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Dover and Portsmouth, NH
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John Edward Durkin


Attorney John Edward Durkin"I can't say enough about the level of professionalism and importance in which my case was handled."

Attorney John Edward Durkin is someone clients can trust. Credited as a "competent and knowledgeable legal counselor," he was admitted to the New Hampshire Bar in 1995 and has received many legal accolades, including being ranked one of the Top New Hampshire Lawyers for four consecutive years, and being a multiple-time recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Procedure, Commercial Transactions, and Wills, Trusts and Estates.

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    A valued member of Burns, Bryant, Cox, Rockefeller & Durkin P.A., attorney John Durkin is who you can count on. Find out what attorney Durkin can do for you. Contact our law firm and schedule your free consultation today.


    • College of the Holy Cross (BA, 1990)
    • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law (JD Magna Cum Laude, 1994)

    Admitted to Bar:

    • New Hampshire 1995
    • Maryland 1994
    • New Hampshire Federal District Court 1995
    • United States Court of Appeals - 1st Circuit


    • Best Lawyers®: Personal Injury – recognized since 2010
    • Preeminent A/V rating by Martindale-Hubbell, Highest Possible Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
    • Top New Hampshire Lawyers - 2009-2017 - NH Magazine
    • Editor-in-Chief: Journal of Contemporary Health Law & Policy, Volume X
    • American Jurisprudence Award: Criminal Procedure
    • American Jurisprudence Award: Commercial Transactions
    • American Jurisprudence Award: Wills, Trusts and Estates
    • Boston's Top Rated Lawyers - Criminal Law, 2012-2018
    • Super Lawyers Recognition - 2014-2017

    Professional Activities:

    • Judicial Law Clerk to Honorable Sherman D. Horton, New Hampshire Supreme Court, 1994-1995
    • New Hampshire Public Defender, 1995-1999

    Professional Associations:

    • New Hampshire Judicial Council - Appointed by N.H. Supreme Court Chief Justice Linda Dalianis
    • New Hampshire Association Criminal Defense Attorneys, Board of Directors
    • National College DUI Defense
    • National Association Criminal Defense Attorneys
    • Strafford County Governor - New Hampshire Bar Association 2001-2005
    • Past President, Board of Directors, Chase Home for Children
    • Past Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Avis Goodwin Community Health Center

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    255 Washington St. Dover, NH 03820

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    Portsmouth, NH 03801

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