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On June 14, 2017, Patch, FitzGerald & Ward volunteered for the NH Bar Association Lawline. Volunteer attorneys are available to answer your legal questions through Lawline, the Bar’s free telephone legal advice service. Lawline is held on the SECOND Wednesday of each month from 6–8p.m. To reach Lawline, call the NH Bar Association (toll free) [Read More]

NOTICE: The maximum weekly compensation rate under the New Hampshire Workers’ Compensation Law will increase from one thousand five hundred seven dollars and fifty cents ($1,507.50) to one thousand five hundred thirty-seven dollars and fifty cents ($1,537.50) effective July 1, 2017.  In order for an injured employee to receive the maximum benefit, the employee must [Read More]

   

John B. FitzGerald, III has been appointed as a Founding Board Member of Kids Chance of New Hampshire. Educating Children of Injured Workers in New Hampshire. Planning for the future never starts too early. Financial hardship often results from the death or serious injury of a parent due to a workplace accident, making it difficult [Read More]

  Come join us to benefit the Manchester City Library Foundation and to celebrate national library week! John L. Ward is a foundation director of The Manchester City Library Foundation which is a private, nonprofit corporation committed to providing supplemental support to the Manchester City Library. The Foundation reinforces the need for continued and increased [Read More]

JOHN L. WARD PRESENTS AT WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLE John L. Ward was recently a speaker at the Traps for the Unwary: Workers’ Compensation webinar https://www.nhbar.org/NHBACLE/ which was held on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, and filmed at the New Hampshire Bar Center. The seminar focused the nuts and bolts of a Workers’ Compensation practice in New [Read More]

Effective January 1, 2017 the standard mileage reimbursement rate for transportation expenses as set by the IRS will be reduced to 53.5 cents per mile. This changes the mileage reimbursement rate payable under RSA 281-A:23, Medical, Hospital & Remedial Care. This rate should be used by workers’ compensation carriers for reimbursement for eligible workers’ compensation [Read More]

On January 13, 2017, the law firm of Patch, FitzGerald & Ward volunteered at the New Hampshire Food Bank. The attorneys and staff organized and sorted 3,716 pounds of frozen goods into 116 cases which will be distributed throughout the State of New Hampshire. The Food Bank estimated that this work will produce 3,096 meals [Read More]

  Patch, FitzGerald & Ward is proud to announce that the New Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled in favor of our client regarding attorney fees. December 13, 2016 opinion in the matter of Appeal of Katherien Streeter.  Attorney John FitzGerald, III and Attorney Dana Smith on the brief. The petitioner, Katherine Streeter, appeals an order [Read More]

Patch, FitzGerald & Ward, P.A. is pleased to announce Attorney John L. Ward has once again been recognized by his peers for inclusion in the New England edition of the Super Lawyers Magazine, a publication listing the most accomplished attorneys in each state. Each year, the magazine compiles a list of roughly five percent of [Read More]

Patch, FitzGerald and Ward are pleased to announce that Lori Jusczak, nurse paralegal, was recently named to the school board for the Making Community Connections Charter School. Lori also serves on the Academic Excellence and Development Committee at the school. Congratulations Lori!

The Law firm of Patch & FitzGerald is pleased to announce that Attorney John L. Ward has been named a partner. The firm will now change its name to Patch, FitzGerald & Ward. Attorney Ward is currently a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, New Hampshire Association for Justice and the National Organization of [Read More]

John B. FitzGerald, III of the Patch & FitzGerald Law Firm was recently a speaker at the Regional (practicing in MA, NH, RI and in between) Workers’ Compensation Conference held at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA. Attorney FitzGerald along with several other attorneys throughout New England was asked to speak regarding border wars and how [Read More]

The law firm of Patch & FitzGerald is pleased to announce Attorney John L. Ward has been elected by his peers for inclusion in the New England addition of the Super Lawyers magazine, a publication listing the most accomplished attorneys in each state. Roughly 5% of attorneys from each state in the US, Super Lawyers [Read More]

Attorney John B. FitzGerald was recently named as President of the Serenity Place Board of Directors. Attorney FitzGerald has a long history of service to Serenity Place and this is his second time serving as President of the Board. Serenity Place has been providing critical substance abuse disorder assistance for adult men and women for [Read More]

The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premiere trial lawyers from across the country who exemplifies superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or civil defense trial lawyers. National Trial Lawyers top 40 under 40 is a division composed of America’s top young trial attorneys. The National Trial Lawyers 40 under 40 is [Read More]

Attorney John L. Ward of the Patch & FitzGerald Law Firm was recently quoted in the March 2015, issue of New Hampshire Magazine. The author, State Senator Jeff Woodburn wrote an article titled The Complicated Process of Claiming Disability where he reviews the claims process and speaks with several attorneys involved with the process regarding [Read More]

ATTORNEY JOHN L. WARD ELECTED CHAIR OF NEW HAMPSHIRE’S BAR ASSOCIATION WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW SECTION Attorney John L. Ward of Patch & FitzGerald, PA was recently selected as chair of the New Hampshire’s bar association’s workers’ compensation law section for the 2015-2016 term.  Attorney Ward concentrates on personal injury, workers’ compensation and Social Security disability [Read More]

Attorney Ward of the Patch & FitzGerald law firm was recently named for the Board of Directors of the Manchester City Library Foundation. The Manchester City Library Foundation is a private, non-profit cooperation committed to providing supplemental support to the Manchester City Library. The foundation reinforces the need for continued and increased public support for [Read More]

Attorney John L. Ward will be presenting on workers’ compensation law at the 9th annual UNH alumni CLE day on June 6, 2014. This is an all-day opportunity to earn New Hampshire CLE credits before the June 30, 2014 deadline.

Attorney John L. Ward of the Patch & FitzGerald Law Firm was recently selected by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys as one of the top ten personal injury attorneys under 40 in New Hampshire. The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys uses a rigorous and thorough selection process to determine the top personal [Read More]

NEWS RELEASE – – – NEWS RELEASE Date: March 19, 2014 Contact: Attorney John L. Ward Patch & FitzGerald, P.A. 25 Bay Street Manchester, NH 03104 (603) 647-2600 jward@patchfitz.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ATTORNEY JOHN L. WARD ELECTED VICE-PRESIDENT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE BAR ASSOCIATIONS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW SECTION Attorney John L. Ward of the Patch & [Read More]

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