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Theodore M Lothstein

Criminal defense Attorney at Concord, NH

4.8   26 reviews

About Theodore

Learn Theodore’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Ted has defended criminal cases in nearly all of NH's courts, and the United States District Court for NH, at every level from First Degree Murder to domestic assault to narcotics distribution. He has defended over a thousand clients, tried jury trials from murder to shoplifting and everything in between, and has trained hundreds of lawyers at seminars sponsored by the NH Bar Ass'n and NH Ass'n of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is admitted in NH, CT and NY.

    27 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    •Member, National College of DUI Defense Drawing upon his experience defending all Levels of DWI in all NH courts, Ted has trained Hundreds of NH Lawyers at Seminars Sponsored by the NH Bar Association, the NH Public Defender and the NH Ass'n ofCriminal Defense Lawyers. Ted has taken courses to become certified in administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and as a Breath alcohol technician. He is Concord's only member of the Natl College DUI Defense.

    27 years, 150 cases

  3. Appeals
    Ted Lothstein has litigated over eighty appeals in the New Hampshire Supreme Court, including at least twenty oral arguments, a level of experience matched by very few New Hampshire lawyers. His appeals have included landmark decisions in the areas of Free Speech, Constitutional Law, and Criminal Procedure. These include reversals of convictions across the spectrum of criminal law - including homicide, drug distribution, white collar crime, sexual assault, and motor vehicle offenses

    17 years, 80 cases

Ted Lothstein and his firm focus on criminal litigation, appeals in state and federal court, and DWI and motor vehicle defense. 3 lawyers, well over 60 years of experience. Offices in Concord & Keene, NH.

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Licensed for 28 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1997
Updated 06/05/2022
State NH
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 02/16/2010
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 11/28/2022

