Michael P. Courtney

Michael P Courtney

Michael Courtney's practice focuses on serving the needs of municipalities and their local administrative boards. Born and raised in New Hampshire, he graduated from Assumption College in 2008 with a B.A. in History and a minor in Political Science.

He attended the evening division of New England School of Law while working as a paralegal at a general civil litigation firm and a trusts and estates firm in the Greater Boston area. During law school, Michael also served as an editor on Law Review, was a judicial honors intern with the Massachusetts Superior Clerk and graduated cum laude in 2012.

After law school, Michael served as a law clerk for the justices of the New Hampshire Superior Court in Hillsborough, Merrimack and Cheshire counties from 2012–2014.

Michael is currently the Vice Chair of the NH Bar Association Municipal and Government Section, He is a member of the New Lawyers Committee of the New Hampshire Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Michael P Courtney

Contact

  • mcourtney@uptonhatfield.com
  • Phone: 603.224.7791
  • Fax: 603.224.0320

Practice Areas

Education

  • Assumption College, BA
  • New England School of Law

Memberships

  • New Lawyers Committee of the New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Vice Chair of the Municipal Section of the NH Bar Association

Representative Matters

  • Kulick's v. Town of Winchester, Docket Number 2016-0054

    Successfully defended a challenge to a planning board decision granting a site plan for the construction of a gas station and Dunkin’ Donuts in town. The New Hampshire Supreme Court held that the board properly considered the application under the administrative finality doctrine, properly granted waivers for the site plan, and the applicant’s storm water management plan complied with the town’s storm water regulations. 

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