Kevin F. Dugan

Top rated Medical Malpractice attorney in Manchester, New Hampshire

Abramson Brown & Dugan
Kevin F. Dugan
Abramson Brown & Dugan

Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in New Hampshire since: 1991

Education: Stetson University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

Abramson Brown & Dugan

1819 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03104 Visit website


One of the co-founders of the Abramson, Brown & Dugan law firm in Manchester, New Hampshire, Kevin F. Dugan serves clients across the state, offering legal assistance to injured victims and their families in medical malpractice cases, especially focusing on birth injuries and brain injuries.

With more than three decades of experience in medical malpractice law, Mr. Dugan has handled cases involving almost all aspects of medicine. His main practice area, however, is concentrated on medical errors that occur during labor and delivery, which cause cerebral palsy and brain injury in newborns.

After obtaining his B.S. from Florida State University, Mr. Dugan earned his Juris Doctor from the Stetson University College of Law in 1985. The same year, he gained his license to practice in Florida, and later, in New Hampshire (1991). He is also admitted before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire.

Listed in the Best Lawyers in America and the recipient of their Lawyer of the Year award for four years in a row (2015-2018), Mr. Dugan is a well-accomplished attorney. He has been peer-review rated as AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell and ranked on, Best of and 

Mr. Dugan serves on the board of governors of the New Hampshire Association for Justice and maintains memberships with the following legal organizations:

  • The Florida Justice Association
  • The American Association for Justice
  • The Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • The Manchester Bar Association
  • The New Hampshire Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar

Furthermore, he has presented many legal education seminars and is the author and co-author of several journal articles on topics related to medical malpractice law.

*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 Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Medical Malpractice

