University of New Hampshire

School of Law

Emily Gray Rice

Adjunct Professor, DWS Pretrial Advocacy, DWS Trial Advocacy

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

Rice earned her B.A., cum laude, and her M.A. from Boston University and her J.D. from Northeastern University Law School.

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