Green & Utter, P.A.

At Green & Utter, P.A., we limit our practice to criminal defense. This focus allows us to devote all of our time and resources to protecting the rights of individuals and businesses in New Hampshire. We continually work to educate ourselves and give back to the legal and local communities.

Every year since 2011, the firm has received U.S. News & World Report's Best Law Firm ranking of Tier 1 for criminal defense: non-white collar and white collar litigation.

The Attorneys

Cathy Green began practicing law in 1977, working as a public defender in Manchester. She has focused exclusively on criminal defense since 1985 and has been recognized numerous times for her work. Just a few of her awards include:

  • Named one of the Best Lawyers in New Hampshire by New Hampshire Magazine in 2016 for criminal defense non-white collar category and criminal defense white collar category
  • Business New Hampshire Magazine has recognized her as the best criminal defense lawyer in New Hampshire each year it made the selection: 2002, 2010 and 2012.
  • For 25 years, she has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America in criminal defense.
  • Since 1996, she has been a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, which is extended only by invitation and is limited to no more than 1 percent of the total lawyers in the state.
  • She has been recognized as one of the 500 Top Attorneys in the United States by Lawdragon magazine.
  • She has received an AV* rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
  • She has been selected for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers for white collar criminal defense.

Philip Utter has been practicing law in New Hampshire since 1985. He started in the public defender's office where he became the managing attorney for the two largest offices in Rockingham and Hillsborough counties. He joined Cathy Green in private practice in 1995. He has earned honors that include:

  • Named one of the Best Lawyers in New Hampshire by New Hampshire Magazine in 2016 for criminal defense non-white collar category
  • 2015 Best Lawyers in America for his work in criminal defense: non-white collar
  • Named one of the Best Lawyers in New Hampshire by New Hampshire Magazine for 2015
  • Selected as one of the Top Attorneys in New England by New England Super Lawyers in 2008

To see our complete profiles, including additional awards, professional association memberships and pro bono work, please click on the links below.

Contact Us

Please call 603-413-4983 or 800-249-1213 for a free consultation. You may also contact us online.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.