Adam R. Mordecai Partner

Manchester, NH

Phone: (603) 518-1974 Fax: (603) 622-3466 Download VCard

Adam R. Mordecai

Adam is a partner in the Manchester office of Morrison Mahoney. He has experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in all manners of state and federal forums, including jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, administrative hearings and mediations. Adam represents businesses large and small, insurers and individuals, with a particular emphasis on defending personal injury claims, resolving employment matters, handling insurance coverage issues, and litigating construction disputes on behalf of contractors, subcontractors and project owners. Adam works closely with clients to understand their priorities and find a resolution that best serves the client’s business or personal interests, whether through mediation, arbitration, trial or other means.

Representative Experience

  • Tried numerous cases to verdict before judges and juries, including successful defense of clients in jury trials involving automobile collisions and resulting personal injuries, premises liability cases, in construction litigation and bond claims, and in business and contract disputes.
  • With a colleague, defended client in a nine-day jury trial involving claims of childhood lead poisoning and resulting brain injury. That case, Baxter v. Temple, was the first lead poisoning case to be tried in New Hampshire and resulted in a verdict for the defendants. Adam and his colleague also recently succeeded in having plaintiffs’ neuropsychological expert excluded after a six-day Daubert hearing in another lead paint case involving a large group of Somali refugee plaintiffs.


  •  Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), Former State Representative for NH
  • New Hampshire Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Board Member, NH National Delegate, Charter Member
  • Tri-State Defense Lawyers Association, Past Chair and President
  • American Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Vermont Bar Association
  • Manchester Bar Association, Secretary, Executive Committee
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)


Speaking Engagements

  • Instructor 2019 for NH Bar Practical Skills Course, “Civil Litigation”
  • Instructor 2017 for “The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit” for NBI
  •  Instructor 2017 on “Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law Made Simple” for NBI
  •  Instructor 2016 on “Advanced Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law” for NBI
  • Keynote speaker, “Critical Role of Technology in Preparing for and Presenting at Trial;” 2015 Annual Meeting of the Paralegal Association of New Hampshire; September 2015
  • Frequent lecturer about courtroom technology, including “Practical Use of Technology in Courtroom Presentation – Effectively Using an iPad at Trial;” USDC NH Federal Practice Institute; November 2014
  • New Hampshire Society of Professional Engineers, “Construction & Engineering Law for the Practicing Engineer,” April 2014
  • Instructor 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Associated Builders and Contractors: “Basic Construction Law: Termination Rights and Obligations, Construction Claims, and Dispute Resolution Alternatives”

Honors & Awards

  • Elected by his peers to The Best Lawyers in America® (2020, 2021)
  • Selected to the New England Super Lawyers magazine list as a “Rising Star” (2011-2020)
  • Champion, Carrico Moot Court Competition
  • Semifinalist, Merhige At Large Environmental Negotiation Competition
  • Excellence for the Future Award for Advanced Trial Practice

Manchester, NH Office

1001 Elm Street
Suite 304
Manchester, NH 03101
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Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • New Hampshire
  • United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • Vermont
  • United States District Court for the District of Vermont


  • B.A. — University of New Hampshire
  • J.D. — University of Richmond School of Law