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Jerome Blanchard

Criminal defense Attorney at Exeter, NH

4.9   31 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NH
    Acquired 2000
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Attorney Blanchard is an experienced felony trial attorney.  A former police officer, and felony prosecutor, Attorney Blanchard has over 20 years of experience in criminal law in New Hampshire.  He has handled thousands of felony criminal cases, and has won over 100  jury trials. 

 

Attorney Blanchard handles all felonies, including Sexual Assaults, Homicides, Drug cases, Felony Motor Vehicle offenses, White Collar and Computer crimes, Child Sexual Abuse/Pornography cases, and Juvenile prosecutions.  Additionally, he represents witnesses and targets of Grand Jury Investigations, as well as post-conviction appeals to the Supreme Court, Motions for New Trials, and Habeas Corpus proceedings.

 

 

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Russman Law
14 Center Street
Exeter, NH, 03833
Russman Law
36 Salmon Street
Manchester, NH, 03104
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Posted by Richard | March 22, 2022
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Above and Beyond
One never expects to suddenly need a lawyer. When we did, we didn't know where to turn. We researched prayed and came across Jerome and thank God we did. He was with us through the entire process, answered questions and allayed our anxiety. That was key, putting things in perspective and providing a sense of normalcy while things went through the covid delayed system. We cannot be more thankful and grateful of the outcome. Thankyou Jerome
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Posted by Andrew | November 4, 2021
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Awesome Defense Attny.
Was charged with a felony and a misdemeanor. I lost many rights that I once had prior to the charges. I emphasized the importance of getting all my property back and regaining my rights. He handled it as I asked and got me exactly what I wanted as an outcome. It was a long process but largely due to “Covid” and the courts shutting down. He was on top of every aspect. When I I had questions or concerns he answered back immediately. I would hire him in a second in the event I need to in the future ( I have no intention of needing to). Can’t say enough good things about him. I even got a refund check at the end for remaining funds not used!!! Thank you again Jerome!
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Posted by Jeff | September 28, 2021
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Highly Recommended
I highly appreciate Jerome's expertise and professionalism in helping me get a positive outcome from a case. I could not have done it without his help. It certainly was a trying time dealing with a family issue that resulted in this case occurring. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone in a situation involving a domestic dispute.
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Posted by Andrew | September 9, 2021
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Attorney Jerome Blanchard...Second to none!
Jerome is a highly skilled defense attorney who's knowledge of the law and specifically trial law was second to none! From the start or our relationship, Jerome had a clear and concise understanding of the key aspects of my case. Jerome quickly formulated a logical defense which was very reassuring and put me at ease. During trial, Jerome executed our agreed upon strategy and his vast knowledge or trial law and procedure was on display for all. It was very clear that the prosecuting attorney was over-matched and the trial was quickly concluded with a "Not Guilty" verdict rendered by the judge. I will be recommending Jerome to anyone I find in need of his expert attorney services. Thank You Jerome!
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Posted by MP | May 21, 2021
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The Savior Jerome!
Jerome knows exactly what he is doing! He was very calm, cool and collective throughout the whole process. I would recommend Jerome to absolutely anyone! He is very good at staying on top on everything and has very strong communication skills. Jerome was able to answer every question I had that popped up and was able to explain whatever I did not understand. Jerome is a very nonjudgmental and someone who makes talking about things very comfortable. He clearly has had very much experience and it truly shows! I am so thankful that Jerome was my lawyer because I could not have asked for anyone better!
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2021
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Attorney Blanchard
We were very fortunate to have hired Attorney Blanchard. His professionalism and knowledge of law was comforting. The outcome better than expected. Would highly recommend his service to any one in need of legal assistance.
Posted by Jeremy | December 14, 2020
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Awesome results
I would hire Jerome again. Excellent job with excellent results. I couldn’t have asked for anything more thanks again
Posted by Greg | November 24, 2020
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Domestic dispute
From beginning to end Attorney Blanchard has been readily available for all questions and got me the best final result I could have gotten. I would recommend him and the entire firm to anyone with legal issues. Thank you
Posted by HC | September 15, 2020
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Great attorney!
There were some false claims made and I was potentially facing some very serious charges. So I started researching lawyers online. After some research and speaking with several different attorneys I hired Jerome. I am very happy I made that choice. He happened to personally know both the detective conducting the investigation and the other lawyer involved. After the first court date the investigation ended with no charges filed and I was able to move on with my life. I would 100% recommended Jerome.
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Posted by Ken | February 18, 2020
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Saved me from my living nightmare.
I hired Jerome at the 11th hour and he was able to help me obtain a seemingly impossible outcome for my felony level case. I had over a dozen charges and had been indicted by a Grand Jury. My only regret was that i wish that i had hired Jerome from the start of my case. Once i had hired him he was putting things into action immediately. He poured through details of my case and got things moving. I believe that Attorney Blanchard's reputation of integrity and action allowed me to be here with my sons instead of behind bars.
