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.
Posts By Kirk Simoneau
- Are Closings Really That Important?
- Instructions for the Jury
- The Perfect Opening Statement
- Exploring Biases in Voir Dire
- Let the Defendant Compare
- Discovery in a Slip and Fall Case
- Tripping Over an Ethics Problem
- Representing a Former Principal
- Speak from the Heart: How Mr. Rogers Saved PBS
- A Valentine's Day Gift
- Family Game Night: Break the Monotony of Overplayed Games!
- Listen to Something New: The Best Podcasts to Start 2019
- Leslie Nixon: A $100K Victory
- Meet Debbie Kantapin
- The Day I Met the President
- The Normand and Normand Switch
- A Moral Victory: Know Your Rights Regarding Interpreters
- 3 Ways to Use Leftover Candy During the Oh-So-Sweet Holiday Season
- Meet Our Legal Assistant Barbara Warren
- A Historic Veteran's Day: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the End of WWI
- Nicole Dell'Orfano: Committed Paralegal and Business Owner
- Volunteering As A Family
- Kirk Simoneau Named Bruce E. Friedman Pro Bono Awardee
- Meet Shadow the Hang-Gliding Service Dog
- Hearing from an Older Gentleman: What We're All About
- How Grandpa Alex Became Successful
- How to Achieve a More Restful Night's Sleep
- Case Selection for a Slip and Fall Case
- Jill Davidson: Our Resident Nurse
- The Basics of Trying a Slip and Fall Case
- NH Hears Walkathon Set for September 16
- 3 Ways to Mentally Prepare Your Kids for the School Year
- Don't Stop Retrievin' - Your Dog's Favorite Music
- My Red Sneakers: How I Got Into the Civil Justice System
- Get Your Kids to Eat Healthier than Ever
- The $400K Broken Leg
- Leah Corson: Our Assiduous College Intern
- Overcoming My Struggles to Be a Better Student
- How to Value a Personal Injury Case
- I've Been in an Auto Accident, What Should I Do Now?
- Talk About Frivolous Law Suits!
- Our Clients Are Great People!!