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Michael H. Brisson

Michael H. Brisson

Hard Working | Caring |Eager to Help
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence...
  • New Hampshire
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Summary

As an Associate with Liberty Legal PLLC, I mostly represent clients accused of DWI/DUI and other criminal offenses. I also practice family law. Occasionally, I handle matters pro bono when they are referred to me through the NH Domestic Violence Emergency ("DOVE") Project or the NH Pro Bono program. (See: https://www.nhlegalaid.org/about/pro-bono). I began my career as a prosecutor, handling criminal matters at the felony level at the Superior Court and litigating jury trials.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Hampshire
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate
Liberty Legal PLLC
- Current
Trial Court Information Center
New Hampshire Judicial Branch
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Took a step back from practicing law in order to address some personal and family issues, as well as to recover from a serious back injury requiring surgery in February 2016. Received training in all areas of the NH Trial Courts - District, Family, and Probate Divisions, and the Superior Court. Answered thousands of phone calls to assist attorneys and pro se litigants to ensure that cases were filed efficiently, thereby lowering the burden on court staff and leading to more efficient use of the Courts' time. Received formal training in the electronic filing system for small claims and guardianship matters.
Pro Bono Attorney
New Hampshire Domestic Violence Emergency ("DOVE") Project
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Assisted an under-represented community of people who would otherwise be left to face the judicial system alone. Was required to discontinue my involvement upon obtaining employment with the judicial branch, before beginning again in January 2017.
Prosecutor
Carroll County Attorney's Office
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Handled all aspects of felony prosecution in the Carroll Superior Court, from indictment through disposition/trial. Participated in 14 jury trials, 12 of which were as first-chair or solo.
Special Assistant County Attorney
Merrimack County Attorney's Office
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Completed a one-year Public Service Fellowship sponsored by UNH Law after passing the NH Bar Examination on the first try. Prosecuted dozens of cases in the Circuit Courts, sat second-chair in my first jury trial. Left upon the completion of the one-year terms of my fellowship.
Voluntary intern / Extern for credit
Merrimack County Attorney's Office
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Began by performing a legal externship for law school credit. Stayed on as a voluntary intern. Under New Hampshire Supreme Court Rule 36 in the summer of 2010. Represented the State in Circuit Court proceedings as a student attorney allowed to appear in front of the court with an attorney supervisor. Stayed as voluntary intern afterward, while juggling for-credit externship with the Department of Justice, three work-study jobs, and a full load of courses. Left shortly before graduation to focus on final examinations and to prepare to take the NH and MA bar examinations in the summer of 2011.
Legal Extern
New Hampshire Department of Justice
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Performed Legal Externship for law school credit. Wrote an appellate brief on behalf of the State of New Hampshire, resulting in the New Hampshire Supreme Court affirming a defendant's conviction without the need for oral argument. Various other tasks as assigned.
Student Participant
New Hampshire School of Law's Appellate Defender Program
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Worked on several appellate briefs on behalf of indigent defendants under the supervision of New Hampshire's Appellate Defender and Chief Deputy Appellate Defender.
Student Attorney
UNH School of Law's Consumer/Commercial Law Clinic
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Worked on such cases as mortgage rescue fraud and unfair debt collection practices for real-world clients, while under the supervision of the clinic's professor.
Human Resource Coordinator for Madison East store location.
Menard, Inc.
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Assisted the General Manager in staffing a 180+ employee, $45M/yr retail operation with job candidates for entry-level, experienced, supervisory, management-level, and manager trainee positions. Processed payroll to ensure that all employees were paid and kept their employee benefits. Significantly reduced turnover over the course of several years by improving the selection process. Achieved a top-five ranking (out of 250 stores) in number of employees promoted to management positions in other stores, thereby facilitating the company's overall growth. Left to move to New Hampshire to attend law school - took the summer off before beginning school in August 2008.
Education
University of New Hampshire School of Law
J.D. (2011)
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University of Wisconsin - Madison
B.B.A. (2002) | Business Administration
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Double Major: Marketing, Mgmt&HR
Activities: Mu Kappa Tau: Marketing Society Sigma Iota Epsilon: Management Society
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Professional Associations
New Hampshire DOVE Project and Pro Bono Program
Pro Bono Attorney
- Current
Activities: Serving an under-represented community needing legal services while gaining great experience that I will carry into my next employment opportunity.
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New Hampshire Bar Association # 20609
General Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Liberty Legal PLLC
212 Coolidge Ave
Manchester, NH 03102
USA
Telephone: (603) 384-3264
Cell: (603) 262-3196