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David Gottesman

Founder & Shareholder
  • Profile
  • Credentials
  • Awards
  • Notable Work
  • Practice Areas
  • Community Involvement

Attorney David Gottesman has been practicing law since 1973. He founded the Nashua-based firm Gottesman & Hollis, P.A. with attorney Morgan A Hollis in 1978 and currently focuses on personal injury, wrongful death, and catastrophic injury cases.

Gottesman has achieved the level of Advocate in the education programs offered by the American Association for Justice.

Speaking Engagements, Seminars and Panel Appearances

  • End Distracted Driving speaking engagements Summer 2014, 2017, 2018
  • Commencement speaker for New Hampshire Vocational Technical College in May 2007
  • ATLA Winter Convention in Orlando at Litigation at Sunrise. Presented a program entitled “Discovery in Cybertimes,” February 17, 2004
  • Faculty of New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association Seminar entitled “Here Come the Judges,” 2000-2004
  • Guest lecturer at Franklin Pierce Law Center in cybercrime course, 2003
  • Panelist at NHTLA Seminar entitled “Discovery and Evidence,” presented Discovery in Cybertimes, 2003
  • Panelist for Mastering Voir Dire Seminar for NHTLA, December 13, 2002
  • Coordinator and Moderator for NHTLA CLE entitled “Voir Dire 101,” October 26, 2001
  • Faculty of New Hampshire Bar Association seminar entitled “Negotiation Skills for the Advocate,” November 5, 1999
  • Panelist for Probate Court mini-seminar on “Minor’s Settlements Under the New Probate Rules,” 1994
  • Moderator and Organizer of NHTLA seminar entitled “Sex, Lies and Conflicts, Professional Misconduct in the 90s,” November 10, 1993
  • Moderator for “Physical Therapy and the Law,” January 26, 1993

Professional Committees and Associations

  • New Hampshire Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • Civil Justice Foundation
  • Nashua Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Public Justice
  • Private Mediator and Arbitrator

Admitted to Practice

  • New Hampshire State Bar
  • Massachusetts State Bar
  • U.S. District Court New Hampshire
  • U.S. District Court Massachusetts
  • United States Supreme Court
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals

Academics

  • Suffolk University Law School (J.D., 1973)
  • University of New Hampshire (B.A., 1970)

Important Cases

  • Appearance on E! Television Channel for Amy Boyer segment on “Stalkers” September 2009
  • WMUR with Fred Kocher
  • WNDS Channel 50 “Capital Ideas” with Arnie Arnesen to discuss medical malpractice issues and pending legislation, Feb 29th, 2009
  • Channel 11 “Invasion of Privacy, the Amy Boyer Story,” May 27, 2003
  • Channel 9 “Ask the Expert” as representative of NHTLA on the topic of personal injury, March 24, 2003
  • Channel 9 “Ask the Expert” as representative of NHTLA on the topic of Products Liability and Toy Safety, December 15, 2000
  • Jack Jackson Show, WMAY, Springfield, Ill., regarding the murder of Amy Boyer by a cyberstalker, May 23, 2000
  • Channel 9 “Ask the Expert” as representative of NHTLA on the topic of personal injury, April 7, 2000
  • The Leeza Show, Hollywood, regarding the murder of Amy Boyer by Liam Youens, February 25, 2000
  • KTSA radio, San Antonio, guest of Eliza Sonneland, regarding the murder of Amy Boyer by a cyberstalker, December 7, 1999
  • CNN’s “Burden of Proof” regarding the murder of Amy Boyer by a cyberstalker, December 6, 1999
Awards
  • AV-rated lawyer by his peers through Martindale-Hubbell Which is the highest-ranking possible with that group Visit Website
    AV-rated lawyer by his peers through Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award, the New Hampshire Association New Hampshire Association for Justice
    2019 Lifetime Achievement Award, the New Hampshire Association
  • 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Nashua Bar Association Nashua Bar Association
    2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Nashua Bar Association
  • 20/20 Legacy Business Leaders Award for 2014
    20/20 Legacy Business Leaders Award for 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America by national polling firm Woodward/White Cited every year since 2003
    Best Lawyers in America by national polling firm Woodward/White
  • Inducted in 2012 into the International Society of Barristers A well-respected organization of trial lawyers, because he was found to be “outstanding in the field of advocacy”.
    Inducted in 2012 into the International Society of Barristers
  • Honored by the NH Trial Lawyers Association in 2004 Special Recognition Award for his pro bono efforts in support of a New Hampshire man who was killed in one of the September 11, 2001, plane crashes;
    Honored by the NH Trial Lawyers Association in 2004
  • The recipient of the 2003 NH Trial Lawyers Special Recognition Award for establishing privacy standards for information brokers through his work with Remsburg v. Docusearch, Inc.
    The recipient of the 2003 NH Trial Lawyers
  • Recognized by the National Crime Victim Bar Association in 2004 The prestigious Frank Carrington Champion of Civil Justice Award, an honor that is presented each year to the one attorney in the nation who best exemplifies a commitment to helping crime victims obtain justice through the civil courts. Gottesman was selected from hundreds of other attorneys for his work in the case of Remsburg v. Docusearch, Inc., in which he represented the estate of 20-year-old Amy Boyer in a lawsuit against an Internet-based information broker who acquired her personal information under false pretenses, and then sold that information to her stalker who later killed her;
    Recognized by the National Crime Victim Bar Association in 2004
  • “Excellence in Law” award by New Hampshire in 2003
    “Excellence in Law” award by New Hampshire in 2003
  • 2002 President’s Award for service and assistant
    2002 President’s Award for service and assistant
  • 1999 NH Trial Lawyers’ Board of Governors Award
    1999 NH Trial Lawyers’ Board of Governors Award
  • Certificate of Appreciation from the Civil Justice Foundation
    Certificate of Appreciation from the Civil Justice Foundation
  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers
  • Avvo Rating
    Avvo Rating
  • Avvo Rating, Top Attorney
    Avvo Rating, Top Attorney
Publications
  • Toy Safety for Children 2000
  • Safety for Seniors in Nursing Homes 2000
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Insurance Coverage. Is It a Myst 2000
  • Jury Duty in New Hampshire 2000
  • Consortium – A Change for the Better, NH Editions, 1998
  • Punitive Damages, NH Edition 1997
  • Getting a Kick out of Lawyers, NH Editions, 1996
Community Involvement

Gottesman is extremely dedicated to the Greater Nashua community. He was a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International and past president of the Nashua Rotary West Club. He served as an incorporator, director and chair of the Greater Nashua Division of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

He has also worked with the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce, having served as local affairs chairman, a member of the board of directors and a member of the Downtown Planning Committee. He is the past director of the Boys Club, a former trustee for the Nashua Center for the Arts, and was on the Advisory Board for the Care Center.

In addition to his contributions to the legal community, Gottesman also served as a New Hampshire state senator for District 12, which covers a portion of Nashua, along with Hollis, Brookline, and Mason, from 2004-2008.

Former state Sen. David Gottesman along with nine other senators and four state representatives sponsored New Hampshire’s senate bill 42-FN. He is also the former president of the Civil Justice Foundation at AAJ

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