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Jesse Friedman

Criminal defense Attorney at Meredith, NH

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NH
    Acquired 2000
    Active No misconduct found

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Born in New York City, Attorney Jesse Friedman grew up in Woodstock, NY. He attended Vassar College and later graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a bachelor’s degree in political science, concentrating in international relations. Jesse enrolled in Vermont Law School and graduated cum laude in 2000. He was a member of Law Review in his second year. That same year, he became a staff attorney for the New Hampshire Public Defenders Office, where he fought for justice for his clients until 2007 when he became a managing attorney of the Laconia office of the New Hampshire Public Defender. In that role, Jesse has represented and supervised over 3000 cases ranging from juveniles to homicide. In 2019, Jesse opened his private law practice, Friedman & Bresaw, with his colleague John Bresaw, whom he regards as family.  Together they have over 37 years of experience representing the highest profile cases in the State of New Hampshire.


Friedman & Bresaw, PLLC
44 Main St
Meredith, NH, 03253


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Posted by Peter | August 17, 2023
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The Right Choice for Us
Jesse represented a family member. He was professional, easy to work with and was available anytime we had questions. Jesse took a a genuine interest in the case and kept everyone as relaxed as possible. In the end, I believe he was able to create the best outcome for the case.
Posted by Carrie | August 4, 2023
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My Divorce Savior!
Jesse Friedman was my lifeline during my drawn out divorce. He has compassion and works great under pressure. His turn around time was excellent. Hands down you can rely on him to get you to the end of any case! Your time and effort will never be forgotten Jesse!
Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2021
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Knowledgeable, efficient, thorough and reliable.
I was represented by Jesse Friedman for a situation that had no guaranteed outcome. I hired him because of his directness and knowledge of the problem because I could tell immediately that he understood my predicament and would do whatever required to assist me. There was, in fact, a positive outcome which i see as miraculous. I recommend him with absolutely no reservations!
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Posted by Molly | March 1, 2021
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Above and beyond
Attorney Jesse Friedman represented me in a case that was very difficult. He put all the work in that needed to be done, he returned all calls promptly and he was able to navigate us to a deal that was better than I had ever hoped for. In a way, he saved my future. At times I can be high maintenance, but he was patient, polite and honest. I hope this review can help guide someone to his services because I know hiring a lawyer can be a huge leap of faith. You will not be disappointed with Attorney Friedman.
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Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2021
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Trusted, Reliable, and Delivers Results
I highly recommend Jesse Friedman if you are looking for a lawyer who you can trust, who has extensive relationships in NH, and who is easy to communicate with. Jesse is thorough in everything that he does and is rigorous in his approach to achieving a beneficial outcome for his clients. Thanks Jesse!
Posted by Karen | December 6, 2020
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Knowledgeable and compassionate
I was unable to navigate aspects of the court process on my own and turned to Jesse Friedman for assistance. Attorney Friedman offered options and possible outcomes while seeking my input and perspective. I appreciated his candor, honesty, and pleasant demeanor. Jesse always made me feel that my case was important by regularly conferring by text or phone. Jesse resolved issues and finalized a positive resolution.
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Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2020
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re: Attorney Jesse Friedman
It has been an absolute privilege to have been represented by Jesse Friedman of Freedman and Bresaw in Meredith, NH. Regarding our case, Jesse Friedman communicated promptly and continuously, while apprising us of potential scenarios and various options Throughout the entire process, we were kept informed and felt confident that Jesse’s perseverance would push our needs to the forefront. The case had a favorable outcome for which we are so grateful for finding Jesse Friedman. K.Charbonnier
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Friedman & Bresaw, PLLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • New Hampshire Public Defender Program
  • 2007 - 2019
  • Staff Attorney
  • New Hampshire Public Defender Program
  • 2000 - 2007


  • Vermont Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • State University of New York, College at New Paltz
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997


  • New Hampshire Bar Association Board of Governors
  • Belknap County Governor
  • 2020 - Present
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

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