Law Offices of
Parnell, Michels & McKay, PLLC

“Simply a higher standard”

25 Nashua Road
Suite C5
Londonderry, NH 03053

Phone: (603) 434-6331
Fax: (603) 437-6039

137 Main Street
P.O. Box 669
N. Woodstock, NH 03262

Phone: (603) 745-8600
Fax: (603) 437-6039

News & Information

News and Information1/17/2019

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 New Hampshire Collaborative Divorce 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.

Please also follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and make sure to read our blog.


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 New Hampshire Collaborative Divorce’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: (

In every state, there are “Intestacy” statutes that govern the distribution of property of a person that died without a will. The people who collect by statute could be a spouse, children, parents, or even siblings. It is best to avoid these “intestate” issues whenever possible.

Our experienced attorneys can assist you in developing an estate plan, but if no plan exists we can help families navigate the complex probate process.

There are three general focus points for probating an estate. First, a probate estate must be opened by filing the appropriate paperwork with the probate court and notifying the beneficiaries and the heirs of the loved one’s passing. An executor is then appointed if there is a will, or an administrator is appointed if there was no will. Next, the assets of the decedent must be gathered. The focus is on debts and taxes that must be paid, and whether there is enough money to cover all the taxes and debts of the estate. If not, properties or assets can be sold to pay these debts. Once these complex steps are completed, the final focus is on the distribution of the remainder of the estate pursuant to the decedent’s will or pursuant to the intestacy statute.

If you have been named an executor, or wish to become an administrator for a decedent who had no will, contact our office today to see how our firm can help assist you with the process.

Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce
Rotary International
Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce
New Hampshire Collaborative Divorce
Law Offices of Parnell, Michels & McKay, PLLC is a BBB Accredited Lawyer in Londonderry, NH
Greater Manchester Chamber
Rory J. Parnell
Rated by Super Lawyers

loading ...