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David Gottesman


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 (Past President)
  • American Association for Justice
  • National Crime Victim Bar Association
  • 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


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

Important Cases

  • Murder of Amy Lynn Boyer by a Cyberstalker
  • 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


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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