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Joseph D. Garrison

Criminal defense Attorney at Franconia, NH

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Joe Garrison

  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NH
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

Joe has a statewide practice and litigates complex cases ranging from Negligent Homicide and DUI, to simpler cases such as helping a teenager avoid a conviction for illegal possession of alcohol.

​Joe worked with the New Hampshire Public Defender and later joined a well-regarded civil law firm before opening his own law practice. Joe is very familiar with New Hampshire's court system and its laws. Joe has a healthy working relationships with New Hampshire’s police force, judges, and other attorneys.

Joe prides himself on professionalism and vigorous representation of his clients' rights.

Joe doesn't back down - whether you're securing your liberty from the State or standing up for your personal interests.

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Location

Garrison Law
PO Box 649
Franconia, NH, 03580

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional - Excellent Lawyer
Joseph was excellent and assisted me in a very tough time. He kept me on point and focuses and obtained a much better than expected outcome. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Shawn | April 8, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
The case was handled expertly while overseas
Joe was helping me with my reckless driving and speeding charge. During this period, I was traveling overseas and I then got stuck outside the US because of COVID-19. Joe handled the case expertly, gave me regular updates and was generous with his time. He got the reckless driving charge dismissed, recorded speed reduced from 99 to 85 and reduced the fine by 50% on the condition of good behavior for 1 year. I felt very comfortable with Joe handling my case and I highly recommend Joe.
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Posted by Destiny | December 13, 2019
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Family Court
I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer. He helped me in more ways that I could have ever expected. Not only did his help exceed my expectations but went above and beyond to make sure I understood and was confident before entering the court room. 10/10 would recommend him for anyone. He helped my son and I greatly!
Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2019
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DUI defense
Joseph was excellent through the whole confusing process.He explained in detail all options and possibilities. His negotiating skills allowed me to have the best possible outcome of a terrible situation. His responses to all my questions were quick . I felt better knowing that he is at my side.
Posted by Jennifer | February 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Joe!
I called Joe after being accused and arrested for multiple things I didn't do. This was not the first time this happened with my soon to be ex husband. I was frantic during our first conversation. Joe was compassionate for my situation, calmed me down and took my case. The process was one of the longest 7 months of my life, but Joe listened to me, offered advise, and was real with me through the entire process. I felt supported and that he had my best interest in mind throughout. We decided to go to trial and were able to prove that the accusations were false. We won the case! Thank you Joe for your undivided attention, your time and believing me. This helped me feel safe to share what has happened to me over the past 22 years and gave me the courage to stand up for myself.
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Posted by Jessika | February 1, 2018
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Excellent Lawyer
Shortly after moving to NH, my family retained Joe Garrison as our lawyer in a messy child custody case. Joe has worked diligently from day one on our case. Our case was unique in nature and required a lot of research and consultation. Joe has gone above and beyond in staying in touch and giving us updates and making sure we knew exactly what was going on with our case. He immediately made us feel at ease with his knowledge of the laws and processes involved with a child custody case. If you need a strong, thorough, diligent, knowledgeable lawyer who will make your case top priority, Mr. Joseph Garrison is the lawyer for you. He will stand strong in the courtroom and is not easily intimidated. He won our case and kept our family together. We owe him a debt of gratitude. There's no doubt we would retain him in the future if needed.
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Posted by Frank | January 31, 2018
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Restored Our Faith
We were referred to Joe by a friend of mine. We had dealt with our custody issue for about two years and we hadn’t made any progress in a previous court with a different attorney. Joe took our case and ran with it when other attorneys couldn’t be bothered to help because of the intricacies involved. It meant a lot that Joe was always upfront, professional, and was personally affected by our case. In the end, we won, thanks to Joe’s awesome work. He was thorough and always kept in contact with us. We can’t thank him enough!
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Posted by James MacNeil | August 15, 2017
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Joseph D. Garrison
I give Joseph Garrison high marks and a high score for his dedication to his profession and his great work ethic. Joseph went above and beyond for me as a client of his. He answered our every guestion and concern I had relating to my case. I always had a quick response back from Joseph with an answer for my questions. The end result was exactly what my wife and I were hoping for. A win and victory for us was the result. We were very happy with the verdict. Joseph definitely had his work cut out with our case. Joseph came in like a true champ and won for us.
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Posted by Nicole | April 19, 2017
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Extremely Impressed