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

Contact Theodore

Lothstein Guerriero, PLLC
Five Green Street
Concord, NH, 03301
Theodore M Lothstein
Chamberlain Block Bulding
39 Central Square, Suite 202
Keene, NH, 03431
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4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Christopher | November 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I'm glad I found this man !!!
I was most fortunate that Theodore Lothstein accepted my case. He diligently contested the excessive penalties the prosection would have the court inflict upon me. The Sentencing Memorandum exerts a significant part in the final outcome. Any prospective client should scrutinize the memoranda of various lawyers under consideration. Attorney Lothstein painstakingly composed this document for my case, and thus, with his representation, I was proscribed probation. Feel free to ask to examine this Memorandum. In conclusion, anyone in the granite state in need of legal representation would be wise to seek Attorney Lothstein's assistance.
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
An excellent attorney that really knows NH law
I am not from NH and had to find an attorney for a DUI. I met with several NH attorneys I had heard advertising and then came across Ted Lothstein's name. I was comfortable and trusted him from our first meeting. He was always very prepared with an objective in sight. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the time he spent on this DUI. If you are unsure who to have represent you for a DUI, I am hear to tell you Ted Lothstein is the person. We had a positive outcome and I am forever grateful.
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Posted by Robert | November 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
My DWI was handled professionally and expertly
If you have a DUI or DWI and looking for an attorney, select Ted Lothstein. He handled my case quickly, professionally and explained all of my options. I was totally humiliated with this DWI offense and having attorney Lothstein take charge of the case was the best decision I made. Highly recommended.
Posted by Milton | October 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Outcome because of a Great Lawyer, Ted Lothstein
My neighbor accused me of stalking. Mr. Lothstein understood what the real issue was, it involved a property dispute. His excellent skill in cross examination of the complainants revealed what the true issue was and I was in no way stalking. The judge agreed, and I was found not guilty and the case was dismissed. His office staff is very professional and curious.In addition his fees were reasonable. I didn’t come to Mr. Lothstein just by chance. I did some research and I had a conference call with him and my New York Lawyer. My lawyer is NYC said this guy is good. With the dismissed case I say Mr. Lothstein is GREAT!
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Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
i hired and got a max sentence
thanks. i should have listened to your advise and i would have gotten off with a slap on the wrist. instead, i faught the law and the law one. the judge was a mean one and i am paying the price now.
Posted by Mark | July 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and well-prepared. Got the job done!
I would highly recommend Atty. Lothstein for your criminal defense needs. He is professional, well-prepared and he gets the job done! My petition to be removed from the Sex Offender Registry went before the Carroll County Superior Court in May 2020 and after presentation of evidence and testimony in the case, my request was granted. I believe this positive outcome was due to the fact that Atty. Lothstein prepared me for my case making sure I was comfortable with all possible questions I might be posed with during testimony. Atty. Lothstein also did the necessary research into these types of cases and knew the important points to focus on that led to the terrific outcome!
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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2019
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Happy Hunter
Attorney Lothstein took my case against NH Fish and Game. I'm sure it was his excellent work that got me a verdict of not guilty. I highly recommend him and his firm.
Posted by Raquel | June 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ted Lothstein was recommended to me by my step mom when I was arrested for my DUI last October. I loved how he gave it to me straight. I walked in feeling his office hopeless and the likelihood of beating my case seemed impossible. I left his office feeling I was in good hands and knowing he was going to do everything in his power to help me threw this difficult process. He was able to win not only my ALS hearing but the actual DUI charge! I will be forever grateful for his service and recommend him to anyone who finds themselves in a bad spot with the law.
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Posted by Ben | January 31, 2018
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Life Saver!
I consulted with and was told by 2 different lawyers that I had no case and that a DWI conviction was GUARANTEED . I then spoke with Mr. Lothstein and hired his services on the spot. His exceptional knowledge on DWI law and police procedure was evident immediately. In the end Mr. Lothstein got the DWI charges dropped and I pled guilty to a reckless driving. Best phone call I ever made.
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Posted by David | April 20, 2017
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Reduced to misdemeanor
Excellent service and more importantly advice. Ted thoroughly reviewed the record and crafted an argument to get the DUI charge reduced to a driving infraction.
Posted by Jesse | September 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look no further if your searcing for a amazing lawyer
So in 2016 I was charged with simple assault after knowingly assaulting my daughters boyfriend on camera inside dunkin doughnuts.I did so because he had been assaulting her for a while and that day I got a call from a family friend who her as well as two others witnessed and made police statements saying they saw him assaulting her yet again behind dunkins.As any good parent would do I flew down there to defend her.I made no excuses for what I did and debated weather or not to even hire a lawyer ,after all I was caught on camera but ultimately decided to do so only because I know how unjust the justice system can be so I thought it was probably in my best interest despite the fact that I figured there was little to nothing a layer could do for me besides make sure I was treated reasonably fairly.Well long story short due to Teds determination,strategic planning and having no problem or reservations in stepping on the prosecutions and town police prosecutors toes he was able to plea it down to a violation accompanied with a fine I had to pay.What a victory in my eyes!I know two wrongs dont make a right and it could be debated if I did the right thing or not but at the end of the day I do realize despite my feelings of he deserved it I do realize it was illegal.Ted and his paralegal Melanie are both very interested and compassionate people who work very hard for there clients best interest. I simply found his firm by a online google search so it was somewhat of a crap shoot but I feel so grateful and lucky I picked Lothsteen & Guerriero.Job well done!For anyone who may read this if you have any reservations dont.Look no further if your interested in hiring what I feel is the best lawyer around.Thank you so much!
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Posted by Catherine | April 12, 2016
