Practicing Criminal Law Exclusively Since 1989

Why do former prosecutors make good defense lawyers? They understand how the government pursues cases. They can identify vulnerabilities in the prosecution's case. And they know when law enforcement uses illegal tactics to gather evidence and make arrests.

In addition, former prosecutors are well-known in the criminal justice system. Attorney Harry Starbranch spent eight years as a Stafford County prosecutor. He also taught numerous courses and gave lectures to other prosecutors and law enforcement on issues such as criminal justice, New Hampshire police standards and training, and correctional officer arrest powers.

During this time, and in the years since, attorney Starbranch earned a reputation for professionalism and dedication to the practice of criminal law. With the relationships he has built, he works well with prosecutors and other court personnel.

An Experienced Trial Lawyer

Mr. Starbranch is a trial attorney with an aggressive approach to criminal defense, taking many cases to trial rather than negotiating a plea. If, however, a plea is the best option for you, he will explain the risks and benefits so you can make an informed decision.

Mr. Starbranch appears before New Hampshire District and Superior Courts, the New Hampshire Supreme Court and the United States District Court in Concord. In addition, he handles traffic violations and driver's license suspension hearings before the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles.

To learn more about attorney Starbranch's experience and background, please click on the link below. You can also find out what clients have said about working with him.

Call 603-436-5566 or email us to set up an appointment. We are located in the Nathaniel Walker House, near downtown Portsmouth and the Portsmouth District Court. Our office hours are:

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Weekends: by appointment