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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Attorney Margaret P. Sack to Present at NHBA Seminar on Medical Marijuana

Attorney Sack will be a faculty member for NH Bar Association CLE seminar, Marijuana Law Update, on March 7, 2017.  She will speak about the Workers’ Compensation Carrier Perspective on Medical Marijuana.  For more information, please visit https://nhbar.inreachce.com/Details?groupId=a2428e67-008d-4aac-9c88-b2f0d69363e7.

Attorney Margaret P. Sack to Present at the Spring Occupational Health Conference

Attorney Sack is scheduled to speak at the Spring Occupational Health Conference on March 31, 2017 from 9:15 am – 10:15 am on the topic of The Interface of Occupational Health and Workers’ Compensation: Maximizing Cost-Savings and Employee Welfare – a Win-Win.  The conference is offered by the NH Association of Occupational Health Nurses and […]

Attorney Donna M. Daneke Pictured in December’s Issue of NH Bar News

Attorney Donna M. Daneke received recognition at the district competition for “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” for her longtime commitment as a volunteer judge.  Find the picture in the December 2016 issue of NH Bar News, The Bar Scene, at https://www.nhbar.org/publications/display-news-issue.asp?id=8654.

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 […]