Effective Legal Solutions Delivered with a Personal Approach

Facing a legal issue is among the most stressful occurrences that many individuals experience. The attorney you select to help resolve your legal matter will have a significant impact on the resolution of your case.

The attorneys at Backus, Meyer & Branch, LLP, in Manchester have provided award-winning legal counsel in Hillsborough County and throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts for nearly four decades. Each of our partners has more than 20 years of legal experience. Many have been recognized by peers and industry publications for consistently stellar performance, including being named to Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense
  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Post-Decree Modifications
  • Insurance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Employment Law
  • Workers’ Compensation

Call at 603-696-2338 to arrange your initial consultation.

Attorney BJ Branchprofile

Bar Admissions:

  • New Hampshire, 1986
  • U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1989

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • New Hampshire Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Granite Hill Condominium Association, 1994 - 1998 (President, Board of Directors)
  • Manchester Bar Association

Education:

  • Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont, 1986
    • J.D.
  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, U.S.A., 1982
    • B.A.

Attorney Carol L. Kunzprofile

Bar Admissions:

  • New Hampshire, 1998
  • U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire, 1998

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • New Hampshire Bar Association, 1998 - Present (Member)
  • New Hampshire Bar Association (Dove Project Volunteer)
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, 2003 - 2008 (Professional Committee, Panel member)
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, 2005 - 2008 (New Lawyers committee, Panel Member)
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, - 2007 (Work/Life Task Force, Panel Member)
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, - 2008 (Pro Bono Governing Board, Panel Member)

Education:

  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia, 1998
    • J.D.
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • Bradford College, 1990
    • B.A.
    • Honors: summa cum laude

Honors and Awards:

  • Distinguished Service to the Public Award, NH Bar Association
  • Dedicated Pro-Bono Service Award, NH Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities:

  • The Gale Home, Board Member, 1999 - 2004
  • Mary Gale Foundation, Secretary and Trustee, 2004 - 2010
  • YWCA of New Hampshire, Board Member, President, 2009 - 2012
  • NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Panel member, - 2003

Attorney Jon Meyerprofile

Bar Admissions:

  • Massachusetts, 1975
  • New Hampshire, 1977
  • U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1984

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Manchester Bar Association (Member)
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Sections on: Labor & Employment, Commercial Litigation, & ADR (Former Chair)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Council of School Board Attorneys (Member)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights (Member)
  • American Association of Justice

Education:

  • Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Connecticut, 1973
    • M.A.
    • Major: History
  • Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1971
    • B.A.
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: College of Social Studies

Honors and Awards:

  • Volunteer Attorney - NH Civil Liberties Union

Pro Bono Activities:

  • NH Civil Liberties Union

Attorney Barry M. Scotchprofile

Bar Admissions:

  • New Hampshire, 1965
  • New Jersey, 1974
  • U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire, 1975
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1965
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Defense Research Institute (Member)
  • New Hampshire Bar Association (Past Chair, Cooperation with Other Professions Committee)
  • New Hampshire Bar Association (Member, Continuing Legal Education Committee)
  • New Hampshire Bar Association (Member, Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board)
  • New Hampshire Bar Association (Member, Dispute Resolution Committee)
  • Manchester Bar Association

Education:

  • Columbia Law School, New York, New York, 1964
    • J.D.
  • Columbia College of Columbia, New York, New York, 1961
    • A.B.
    • Major: U.S. History

Attorney John A. Wolkowskiprofile

Bar Admissions:

  • New Hampshire, 1986
  • Massachusetts, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire, 1986

Specialties and Certifications:

  • Superior Court Mediator, NHBA, 1998

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • New Hampshire Bar Association, 1986 - Present (Member)
  • NH Association for Justice, 2000 - Present (Member)
  • Manchester Bar Association, 2000 - Present (Member)
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, 1994 - Present (Member)
  • American Bar Association, 1986 - Present (Member)

Education:

  • Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, New Hampshire
    • J.D.
  • St. Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire
    • B.S.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Political Science

Pro Bono Activities:

  • New Hampshire Bar Association

“Attorney Branch, thank you so much for calling me right back on Monday and getting Attorney Wolkowski to represent me – he was great! I really appreciated it.”


“Attorney Wolkowski, thank you so much for representing me on Tuesday on such short notice.”


“Jon Meyer is my all time favorite attorney. He accomplished the virtually impossible for my cause and won my case at the NH Supreme Court level. The law office staff has always been polite and attentive to what is being done. Thank you!”


“Attorney Wolkowski, I want to thank you for being such a good representative for me and for winning my case. Even if the case had not won, I would have thanked you anyway because you have been a very good representative to me and your work is greatly appreciated on my behalf.”
Donald R.


“Attorney Cindy McMahon, I just want to thank both of you for everything you did for me during my recent DUI case. You made what was a stressful situation much better than it could have been. You were both so kind and helpful through the whole process. Thank you for everything!!”


“Attorney Scotch, I want to thank you for doing such a good job handling my case. I highly recommend you to people of a similar need. Your staff is pleasant and capable.”

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