Respect. Integrity. Courage. Experience.

A Law Firm Based On Respect For The Dignity Of Every Person

Rainboth, Murphy & Lown represents people whose sense of dignity has been diminished by injury or financial difficulties. We care about our clients, and our goal is to achieve justice for them and renewed hope for the future.

We are deeply aware that the affliction of one family member affects the entire family. We respond to emergencies promptly and meet clients where they are when they are hospitalized, recuperating at home or unable to travel. We pledge to serve you with that same dedication if you choose us to represent you.

We Value Courage And Service

Each named partner in the firm has practiced law for more than 30 years, active in their profession and the community. Michael Rainboth has practiced law since 1988 and served (pro bono) as lead case attorney for the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). Kenneth Murphy has practiced law since 1985 and served as counsel to the New Hampshire State Senate multiple years between 1990 and 2006. Bradley Lown has practiced in New Hampshire since 1985 and has served on the Portsmouth City Council for two decades. James Coughenour has practiced law for a decade and previously served as an auxiliary police officer in Portsmouth.

We take pride in our reputation as trial lawyers. Our firm routinely goes to court to fight for justice for our clients. It requires confidence, courage and commitment to stand up to big corporations, health care conglomerates and insurance companies in front of a jury. We are motivated by the dire needs of our clients and the trust they have placed in us. Read more about the background and qualifications of all our attorneys:

We Are A Litigation Firm

Our firm has extensive experience in personal injury litigation and insurance law, including motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice and wrongful death claims, as well workers’ compensation and construction accidents. Our attorneys also practice in the areas of business litigation and civil litigation, including real estate and title litigation, mechanic’s liens and bond claims, leases and landlord-tenant law, employment discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination.

We are well aware of the tactics some corporations and persons use to overwhelm anyone who has a legitimate claim against them. For example, a company may try to get you to sign away your rights quickly for a small amount of money before you have enough health or time to learn of your rights or consider the long-term consequences.

We will not be intimidated. When the other party knows that you have us as your advocate, they will stop trying to scare you or rush you into an agreement you may later regret. (They might even start worrying about their own position.) Generally, you will have greater success and much less stress if you bring an experienced attorney into the situation as soon as possible. See examples of our verdicts and settlements in a wide range of cases.

About Our Historic Office Building

This home is a three-story wood-framed Italianate-style house and is cited in Richard M. Candee’s “Building Portsmouth.” This single-family house was built between 1867 and 1879 by H.F. Gerrish in direct imitation of the J.J. Pickering house. Benjamin F. Webster, a builder, acquired it from Gerrish’s estate after 1886 and owned it as a rental.

About 1894, it was sold to True L. Norris, who was the editor of The Portsmouth Times, a member of the Governor’s Council, and a customs collector. Described in 1895 as “one of the stately, old-time mansions” of the city, it suggests how deceptively well these hip-roofed houses of the 1860s and 1870s conformed to the traditional plan and scale of Portsmouth’s earlier federal mansions.

Exterior photo of Rainboth Murphy & Lown P.A. office building
Exterior photo of Rainboth Murphy & Lown P.A. office building

Get Help From Caring And Capable Lawyers

All injury consultations, by phone, office visit or a visit to your home, are free. Attorney consultations are available during working hours, in the evening and on weekends. We’re here if you need us. We welcome your calls and questions.

At Rainboth, Murphy & Lown, we look forward to learning about your legal concerns and explaining how we can help. To schedule a consultation, call 603-212-1747 or email us.