University of New Hampshire

School of Law

School of Law

Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program Faculty

 

John Burwell Garvey
Donna Brown
David Cleveland
Marcus Hurn
Petar M. Leonard
Crystal Maldonado
Emily Gray Rice
Peter S. Wright

John Garvey

John Burwell Garvey
UNH School of Law
Director, Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program

Prior to joining UNH Law as a full-time faculty member in 2005, Professor Garvey had a long association as a member of the adjunct faculty. He has extensive teaching experience and has been a frequent presenter to lawyers and judges.

Garvey brings to UNH School of Law nearly 30 years of lessons learned in practice. He started his legal career as a lieutenant in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps and successfully defended what is believed to be the first case of a military doctor ever charged with manslaughter following the death of a patient.

During his three years in the Navy, Lt. Garvey had a distinguished courtroom career and received both the Navy Achievement Medal and the American Bar Association Award for Professional Merit.

Donna Brown, JD '86
UNH School of Law
Adjunct Professor
DWS Trial Advocacy

Donna Brown is a trial attorney at the NH Public Defender’s Office where she has represented indigent defendants for over 25 years. She has tried over a 100 jury trials including numerous high profile murder and sexual assault cases.

Brown is a member of the NH Criminal Defense Association and in 2005 they awarded her the Champion of Justice Award.

She is a frequent presenter on topics related to trial skills at continuing legal education trainings.

David Cleveland
Dartmouth College,
English/Shakespeare major

David Cleveland has a passion for the dramatic arts and arts education as well as a commitment to the future of New Hampshire. He was born and raised in New London, NH, and is the son of the late Jim Cleveland, who for 20 years was the US Representative for New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District.

David Cleveland began his career in the arts by performing with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Boulder Dinner Theater, the Country Dinner Playhouse, the Weston Playhouse in Vermont, the La Jolla Playhouse in California, and Off Broadway at the Equity Library Theater.

Since then, he has performed and/or produced and directed theater and award winning shows, in among other places, the prestigious Empty Space Theater in Seattle, the Lowenstein Theater in Denver and the Derby Dinner Theater in Louisville, KY.

In New York City, he appeared on Broadway in Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera.  For 10 years he performed all of the male roles in all 4 productions of Phantom in North America.  He established the Sharon Stage Educational Theater Program in Connecticut, and many of his students have gone on to Broadway and feature films.

Marcus Hurn
UNH School of Law
Professor of Law

Professor Hurn has taught fifteen different subjects and basic courses including Contracts, Civil Procedure and Business Associations as well as specialized subjects, such as state and local taxation and historical development of the common and civil law.

He is regularly sought by practicing lawyers and legislative committees for expertise on corporate law, financial reorganization, state and local taxation and charitable trusts. A recognized expert on white-collar crime, he has testified in the prosecution of several multimillion-dollar fraud cases.

He is also co–author of several statutes, including the NH Hate Crimes Law, the sexual orientation portions of the NH Law Against Discrimination, the Business Corporations Act and the Limited Liability Company Act.

Petar M. Leonard, JD '13
UNH School of Law
Adjunct Professor, DWS Mini Series

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Crystal Maldonado
Adjunct Professor,
DWS Mini series

Crystal Maldonado is an attorney at Bianco Professional Association. She is admitted to the New Hampshire Bar and the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire.

Crystal’s practice primarily focuses on family law and immigration law, both of which are enhanced by her fluency in Spanish. Originally from Londonderry, New Hampshire, Crystal received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations from Stonehill College in 2005, and her Juris Doctor from the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) in 2008.

During law school, she was one of the first members of the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program, a two-year bar practicum. Crystal is also an active member of the New Hampshire Bar Association and the New Hampshire Family Law Section and is on the Friends of Board of the Merrimack County Child Advocacy Center.

Emily Gray Rice
Boston University, B.A.,
cum laude, Philosophy and Political Science
Boston University, M.A., Political Science
Northeastern University Law School, J.D.

Emily Gray Rice is a trial attorney with extensive experience in federal and state courts. She also maintains a private mediation practice. She regularly defends legal, medical and other professional malpractice claims, and also defends clients in employment, media and civil rights litigation.

Earlier in her career, Rice served as chief of the Civil Bureau in New Hampshire’s Department of Justice. Emily is committed to actively and efficiently resolving problems in conjunction with clients. Rice’s experience includes: successfully defending obstetrician-gynecologists and other physicians before New Hampshire juries; successfully defending in the First Circuit an IP law firm’s right to enforce the arbitration clause in a retainer agreement; for over a decade, serving as legal counsel to WMUR-TV, New Hampshire’s largest television station; obtaining a defendant’s verdict in Fair Labor Standards Act litigation; negotiating a federal court consent decree in a class action involving thousands of plaintiffs, addressing the services available to educationally-handicapped youth in residential placements.

Peter S. Wright
UNH School of Law
Professor of Law
Director of Clinical Programs

During 18 years of practice in the public and private sectors, Professor Wright handled civil trials and appeals in state, federal and bankruptcy courts on behalf of individual and corporate clients. His public service included four years as a member of the New Hampshire Worker's Compensation Appeals Board, two years as the mediator for the New Hampshire Department of Labor, and 12 years as a Hearing Officer in the federal Medicare program.

He has been actively involved in efforts to improve the administration of justice; in 1993 and 1995 he served as co-chair and chair of statewide conferences devoted to this subject. He has lectured at numerous CLE programs devoted to his areas of practice, and has handled a number of impact cases in the area of consumer protection.

Professor Wright became Director of Clinical Programs, with the goal of showing students that the practice of law can be a fulfilling profession and that lawyers can be a positive force for change in our economic, cultural and social communities.