Paul M. DeCarolis

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Paul M. DeCarolis became an attorney at Gottesman & Hollis in 1983, after graduating from Keene State College and the Franklin Pierce Law Center. He concentrates on all personal and professional litigation, with a focus on personal injury, and has extensive jury and bench trial experience, as well as a broad understanding of the real estate and construction industries.

In 2017, attorney DeCarolis along with Kevin Hannon was appointed by the United States District Court as co-lead counsel in the class action pending against Saint-Gobain in New Hampshire.

Since 2009, DeCarolis was named in Best Lawyers which compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting surveys with other leading lawyers.

bv-rating-full In the fall of 2004, DeCarolis was recognized as one of the best attorneys in New Hampshire when he was named as the only “Rising Star” for personal injury litigation in New Hampshire Magazine’s first-ever listing of this nature. He is admitted to practice with the New Hampshire State Bar and U.S. District Court of New Hampshire.

Attorney DeCarolis is a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International and past President of the Rotary Club of Nashua West. He has served as a  member of various municipal boards for the town of Pelham.

Attorney DeCarolis’ practice focuses on the areas of:


  • University of New Hampshire Law School (J.D., 1983)
  • Keene State College (B.A., 1979)

Admitted to Practice

  • New Hampshire State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire

Professional Committees and Associations

  • Listed in Best Lawyers for personal injury litigation.
  • American Association for Justice
  • New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association
  • Nashua Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Bar Association


R + D (Clients)

Dear Paul,

Words can never begin to express our thanks for all that you have done for R and I. Throughout the most difficult time in our lives, we knew we could depend on you to handle what was both overwhelming, and frightening to us.

My first meeting with you outside of the trauma unit did so much to bolster my confidence in my decision to seek council. When you explained that you had to take pictures of R, but did not want to distress me further, or add to the many indignities that were already happening to him, you showed a kindness, and concern for both of us. Your calm presence pulled me through many situations that were at times just too much for me to handle, for instance, when our insurance wanted to move R into a nursing home instead of rehab.

We knew that we could call on you, and that without question, you would get back to us; that we would always be informed about what was going on, and prepared for all that we had to go through during this process. No one could have done a better job for us than you did, and we have been at peace in knowing that you put your all into our case. Having you there with us each step of the way was an indescribable comfort.

We are afraid that the night we settled, we did not express our thanks enough. Speaking for both of us, we were so tired and emotional, that we were in a state of disbelief, and almost shock when it was over. We really did not truly come to grips with the finality of it until many days later. While we are glad that it is over, and that we can now move forward, we are also melancholy because we have come to think of you as a friend. Thank you for your utmost professionalism, tenacity, optimism, humor, and genuine caring and concern for our welfare. You are never far from our thoughts, and we wish you all good things in whatever your future holds.

Opposing Counsel

Dear Paul,

As the _____ case winds down (perhaps), I wanted to let you know that lawyers like you make me feel good about being part of the profession. You are an able attorney who presents himself in a very professional and humane way.

Unfortunately, too often I hear about or experience members of our profession who seem to think that being a tough guy (or lady) is what it is all about. Arrogance and disrespect seem to be their guiding principles.

No need to respond. As I get older, I have decided if I have something nice to say about somebody, I am going to say it and not put it off for another day. So, this is as much for me as it is for you.

Continued success to you.

A.M. (Client)

Office Manager,

I would like to express my appreciation to attorney Paul DeCarolis. His help with my case against _____ was very highly worked. He never gave up and he even understood my personal life which made me respect him even more. God bless him. And thank you Paul!!