Gary S. Harding

Gary S. Harding
Gary S. Harding
Location:  Manchester, New Hampshire
Phone:       603-622-8454
Fax:            603-626-8490
Gary S. Harding is an associate at Bernard & Merrill where his practice is focused primarily in the defense of workers’ compensation claims. Mr. Harding received a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts/Lowell and Juris Doctor degree from New England School of Law where he was on the Dean’s List all three years. Mr. Harding has lectured on workers’ compensation matters before numerous companies and organizations, including the New Hampshire Adjusters Association. Mr. Harding is a Past Chair of the Workers Compensation Section of the New Hampshire Bar Association. Prior to practicing at Bernard & Merrill, Mr. Harding earned a Judicial Clerkship with the Massachusetts Superior Court and engaged in private practice concentrating in construction litigation. He is licensed to practice in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Prior to embarking on his legal career, Mr. Harding served in the United States Marine Corps and was self-employed as a general contractor.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Defense
  • Employment and Labor Law

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2002
  • New Hampshire, 2002
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2002
  • U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire, 2002


  • New England Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. – 2001
    • Honors: Dean’s List
  • University of Massachusetts/Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts
    • B.A. – 1992

Published Works

  • Opioids and Injured Workers, New Hampshire Bar News, August, 2016
  • Appeal of Margeson, New Hampshire Bar News, September, 2011


  • Workers’ Compensation, National Business Institute, 2014
  • Fall Conference, New Hampshire Adjusters Association, 2010

Past Employment Positions

  • Shannon Law Associates, Associate, 2002

Pro Bono Activities

  • Past Chair of Workers’ Compensation Section of the New Hampshire Bar Association, 2012 – 2013


Bernard & Merrill PLLC
814 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101
Phone: 603-622-8454
Fax: 603-626-8490
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