John J. Tenn

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Manchester, New Hampshire

Tenn And Tenn, PA
John J. Tenn
Tenn And Tenn, PA

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, DUI-DWI, Criminal Defense; view more

Licensed in New Hampshire since: 1992

Education: The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012, 2014 - 2023
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Tenn And Tenn, PA

16 High Street
Suite 3
Manchester, NH 03101 Visit website


A senior trial lawyer at the law firm of Tenn and Tenn Personal Injury Lawyers, in Manchester, New Hampshire, John J. Tenn is also a founding member. With more than 30 years of experience in the legal field, he takes on personal injury cases including medical malpractice, motorcycle accidents, auto accidents, DWI/DUI and criminal defense.

Passionate about fighting for the rights of those who have been harmed due to the negligent, ignorant and careless actions of another party, Mr. Tenn is a dedicated and diligent attorney. He understands the emotional, psychological and financial effects of being injured, especially through no fault of one’s own, and upholds his clients’ interests and needs.

Mr. Tenn has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Boston University and went on to earn his Juris Doctor from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. In addition to Massachusetts and New Hampshire, he is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. He currently serves as a judge for the first-year moot court program of the Harvard Law School.  

Honored for his exceptional legal work, he was named by the American Association for Justice to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America. Additionally, he has been included in the list of Top Trial Lawyers in America by the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for having obtained numerous favorable verdicts and settlements.

Mr. Tenn is a firm believer in giving back to his community and served as the commissioner for the Manchester Police Commission, board member of the Manchester School District Law Enforcement Appreciation Committee, director of the Manchester Consolidated Services, Inc., and board member of the Manchester CrimeLine. He volunteered at the Lawyer in Every School Program and the New Hampshire Law Line. He is a graduate of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program.

An active affiliate with prominent legal associations, Mr. Tenn has memberships in the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, the Campaign for Legal Services, Daniel Webster-Batchelder American Inn of Court, Manchester Bar Association, Massachusetts State Bar, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National College for DUI Defense, New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, New Hampshire Bar Association and The Thurgood Marshall American Inn of Court.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense

Focus areas

Brain Injury, Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

  • 50% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 40% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10% Criminal Defense

First Admitted: 1992, New Hampshire

Professional Webpage:

  • $2.24 Million dollar recovery for injured motorcyclist with partial lower leg amputation. $1 Million dollar recovery for motorcyclist with leg and back injuries and mild traumatic brain injury. Disclaimer: Past results are not an express or implied prediction of future success, and should not be construed as such. Past results cannot guarantee future performance. Any result in a single case is not meant to create an expectation of similar results in future matters because each case involves many different factors, therefore, results will differ on a case-by-case basis
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Law Enforcement Appreciation Committee, Founding Member
  • New Hampshire Law Line, Volunteer
  • Lawyer In Every School Program, Volunteer
  • Manchester Police Commission, Former Commissioner
  • Manchester Consolidated Services, Inc., Former Director
  • Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program, Graduate
  • Manchester CrimeLine, Board Member
  • Manchester School District Law Enforcement Appreciation Committee, Former Board Member
Educational Background:
  • Manchester Central High School
  • Boston University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1989
  • Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • John has received industry recognition by SuperLawyers, Best Lawyers in America, is rated 10/10 by AVVO and has been honored as a Top 100 Trial Lawyers , American Trial Lawyers Association of America
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Thurgood Marshall American Inn of Court
  • NH Superior Court (Rule 170) Mediator
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Member
  • New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Nationals Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National College DUI Defense
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Massachusetts State Bar
  • Manchester Bar Association, Member
  • Daniel Webster American Inn of Court
  • Catholic Lawyer’s Guild of New Hampshire
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Campaign for Legal Services
  • Board Member Campaign for Legal Services
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Massachusetts, 2003
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999
  • New Hampshire, 1992

Office location for John J. Tenn

16 High Street
Suite 3
Manchester, NH 03101

Phone: 603-471-3744


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012, 2014 - 2023

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