Adam B. Pignatelli

Adam is a shareholder who focuses on business litigation and medical-legal matters before New Hampshire and Massachusetts State and Federal courts.  He also represents professionals before State licensing boards, including the Boards of Medicine and Dentistry, and conducts external employment investigations.  Adam has litigated a diverse range of cases involving professional negligence, partnership and limited liability company disputes, business torts, employment disputes and non-competition agreements.

In cases requiring production of electronic information, Adam has assisted clients in searching for and collecting electronic documents and e-mail, overseen the creation and management of production databases, scrutinized productions by opposing parties, and written and opposed motions to compel electronic documents.

Before returning to his home state of New Hampshire, Adam practiced in Washington, D.C.


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Education and Bar Admissions


  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 2005
  • Tufts University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2000

Bar Admissions:

  • New Hampshire
  • District of New Hampshire
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • Massachusetts
  • Northern District of Florida
  • 1st Circuit Court of Appeals
Representative Matters
  • Defense of medical malpractice claims against physicians, other medical professionals, hospitals and practice groups.
  • Represent physicians and medical professionals before New Hampshire and Massachusetts licensing boards.
  • Enforced promissory note against limited liability company (LLC) and individuals, resulting in foreclosure on large commercial property.
  • Represented Massachusetts corporation in dispute over non-competition agreement.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of Fortune 500 company in products liability case on claims of negligent design and manufacturing.
  • Defended cases against real estate developers involving allegations of breach of fiduciary duty, breach of promissory notes, breach of limited liability company (LLC) agreements and violations of securities laws.
  • Conducted employment investigations on behalf of municipalities.
  • Brought Federal Court action to protect confidential corporate and financial documents from disclosure under Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
  • Represented closely-held corporation in employment litigation against former controller that included allegations of financial improprieties.
  • Brought claims on behalf of corporate tenant against landlord for violations of lease.
  • Represented professional in dissolution of partnership and distribution of assets, including claims of breach of fiduciary duty by both sides.
Awards and Recognitions

Super Lawyers

  • Super Lawyers, 2018
  • New England Rising Stars, 2013-2015
Community Involvement
  • Leadership New Hampshire, Class of 2014
  • Capitol Center for the Arts, Trustee, 2013-2016
  • New Hampshire Bar, Board of Governors, 2017-2018
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice