Attorneys David W. McGrath

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Dave serves as President and Managing Director of the firm. He also maintains an active 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 and whistleblower, wrongful termination, and healthcare related matters. He also frequently helps businesses and executives navigate employment separations.

Dave is a certified mediator who serves in that role often for the state and federal courts, the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, and for private parties.

Dave serves as Vice President of the New Hampshire Bar Association and is a member of the Professional Conduct Committee.

Key Cases

  • Successfully defended national insurance company in non-compete battle, leading to summary judgment.
  • Successfully defended local municipality in a wrongful discharge lawsuit, leading to a jury verdict for the town.
  • Successfully defended area hospital in an Americans with Disabilities lawsuit and preserved the win at the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
  • Successfully defended an international corporate client in a wrongful discharge lawsuit, leading to summary judgment.
  • Successfully defended national corporate client in defense of substantial wage claims.

Admissions

  • State of New Hampshire
  • United States District Court
  • District of New Hampshire
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals

Civic Involvement

  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Vice President
  • New Hampshire Professional Conduct Committee
  • Leadership New Hampshire, Class of 2013
  • Board Member, Inti Soccer Academy
  • Active in various roles at his local church

Awards

  • Business NH Magazine as the best employment lawyer in the state, as recognized by his peers, 2015
  • Chambers USA, Employment Law
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management
  • New England Super Lawyer®, Business Litigation
  • Martindale Hubbell, Rated “AV”