Roger D. Turgeon, Attorney

Roger Turgeon focuses on personal injury and wrongful death claims on behalf of people injured or killed by the carelessness of others. Most of these cases involve auto accidents, unsafe premises, product liability, and other general liability matters. He earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Harvard Law School after completing a double major, magna cum laude, in Political Science and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. Before founding Turgeon & Associates in 1999, Roger spent six years at two major Boston law firms, several more years with a personal injury firm on Cape Cod, and nine years as the head of the personal injury department at Hamel, Deshaies & Gagliardi (later, the Hamel Law Firm). Roger is a member of multiple legal associations, including the Bar Associations of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. He is admitted to practice in each of those three states.

Education

  • J.D., Harvard Law School 1980, cum laude
  • B.A., University of New Hampshire 1977, magna cum laude, with majors in Political Science and Economics

Licensure

Roger is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Past and Present Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America )
  • American Bar Association
  • NH Bar Association
  • NH Association for Justice (formerly NH Association for Justice) – Governor-at-Large; Chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Greater Newburyport Bar Association (Past President)
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association

Distinctions

  • Obtained a record $5,300,000 jury verdict in a wrongful death case in New Hampshire.
  • Editor and then executive editor of the Harvard Environmental Law Review.
  • Active in the Harvard Law School Environmental Law Society.
  • Frequent presenter at CLE seminars on topics including trial practice, product liability, proving medical injuries and damages, liquor liability, and car crash injury claims.
  • Co-authored article for Trial Magazine, June 1990, “Ethylene Oxide: Insidious Threat to Hospital Workers.”
  • Frequently presents on legal issues to non-lawyer groups, such as massage therapists.
  • UNH debate team, which competed regionally and nationally; twice named the school’s best debater.
  • Several honor societies in recognition of academic achievements, including Phi Beta Kappa (liberal arts), Phi Kappa Phi (university-wide), and Pi Gamma Mu (social sciences).

Roger D. Turgeon is the sole proprietor of Turgeon & Associates.

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