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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.

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

  • Personal Injury
  • Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse
  • Slip-And-Fall Injuries
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Injuries
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Construction Accidents
  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Litigation

Call 603-431-1993 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Michael P. Rainboth

Attorney Rainboth is a founding partner of Coughlin, Rainboth, Murphy & Lown, P.A. in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He has concentrated his practice on representing seriously injured victims of negligence since 1993.

Attorney Rainboth received his undergraduate degree cum laude from the University of New Hampshire in 1985 and in 1988 graduated cum laude from Suffolk University Law School in Boston. Attorney Rainboth was a judicial law clerk for the New Hampshire Superior Court for one year and then started his career at Wiggin & Nourie in Manchester, New Hampshire primarily representing insurance companies from 1989 to 1993. Attorney Rainboth then changed his practice to focus on representing individuals rather than corporations and he moved to Portsmouth, New Hampshire to co-found Coughlin & Rainboth in June, 1993. Attorney Rainboth has developed a busy trial practice representing individual clients throughout New England before State and Federal courts in New Hampshire and Maine in varied civil matters such as medical malpractice, premises liability, products liability, auto accidents, workers' compensation, wrongful death and other personal injury matters.

Bar Admissions:

  • Maine, 1994
  • New Hampshire, 1988


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1988
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Member, Moot Court Board
  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1985
    • Honors: cum laude

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Maine State Bar Association, Member
  • New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association

Attorney Kenneth D. Murphy

Bar Admissions:

  • Connecticut, 1985
  • New Hampshire, 1986


  • Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1985
  • University of New Hampshire
    • B.A. - 1982
    • Honors: cum laude

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association

Attorney Bradley M. Lown

Bar Admissions:

  • New Hampshire, 1985
  • Maine, 1987


  • University of Maine School of Law, Portland, Maine
    • 1985
  • Phillips Exeter Academy
    • 1976
  • Harvard University
    • B.A. - 1981
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: History

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Candidate, NH House of Representatives , 1988
  • Member, Portsmouth Building Code Board of Appeals , 1988 to 1990
  • Board member, Warner House Association , 1987 to 1990
  • President – Harvard-Radcliffe Club of New Hampshire , 1995 to 1998
  • President – Portsmouth Historical Society , 1999 to 2001
  • Chairman – New Hampshire Hearing Care Board , 1998 to 2001
  • Proprietor – Portsmouth Atheneum (, 1995 to Present
  • Chairman and Founder – Seacoast Citizens Overseeing Pease Environment , 1990 to 1999
  • Member – Portsmouth School Board , 1990 to 1993
  • Member – Portsmouth City Council (2002-2003) and (2012 to 2018)
  • Trustee – City of Portsmouth Trust Funds , 2007 to 2011
  • Commissioner – Wentworth Coolidge Commission – Portsmouth NH (appointed by Governor Lynch)
  • Little League Coach , 2008 to 2010
  • Youth Basketball Coach , 2008 to 2010
  • Member, St John’s Vestry , 1998 to 2001
  • Founder – Seacoast Academy – (now Heronfield School, Exeter)
  • President – Portsmouth Athenaeum (2020-2021), 2020 to 2021
  • New Hampshire Bar Association , 1985 to Present
  • Maine Bar Association , 1987 to Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • N.H. Trial Lawyers Association
  • New Hampshire State and Federal Courts , 1985 to Present
  • Maine State and Federal Courts , 1987 to Present

Attorney James E. Coughenour

Attorney Coughenour is a partner of Rainboth, Murphy & Lown and his areas of concentration are Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation. He regularly appears in Courts throughout New Hampshire and Maine, but spends the majority of his time appearing before the NH Department of Labor. Attorney Coughenour has built a reputation for vigorous and compassionate advocacy on behalf of his clients and has been recognized by SuperLawyers as a "Rising Star" in the field of workers' compensation since 2019.

Attorney Coughenour graduated Cum Laude from the University of New Hampshire, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Justice Studies. While attending UNH during the day, Attorney Coughenour attended the NH Police Academy at night. He earned his Police Certificate in 2007 and went on to work as an auxiliary police officer for the City of Portsmouth. While working as a police officer, Attorney Coughenour attended law school at the Massachusetts School of Law and graduated in 2011.

Bar Admissions:

  • Massachusetts, 2011
  • New Hampshire, 2012
  • U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire, 2014
  • Maine, 2015


  • Massachusetts School of Law, Andover, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 2011
  • NH Police Education and Training (certificate), 2007
  • University of New Hampshire
    • B.A. - 2008
    • Honors: cum laude

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, 2011 to 2013
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, 2012 to Present
  • New Hampshire Association for Justice, 2014 to Present
  • Southeast NH Habitat for Humanity, Board of Directors, 2016 to Present

Attorney Amanda M. Frederick

Prior to joining the firm in 2021, Amanda worked in the Boston, Massachusetts and Manchester, New Hampshire offices of a regional law firm for three years handling complex insurance defense litigation matters including property damage, wrongful death, breach of contract, and personal injury claims in all phases of litigation. During this time, Amanda gained litigation experience in state and federal courts in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. While attending the evening division of Suffolk Law, Amanda worked full-time as a law clerk supporting practice group attorneys in various stages of litigation.

Bar Admissions:

  • Massachusetts, 2018
  • New Hampshire, 2019
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2019
  • U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire, 2020


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 2018
  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire
    • B.A. - 2012

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, 2018 to 2020
  • Boston Bar Association, 2018 to 2020
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, 2019 to Present
  • Charles C. Doe American Inns of Court, 2021 to Present

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