Philip H. Utter

Philip H. Utter

Partner
Location:
Manchester, New Hampshire
Phone:
603-413-4983
Fax:
603-669-9330
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • 95% Criminal Law
  • 5% Professional Misconduct Boards

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Hampshire, 1985
  • U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1998

Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1985
  • University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island
    • B.S. - 1982
    • Honors: With High Distinction
    • Major: Business Administration/Finance

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecture on Ethics, Sexual Assault, DWI, post conviction remedies, NHACDL
  • Presented to Leadership NH, NHBA
  • Financial Exploitation of the Elderly

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers New England 2016 as the Lawyer of the Year Honoree in the category of Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers New England 2016 as the Lawyer of the Year Honoree in the category of Criminal Defense: Non-White Collar
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers Business Edition 2016 for Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Lawyer of the Year in Criminal Defense: Non-White Collar for 2016
  • Named one of 2015 Best Lawyers in New England Criminal Defense-Non-White Collar
  • The Best Lawyers in America for work in Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar, 2015
  • U.S. News and World Report Best Lawyers “Best Law Firm” rankings - Tier 1 Criminal Defense: Non White Collar and White Collar Litigation , 2011 - 2015
  • New Hampshire Magazine’s Best Lawyers-Criminal Defense:Non-White-Collar-2014
  • Top Attorneys New England Super Lawyers
  • Top NH Small Law Firm for Litigation - Super Lawyers Business Edition, 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 1986 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 1991 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • New Hampshire Judicial Council, 2005 - Present
  • Chair, Indigent Defense Committee - NH Judicial Council, 2009 - Present
  • Chair, NH Supreme Court Hearings Committee (Professional Conduct Hearings)
  • Past Member New Hampshire Bar Association Committee on Cooperation with the Court
  • Past Member New Hampshire Bar Association Criminal Jury Instructions Drafting Committee
  • Past Member New Hampshire Bar Association Task Force for the Development and Implementation of Juvenile Delinquency Dispositional Guidelines