About Us

Bernard & Merrill, PLLC is committed to providing high quality legal representation in workers’ compensation and insurance matters at a reasonable cost. Our Attorneys have experience before all New Hampshire State and Federal courts, the Department of Labor, and Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. Our Attorneys have extensive experience in counseling employers, insurance carriers and third party administrators in workers’ compensation and insurance matters and our attorneys include a former Legal Counsel to the N.H. Department of Labor and a past Chair of the Workers’ Compensation section of the N.H. Bar Association. This experience provides the necessary foundation to meet your legal needs with consistent, informed advice and representation throughout all stages of litigation.

Our firm has maintained its edge in meeting the legal needs of the business and insurance community by staying current with latest developments in case law, legislation, regulation and technology. Centrally located in Manchester, N.H. we are readily accessible to you, the courts, state agencies and legal resources.

We pride ourselves on keeping our clients informed and up-to-date.

Bernard & Merrill, PLLC is a member of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network and is AV® Preeminent ™, Peer Review Rated through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards.





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Bernard & Merrill PLLC Recognizes Attorney Gary S. Harding For His Recent Contribution to NH Bar News

NH Bar News recently published “Workers’ Comp & Personal Injury: Opioids and the Injured Worker: Collaboration that Could Save Lives”, written by Gary S. Harding, in their August 17th, 2016 edition. The article discusses the opioid epidemic, the use of opioids as a treatment for chronic pain resulting from injuries sustained at work, and how […]

Attorney Kevin W. Stuart Appointed to NHBA’s Legislative Committee

Bernard & Merrill congratulates Attorney Stuart on his appointment to the Bar Association’s Legislative Committee for the 2016-2017 Association Year. The Legislation Committee reviews legislation pending before the New Hampshire Legislature to determine if the proposal affects the administration of justice, the composition and operation of the courts, the practice of law or the legal […]

Announcement: 2016 NWCDN to Host Fall Conference in Chicago

The National Workers Compensation Defense Network is hosting its 2016 Fall Conference in Chicago, Illinois on September 22, 2016.  The NWCDN event is open to all NWCDN member firms and their invited guests, and attendees are never charged.  The all-day conference will be conducted on September 22, 2016 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Chicago, located […]

Attorney Donna M. Daneke to Co-Chair the New Hampshire Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Seminar on May 18, 2016

Attorney Donna M. Daneke Selected as Judge For “We The People” National Competition

Bernard & Merrill congratulates Donna M. Daneke’s selection to participate as a judge at the annual “We the People” national finals in Washington, D.C. in April 2016.  The competition allows students and teachers from across the nation the opportunity to showcase their constitutional knowledge by competing in mock congressional hearings, upon which they are judged.