Attorneys Patrick J. Queenan

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associate | Manchester, NH

Patrick is an experienced trial lawyer and represents clients in a wide variety of white collar criminal defense, government and corporate internal investigations, and civil litigation matters before state and federal courts throughout New England.  Super Lawyers has recently recognized Patrick as a Rising Star in the area of white collar criminal defense. Patrick focuses his practice on representing businesses and individuals subject to investigation in cases involving the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service, and state tax authorities, among other state and federal law enforcement and regulatory agencies. Patrick has defended clients in matters involving allegations of wire fraud, bank fraud, securities violations, export compliance violations, and money laundering. Patrick is a member of the Federal Criminal Justice Act panel, accepting court appointments to represent indigent defendants in federal criminal cases.  Patrick was recently appointed a member of the Federal Court Advisory Committee for the District of New Hampshire.

Prior to joining the firm, Patrick was an Assistant Attorney General at the New Hampshire Department of Justice, serving in the Criminal Justice Bureau as a homicide and white collar crime prosecutor, and prior to that in the Civil Law Bureau as counsel to numerous state agencies to include the State Liquor Commission, Department of Resources and Economic Development, Employment Security, Department of Education, Public Utilities Commission, and Site Evaluation Commission.

As a prosecutor, Patrick served successfully as lead counsel to investigate and prosecute significant criminal fraud cases throughout New Hampshire, and also to investigate and prosecute homicide, public integrity, and white collar crime cases. While in the Civil Law Bureau, Patrick litigated complex issues concerning state constitutional law, defended the State of New Hampshire against employment, wrongful death, and negligence suits, and also negotiated contracts and agreements on behalf of the State.

Prior to working for the New Hampshire Department of Justice, Patrick worked as a judicial law clerk for the New Hampshire Superior Courts.


  • State of New Hampshire
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the Districts of New Hampshire and Massachusetts
  • Member, New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Member, Daniel Webster-Batchelder Inns of Court

Civic Involvement

  • Leadership Greater Nashua, 2019 Graduate
  • Chair, Board of Directors, My Turn, Inc. - My Turn is a Non-Profit Organization focused on dropout prevention and intervention, delivering education and workforce training to youth throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Boston Bar Association White Collar Crime Section
  • Member, New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


  • Best Lawyers in America®, Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • Rising Star by New England Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation