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Parnell, Michels and McKay, PLLC is happy to announce a major NH Supreme Court victory for our client. Through significant efforts by firm members Rory J. Parnell, William B. Parnell and David M. Stamatis, we were able to help certify up to $900,000 in potential underinsured motorist coverage for our client. Read the decision here: 



Parnell, Michels & McKay is prod to announce Rory J. Parnell is the receipient of the 2017 Robert Kirby Award. This award is given to an attorney 35 years old and younger that demonstrates excellent advocacy, good humor, respect for others and kindness towards others. Rory was awarded on September12, 2017, and is proud to join the other past award winners. 


Yesterday was the NH Pro Bono Referral Program's 2nd Annual Pro Bono Hockey Game. Rory Parnell and Neil Nicholson are Co-Organizers of the game, and Team Justice prevailed with a 10-6 victory. As always, we thank all of the participants, the sponsors, the Goffstown Police Association, the NH Pro Bono Program, and St. Anselm College for helping put on a great event. We hope to see all of you next year.




Parnell, Michels & McKay is proud to announce that Catherine McKay was honored by the Collaborative Law Alliance of New Hampshire as the recipient of their annual 2016 John Cameron Memorial Award. This award is given to the individual that best represents and moves forward the goals of collaborative law in New Hampshire. Catherine is honored to accept this award and continue her focus on developing collaborative law in New Hampshire. 

Parnell, Michels & McKay is proud to announce that William Parnell has been chosen as the Greater Derry/Londonderry Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year! William will be honored on October 4th, 2015 at the annual Chamber dinner. William has always been proud to serve his community, and is honored they chose to name him Citizen of the Year for his work in the community. 
Parnell, Michels & McKay is proud to announce the new addition of associate attorney David Stamatis. David was a UNH Daniel Webster Scholar, and will be working primarily in the areas of family and bankruptcy. David is a bright, motivated, and confident young attorney, and we are excited to add him to our staff of excellent attorneys. 

Rory Parnell has been inducted into the Queen City Rotary Club, and is happy to be involved in helping the Manchester community. Rory looks forward to continue to help serve those in need. 
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Parnell, Michels and McKay is happy to announce Rory Parnell has been named to the New Hampshire Pro Bono Board of Governors, and he is looking forward to continuing to help those those in need with legal services. 
Parnell & McKay is proud to announce that Rory J. Parnell has been selected to receive a 2014 "Rising Star" award from the New Hampshire Pro Bono Program. The award is given to attorneys who bring enthusiasm, perseverance and commitment to providing legal services for those in need. Attorney Parnell will be honored on March 7th at the New Hampshire Bar Association Midyear Meeting. 

Parnell & McKay is proud to announce that Catherine P. McKay has been elected again to a two (2) year term on the Collaborative Law Alliance of New Hampshire's Board of Directors. Here at Parnell & McKay we are major advocates for collaborative law, and encourage anyone interested in choosing collaborative law over litigation to contact us and put Attorney Catherine McKay's knowledge and expertise to work. 
Lincoln-Woodstock Rotary Club Corvette Raffle!

Join Parnell & McKay, PLLC in contributing to a great cause by participating in the annual Lincoln-Woodstock Rotary Club Raffle! Tickets are limited, and are $150.00 per entry. Winner gets a 2013 Chevrolet Corvette or cash alternative!!! There are also numerous other prizes awarded, and you do not have to be present to win! Sign up for your chance today!
Supreme Court Briefs 

In Re Estate of Jack M. Bergquist - Docket# 2012-0754
Our Clients: Estate of Jack M. Bergquist

Town of Campton v. Beebe River Village District - Docket# 2012-0745
Our Clients: JFF/SWF, LLC


The New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association has named Catherine McKay to be Rockingham County’s representative once again. Attorney McKay continues to be an active  presence in the women’s bar looks forward to continuing her service. 

6/15/2012 - Parnell & McKay is happy to announce the addition of a new paralegal to the office, Susan Gagnon. Susan brings a large amount of family law experience to our practice, and we look forward to working with her and the rest of the experienced and knowledgeable staff at Parnell & McKay. 


The New Hampshire Supreme Court released their latest decision today. Read more here


The New Hampshire Supreme Court released the latest three cases they decided. Read more here


The New Hampshire Bar Association has posted an 8 page summary on proposed Attorney Discipline Changes. Read more here

Learn about how to deal with New Hampshire's new Mandatory Disclosure Rules in family cases at Parnell & McKay's blog here

New Hampshire is looking to revolutionize the way our Court system processes cases by allowing and ultimately requiring new cases to use an e-filing system. Parnell & McKay's own Rory Parnell attended the Public Forum on e-filing at the New Hampshire Administrative Office of the Courts to voice concerns about the process on behalf of his clients. Read more about New Hampshire's e-filing proposal here: (