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Posted by Jm | December 21, 2019
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Thank you Jerome
Jerome was calm, attentive, efficient, caring and effective. He is very smart and keeps in close touch with his clients. I was very lucky to have had him on my side. There's so much to know!
Posted by Tom | November 28, 2019
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Very Grateful
I am eternally grateful that Attorney Blanchard took my case. His calm and confident demeanor was a great assurance for me throughout my terrifying ordeal. His experience in law enforcement and prosecution was invaluable in allowing him to analyze my case and effectively defend me. He explained each step of my case clearly and was very attentive to my emotional needs. He would return my calls quickly and reassured me by addressing all my concerns. I cannot thank him enough for bringing my case to a successful outcome and would hire him again in a heartbeat.
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Posted by J Jones | August 13, 2019
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True Defender
Attorney Blanchard made me feel like an extremely valued person as a client. He explained each and every step of the legal process clearly and precisely. He sincerely wanted to “Defend the case truly” and “ fight for the true” which made a terrible ordeal bearable. I felt comfortable with his expertise from our initial meeting until he prevailed. He stated initially to “leave the worrying to him” which was hard, but throughout each step of the legal process and his demeanor with his experienced knowledge, it helped me to see I was in trusting hands that sincerely wanted to defend me. I can’t “Thank “ him enough and the whole office family for their support!!!
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Posted by Rick | June 15, 2019
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Unsuspecting Landlord....
Over the past year, we naively became the target of a savvy career criminal. Jerome and Robin worked diligently to clarify our confusion, frustration, and fear. We came to rely on them for direction and reassurance since we were completely ignorant and inexperienced in the realm of criminal intent and law. They were very responsive to us even though we were forced to call upon them repeatedly for advice and reassurance due to the unrelenting negative aspects of our case. At every turn, they calmly and proficiently distilled each and every situation to the facts as New Hampshire State law would apply along with recommendations for appropriate steps for us to take. With Jerome and Robin's competent attention to detail, we prevailed through our court appearances and ultimately achieved annulment of charges. Jerome and Robin have our sincere gratitude for helping us emerge and survive the nightmare we had to endure.
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Posted by Wilson | June 11, 2019
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Great job
Attorney Blanchard took our case, had all the charges dropped, just what we wanted.
Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2018
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Excellent work
Attorney Blanchard was fantastic in the process of a frustrating, confusing, and essentially misunderstood case. He was able to get all charges against me dropped and my arrest records annulled.
Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2018
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Great Lawyer
Jerome is a great defender. I was charged with a misdemeanor A, and I walked away with no charges or red lettering on my criminal record. I'm a single mom of 4 kids and illiterate when it comes to legal lingo! I was scared and so clueless but attorney Blanchard helped me understand the process by patiently answering questions, and thoroughly explaining my rights and options. He always answered calls and emails immediately and met with me (early or right on time) at all court trials and never made me feel rushed or alone. I highly recommend this guy if you're ever in a bind and you need honest, real advice and defense!
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Posted by Melissa | August 6, 2018
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Exceptional Attorney!
I hired Attorney Blanchard after being charged with a felony. From our initial meeting I was impressed with his knowledge and expertise of criminal law. I knew right away that we had made the right decision. Attorney Blanchard always kept me up to date on how my case was proceeding. He answered all of my questions in a timely manner. I owe Attorney Blanchard my utmost gratitude and I would recommend him to anyone. He goes above and beyond for his clients and will work to get the job done.
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Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2018
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Attorney Blanchard/ Russman Law
I was charged with 3 serious felonies. Looked into quite a variety of attorneys and through meetings and reviews decided to hire Attorney Blanchard. Attorney Blanchard worked with me throughout the long, dreadful process and ended up getting me off with just one misdemeanor. Very straight forward, honest and understanding. A prosecutors worst fear is to see this man leading the defense. The stories and other reviews do not lie. He is the Michael Jordan of attorneys. 10/10 would hire him again!
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Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2018
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He kept me out of jail!
I was looking at a 1 year jail sentence for my driving without a valid license as a habitual offender (felony). Jerome did everything he could do and then some! I received 2 years of good behavior and a minor misdemeanor charge! After it was said and done I needed help in getting my license back and thank god I asked for his help. Since I hadn’t had my license in a long time laws changed and it became very difficult to get it. But Jerome did everything once again by making all the right phone calls and being as persistent as one man can be! Thank you Jerome! Hire this guy!!!!
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Russman Law
  • 2015 - Present
  • Assistant County Attorney
  • Rockingham County Attorney's Office
  • 2000 - 2014

