Kirk C. Simoneau
Known for always wearing red shoes and a seemingly carefree demeanor, Kirk came to the practice of law for very specific and serious reasons. In 2003, he was the sole eye-witness to a hit-and-run drunk driver killing his pedestrian father. Unhappy with how the legal system treated his family as just the next case on the docket, Kirk became a lawyer to help those harmed, as his family was harmed, with personal understanding and caring. Kirk tries to treat every client like a person not a "case."
Kirk is a native of Nashua, New Hampshire and graduated from the University of New Hampshire School of Law, summa cum laude, in 2009. He was a member of the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program, a unique and innovative hands on education model lauded in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Kirk also earned a degree in English, summa cum laude, from the University of New Hampshire in Durham.
As the child of two Deaf parents and having a neurological disability himself, Kirk is deeply committed to aiding the disabled and downtrodden, both professionally and personally. While still a law student, he served as an extern at the Disability Rights Center in 2008, helping to prepare a winning Appeal before the State Supreme Court. His first time before that High Court as an attorney, just a handful of months into practice, was representing, pro bono, a victim of domestic violence. Winning that case, Hemenway v. Hemenway, greatly expanded the protections available for all victims of domestic violence in New Hampshire. His contributions have lead to the creation of the, Normand L. Simoneau Community Room at Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, in memory of his father. He is a noted advocate and lecturer on disabled rights.
Kirk also served as a Law Clerk at the Administrative Law And Advocacy Clinic at the Franklin Pierce Law Center.
Prior to law school, Attorney Simoneau was an author and lecturer. His “Pepere Says” newspaper column ran in the Nashua Sunday Telegraph for several years and led to the publication of a book by the same name. Kirk formerly served on the boards of the New Hampshire Academic Decathlon, and the board of the Nashua Senior Activity Center. Currently, he serves on the Legislative Committee of HOPE for NH Recovery and heads the donation committee of his family's charitable trust.
Attorney Simoneau, focuses on a trial practice involving all types of litigation; personal injury, wrongful death and pro bono legal assistance to the disadvantaged. Knowledgeable in American Sign Language, Kirk has a particular affinity for deaf clients.
Kirk lives in Merrimack with his wife, Anne, three young daughters, Elizabeth, Abigale and Rebecca.
Areas of Practice
Juris Doctorate, University of New Hampshire School of Law, Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program, Summa Cum Laude
Bachelor of Arts, English, University of New Hampshire, Summa Cum Laude
Union Leader's Forty Under Forty
New Hampshire Bar Association's Pro Bono Rising Star
Business NH Magazine Self Made In NH - runner up
National Trial Lawyers' Top 100
National Trial Lawyers' Top 40 under 40
All New Hampshire State and Federal Courts
Professional Associations and Memberships
New Hampshire Association of Justice
American Bar Association
University of New Hampshire School of Law Dean's Advisory Committee
New Hampshire Bar Association Ethics Committee
New Hampshire Bar Association New Lawyers Committee
Daniel Webster-Batchelder Inn of Court Member
New Hampshire Bar Association's Leadership Academy
HOPE for NH Recovery, board member
New Hampshire Board of Licensure of Interpreters for the Deaf, board member
Simoneau Family Charitable Trust, President, Donation Advisory Board
Leadership New Hampshire 2012