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Reckless Operation, Laconia District Court March 2016
I was stopped on my birthday and cited with Reckless Operation and told to appear in Laconia District court. The first thing I did was find out what the consequences of the charge was then I knew I needed a lawyer to help me through this ordeal. I needed a good lawyer who was also compassionate. After the Free Consultation I knew that Mr. Lothstein was the Lawyer for me. I had interviewed several lawyers before hiring his law firm. One lawyer just wanted to be my friend and another wouldn’t even consider plea bargaining. He just wanted my money and to plead guilty. I felt like Mr. Lothstein not only explained the consequences if found guilty but looked at ways to prove my innocence. If it weren’t for Mr. Lothstein’s knowledge of the law and his compassionate ways I would not have made it through the few months leading up to the final trial date. He explained everything to me and was always available to answer my phone calls or emails. Mr. Lothstein saved my life. If it had not been for his negotiations and advocacy on my part I would have lost my license and my job. Through his expertise in the laws, my final outcome was reduced to a speeding violation.
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2015
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I searched online for various DUI attorneys and spoke with a few and found that Ted Lothstein seemed to be the most suitable option. He was able to examine the case and ask the difficult questions, and I found the case to be overall significantly more successful with his counsel and defense. I would recommend speaking with him if you are in deliberation regarding the proper attorney.
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Posted by Milos | May 25, 2015
Hire Ted!
Attorney Lothstein handled my case in a masterfull way, using his expertise to succeed in winning my case. I would definitely recommend hiring Ted. He made sure I was informed and ready for anything. His services made me feel as if I was his number one focus. Attorney Lothstein has a composer that is cool and collected.
Posted by lw | January 30, 2015
1/29/15 - One of the best!
In March of 2014 my life was about to change forever. I had been charged with a Class A Felony for embezzlement. I was scared, devastated and did not know where to turn. I was highly recommended to Attorney Theodore Lothstein by another lawyer who did not have the ability to take on my case. I am so glad that I followed up on that lead and called him. His professionalism, compassion and understanding went well beyond what I could ever hope for. From the very first meeting, he fully explained each step of the process of the case and he answered all my many questions and concerns. The stress of not knowing what your future holds is overwhelming, however, both Attorney Lothstein and his staff not only treated me with respect, but they followed up on my numerous requests and kept me and my family informed throughout the entire process. They managed to make a very stressful period in our lives more bearable. I was facing 7-1/2 to 15 years in prison for my crime and Attorney Lothstein worked tirelessly on my defense and he managed to get my sentence reduced to a cap plea of 90 days in jail to be served on weekends. Without his expertise, impressive skills and his knowledge of case law, I would not be able to hold onto my job, take care of my family or have the ability to continue paying off my restitution. I would highly recommend Attorney Lothstein to anyone in need of a highly skilled professional defense attorney. 01/29/2015
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Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2015
True Transparency
I researched on the internet to find most suitable DUI attorney for my case. I spoke to couple of them, but none of the impressed me more than Ted Lothstein with his knowledge and professionalism. He is one of the few if not the only one that didn’t see me only as “business opportunity” and way to make extra money. He even offered to me what no other attorney offered which was to only charge me half of his fee if we make a plea deal and not end up going to the trail. All other attorney’s asked for full fee payment regardless of if we end up with trial or not. After our initial discussion we both concluded it will be tough case to fight given what we knew about my case and making a deal with prosecution was the best option. I asked Ted what he thought if I did this on my own and plead guilty in exchange for minimum sentence and he agreed that I should be able to do this on my own. Almost every other attorney have told me that was not smart idea. I hope I never ever will need this kind of service from Ted or any other attorney, but for those of you who might need please make sure you contact Ted Lothestein. Don’t take my words for it…do initial consultation or even 15 minute call and see it for yourself. M.J.
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Posted by nancy | August 27, 2014
Silver Lining
Hire this Attorney! I was referred to Ted from a friend who couldn't say enough great things about him. Glad I did! Not only did Ted beat a DUI conviction on me, but also, we won the ALS hearing, which from what I understand, is not easily done. His experience and knowledge combined with his welcoming sense of humor, made the experience a lesson I will not soon forget. Thank you Ted!
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2014
Best Defense Attorney in the Area
Attorney Lothstein is definitely the lawyer you want to seek if you are in trouble. While many defense attorneys are cocky and pompous, Attorney Lothstein is kind, compassionate and a true advocate for his clients. He is completely trustworthy, professional, skilled and sincere. I recommend him highly.
Posted by Sharon | July 19, 2013
No criminal record!
In June of 2011 I was arrested for DWI an attorney friend recommended Attorney Lothstein and am I glad he did. Due to Ted asking the correct questions we won the DMV hearing. Then in February 2012 at the Concord District Court Ted was able to negotiate a Negligent Driving plea. This meant only a ten day loss of license and no criminal record! Overall Attorney Lothstein provided competent service in a compassionate and professional manner. I highly recommended him.
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Posted by theresa | May 18, 2013
I was arrested for DWI on New Years Eve. Not only was I arrested, I refused a breathalizer resulting in a 6 month automatic suspension of license. Attorney Lothstein respresented me in Concord at my ALS hearing. WE WON- the DMV issued my license back to me . Attorney Lothstein also represented me at my DWI trial as well. WE WON that as well. Attorney Losthein is an amazing criminal defense attorney. He is trustworthy. I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you for all you did for me.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Lothstein Guerriero, PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Plymouth State University
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Partner
  • Lothstein Law Office, PLLC
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Assistant Appellate Defender
  • NH Appellate Defender
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Clerk
  • Associate Justice Robert Berdon, Connecticut Supreme Court
  • 1993 - 1994
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  • University of Connecticut School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Duke University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • State v. Karl Kornbrekke, 156 N.H. 821 (2008)
  • Conviction reversed on appeal.
  • State v. Zidel, 156 N.H. 684 (2008)
  • Conviction vacated


