Attorney Kerrigan became a member of the New Hampshire Bar in September 1980 and served as a Law Clerk for the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire from August, 1980 through August, 1982. In the 29 years since then he has been exclusively in private practice, having tried many jury trials as well as cases to a non-jury finder of fact, whether before a trial judge or arbitrator(s). He has handled the litigation needs of clients throughout New Hampshire and has appeared as counsel of record in all 11 Superior Courts in the state, several trial courts in Massachusetts, the United States District Courts in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts, as well as the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston. His clients have included individuals, partnerships and small businesses, regional, national and multinational corporations, including Fortune 500 companies.

He has also spent a considerable amount of professional time as a private mediator and arbitrator since the process was first adopted by the New Hampshire court system in the 1980s. Mr. Kerrigan is certified by the New Hampshire Office of Mediation and Arbitration as both a mediator and an arbitrator.

Attorney Kerrigan has handled cases on a wide variety of topics, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. The substantive areas of law in which he has been involved include the following areas:  

  • Death and serious personal injury claims including: Motor Vehicle, Dog Bites, Defective Product claims, Medical Injury, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall
  • Insurance Law including: Coverage
  • Contracts including: breach of contract, non-compete and franchise agreements 
  • Employment including: wrongful discharge, discrimination or harassment 
  • Tax abatement, zoning, planning and other realty disputes 
  • Education law (with a focus on post secondary education law) 
  • Condominium association, consumer and other statutory based claims 

Current Memberships
Nashua Bar Association, Member. Secretary, 1984-1985.
New Hampshire Bar Association.Board of Governors, 1986-1991. Member of ADR and Federal Practice Sections.
Association of Defense Trial Attorneys .State Chair, 1996-2009.
New Hampshire Association for Justice.
Fellow: New Hampshire Bar Foundation.Board of Trustees, 1988-1991.
American Bar Association.Member, Tort and Insurance Practice Section.

State Certified Neutral Mediator and Arbitrator.
Rule 170 Mediator, New Hampshire Recertification, New Hampshire Office of Mediation and Arbitration, November 2008.
Participant, First New Hampshire Sponsored Arbitrator Certification Training by the American Arbitration Association, March 2009.

Community Service
The PLUS Company, Nashua, NH .People Learning Useful Skills.Board Member, 1994 to present.Chairman 2002-2003, Treasurer 2010- Present.

Awarded status as a New England Super Lawyer 2010, 2011 and 2012. See