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Client Testimonials

What our clients say about our law firm matters. That's why we're proud of our testimonials at Burns, Bryant, Cox, Rockefeller & Durkin, P.A. Every review often represents months or even years of hard work. It's this dedication to delivering results that has set us apart from other law firms in New Hampshire for more than a century.  Founded in 1870, our firm remains committed to putting clients' needs first. Find out how we can help you write your own success story. Contact our law firm today.

In Their Own Words

I wanted to take a moment to express my appreciation of Attorney Christine Rockefeller for her handling of my personal injury case.

From the very first meeting until the case settled in mediation, Christine Rockefeller was patient, thorough and she did an incredible amount of work-interviewing witnesses, taking photos, researching precedents, obtaining records and documenting information that could affect the outcome.

Prior to our mediation session I was nervous. Christine took time to explain the procedure and the possible outcomes. It was obvious she had been through this procedure many times. Watching her in mediation was impressive. For every issue or question, she had answers at her fingertips and documents to back it up. She obtained a very good settlement for me and I am extremely grateful-it will make a big difference in my life.

Thank you for taking my case. I feel privileged to have an attorney of her caliber and ability.


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    After my wife was involved in a serious, head-on car accident, her attending nurse asked me if we had an attorney. As my thoughts were for my wife's immediate care, I soon realized that we would need an attorney to help us through the legal ramifications of this accident. While the doctors took care of my wife, I had the daunting task of finding a reputable attorney to represent us. After speaking with Matt Cox, I knew that my search was over.

    Matt's compassion, ethics, professionalism, knowledge of the law, and experience made this a much less stressful situation for us. Having the legal professionals of one of the oldest law firm in New Hampshire behind us was comforting as well. Matt took the time to explain all of the pros and cons of a particular strategy in our case, and gave us the opportunity to discuss the possible outcomes of our choices. Ultimately Matt felt that the insurance company's final offer was too low, and thus he recommended that we proceed to arbitration. Matt's court room skills in the arbitration were amazing, and his recommendations proved to be totally accurate in all stages of our case. We were able to be awarded the maximum settlement in our case (well over a million dollars), thanks to Matt and his team of legal professionals. Even after the rest of the case was over, Matt fought hard to get us an excellent result on our medical lien. My wife and I will never be able to thank Matt enough for the caring, compassionate and excellent legal work that he has done for us.

    I was very pleased with my experience as a client of Burns, Bryant et al, and in particular attorney John Durkin. I always felt that my case was important. I felt that I had a very competent and knowledgeable legal counselor in my corner. My questions and concerns were answered professionally and calls were returned promptly. I was kept informed of new developments with my case in a timely manner. I was very pleased with the settlement I received. If you are seeking a law firm that is attentive to your needs I highly recommend Burns, Bryant et al.

    Attorney Sarah Lavoie is a caring, intelligent, professional that I was fortunate to have on my side. Attorney Lavoie always kept me informed and was there with me (along with her staff) every step of my proceeding. I always knew I had representation that was working for me and my rights and that meant a lot to me. She and her law firm colleagues also collaborated on my case and that made me feel that not only did I have Attorney Lavoie but I had the entire law firm on my side. Great team. I highly recommend Attorney Lavoie and her law firm.


    I was badly injured in a serious explosion that could have and should have been prevented. I spent months in hospitals and rehab centers. I felt a terrible wrong had been done to me but had no idea what recourse I had. I made an appointment and sat down and talked to Matt. He gave me my options and never sugar-coated anything. A lot of supposed experts were telling us that we would never be able to prove the cause of the explosion, but Matt did not back down. He was able to break down some really complicated engineering issues and in the end we were able to prove that the explosion was caused by a preventable error. It was a long process but Matt and Sarah kept me informed every step of the way and the case was settled out of Court for a substantial sum (well over a million dollars). I couldn't be happier with my choice of lawyers - without their patience and perseverance I would have been left feeling bitter and with no compensation for the horrible ordeal I went through, but thanks to Matt and Sarah I have been able to put this behind me and get on with my life.

    I want to thank you so much for taking care of my Mother's Guardianship. From what I understand, her guardianship was much more complicated than most, but I am so glad we chose to have you represent us. Your thoughtfulness, patience and caring for our situation were reassuring and made the whole courtroom experience easier than I thought it would be. You worked so hard for us and were very prepared; my whole family appreciates everything you did.


     I used John Durkin in my lawsuit. He was amazing, always caring, understanding, and I truly believed he was looking out for my best interest. John and his staff always kept me informed and returned my calls the same day.  In the few years my case went on I always felt like everything that could be done was being done and I was more than thrilled with the turnout. When my case was over although happy, I felt like I was losing friends because I had become close with everyone in the office and spoke with them frequently. I would recommend John Durkin to anyone. He is a great lawyer and a caring man.


    Soon after our young adult daughter was rear-ended while driving to work, we realized that her dreams of a dance career were shattered and found ourselves in search of representation. An old friend suggested that we speak with the Cox Family. Matt and his team of associates provided an old-fashioned, small-town, sensible passion with regards to the rights & wrongs; with big-city drive towards delivering to our daughter, quality representation and ultimately, the result that has allowed us to move forward in our lives. We highly recommend this Team.

    I would recommend this law firm for any legal issue. I chose John Durkin to represent me in a personal injury claim. John and his paralegal staff were there to guide me through the whole process. John and his staff worked hard on my case and brought me the results that I was hoping for. I was very happy with their expertise work. I will continue to use this law firm if their legal services are ever needed in the future.


    As a police officer seriously injured on duty, I was unaware of my rights when the worker's compensation carrier notified me that they planned to reduce or terminate the benefits that I was receiving while I was unable to work. To make their case, they used an unscrupulous physician to question the need for my surgeries. That's when I called Attorney Cox. Matt was very familiar with their tactics and as a result, was able to negotiate a settlement offer on my behalf that exceeded all my expectations. If you have been injured on or off the job, you owe it to yourself to give Matt a call.

    We are very appreciative to John Durkin in handling our case. My husband had slipped on black ice and broke his femur bone. It was a very difficult case but John was dedicated and conquered all the falsehoods that were thrown at him.

    -E and J

    ...I was in a motor vehicle accident and suffered more serious injuries than I originally thought. I contacted Attorney Durkin and the response was immediate. From that point forward, he and his professional staff handled everything and I was able to focus on my recovery. I can't say enough about the level of professionalism and importance in which my case was handled. I am very grateful for their services...


    Engaging the firm Burns, Bryant, Cox, Rockefeller and Durkin was a very good decision for me. After thoroughly reviewing our partnership concerns and rights, our situation was quickly and efficiently resolved. I couldn't have chosen a better firm... Many thanks to them for their professionalism and helpful guidance.


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