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Charles G. Douglas, III

Chuck is one of the founders of Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C.   Chuck focuses his practice solely on litigation.

Chuck brings a unique background in representing our clients.  He served as a Justice on the New Hampshire Supreme Court, our highest court in New Hampshire.  Before that, he was a judge on the  Superior Court trial bench.  He has an “AV-Preeminent” rating, the highest rating available in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, a publication which independently rates lawyers on the basis of their peers’ opinions.

 “Our job is to protect our clients’ interests against an insurance company, employer or  wrongdoers,” says Chuck.When dealing with our firm, the other side knows we will fight to get what our clients deserve.”



  • Law School: Boston University, J.D., cum laude, 1968.
  • College:  University of New Hampshire, cum laude, 1965.

Professional Recognition:

  • AUTHORNew Hampshire Practice and Procedure: Family Law (2 Volumes)
  •  AUTHOR: New Hampshire Evidence Manual


Prior to founding the firm, Chuck served as legal counsel to then-Governor Meldrim Thomson, Jr. in 1973 -1974. He was appointed as a Superior Court Judge from 1974 - 1976. In 1977, Chuck became one of the youngest New Hampshire Supreme Court Justices, serving until 1985. Chuck served as a Congressman in the United States House of Representatives, Second District, in 1989 -1990.

Chuck has served as an Adjunct Faculty member at University of New Hampshire School of Law and at the American Bar Association's Appellate Judge's Seminars. He has served as Chairman of the New Hampshire Constitution Bicentennial Education Commission and a member of the Constitutional Convention Study Commission.

Because of his experience as a New Hampshire Judge and New Hampshire Supreme Court Justice as well as his record of success as a trial lawyer, Chuck is frequently requested to lecture on personal injury and employment law matters. In addition to publishing over forty articles,  NH Family Practice Chuck is the author of two books: New Hampshire Practice and Procedure: Family Law.  This is the definitive source for New Hampshire Divorce and family law.  His Family Law book is used by New Hampshire divorce and family law attorneys and is frequently referred to in New Hampshire Supreme Court decisions. Chuck also authored the New Hampshire Evidence Manual.  This evidence book is relied upon by New Hampshire lawyers and courts during litigation.  His evidence book is cited to by the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Each attorney at Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C. is committed to New Hampshire through community service organizations and volunteer work, serving on boards of organizations and through the firm’s financial contributions. Please see a list of community support to which we have most recently given our time and financial support.
Charles G. Douglas, III
Practice areas:
Auto Accidents
Personal Injury
Employment Law
Civil Rights
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