Our Firm Offers Depth Of Knowledge And Experience

Since 1996, the attorneys at Bernard & Merrill PLLC have focused the majority of their time and careers on providing strategic, tireless workers' compensation defense representation. Our attorneys have many years of experience defending insurance companies, third-party administrators and employers in workers' compensation lawsuits. We have dedicated our careers to providing our clients with high quality, cost-efficient counsel.

Our reputation of excellence has been recognized nationwide, and we are the only firm in New Hampshire that has been selected for inclusion in the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network. We are also included in A.M. Best's Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys. Our vast experience and superior litigation skills help us to successfully defend clients in a wide variety of industries, from nursing homes to oil companies.

Our Partners

Eric P. Bernard has been practicing since 1982. He is a New Hampshire Compensation Appeals Advisory Board member representing defendants. He is also AV® Preeminent ™, Peer Review Rated through Martindale-Hubbell.

Andrew A. Merrill (of counsel) has been practicing since 1980 and is rated by Super Lawyers. He is often asked to present at workers' compensation defense seminars for attorneys and insurance professionals.

Donna M. Daneke is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and Franklin Pierce Law Center (now the University of New Hampshire School of Law). She is former Legal Counsel to the New Hampshire Department of Labor and served as an adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law.

Kevin W. Stuart received his B.A. in Political Science and an M.P.A., cum laude , from the University of New Hampshire. Mr. Stuart received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School, where he received a Jurisprudence award in Constitutional Law.

Call A Law Firm Committed To Clients

In addition to successes in our field of practice, our prestige stems from our lawyers' commitment to being accessible and responsive to clients. We are all here to help. Call our Manchester office at 603-836-0257. Contact us today for an initial consultation.