  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Summa cum Laude
  • University of Connecticut School of Law
  • 1993


Speaking Engagements

  • NH Bar Ass'n - DWI Update
  • DWI - Blood Testing Litigation
  • 2008
  • NHACDL CLE Program
  • DWI Defense
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (11)
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"We lawyers now work in an era of highly-specialized practice and sub-practice areas. For a DUI/DWI in New Hampshire, Ted Lothstein is my ONLY call. Not only do I refer him potential clients, I have recommended him to close friends (and even, occasionally) family members."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Ted for years and I've seen him do exceptional work in court. To say Ted is very qualified is an understatement. Ted also stays on top of developments in the law and then uses that knowledge for his client's benefit successfully."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"If I have a question about DWI or motor vehicle cases, Ted is the first person that I call. Not only is he hardworking and a fighter for his clients, but he is constantly keeping abreast of all of the new laws and practices in this field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a former fellow Public Defender, I had the opportunity to learn from one of the best attorneys in New Hampshire, Ted Lothstein. Ted is a thoughtful, talented trial attorney who serves his clients well. He is also always willing to help his colleagues throughout the state. I endorse Ted for criminal defense, DWI, and appellate work."
Appeals Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, Ted is a great attorney and I would refer him to anyone looking for an appellate attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had many cases against Ted when I was a prosecutor including many difficult trials. I found him to very detailed oriented and better prepared than most attorneys that I dealt with. I also found Ted's abilities during trial to be amongst the best in the business and he was very focused on the issues in the case. He also represented his client very well not only during trial and hearings but outside the courtroom. I endorse Ted's work."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ted Lothstein is one of NH's leading DWI/DUI defense lawyers and I would recommend him without reservation. His hard work, knowledge of the law, and creativity have always impressed me, and explain why he obtains such impressive results in court. Ted is a strong advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. One of the finest, best prepared, smartest attorneys I have ever had the pleasure to work with. I recommend Mr. Lothstein without hesitation for all criminal and appellate matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ted is a tenacious and talented attorney. He works hard and possesses the trial instincts and knowledge to win tough cases. Ted also is one of the best appellate lawyers in NH and I wholeheartedly endorse his work."
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Concord Criminal defense Lawyer Theodore M Lothstein
Theodore M Lothstein
Criminal defense Attorney
Concord, NH
Licensed for 28 years
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