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Jaye L. RancourtJaye L. Rancourt


  • B.A., Cum Laude (Psychology, Criminal Justice), Elmira College, Elmira, N.Y., 1996
  • J.D., University of Maine School of Law, Portland, ME, 1999

Legal Practice:

  • New Hampshire Public Defender Program (Staff Attorney), 1999-2003
  • Brennan Lenehan, 2003 to date (Shareholder, Director – 2008)

Admissions - State and Federal Bar Associations:

  • New Hampshire Bar, 1999
  • United States District Court, 1999
  • United States Court of Appeals - First Circuit

Past and Present Professional Associations:

  • American Bar Association – New Hampshire Membership Co-Chair
  • American Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division (Administrative Director), 2009-2010
  • American Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division (Affiliate Director), 2008-2009
  • American Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division (District Representative for New Hampshire and Massachusetts), 2006-2008
  • HEAR in New Hampshire, Member, Board of Trustees, 2007-2013
  • New Hampshire Bar Association – Board of Governors (Governor-at-Large), 2008-2011
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Vice President, 2011-2012
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, President-Elect, 2012-2013
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, President, 2013-2014
  • New Hampshire Bar Association New Lawyers Committee (Chair), 2006-2008
  • New Hampshire Professional Conduct Committee Member, 2011-2012
  • New Hampshire Bar Association Leadership Academy Steering Committee, Co-Chair
  • New Hampshire Bar Foundation -2018
  • New Hampshire Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission
  • Member of the Judicial Council, 2012-2013
  • New Hampshire Judicial Conduct Committee, Vice-Chair, 2016 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • New England Bar Association Board
  • Manchester Bar Association
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Phi Eta Sigma
  • Psi Chi
  • United States District Court (D.N.H.), Drug Court Committee, 2008-14

Recognitions & Publications:

  • Best Lawyers by New Hampshire Magazine for 2023 - Criminal Defense General Practice
  • Recipient - 2015 Philip Hollman Award for Gender Equality
  • Recipient – New Hampshire Bar Foundation “2009 Robert E. Kirby Award”
  • Super Lawyers – Criminal Defense
  • New England Best Lawyers - Criminal Defense

Primary Practice Areas:

Criminal Law (Defense - State and Federal), "White Collar" Criminal Defense, Contract Disputes, Civil Litigation, Domestic Relations, Appellate Practice in New Hampshire Supreme Court and 1st Circuit Court of Appeals

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