Attorneys Brian J. Bouchard

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associate | Manchester, NH

Working in restaurants throughout high school, college, and law school taught Brian one unforgettable lesson: client service is job one. Since joining Sheehan Phinney in 2013, that mantra has been a driving force behind Brian’s legal practice. Originally trained as a philosopher, he embarked on a legal career after college to find the intersection between ideas and practice. Law fit that bill. Today, as a litigator focused on labor and employment, land use, and construction issues, Brian is driven by client service and by finding answers to the legal questions his clients raise. Brian has written and lectured on legal topics throughout the Granite State, and he is never unimpressed by the complex issues facing employers, businesses, and individuals on a daily basis.

“If we are what we repeatedly do, excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle.

Key Cases

  • Substantial experience in litigating employment discrimination and retaliation cases
  • Successfully represented an energy company in a mineral and property rights dispute
  • Worked with an outdoor guiding company to save it hundreds of thousands of dollars in back wages by renegotiating its government contracts
  • Extricated a client from a failed business acquisition and resulting litigation
  • As a pro bono attorney, obtained a favorable judgment for indigent clients in a bench trial
  • Frequent lecturer on discrimination, wage and hour, and government contractor issues


  • State of New Hampshire
  • State of Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire Bar Association

Civic Involvement

  • Board Member, Brew NH
  • Board Member, Leadership Seacoast


  • Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program
  • Managing Editor of IDEA: The Intellectual Property Law Review, University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence