Holly B. Haines, JD ’00
Dean’s Advisory Council Member
Abramson, Brown & Dugan, P.A.
Holly B. Haines is an attorney at Abramson, Brown & Dugan, P.A., in Manchester, New Hampshire, where she devotes her professional practice to representing plaintiffs injured by medical malpractice or the negligence of others. Haines has been recognized as a Rising Star in Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Law by New England Super Lawyers every year since 2008. She is the only attorney in New Hampshire receiving that recognition. In 2011, Holly Haines received the Robert E. Kirby Award from the New Hampshire Bar Foundation, which is awarded annually to a lawyer 35 years old or younger for demonstrating civility, courtesy, perspective, and excellent advocacy.
Haines is a New Hampshire native. She received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech and her law degree from UNH School of Law. During law school, Haines served as a Judicial Extern to the Hon. Norman Stahl at the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Following law school, Holly Haines served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Justices of the New Hampshire Superior Court (2000-2002) and to the Hon. Joseph P. Nadeau at the New Hampshire Supreme Court (2002-2003). She has been practicing at Abramson, Brown and Dugan since completing her clerkships. She is admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Haines is the Immediate Past President of the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association, and has served on its Board of Directors since 2006. She is a member of the National Association of Women Lawyers and also serves on the Gender Equality Committee of the New Hampshire Bar Association. She published an in depth study of the gender demographics of the New Hampshire judiciary in: Balancing the Scales of Justice - Achieving a Critical Mass of Women on the New Hampshire Judiciary, 51 N.H.B.J. 28-44 (Summer 2010). Haines also serves on the Editorial Boards of the New Hampshire Bar Journal and the New Hampshire Bar News, chairing the Bar News Board from 2006-2010. Holly Haines has authored many articles for the New Hampshire Trial Bar News, the New Hampshire Bar News, and the New Hampshire Bar Journal, and she recently co-authored the chapter on Medical Discovery (Ch.18) in A Practical Guide to Discovery and Depositions in New Hampshire (MCLE New England 2011).
Haines is a member of the American, New Hampshire and Manchester Bar Associations, the American and New Hampshire Associations for Justice, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics, and the New Hampshire Supreme Court Society.