C. Kevin Leonard

Top rated Employment Litigation attorney in Concord, New Hampshire

Douglas Leonard & Garvey, PC
C. Kevin Leonard
Douglas Leonard & Garvey, PC

Practice Areas: Employment Litigation, Personal Injury, Civil Rights; view more

Licensed in New Hampshire since: 1993

Education: University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023

Douglas Leonard & Garvey, PC

14 South Street, Ste. 5
Concord, NH 03301 Visit website


Attorney C. Kevin Leonard is a founder of Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C., in Concord, New Hampshire. Mr. Leonard practices employment law and personal injury law. He represents clients throughout New Hampshire in car accident or workers’ compensation claims. He also litigates on behalf of employees in matters involving discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, whistleblower complaints and wrongful discharge.

Mr. Leonard has more than 25 years of experience. Over his time in practice, he has secured many favorable verdicts and settlements for his clients. Acknowledged for his accomplishments, he is AV Preeminent* peer review-rated by Martindale Hubbell. He is listed in the 25th edition of “The Best Lawyers in America” and recognized as a “lawyer of the year” in the area of employment law by Best Lawyers.

In addition to running his law practice, Mr. Leonard authors articles and speaks to various groups and organizations on employment law topics. He is a former president of the New Hampshire chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association and a member of the Merrimack County Bar Association, the New Hampshire Bar Association and the New Hampshire Association for Justice. He enjoys staying involved in his local community and volunteering his time whenever he can.

Mr. Leonard earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of New Hampshire. He obtained his law degree from the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law and received his license to practice law in 1993. He is qualified to appear before all New Hampshire state courts and regularly appears before the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Civil Rights, Employment & Labor: Employee, Workers' Compensation: Claimant

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Discrimination, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law - Employer, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Retaliation, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Sexual Harassment, Slip and Fall, Whistleblower, Wrongful Death, Wrongful Termination

First Admitted: 1993, New Hampshire

Professional Webpage: https://nhlawoffice.com/attorneys/c-kevin-leonard/

  • Represented the estate of a twenty-four-year-old in a wrongful death claim who was driving his motorcycle home from work when he was struck from behind by a car. Client's estate received $1,075,000
  • Represented two state prison guards who filed suit after they were accused by two fellow guards of hitting an inmate. They were fired from their jobs at the state prison after an internal investigation. Our clients eventually won their jobs back. After a 5 day trial, the jury awarded the plaintiffs almost $2 million. The cases were settled after appeal
  • Represented 38 town employees in a lawsuit against their employer, Town of Merrimack for the termination of their pension plan. After the Town unsuccessfully moved for dismissal, a bench trial was held to determine damages. The successful employees and a related case were awarded or received a total of $259,000.00
  • Represented a former executive of a company who had an employment contract. The employer refused to pay his vacation pay and bonuses.  Award after a hearing on a wage claim before the New Hampshire Department of Labor. Client was awarded $300,000.00
  • 2012 New England Super Lawyers (Employment, individuals); NH Bar News Honor Roll; Pro Bono Honor Roll, NH Pro Bono Referral System; Past President Award, NH Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Best Lawyers in America, Woodward and White
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015 - 2016
  • Super Lawyer, Employment Law, Super Lawyers, 2011 - 2016
  • Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers, 2016 - 2017
  • 2017 Lawyer of the Year - Best Lawyers - Employment Law, Individual - Concord, NH
  • Best Lawyer, Employment Law, Best Lawyers, 2015
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Past President, National Employment Lawyers Association, New Hampshire Chapter
  • New Hampshire Bar Association; New Hampshire Association for Justice; New Hampshire Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association; Merrimack County Bar Association; Access to Justice Committee
Educational Background:
  • College: University of New Hampshire, B.A., Political Science, 1984
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Concord Recreation Department;  St. John Regional School; Concord Hospital -- Family Health Center; St. Peters Catholic Church; Red River Theatre -- Red Carpet Award
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Author, www.nhlawoffice.com, “Supreme Court Decision Illuminates Class Action Requirements of Rule 27-A” (10/5/07)
  • ICS Communication v. Fitch, 145 N.H. 433 (2000) (Represented employee in appeal upholding constitutionality of wage claim statute)
  • In re Coffey, 144 N.H. 531 (1999) (Represented employee in appeal upholding hearing procedures in Whistleblower Protection Act claim)
  • Karch v. Baybank, 147 N.H. 525 (2002) (Amicus Curiae for National Employment Lawyers Association, N.H. Chapter, in appeal determining that workers' compensation not bar wrongful discharge
  • Fischer v. Hooper, 143 N.H. 585 (1999) (Appeal establishing standard for emotional distress damages in an invasion of privacy tort action)
  • Business Publication, Inc. v. Stephen, 140 N.H. 145 (1995) (Appeal establishing standard for recovery of attorney's fees in abuse of process action)
  • Appeal of Lloyd Sutfin, DDS, 141 N.H. 732 (1997) (Appeal determining Dental Board violated First Amendment commercial free speech rights)
  • Author, Blowing the Whistle: New and Improved Protections for Employees, 2012
  • Author, Blowing the Whistle: New and Improved Protections for Employees, https://www.nhbar.org/publications/display-news-issue.asp?id=6362, NH Bar News (4/13.2012)
  • "Recovery for Emotional Distress Damages in Wrongful Discharge Cases." www.nhlawoffice.com, New Hampshire Bar News (9/2/98)
  • “Wrongful Discharge: The Clash Between the Workers’ Compensation Exclusivity Rule and the Tort of Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress,” 16 Trial Bar News 21 (Spring 1994)
Industry Groups:
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • New Hampshire Association For Justice

Office location for C. Kevin Leonard

14 South Street, Ste. 5
Concord, NH 03301

Phone: 603-685-4665


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023

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