Our Attorneys In The News

Attorney Eric P. Bernard Re-Appointed to Compensation Appeals Advisory Board by NHBA Board of Governors

Bernard & Merrill, PLLC congratulates Eric P. Bernard on his re-appointment by the NH Bar Association, Board of Governors to a three-year term on the Workers' Compensation Appeals Advisory Board as the Member representing defendants.


Attorney Laura M. Del Camp to present at the National Business Institute seminar on Workers’ Compensation

Laura M. Del Camp will present 'Using Evidence to Your Client's Advantage: Claimant and Respondent Strategies' and 'Ethical Considerations' at the National Business Institute seminar on Workers' Compensation. The seminar is scheduled May 16, 2018 at the Executive Court Banquet Center in Manchester, New Hampshire. The seminar will begin at 9:00am, with registration at 8:30am, and continuing through 4:30pm. You can visit this link for early registration and more information.


Attorney Eric Bernard to present at the NH Bar Association 17th Annual Labor & Employment Law Update 2018

Eric Bernard will present an Update on Developments in New Hampshire Workers' Compensation Law at the 17th Annual Labor & Employment Law Update Continuing Legal Education program hosted by the New Hampshire Bar Association. The seminar is scheduled on April 12, 2018, at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, New Hampshire.


Margaret P. Sack, Partner

Bernard & Merrill is pleased to announce that Margaret P. Sack, Esq., has become a partner of the firm. Meg will continue her dedication to workers’ compensation law, representing self-insured employers, third-party administrators and workers’ compensation insurance carriers.


Michelle A. Broadhurst joins Bernard & Merrill PLLC

Bernard & Merrill welcomes Michelle A. Broadhurst to its team of attorneys. Michelle joins the firm after practicing as in-house counsel for a large insurance company and is former chair of the New Hampshire Bar Association Workers' Compensation Section. Michelle has extensive experience counseling employers and insurance carriers in complex workers' compensation and insurance matters.


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

Bernard & Merrill once again congratulates Attorney Stuart on his appointment to the Bar Association's Legislative Committee for the 2017-2018 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 profession.


Announcement: 2017 NWCDN to Host Fall Conference in Atlanta

The National Workers Compensation Defense Network is hosting its 2017 Fall Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on October 19, 2017. 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 Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead located at 3434 Peachtree Rd NE.

NWCDN Conferences are educational, constructive, illuminating, and just plain good fun. Please go to the NWCDN website for more information: www.nwcdn.com. Registration for the event can be coordinated by contacting Carol Wright at Capehart Scatchard at [email protected]. Also, keep in mind that the NWCDN will be hosting a Pre-Conference Welcome Cocktail Reception at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. The Conference on October 19, 2017 will begin at 8:30 a.m., with registration at 8:00 a.m., and continuing through to 4:30 p.m., after which there will be a cocktail reception hosted by the NWCDN.


Fall 2017 NHAA Education Conference

The NHAA will be holding its fall education conference on Friday October 27, 2017 at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford, NH. All courses have been approved for 1 Workers’ Comp and/or 1 Multi-Line Credit (depending on what you need). The conference will begin at 8:00 am, with registration at 7:00 am, and continuing through to 4:30 pm, after which there will be a cocktail reception. The cost of the event is $125.00 for members and $150.00 for non-members which includes lunch. You can visit www.nhadjusters.org for more information.


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 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 Healthcare Employee Health Nurses Association of New England and will be held at Frisbie Memorial Hospital Conference Center in Rochester.


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


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 insurance carriers and doctors should work together to ensure opioid therapy decreases pain, increases functionality, and progress is sufficiently demonstrated. Find the full article at https://www.nhbar.org/publications/display-news-issue.asp?id=8526.


Attorney Kevin W. Stuart Appointed to NHBA's Legislative Committees

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 profession.


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 at 505 N. Michigan Avenue.

NWCDN Conferences are educational, constructive, illuminating, and just plain good fun. Please go to the NWCDN website for more information: www.nwcdn.com. Registration for the event can be coordinated by contacting Carol Wright at Capehart Scatchard at [email protected] Also, keep in mind that the NWCDN will be hosting a Pre-Conference Cocktail Reception at the King Arthur's Court at the Intercontinental Hotel, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. The Conference on September 22, 2016 will begin at 8:30 a.m., with registration at 8:00 a.m., and continuing through to 4:30 p.m., after which there will be a cocktail reception hosted by the NWCDN.


Attorney Eric P. Bernard to present at the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Update Continuing Legal Education seminar on April 14, 2016.


Attorney Eric P. Bernard Appointed to Granite State Senior Games, Board of Directors


Attorney Eric P. Bernard Elected to College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers

Bernard & Merrill PLLC congratulates Attorney Bernard on his recent election as a Fellow of the College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers a national organization dedicated to promoting and maintaining the highest standards of professional conduct, integrity with clients, opponents, colleagues and the bench; and excellence in the presentation of law and fact in the practice of workers' compensation law.


Attorney Andrew A. Merrill Recognized in the 2015 Edition of NE Best Lawyers

Bernard & Merrill, PLLC is proud to announce that Attorney Andrew A. Merrill has been recognized in the 2015 list of Best Lawyers in New England under Workers' Compensation Law. The exceptional attorneys recognized in this guide are also listed in The Best Lawyers in America.


Attorney Eric P. Bernard Appointed to Compensation Appeals Advisory Board by NHBA Board of Governors

Bernard & Merrill, PLLC congratulates Eric P. Bernard on his appointment by the NH Bar Association, Board of Governors to a three year term on the [Workers'] Compensation Appeals Advisory Board as the Member representing defendants.