Adam R. Mordecai
Adam Mordecai is a civil trial lawyer with a diverse practice representing both plaintiffs and defendants in all manner of state and federal forums, including jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, administrative hearings and mediations. Adam represents businesses large and small, insurers and individuals, with a particular emphasis on defending personal injury claims, resolving employment matters, handling insurance coverage issues, and litigating construction disputes on behalf of contractors, subcontractors and project owners. Adam works closely with clients to understand their priorities and find a resolution that best serves the client’s business or personal interests, whether through mediation, arbitration, trial or other means.
When the best or only course is trial, Adam works with clients throughout the adversarial process as your advocate, guide and counselor. Adam has successfully represented clients in trials throughout the state and draws upon his considerable courtroom experience to efficiently resolve legal problems.
- University of Richmond School of Law, J.D.
- University of New Hampshire, B.A.
- Defense Research Institute (DRI), Former State Representative for NH
- New Hampshire Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Board Member, NH National Delegate, Charter Member
- Tri-State Defense Lawyers Association, Past Chair and President
- American Bar Association
- New Hampshire Bar Association
- Vermont Bar Association
- Manchester Bar Association, Executive Committee
- Member, International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
Admitted to Practice
- New Hampshire Bar
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire
- Vermont Bar
- U.S. District Court of Vermont
- Tried numerous cases to verdict before judges and juries, including successful defense of clients in jury trials involving automobile collisions and resulting personal injuries, in construction litigation and bond claims, and in business and contract disputes.
- With colleague Gary Burt, defended client in a nine-day jury trial involving claims of childhood lead poisoning and resulting brain injury. That case, Baxter v. Temple (tried in 2012 after having been previously appealed), was the first lead poisoning case to be tried in New Hampshire and resulted in a defense verdict for the defendants. After a six-day Daubert hearing, Adam and Gary also recently succeeded in having plaintiffs’ neuropsychological expert excluded in another lead paint case involving a large group of Somali refugee plaintiffs.
- Keynote speaker, “Critical Role of Technology in Preparing for and Presenting at Trial;” 2015 Annual Meeting of the Paralegal Association of New Hampshire; September 2015
- Frequent lecturer about courtroom technology, including “Practical Use of Technology in Courtroom Presentation – Effectively Using an iPad at Trial;” USDC NH Federal Practice Institute; November 2014
- Instructor 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Associated Builders and Contractors: “Basic Construction Law: Termination Rights and Obligations, Construction Claims, and Dispute Resolution Alternatives”
- New Hampshire Society of Professional Engineers, “Construction & Engineering Law for the Practicing Engineer,” April 2014
- Instructor 2016 on 'Advanced Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law' for NBI
- “Instructor 2017 for ‘The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit’ for NBI”
- Instructor 2017 on ‘Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law Made Simple’ for NBI
Publications / Presentations
- "Chapter 6 - Construction Claims," New Hampshire Construction Law and Litigation, MCLE, 2016
- DRI’s “For the Defense” Magazine, June 2017: “Cross-Cultural Neuropsychological Assessment in the Forensic Setting”