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Michael P. Rainboth

Personal injury Attorney at Portsmouth, NH

5.0   10 reviews

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    50%

    32 years, 150 cases

  2. Personal injury
    50%

    32 years, 1,000 cases

We represent people whose sense of dignity has been diminished by injury, bankruptcy, divorce, or disaster. We care about our clients and our goal is to achieve justice for them and renewed hope for the future. 

As husbands and fathers ourselves, we are deeply aware that the affliction of one member affects the entire family. In the course of our work we have sat at hospital bedsides, vistied homes of those who cannot travel, and answered midnight calls of distressed clients. 

We pledge to serve you with that same dedication, if you choose us to represent you.

Licensed for 34 years
State ME
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 11/26/2022
State NH
Status Active
Acquired 1988
Updated 04/13/2015

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

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Attorney Michael P. Rainboth
439 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH, 03801-5080

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Posted by Dave | March 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Great Lawyer
Michael Rainboth is a very caring person besides being a great attorney. He took my case and it involved more than I knew it would and he got everything done. He came to me when I couldn’t get to his office and just made things as easy as he could during all of the lawsuit. I highly recommend Michael and his staff they have gone out of the way for me. Thanks
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Posted by Lisa | June 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent in Every Way
Mike handled my car accident in which I was the Plaintiff. I was kept abreast of everything, of our status, he had great recommendations for me regarding my case and we were offered a settlement in terms of right around where he projected we would be at. His assistant Caren is also very thorough and competent. No complaints here. I would recommend Mike to anyone for your personal injury or medical malpractice suit. I would absolutely use him again too!
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Posted by Kim and Bob | October 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Saving Grace
If you are in need of someone that will be invested in you and your case from day 1. Provide you with intelligence, grace, encouragement, understanding and most of all non-judgement, then look no more. Mike is our "saving grace" he kept in constant contact with us and we were well informed each step of the way. When you have to focus all your attention on getting well, trying to grasp all the medical terminology that is now thrown at you, along with trying to figure out your new normal, the last thing that you need is to try and decipher legal jargon. That is where and when you need to have a trustworthy person who is working diligently on righting a wrong. Mike is that person. He was instrumental throughout our journey of seeking peace of mind and in the end he righted a wrong for us. Thank you Michael Rainboth for making a very difficult situation a lot less painful to deal with. You are forever in our hearts and wish you and your family the very best.
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Posted by Stephanie | January 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
#excellent #determined #caring
You were so much more to our family then just an attorney . The incredible detailed work you had to perform was far from appreciated. From hiring the best doctors one from nyc, to all those insane hours spent . We appreciate it all . Even though our out come was not what we wanted we know you had done everything in your power to help . At this point you were not only a friend but family . Thank you with all our hearts and I highly recommend you.
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Posted by Frank | January 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Thank You!!
I cannot say enough about Michael Rainboth who I was fortunate to have found. He has helped me through the very difficult circumstances in the wrongful death of my wife. He is hard working and extremely thorough in his practice of law. He has made me feel comfortable with every step of the process and always kept me well informed. He is diligent and thorough and has the respect of his peers. I will give the very highest of reviews and would recommend him to all who need his expertise.
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Posted by Howie | January 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney....Class Act
Mike Rainboth was a beacon of hope to my family during one of the most trying times of our lives. Not only did he work extremely hard and effectively, his calm and empathetic demeanor offered myself and my family great comfort. Mike is very intelligent and did not leave any stone unturned in this case. I was amazed at how emotionally invested he was in my family and also all of the different approaches that he used to bring our case to a very successful resolution. Additionally, he always returned all calls and emails promptly and with much care and respect. In closing I want to add that Mike Rainboth is somebody that I feel blessed to have found to represent us in this very painful chapter of our lives. God Bless him for being the person he is!!! One of the best I have met in my 57 years!!
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Posted by Sarah | January 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer!
I highly recommend Michael Rainboth. He's an excellent attorney. I got in an accident in 2012 and had him as my lawyer. I won my case. His assistant attorney Jamie does a great job too!
Posted by cathy and Richard | April 18, 2015
Excellent and Profesional !
Hard working and dedicated, we could not have had a better attorney. Highly recommend Michael for his perseverance and Knowledge.We are very blessed to have him on our side. Outstanding professionalism . After all i and my husband have been through ,he is the light at the end of the tunnel.
Posted by Peter | April 14, 2015
My Hero
I was lucky enough to find Michael to represent me in a lawsuit after I was injured quite wrongly. Over a 3 year period Michael, through hard work, intelligence, dedication, compassion, tenacity and a profound sense for righting a wrong, was able to navigate me through the judicial system, never losing the sense of purpose that brought us together. To say that watching Michael work was a pure joy, would be such an understatement. His professionalism and kindness and caring, to this day bowls me over and leaves me speechless, which, if you knew me is quite an incredible feat. After 3 years, Michael brought my lawsuit to a very successful conclusion, watching this man mediate a just settlement for me is one of the highlights of my life. I don't consider Michael just my lawyer. Not even just my friend, but family, and there is nothing I would not do for this man, I quite literally trust him with my life. Trust....Honesty....a beautiful sense of what is right and wrong....and a more caring and compassionate soul you will never meet. If you ever find yourself lost and injured, wronged, scared, not knowing where to turn and who to trust, this, is your man, The man you want at your side to represent your best interests, at all times.
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Posted by John | April 14, 2015
Great Result
Attorney Rainboth took on my minor daughters ski accident case when other lawyers would not. Attorney Rainboth's attention to detail and meticulous research allowed my daughter to receive a better than fair settlement for her injuries. He even helped direct us to a fantastic financial planner for her settlement to be put in trust. Will not me a nicer person nor an attorney that cares more about your case.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Rainboth, Murphy & Lown
  • 1993 - Present
  • Associate
  • Wiggin & Nourie, Pa
  • 1989 - 1993
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • New Hampshire Superior Court
  • 1988 - 1989

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • University of New Hampshire
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985

Legal Cases

  • Medical malpractice
  • Settled

Associations

  • NH and ME Bar Associations
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • September 11 Lead Counsel
  • ATLA
  • N/A
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Publications

  • NHAJ
  • How To Depose The Treating Physician
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • High Stakes Litigation
  • Loss of Opportunity Claims
  • 2010
  • 90 Days To Trial
  • Direct Examination of Treating Doctors
  • 2008
  • Personal Injury Law and Practice
  • Expert Witnesses
  • 2003
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Recent Developments in Premises Liability
  • 2003
  • Auto Essentials CLE
  • Do You Need A Liability Expert?
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
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Unknown Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael Rainboth. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community. He provides excellent counseling and recommendations."
Medical malpractice Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike was co-counsel with me in a Maryland case and was a true pro with his strategic assistance and litigation instincts."
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