Four Members of the
New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association
Honored for Helping Families of September 11 Victims

 

 
 

The Honorees, from left to right: Jennifer Lemire, Michael Rainboth, Scott Harris and David Gottesman


THE NEW HAMPSHIRE TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (NHTLA)
announces that four of its members were honored both at the national summer convention of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) and at the NHTLA 27th Annual Dinner. David M. Gottesman of Gottesman & Hollis in Nashua, Jennifer A. Lemire of Watson & Lemire of Portsmouth, Scott H. Harris of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton of Manchester, and Michael P. Rainboth of Coughlin, Rainboth, Murphy & Lown of Portsmouth all participated in Trial Lawyers Care, a volunteer program developed by ATLA to ensure free legal assistance for the families of September 11 victims. It is the largest pro bono legal services program in United States history. 

The opening plenary of the ATLA annual summer convention in Boston was dedicated to thanking the courageous families and tireless volunteer lawyers who participated in this program.  U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to the 9/11 Victims Fund special master Kenneth Feinberg with a tribute to his hard work and that of the thousands of attorneys who donated a total of over 100 years to the families torn apart by the terrorist attack.

At the NHTLA Annual Dinner, David Gottesman, Jennifer Lemire, Scott Harris, and Michael Rainboth were also awarded the NHTLA Special Recognition Award.  Special Recognitions are given periodically to attorneys in New Hampshire who, in the course of zealously representing their clients, pursue and help achieve substantive changes in the law which improve our civil justice system, enhance the rights of citizens' access to the courts, preserve the right of trial by jury or enhance the right of everyone to attain full, fair and timely remedies for civil wrongs.

President Thomas Craig stated, "We are proud to have four of our members, three of whom are board members, who devoted numerous hours to New Hampshire families devastated by the tragedy of September 11.  These lawyers, David Gottesman, Jennifer Lemire, Scott Harris, and Michael Rainboth set aside the demands of their lives to make an extraordinary contribution to our country.  Our organization owes them a great debt of gratitude for their fine work."

 
     

                                        

 

 

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