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Lawrence A. Vogelman

Lawrence A. Vogelman was born in Brooklyn, New York and is a graduate of Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.  He is a 1973 graduate of Brooklyn Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review and elected to the Order of the Barristers.  Larry has been a trial lawyer for over forty years and has tried hundreds of cases to verdict, and handled dozens of appeals in state and federal courts throughout the country.  His practice is primarily in the areas of criminal defense, plaintiffs’ civil rights, employment law, professional malpractice and complex commercial and tort litigation. He is admitted to practice before the courts of the states of New Hampshire and New York as well as the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the First, Second, and Third Circuits and federal district courts in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Hampshire.  While President of the New Hampshire Bar Association, Larry started to focus on providing legal assistance to veterans.  The result has been the birth of the Veterans Law Project, Legal Boots on the Ground. The project provides legal assistance to active duty service members and veterans throughout New Hampshire.

The only Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Defense Lawyers in New Hampshire, Larry  was also, for six years, on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  He is also a member of the American Association for Justice, the New Hampshire Association of Justice, the New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and a founding member of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  He is a Master Emeritus of the Daniel Webster Chapter of the American Inns of Court.

A trained and experienced mediator, Larry mediates civil controversies in both state and federal courts.  He also was certified as qualified to act as lead trial counsel in death penalty cases in the State of New York, and has represented death row inmates around the country.

Larry is a frequent lecturer in the areas of civil rights litigation and professional ethics as well as virtually every area of criminal defense.  For over thirty years, he has traveled around the country training law students and lawyers in trial advocacy.  For the past two decades, he has been the co-editor of West’s treatise, identification, originally authored by Judge Nathan Sobel.

Before joining Nixon, Vogelman, Barry, Slawsky & Simoneau, P.A., Attorney Vogelman was a partner at Shuchman, Krause & Vogelman in Exeter, New Hampshire.  He came to New Hampshire from New York in 1994 and spent two years as deputy director of the New Hampshire Public Defender.  Prior to that, Larry spent fifteen years as a professor at Cardozo School of Law in New York where he and Barry Scheck built the clinical and trial advocacy program.  For over ten of those years, he and Professor Scheck were law partners in the firm Vogelman & Scheck.

Larry lives in Durham with his significant other, Dottie Oliver.  He has three sons.  When not trying to change the world “one case at a time,” Larry is a basketball referee and avid, albeit fair to middling, tennis player.

Areas of Practice

Civil Rights

ADA - Americans with Disabilities

Automobile and Motorcycle Crashes

Criminal Defense

Dangerous Products / Product Liability

Employment / Wrongful Termination

Medical Malpractice

Premises Liability / Slip and Fall

Wrongful Death