Respect, Integrity, Courage, Experience, Success

Our Firm is Based on Respect for the Dignity of Every Person

We represent people whose sense of dignity has been diminished by injury, bankruptcy, divorce, or disaster. We care about our clients, and our goal is to achieve justice for them and renewed hope for the future.

As husbands and fathers ourselves, we are deeply aware that the affliction of one member affects the entire family. In the course of our work, we have sat at hospital bedsides, visited the homes of those who cannot travel, and answered the midnight calls of distressed clients.

We pledge to serve you with that same dedication, if you choose us to represent you.

Each partner in the firm has practiced law for over 20 years. We are well aware of the tactics some corporations and persons use to overwhelm anyone who has a legitimate claim against them. For example, a company may try to get you to sign away your rights quickly for a small amount of money, before you have enough health or time to learn of your rights or consider long-term consequences.

We will not be intimidated. When the other party knows that you have us as your advocate, they will stop trying to scare you or rush you into an agreement you may come to regret. (They might even start worrying about their own position.) Generally, you will have greater success, and much less stress if you bring an attorney into the situation as soon as possible.

All consultations by phone, office visit, or a visit to your home are free. We’re here if you need us, and we welcome your calls and question.

The firm has extensive experience in business, litigation, personal injury litigation including medical malpractice and wrongful death claims, workers’ compensation and insurance law, as well as divorce, custody and child support matters. In addition the partners at Coughlin, Rainboth, Murphy & Lown practice in the areas of commercial litigation, real estate and title litigation, mechanics liens and bond claims, leases and landlord tenant, employment discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination.Attorney consultations are available during working hours, in the evening and on weekends.

About Our Office

This home is a three-story wood-framed Italianate style house, and is cited in Richard M. Candee’s “Building Portsmouth.”

Our OfficeThis single family house was built between 1867 and 1879 by H.F. Gerrish in direct imitation of the J.J. Pickering house. Benjamin F. Webster, a builder, acquired it from Gerrish’s estate after 1886 and owned it as a rental.

About 1894 it was sold to True L. Norris, editor of the Portsmouth Times, member of the Governor’s Council, and after 1893 Collector of Customs. Described in 1895 as “one of the stately, old-time mansions” of the city, it suggests how deceptively well these hip roofed houses of the 1860’s and 1870’s conformed to the traditional plan and scale of Portsmouth’s earlier federal mansions.