hampshire, my wife and I recommend Patrick Arnold. He has provided us with a number of expert legal opinions on various matters and he is always prompt, helpful, and courteous. He is the kind of person you want on your side when you need personal or professional legal advice.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 195-250 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Patrick J. Arnold
  • 2014 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Backus, Meyer & Branch, LLP
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Bostock Law, PLLC
  • 2009 - 2011


  • University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • Bonardi v. Jackson
  • Successfully obtained declaratory judgment and permanent injunctive relief in dispute over easement rights and provisions of the New Hampshire Condominium Act
  • Lombard v. Pinus Resinosa
  • Successfully defended landlord client on appeal of 540-A action filed by tenant
  • Sweeney v. Rite Aid, et al
  • Defended commercial landlord in personal injury action involving complex indemnity and hold harmless contract provisions
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  • Manchester Transit Authority
  • Commissioner
  • 2020 - Present
  • New Hampshire Catholic Lawyers Guild
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • NH Bar Association Legislation Committee
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • City of Manchester, New Hampshire
  • City Conduct Board Member (re-appointed)
  • 2017 - 2019
  • NH Bar Association Section on Business Litigation
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2019
  • City of Manchester, New Hampshire
  • City Conduct Board Member (appointed)
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Ancient Order of Hibernians
  • Vice President, Shanahan Division 1
  • 2014 - 2015
  • MC2 Charter School
  • Community Mentor
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Manchester Development Corporation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Breathe New Hampshire
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - 2013
  • City of Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Alderman (elected)
  • 2009 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • New England Rising Stars List
  • Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters)
  • 2021
  • New England Rising Stars List
  • Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters)
  • 2020
  • New England Rising Stars List
  • Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters)
  • 2019
  • New England Rising Stars List
  • Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters)
  • 2018
  • New England Rising Stars List
  • Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters)
  • 2017
  • New England Rising Stars List
  • Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters)
  • 2016
  • Harry E. Sherwin Award
  • New Hampshire Sons of the American Revolution
  • 2009
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  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Hidden Agenda: Why Does the 'Rambo' Litigator Exist?
  • 2019
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Speaking Engagements

  • Manchester Democrats Annual meeting
  • Politics of Change in Municipal Governance
  • 2015
  • GMCC Municipal mayoral debate
  • Manchester mayoral debate
  • 2013
  • CloseUp (WMUR TV-09 talk show)
  • Mayoral candidates debate city issues
  • 2013
  • NH State Democratic Convention
  • Co-Chair / moderator
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (7)
Endorse Patrick
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Patrick is hard working, driven, and a zealous advocate for his clients. I would highly recommend Patrick to anyone looking for an attorney in the greater Manchester area."
Business Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer bright & caring attorney"
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Manchester Criminal defense Lawyer Patrick J. Arnold
Patrick J. Arnold
Criminal defense Attorney
Manchester, NH
Licensed for 13 years
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