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561 Central Avenue Dover, NH 03820
Free consultation: (603) 742-5222

New Hampshire Family Law and Criminal Defense Lawyer

New Hampshire Attorney William R. PhippsWilliam R. Phipps


561 Central Avenue
Dover, NH 03820-3480


Office Phone: (603) 742-5222
Toll-Free Phone
: 800.363.7186
Fax: 603.742.7212

Practice Areas

Family law experience in NH and Maine and criminal defense

Bill is an experienced Family Law practitioner in New Hampshire and Maine. He is an aggressive advocate for people involved in divorce, post-divorce, child custody, alimony, relocation, adoption, domestic violence and most other areas of family law practice. At the same time, Bill is aware of the delicate balance that exists when minor children are involved with a family in crisis.

Bill has successfully litigated and mediated to completion countless marital and family law cases in both New Hampshire and Maine.

He understands families and is accomplished at achieving positive results for his clients, while at the same time having compassion and understanding for the difficult life circumstances his clients face.

Criminal law experience in NH

Bill is a former Assistant County Attorney where he successfully prosecuted misdemeanor and felony crimes. he relies upon his training and experience and is responsible for much of the firm's criminal practice defending clients from complaints alleging simple assault, driving while intoxicated and domestic abuse.

Bar Admissions

  • New Hampshire
  • Maine
  • U.S. District Court for District of New Hampshire


  • Bill’s community service includes serving on the Board of Directors of the Cocheco Valley Humane Society, where he is on the Executive Committee.
  • He is also a member of the South Berwick/Eliot, Maine Rotary Club.



Bill, his wife and two children live in South Berwick, Maine. Bill and his wife are actively involved in their children’s lives, both academically as well as in their extracurricular activities. Bill is a passionate skier and his family enjoys all of the outdoor recreational opportunities that living in Northern New England affords them. Bill and his wife are also active supporters of the fine arts.