Lawrence A. Vogelman ’73 has been appointed as the New Hampshire Bar Association President for 2012-2013. He is a partner at Nixon, Vogelman, Barry, Slawsky & Simoneau in Manchester, NH. Vogelman has been a trial lawyer for over 35 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, plaintiff’s civil rights, employment law, professional malpractice, and complex commercial and tort litigation.
“I became a lawyer to change the world and in that process have come to truly love the law,” Vogelman said. “I am honored to be president of the New Hampshire Bar Association, because in New Hampshire we do more as lawyers to change the world than any place I’ve seen.”
Vogelman identified several key initiatives to accomplish as Bar President. One includes bringing a Support of Lawyers/Legal Personnel - All Concern Encouraged Program (SOLACE) to New Hampshire. SOLACE allows the legal community to reach out in meaningful and compassionate ways to judges, lawyers, court personnel, paralegals, legal secretaries and their families who experience death, catastrophic illness, sickness, or injury. “This program originated in Louisiana and other states have adopted it. Our hope is that SOLACE will become nationwide so that if somebody in Louisiana says I have a cousin that is being treated at DHMC and we need a place to stay, New Hampshire Bar members can provide assistance,” Vogelman said.
Vogelman is a founding member and former Board of Directors member of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a member of the Federal Court Advisory Committee and he is vice president of the Civil Rights Section of American Association for Justice. He is the only New Hampshire lawyer named by his peers as a Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
While at Brooklyn Law School he was a member of the Brooklyn Law Review and elected to the Order of the Barristers.