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

  • “Insurance Law 101,” New Hampshire Bar Association CLE (May 2021)
  • “Civil Litigation,” New Hampshire Bar Association Practical Skills Course (May 2019, December 2021, June 2022, December 2022)
  • “The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit,” National Business Institute CLE (April 2017)
  • “Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law Made Simple,” National Business Institute CLE (March 2017)
  • “Advanced Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law,” National Business Institute CLE (November 2016)
  • “Critical Role of Technology in Preparing for and Presenting at Trial,” Paralegal Association of New Hampshire Annual Meeting (September 2015)
  • “Practical Use of Technology in Courtroom Presentation – Effectively Using an iPad at Trial,” United States District Court of New Hampshire Federal Practice Institute (November 2014)
  • “Construction & Engineering Law for the Practicing Engineer,” New Hampshire Society of Professional Engineers (April 2014)
  • Basic Construction Law: Termination Rights and Obligations, Construction Claims, and Dispute Resolution Alternatives,” Associated Builders and Contractors (2013-2016)

Honors & Awards

  • Elected by his peers to The Best Lawyers in America® Insurance Law guide (2020-2023)
  • Elected by his peers to The Best Lawyers in America® Insurance Litigation guide (2020-2023)
  • Elected by his peers to The Best Lawyers in America® Labor and Employment Litigation guide (2020-2023)
  • Elected by his peers to The Best Lawyers in America® Personal Injury Litigation Defense guide (2020-2023)
  • Selected to the New England Super Lawyers magazine list as a “Rising Star” (2011-2022)
  • Champion, Carrico Moot Court Competition
  • Semifinalist, Merhige At Large Environmental Negotiation Competition
  • Excellence for the Future Award for Advanced Trial Practice

Manchester, NH Office

650 Elm Street
Suite 201
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

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