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Adam J. Chandler

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Over the past 15 years, Adam has developed a diverse practice representing a wide variety of clients in complex commercial litigation.  Adam has successfully represented clients in commercial billing disputes, employment matters, wage and hour class actions, intellectual property litigation, construction and design disputes, traumatic personal injury matters, and complex insurance coverage matters.


Adam has represented a large variety of clients, including national restaurant chains, large engineering firms, national waste disposal service companies, governmental risk pools, and veterinary clinics. This wide range of experience allows Adam to quickly recognize the needs of the client, the nature of the dispute, and the strengths and weaknesses of a particular case.

Adam has successfully defended employers in both discrimination and harassment matters and complex wage and hour class and collective actions, as well as representing employers and individuals in theft of trade secrets and covenant not to compete cases. Adam has both litigated contentious contractual issues for employers and departing employees, as well as developed strategies and negotiated the separation of key employees.

Adam has been instrumental in several major victories for his construction industry clients. These include dismissal of claims against an engineer arising out of a water hammer event at a large water filtration plant. Adam also obtained summary judgment validating the termination of a contractor for failure to properly bond and dewater a complex environmental remediation project.

Adam has represented both insurers and insureds in complex insurance coverage matters. He has obtained coverage for defense costs under difficult fact patterns for his commercial clients. Adam has also developed coverage positions and defenses for insurers on numerous disputes arising out of general liability, workers' compensation, and other policies issued to contractors and other employers, including claims for property damage, faulty construction, and workplace injuries. 

Adam has earned his clients numerous victories in booth the New Hampshire Supreme Court and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, including published decisions regarding the interplay between the New Hampshire Right-to-Know Law and the attorney-client privilege, as well as affirming the New Hampshire Consumer Protection Act's exemption for New Hampshire public utilities.

His expertise in both defending employment claims and handling construction disputes have led Adam to be a frequent speaker on both topics.

Adam was born and raised in northern Michigan. After living in Boston and Providence for more than a decade, he now lives in Exeter, New Hampshire, with his wife, Rachel, and their children, Amelia and Levon. When not working, Adam enjoys playing basketball, attending concerts, and outdoor activities.

Boston University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2002)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S., 1999) 

Admitted to the Bar in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island