Adam Pignatelli

Adam B. Pignatelli

Senior Litigation Partner


Adam is a shareholder who focuses on business litigation and medical-legal matters in state and federal courts and before State Professional boards, Boards of Medicine, Nursing, Psychologists, Mental Health, Chiropractic, and Dentistry.  Adam has litigated a diverse range of cases and appeals involving professional negligence, business torts, contractual and employment matters, as well as partnership and limited liability company disputes.

Adam B. Pignatelli

Senior Litigation Partner

Education and Bar Admissions


  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D.
  • Tufts University, B.A., magna cum laude


Bar Admissions:

  • New Hampshire
  • Vermont
  • Massachusetts
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals
  • New Hampshire Federal District Court
  • Vermont Federal District Court
  • Northern District of Florida

Representative Matters

  • Lead counsel in defense of medical malpractice claims against physicians, other medical professionals, hospitals, and practice groups.
  • Lead counsel in defense of medical professionals before state regulatory Boards and in credentialing disputes.
  • Lead counsel in professional and business disputes related to fiduciary duties, contracts, minority shareholder rights, and dissolution.
  • Prosecuted worker’s compensation insurance premium cases involving claims for breach of contract, fraud, and piercing the corporate veil.
  • Representing trusts, investment advisors, and beneficiaries in litigation over fiduciary duties and control of assets.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of New Hampshire hospital, and successfully defended order on appeal.
  • Asserted minority shareholder rights in closely held business.
  • Represented companies in disputes over non-competition, non-disclosure, and confidentiality agreements.
  • Prosecuted personal injury claims on behalf of persons injured in motor vehicle crashes and other types of accidents.
  • Brought Federal Court action to protect New Hampshire non-profit’s confidential corporate and financial documents profit from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
  • Obtained summary judgment for Fortune 500 company in products liability case.

Community Involvement

  • New Hampshire Bar, Board of Governors, 2017-2019
  • Leadership New Hampshire, Class of 2014
  • Capitol Center for the Arts, Trustee, 2013-2016


Awards and Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers, Litigation – Healthcare, 2021-2023
  • Best Lawyers, Litigation – Insurance, 2021-2023
  • Super Lawyers, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice, 2018
  • Super Lawyers, 2018-2019