Manchester trial lawyer named U.S. Attorney for NH

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Emily Gray Rice
Emily Gray Rice

WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama has nominated a Manchester trial lawyer as one of six U.S. Attorneys for their respective states.

According to the White House news release, Emily Gray Rice has been a shareholder in the law firm of Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, P.A. since 2012, where she practices civil litigation in a variety of subject matters.

From 2001 to 2012, she was a shareholder in the law firm of Orr & Reno, P.A.  From 1993 to 2001, Rice worked at the law firm of Dean, Rice & Kane, P.A., where she was elevated to shareholder in 1995.  From 1984 to 1993, she served in the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office in the Bureau of Civil Law, where she served as Senior Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Bureau of Civil Law from 1989 to 1993.  Rice received her J.D. in 1984 from Northeastern University School of Law, her M.A. in 1979 from Boston University, and her B.A. cum laude in 1977 from Boston University.

According to the Boston Globe, Rice was recommended by U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, due to her background as a law professor at UNH in addition to her extensive resume.

Rice will replace John Kacavas as U.S. Attorney for NH.

“Through their dedication and accomplishments, these fine attorneys have distinguished themselves as some of the best and brightest their profession has to offer,” President Obama said.  “I am honored to nominate them as United States Attorneys and know that they will faithfully and tirelessly pursue justice on behalf of the American people.”

The other nominees named Thursaday are Dana J. Boente of Virginia; Robert L. Capers of New York; John P. Fishwick Jr. of Virginia; Channing D. Phillips for the District of Columbia; Randolph J. Seiler of South Dakota.

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