Rick Lehmann

Partner & Founder of Lehmann Major List
Rick is a partner and founder of Lehmann Major List, PLLC. Rick specializes in matters involving open and accountable government, personal injury, defamation and reputational harm, criminal defense and civil rights. Rick’s cases reflect a strong belief that the government should be open, responsive and serve its citizens equally, regardless of their political, social or religious views. Rick has won several precedent-setting cases in New Hampshire state and federal courts. In 2009, he secured the release of a man serving a prison sentence for a double negligent homicide by scientifically proving that his client could not have committed the acts he was imprisoned for. In 2016, he successfully challenged the refusal of a school district to provide public records in electronic format, establishing precedent that has helped to ensure that citizens can access public records cheaply and efficiently.

Rick has been involved in numerous high-profile police accountability and civil rights cases, including police shootings, excessive force, and wrongful arrest matters. Rick also has had a long career serving as counsel to public entities. He is serving his eighth term as legal counsel to the New Hampshire Senate.

Education
  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania
Bar Admissions
  • State of New Hampshire
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire
Awards
  • Union Leader 40 Under 40- 2005
Professional Associations
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Association for Justice
  • New Hampshire Employment Lawyers Association

Representative Cases

Green v. SAU #55, 168 N.H. 796 (2016)(precedent-setting Right-to-Know case)
State v. Whittaker, 158 N.H. 762 (2009)(securing release for man convicted of double negligent homicide)
Rand v. Lavoie, 14-cv-570-PB (2017)($750,000 settlement in wrongful death police shooting)
Westfall v. New London, 14-cv-331-JL (2014)(settlement of police misconduct toward female college student)
Farrington v. City of Nashua, 18-CV-548-PB (2019)(settlement of defamation and due process violation on behalf of former school board president)

Baines v. New Hampshire Senate President, 152 N.H. 124 (2005)(successful defense to challenge to passage of state school funding formula)

Hughes v. Speaker of N.H. House of Representatives, 152 N.H. 276 (2005)(successful defense to challenge to legislative procedure)

In re Below, 151 N.H. 133 (2004)(successful defense of challenge to state senate redistricting)

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Rick Lehmann
Lehmann Major List, PLLC

Partner & Founder of Lehmann Major List
Rick is a partner and founder of Lehmann Major List, PLLC. Rick specializes in matters involving open and accountable government, personal injury, defamation and reputational harm, criminal defense and civil rights. Rick’s cases reflect a strong belief that the government should be open, responsive and serve its citizens equally, regardless of their political, social or religious views. Rick has won several precedent-setting cases in New Hampshire state and federal courts. In 2009, he secured the release of a man serving a prison sentence for a double negligent homicide by scientifically proving that his client could not have committed the acts he was imprisoned for. In 2016, he successfully challenged the refusal of a school district to provide public records in electronic format, establishing precedent that has helped to ensure that citizens can access public records cheaply and efficiently.

Rick has been involved in numerous high-profile police accountability and civil rights cases, including police shootings, excessive force, and wrongful arrest matters. Rick also has had a long career serving as counsel to public entities. He is serving his eighth term as legal counsel to the New Hampshire Senate.

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