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Christopher A. Bandazian

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Christopher Bandazian serves of counsel with Shaheen & Gordon.

Chris focuses his practice on Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability claims. He also maintains a general practice that includes the areas of Land Use, Small Business, Administrative and Probate Law. Prior to attending law school, Chris was employed for five years at the Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics at Harvard Medical School, where he pursued an interest in medical research. His background in medical science has been valuable in analyzing medical-legal and technology-related issues that arise as part of the firm’s litigation practice.

Chris is a past-Chairman of the New Hampshire Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section. He also served as a Panel Member for the December 2012 New Hampshire Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board continuing legal education seminar and was on the faculty for a past New Hampshire Association for Justice Workers’ Compensation seminar, at which he spoke on the subject of third-party personal injury claims.

Chris is an active member of his community, with currently service including: Chairman, NH Legislative Commission for the Study of The Environmental and Public Health Impacts of PFAS Chemicals, Vice Chairman, Bedford Energy Commission, President and Board of Directors, Joppa Hill Educational Farm.

Admissions

  • New Hampshire State Bar

Education and Career

  • Connecticut College, B.A., 1976
  • Boston College Law School, J.D., 1985
  • Attorney, The Legal Clinics, 1985 – 1990
  • Shareholder, Borofsky, Amodeo-Vickery & Bandazian, P.A. (formerly The Legal Clinics and Borofsky, Lewis & Amodeo-Vickery, P.A.), 1990 – 2023
  • Of Counsel, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., 2023 – present

Professional and Community Involvement

  • New Hampshire Association for Justice, Member
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Member
  • New Hampshire Bar, Workers’ Compensation Section, Member, Past Chairman
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives
  • Manchester Bar Association, Member
  • Chairman, NH Legislative Commission for the Study of The Environmental and Public Health Impacts of PFAS Chemicals
  • Vice Chairman, Bedford Energy Commission
  • President and Board of Directors, Joppa Hill Educational Farm

Publications and Presentations

  • 2023 Interim Report of the Commission on the Environmental and Public Health Impacts of Per- and Polyfluorinated Chemicals, RSA 126-79-a (HB 737, Chaptered Law: 335:1 Laws of 2019).

Honors and Awards

  • Bedford Town Council Chairman, March 2013 – March 2015

Representative Cases

  • Appeal of Weaver, 150 N.H. 254 (N.H. 2003)
  • Appeal of Wingate, 149 N.H. 12, 813 A.2d 1176 (N.H. 2002)
  • Phelps v. Kingston, 130 N.H. 166, 536 A.2d 740 (N.H. 1987)
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