  • 90% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1985, Florida

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • “Holding Employers Liable for the Intentional Misdeeds of Their Employees: A Review of Respondent Superior in Personal Injury Actions,” 39 TBN 151 (Fall 2014)
  • “Recent Developments in Hospital Liability,” 16 TBN 129 (Fall 1994)
  • “The Law of Nursing Malpractice,” 18 TBN 7 (Spring 1996)
  • “HMO Liability Part II: ERISA Preemption … And the Saga of Corporate Greed Continues,” 19 TBN 44 (Summer 1997)
  • “HMO Liability: Building Corporate Profits at the Expense of Patient Care,” 19 TBN 144 (Winter 1997)
  • “Fear of Future Harm in Medical Malpractice Cases,” 20 TBN 132 (Fall 1998)
  • “HMO Liability Part III: Return of the Plaintiffs,” 21 TBN 67 (Spring 1999)
  • “Parental Consortium in Non-Death Cases,” 21 TBN 161 (Fall 1999)
  • “Medical Expense Discounts and the Collateral Source Rule,” 22 TBN 89 (Spring 2000)
  • “Birth Injury and Cerebral Palsy Malpractice Claims,” 23 TBN 13 (Winter 2001)
  • “Handling the Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer Malpractice Case,” 24 TBN 65 (Spring 2001)
  • “Overcoming the Quality Assurance Privilege in New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Claims,” 23 TBN 172 (Fall, 2001)
  • “HMO Liability IV: Protecting the Patient and Preserving States’ Rights,” 26 TBN 64 (Spring 2003)
  • “Res Ipsa Loquitur and Medical Malpractice,” 26 TBN 114 (Summer 2003)
  • “Holding Hospitals Liable for the Malpractice of Independent Contractor Physicians,” 26 TBN 162 (Fall 2003)
  • “Vicarious Liability in Action: Holding a Hospital Liable for Malpractice of its Independent Anesthesiology Group,” 26 TBN 110 (Summer 2004)
  • “Protecting Privilege and Precluding Bad Doctors From the ‘Bad Genes’ Defense: The Non-Discoverable Nature of Medical Records of Related Third-Parties in Medical Malpractice Cases,” 27 TBN 61 (Spring 2005)
  • “New Hampshire’s Medical Malpractice Screening Panel Statute: Constitutional Considerations,” 27 TBN 102 (Summer 2005)
  • “Dispelling the Myths of the Medical Malpractice Crisis and Vindicating the Victims of Medical Malpractice Through Attorney Conducted Voir Dire,” 27 TBN 157 (Fall 2005)
  • “Medicaid Liens and Medicare Liens in New Hampshire Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Litigation,” 28 TBN 5 (Winter 2006)
  • “Pure Referral Fees: Insuring Client Confidence in Complex Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Cases,” 28 TBN 54 (Spring 2006)
  • “Medicaid Lien Repayment in Medical Malpractice Cases After Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services v. Ahlborn,” 29 TBN 5 (Winter 2007)
  • “Screening Panels for Medical Injury Claims Under RSA 519-B: Implementation, Effect and Issues on the Horizon,” 48 NHBJ 36 (Spring 2007)
  • “Application of the Collateral Source Rule to Medical Expenses Written Off in Medical Negligence and Personal Injury Cases,” 29 TBN 177 (Fall 2007)
  • “Medical Malpractice Claims Against Public Health Service and Federally Funded Community Health Center Physicians: Practical Problems and Potential Pitfalls to Be Aware of,” 30 TBN 17 (Winter 2008)
  • “Update: Application of the Collateral Source Rule to Written Off or Reduced Medical Expenses”, 30 TBN 71 (Spring 2008)
  • “Broken Promises: Data Shows New Hampshire’s Medical Malpractice Screening Panels Are Not Leading to Early Resolution and Cost Savings”, 30 TBN 167 (Fall 2008)
  • “Negligent Discharge of an Involuntarily Admitted Patient: Third Party’s Cause of Action for Harm Caused by Prematurely Released Patient,” 31 TBN 69 (Spring 2009)
  • “Maximizing Medical Malpractice Screening Panels Through the Use of Screening Panel Testimony at Trial,” 31 TBN 129 (Summer 2009)
  • “Case Spotlight: Strict Enforcement of DeBenedetto Disclosure Deadlines,” 31 TBN 189 (Fall 2009)
  • “Medical Liability in New Hampshire for Physician Assistant Negligence,” 32 TBN 9 (Winter 2010)
  • “Legislation Pending to Reform Screening Panel Process” 20 NH Bar News 10 (March 2010)
  • “Broad Based Senate Bill for ‘Tort Reform’ Deemed Inexpedient to Legislate Consistent with National Trends,” 32 TBN 121 (Summer 2010)
  • “Expanding the DeBenedetto Disclosure Requirement in Multi-Defendant Civil Cases,” 32 TBN 61 (Spring 2010)
  • “Mismanaged Methadone Treatment: A Prescription for Personal Injury,” 32 TBN 165 (Fall 2010)
  • “Inadmissibility of Helmet Nonuse under New Hampshire Law,” 33 TBN 85 (Spring 2011)
  • “Limitations on Defense Medical Examinations of Injured Plaintiffs in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Claims,”36 TBN 121 (Summer 2011)
  • “Unethical Demands in Settlement Agreements in Medical Malpractice Cases,” 36 TBN 183 (Fall 2011)
  • “Recovering Medical Expenses in New Hampshire Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Cases,” 37 TBN 33 (Winter 2012)
  • “Federal Law Limits Medicaid Reimbursement in New Hampshire Medical Negligence and Personal Injury Cases,” 37 TBN 65 (Spring-Summer 2012)
  • “Ethical Considerations in Medical Malpractice When Client Testimony and the Records Conflict” 37 TBN 97 (Spring-Summer 2012)
  • “New Hampshire’s Self-Pay Discount Does Not Reduce the Available Damages in Medical Negligence and Personal Injury Cases,” 38 TBN 11 (Spring 2013)
  • “The Limited Role of Comparative Fault in New Hampshire Medical Negligence Cases” 39 TBN 35 (Winter 2014)
  • “The Attorney–Client ‘Shield’ in Medical Malpractice Cases Revisited: Why a Witness Knowledge of Facts is Not a Secret,” 39 TBN 109 (Summer 2014)
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New Hampshire Association for Justice, Past President, 1999-2000
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire, 1991
  • New Hampshire, 1991
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1986
  • New Hampshire Association for Justice, President-Elect, 1998-1999
  • New Hampshire Association for Justice, Treasurer, 1997-1998
  • New Hampshire Association for Justice, Secretary, 1996-1997
  • The American Association for Justice (Sustaining Member, Professional Negligence Section, Birth Trauma Litigation Group)
  • The Florida Justice Association
  • The Florida Bar, 1985
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Manchester Bar Association
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • Florida Association for Justice
  • New Hampshire Association for Justice, Former Chair, Legislative Committee
  • New Hampshire Association for Justice, Former Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • New Hampshire Association for Justice, Board of Governors, 1995-present
  • AV rated – Preeminent – Martindale-Hubbell
  • President’s Award, New Hampshire Association for Justice, 2003
  • Board of Governor’s Award, New Hampshire Association for Justice, 1997 & 2011
  • Power List 2003 – Bartlett Report –
  • Best of US.Com – Best Lawyer in Personal Injury Law
  • Top Rated Medical Malpractice Lawyer by
  • New Hampshire Top Attorneys, 2006-2018
  • Best Lawyers in America in Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation: 2006-2018
  • New England Super Lawyer, 2007-2018

Office location for Kevin F. Dugan

1819 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03104

Phone: 603-627-1819


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

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