Education

  • Franklin Pierce Law Center
  • J.D.
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of New Hampshire v. Gregory Adams
  • Not Guilty After Trial
  • State of New Hampshire v. Brett Davis
  • All charges dismissed during trial after the complaining witness refused to answer any more questions
  • State of New Hampshire v. Douglas Staples
  • Not Guilty on All Charges After Trial
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Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Manchester Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Criminal Defense
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Finalist - Technology Case of the Year
  • National District Attorneys Association
  • 2013

Publications

  • Stalked
  • She Devil - The Kristin Ruggiero Story
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Child Sexual Assault
  • Prosecuting Child Sexual Assault Cases
  • 2009
  • Child Forensic Interviewer Training
  • Investigating and Prosecuting Child Abuse Cases
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (3)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I would highly recommend Attorney Blanchard to anyone looking for an experienced criminal defense attorney. I have known Attorney Blanchard for years and can say without a doubt he will do a great job in your case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Blanchard’s experience in criminal justice includes working as police officer, a prosecutor and a defense attorney. I have come to know him as a knowledgeable and hardworking attorney who fights for his clients to get them the best outcome possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jerome is one of the finest trial lawyers I have ever seen. He is tenacious, focused, and ethical. He knows the law, the rules, and the system inside and out. A true asset to anyone charged with a serious felony in New Hampshire."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Blanchard is a dedicated and very talented lawyer. His superior trial skills and integrity will serve his clients well. I would recommend Attorney Blanchard to any person looking for representation by a knowledgeable, dedicated, experienced professional who will fight for them and their best interests."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Blanchard continuously impresses with his poise under pressure, his drive to succeed, and his integrity. Few attorneys retain as much insight into procedural and legal issues as Attorney Blanchard. Because of the high standard he holds himself to, he has earned the trust and respect of members of the criminal law practice on all sides of the courtroom. While there are many attorneys with bark, he has bite. He knows his stuff, and isn’t afraid to use it. He is not only quick on his feet and sure of himself in the courtroom, he has the real confidence of knowing that he can back up any representations he makes. Many clients may mistake an attorney with false bravado to be one with talent and experience. But, what may look good on the outside may be rotten beneath. Attorney Blanchard’s confidence is built on a solid foundation of experience and dedication to New Hampshire criminal law. I felt lucky to have him in my corner for a short while, and would want him there again."
State, local, and municipal law Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Blanchard is hardworking, detail oriented and very thorough in his review and handling of criminal cases. He has superior litigation skills in both the presentation of cases and in cross examination of witnesses. I am a better trial attorney because of his incite and supervision."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jerome Blanchard since we were both Assistant Rockingham County Attorneys from 2000-2005. When we worked together, I immediately noticed that he was an aggressive, fair, hardworking and talented prosecutor and he now takes those skills to the other side of the aisle as one of the premier defense attorneys in the area. Jerome has handled many high profile cases in his career and takes it all in stride without the need for any fanfare or recognition. He maintains his confidence during a trial and was always willing to try a case when other prosecutors would not touch the file - and more often than not, he was able to win the trial that was "un-winnable." As a friend and colleague, Jerome has my highest endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Blanchard is an outstanding trial attorney. As a prosecutor he was a zealous advocate for the State and worked tirelessly to ensure that a just result was achieved. He enjoys my complete trust and highest endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Other
"Jerome Blanchard is one of the most talented trial lawyers I have ever seen. His clients are well served by his depth of knowledge of the law as well as his ability to persuade judges and jurors. He is experienced, professional and ethical. I highly recommend him!"
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Exeter Criminal defense Lawyer Jerome Blanchard
Jerome Blanchard
Criminal defense Attorney
Exeter, NH
Licensed for 23 years
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