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James Coughenour, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Portsmouth, NH

Rainboth Murphy & Lown
439 Middle St
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone: 603-212-1747
Fax: 603-431-8333
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in New Hampshire Since: 2012
Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation: Claimant, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

James Coughenour, Jr., is a partner at Rainboth, Murphy & Lown, P.A., in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Mr. Coughenour focuses his practice on workers’ compensation law, serving clients in the greater Portsmouth area, Rockingham County and throughout the New Hampshire seacoast.

A dedicated advocate on behalf of injured New Hampshire workers, Mr. Coughenour is an experienced litigator and capable negotiator. He has recovered substantial amounts in settlements and verdicts in cases involving various types of work-related injuries. In addition to workers’ compensation, he has experience with personal injury and general civil litigation.

Born in Portsmouth, Mr. Coughenour graduated cum laude from the University of New Hampshire with a bachelor’s degree. He earned his law degree from Massachusetts School of Law. He also holds a certificate in police education and training. He is qualified to practice law in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire.

Outside of his law practice, Mr. Coughenour engages in many professional and community activities. He is an active member of the New Hampshire Bar Association and the New Hampshire Association for Justice and sits on the board of Southeast New Hampshire Habitat for Humanity. 

Earlier in his career, Mr. Coughenour served as an auxiliary police officer for the City of Portsmouth and a volunteer assistant city solicitor with the City of Lowell, Massachusetts. In 2011, he served as a volunteer attorney with the Lawyer for a Day Program and is a former member of the Massachusetts Bar Association.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022

About James Coughenour, Jr.

First Admitted: 2011, Massachusetts

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • City of Lowell, MA, Volunteer Assistant City Solicitor, 2011 – 2012
  • Lawyer for the Day Program, Volunteer Attorney, 2011

Educational Background

  • University of New Hampshire (B.A., cum laude), 2008
  • NH Police Education and Training (certificate), 2007

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2011
  • Southeast NH Habitat for Humanity, Board of Directors, 2016 – present
  • New Hampshire Association for Justice, 2014 – present
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, 2012 – present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, 2011 – 2013
  • State of Maine, 2015
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire, 2014
  • State of New Hampshire, 2012


  • $120,000 - Workers' Compensation Settlement - foot infection/toe amputation, 2020
  • $165,000 - Workers' Compensation Settlement - leg injury, 2020
  • $92,500 - Workers' Compensation Settlement - ankle injury, 2021
  • $180,000 - Workers' Compensation Settlement - back injury, 2020
  • $250,000 - slip and fall - hip injury, 2020
  • $130,000 - Workers' Compensation Settlement for a hand injury, 2021
  • $149,999.99 - Workers' Compensation Settlement for shoulder injury, 2021
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Office Location for James Coughenour, Jr.

439 Middle St
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Phone: 603-212-1747

Fax: 603-431-8333

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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