Sean List

Sean List

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Manchester, NH

Backus Meyer & Branch, LLP
 | 116 Lowell St, Manchester, NH 03104
Phone: 603-668-7272
Fax: 603-668-0730
Email: Sean List
Selected To Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2015
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Sean is a trial lawyer specializing in employment law, firearms law and criminal defense. He has represented a variety of clients in state and federal courts as well as multiple government agencies including the National Labor Relations Board.  He has a solid track record with multiple trial victories in favor of his clients. He is admitted to the Bars of the State of New Hampshire, the United States District Court, District of New Hampshire, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

    Sean is a regular lecturer on the topics of employment litigation, state and federal gun laws, and legal use of force/self-defense.  He has sat on multiple teaching panels for other lawyers, has lectured to various trade organizations, and regularly teaches seminars for the public at various shooting ranges, training facilities and businesses throughout the State.  Sean has also testified in the New Hampshire Legislature on multiple occasions, including testifying on behalf of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. Sean was a 2015 graduate of the Daniel Webster Scholar Program at UNH Law, a first-in-the-nation alternative bar licensing program praised by national publications such as the Wall Street Journal for its practical and real-world approach to legal training.

    About Sean List

    Admitted: 2015, New Hampshire

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • New Hampshire Bar Association, 2019
    • New Hampshire Association for Justice, 2019
    • New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2019
    • New Hampshire Employment Lawyers Association, 2019

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Domestic Violence Emergency Project, 2019

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Day-long continuing legal education course, offered on two seperate days, covering state and federal firearm laws and the implications on law practice. , Faculty Member, “Gun Law in New Hampshire” Seminar- National Business Institute, Attorneys, 2017
    • Seminar covering how to prepare oral arguments and witnesses for administrative hearings. , Guest Speaker, Guest Speaker, “Witness and Hearing Preparation”- NEA-NH, , Labor Union Representatives And Directors, 2019
    • Instruction regarding State and Federal firearms law and the laws regarding justified use of force in New Hampshire. , Instructor, “Firearms Law and Justified Use of Force”, US Law Shield, Public, 2019
    • A seminar regarding the basics of employment liability, issue-spotting, and problem solving in the realm of employment disputes. , Guest Speaker, “Employment Law: Issue Spotting and Problem Solving” NEA-NH, Labor Union Representatives And Directors, 2018
    • Day-long continuing legal education course regarding law, policy, investigation and training pertaining to sexual harassment cases and situations. , Faculty Member, “Sexual Harassment: An Update on the Law, Policies, Training and Investigations”, Attorneys, 2018
    • Day-long legal education program covering in-depth instruction on state and federal firearms law and concealed carry law.  , Faculty Member, “Concealed Carry Law” Seminar- National Business Institute, Attorneys, 2019
    • Lecture on employment litigation, types of employment liability and the importance of employment practices liability insurance to the New Hampshire Insurance Agents Association. , Guest Speaker, Employment Practices Liability Insurance: A Way to Mitigate Potential Catastrophe, New Hampshire Insurance Agents Association, 2019


    • JURY TRIAL UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE Lyndsey M. Cowhig v. Megastore Auto Group, Inc. and Robert M. Waters, Jr.   Civil Case No.:  1:16-cv-00515-PB    Total Judgment : $271,748.97 $110,000.00 Verdict ($70,000 emotional distress & $40,000 punitive damages) $158,575.50 in attorneys' fees awarded $3,173.47 in costs awarded, 2018

    Representative Clients:

    • Cowhig v. Megastore Auto Group, Inc. et al 1:16-cv-00515-PB (U.S. District Court, N.H., 2018), 2018
    • Michael Fortin, Et. al v. Hollis School District et. al, Civil No. 15-cv-179-JL (U.S. District Court, N.H., 2017), 2017
    • Durgin v. State Farm- Docket No. 2014-CV-00125 (Merrimack Cty., 2015), 2015

    Educational Background:

    • Daniel Webster Scholar, UNH School of Law, 2015

    Industry Groups

    • Plaintiffs and Firearms Industry
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    Office Location for Sean List

    116 Lowell St
    Manchester, NH 03104

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    Last Updated: 5/21/2020

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