April 19 2017 - Joe represented me today in a final hearing of domestic violence order against my husband. Joe has been amazing responding via email and phone! We won our case and he has effectively kept me safe from further abuse. I highly recommend Joe, he was amazing in my court hearing, and really went the extra mile for me.
Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Joseph Garrison Delivers
I hired attorney Garrison to represent me in a criminal case, this was the first time in my life I ever needed a defense attorney. I had never even been in a courtroom before. From the first minute I talked with him until the end of the case whenever he said something would be done it was and when he said it would be. He always took the time to explain all options and make sure that I understood them and kept me updated by phone and e-mail on a very regular basis. There was NO need to chase him to find out what was going on with my case. I would absolutely hire attorney Garrison again If needed. In the case turned out the way I hoped it would.
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Posted by Jerry | November 19, 2016
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Domestic Violence - Charges Dropped
I was arrested and charged in the White Mountains of NH. I live in Massachusetts. I cold called Mr Garrison left a message . He called me back right away . He asked me to explain what happened , i did. He explained his fee and what he would do for that fee. I had a good feeling right from the start , after a check i hired him. He was able to save me multiple trips to NH by representing me in the court. He went the distance in communication and the accuracy of information disseminated and his promptness were very calming during a tense period of my life . I hope i never have to face court again, but if i do Joe is the man i would want to represent me in NH. My review is based only on my experience with him .Thanks Joe !
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Posted by Jessica | October 22, 2016
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Excellent attorney
Joe is very skilled and extremely helpful. He is quick to respond and is willing to work with his clients to answer questions and help them understand the process. He is fair and honest, a truly rare find. Hire him with confidence!
Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, reliable and friendly
I was very pleased with the work Joe did defending me in an assault case that stemmed from a very volatile divorce. I found Joe to be professional, and very supportive, explaining my options, his strategy and gathering all the information he could to represent me. He always seemed to know what was going on with my case and was very prompt in his communication with me. I've experienced other lawyers who get too lost in their own caseload and make you feel like you are just one of many they have to juggle. My experience with Joe was much better. I would recommend him without hesitation.
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Posted by Bruce | August 15, 2016
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Professional, experienced and persistant.
I had not met Joe but was in need of an attorney who knew his way around the criminal court room. I called an attorney I did know, explained my situation and he did not hesitate in recommending Joe. I am glad he did, I was facing possible jail time that could have severely impacted my employment and Joe worked matters out satisfactorily for all involved. He will continue to be my attorney and I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Gerard | July 1, 2016
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Aggravated OUI on an ATV
Attorney Garrison protected my family and I when we needed it the most.I was severely injured and he fought for my rights and prevented jail time.He responded quickly and left no stone unturned!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 175-250 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Garrison Law
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate
  • Waystack Frizzell Trial Lawyers
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Rule 36 Prosecutor
  • City of Concord
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Staff Attorney
  • New Hampshire Public Defender
  • 2008 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Hage & Hodes
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Extern in Homicide Unit
  • New Hampshire Department Of Justice
  • 2007 - 2007
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Education

  • University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Northwestern University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Associations

  • New Hampshire Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Grafton County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Coos County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (9)
Endorse Joseph
Family Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is a great choice when seeking an advocate."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe has years of experience as a public defender and in North Country courts. He is hard-working and dedicated to his clients. He certainly has my endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a hardworking, tireless and energetic defender. I have seen him try difficult cases and obtain good results for clients. I am glad to endorse my friend, colleague and fellow warrior."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I got to know Joe when he was a lawyer at the public defender’s office and I have known Joe for many years. He is a hard-working and determined lawyer. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a very experienced trial attorney and tirelessly advocates for his clients. After many years in the Littleton Public Defender's Office, Joe knows the North Country well and that experience greatly benefits his clients. Whenever we worked on cases together he was always responsive and thorough. I highly recommend Joe."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a an excellent attorney who will fight tirelessly for his clients' rights. I worked with Joe as a public defender for many years and saw firsthand his zealous advocacy for his clients. I would recommend him to anyone seeking counsel."
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Franconia Criminal defense Lawyer Joseph D. Garrison
Joseph D. Garrison
Criminal defense Attorney
Franconia, NH
Licensed for 15 years
Free Consultation