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David W. McGrath

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David W. McGrath

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Phone: 603.627.8255
Fax: 603.641.2349
dmcgrath@sheehan.com
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Practice Focus

Dave serves as Chairman of the firm's Litigation Department and also serves on the firm's Management Committee. Since joining the firm in 1992, he has built a successful general commercial litigation and employment practice. Dave represents firm clients in state and federal courts, arbitration and administrative proceedings. He routinely handles trade secret, non-competition, predatory hiring, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination and health care cases. Dave is a certified mediator who serves in that role frequently for the state and federal courts, as well as the New Hampshire Commission For Human Rights.

Sample Matters
  • Successfully represented hospital in defense of multi-party lawsuit.
  • Successfully represented physician practice group in defense of discrimination lawsuit.
  • Successfully defended national insurance company in non-compete battle, leading to summary judgment.
  • Successfully defended a municipality in a wrongful discharge lawsuit, leading to a jury verdict for the town.
  • Successfully defended a national security company against an age discrimination lawsuit filed by a former manager.

Education

B.A., Framingham State College
J.D., Cornell University Law School

Honors

Dave is a 2013 graduate of Leadership New Hampshire. He has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America by Woodward White, as well as a New England Super Lawyer, both in the area of Labor & Employment law. Dave is listed in Chambers USA as one of the top employment lawyers in the state of New Hampshire. In a 2004 poll conducted by New Hampshire Magazine, he was recognized by his peers as New Hampshire’s rising star in the area of Labor/ Employment Law.

Memberships and Admissions

Dave is admitted to practice in New Hampshire, before the United States District Court, District of New Hampshire, and before the First Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association Board of Governors and is a past member of its Ethics Committee.

Community Involvement

Among his many community activities, Dave serves on the Board of Inti Soccer Academy, a not-for-profit organization serving Manchester’s underprivileged youth through a variety of educational and athletic opportunities. Dave is also active in various roles at his local church.

Practice Areas
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business Litigation
Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits

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