Charles A. DeGrandpre

Charles A. DeGrandpre: Attorney with McLane Middleton, Professional Association AV stamp icon
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Charlie’s practice is concentrated in the area of wills and trust administration. He currently serves as trustee of several private, family, trusts.

Charlie received his J.D. from the University of Michigan (1961) and B.A. from Clark University (1958).


•AV, Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbel
Best Lawyers in America 2019 (Trusts & Estates Law)
•New Hampshire Bar Foundation 2006 Honorary Fellow
•1982 recipient of the New Hampshire Volunteer of the Year award from Governor Hugh Gallen
•New Hampshire Bar Association, twice receiving the President’s Award for his service to the Association

Articles & Presentations

Written By Charles

•Closing the Loopholes: New Laws for in Terrorem (No Contest) Clauses in Wills and Trusts
•TO BE OR NOT TO BE: Postnuptial Agreements in New Hampshire
•International Wills Act
•1 Volume Treatise on New Hampshire Wills, Trusts and Gifts
•3 Volume Treatise on New Hampshire Probate Law and Procedure

(Resident, Portsmouth Office)

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Trusts & Estates
  • Estate Planning and Trust and Estate Administration
  • Probate Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
603 334 6933  Phone
603.436.5672  Fax
University Attended:
Clark University, B.A., 1958
Law School Attended:
University of Michigan, J.D., 1961
Year of First Admission:
United States District Court, District of New Hampshire; First Circuit Court of Appeals; 1961, New Hampshire; United States Supreme Court


Charlie presently serves as trustee and director of several charitable organizations.

Reported Cases:
Representative Work; In Re Dumaine, 135 N.H. 103, 600 A.2d 127 (1991);Brouillard v. Governor & Council, 114 N.H. 541, 323 A.2d 901 (1974);N.H. Household & Storage v. Public Utilities Commission, 117 N.H. 1038, 381 A.2d 745 (1977); Milne Enterprises v. State of New Hampshire, 113 N.H. 516, 309 A.2d 911 (1973).

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Manchester, New Hampshire

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