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Israel Piedra

Israel Piedra

  • Personal Injury, Appeals & Appellate
  • Massachusetts, New Hampshire
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***"Answers on this website are for information purposes only and do not constitute legal advice, nor do they form an attorney-client relationship***. ***

Boston College Law School
J.D. (2015)
Activities: Moot court, Law review
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Bates College
B.A. (2012) | Politics; Music Performance
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Professional Experience
Judicial Intern
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Articles & Publications
Trees or Towers: The Battle Over Northern Pass
Vermont Journal of Environmental Law
Confusing Regulatory Takings with Regulatory Exactions: The Supreme Court Gets Lost in the Swamp of Koontz
Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review
Professional Associations
Massachusetts State Bar
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New Hampshire State Bar
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Nashua Bar Association
- Current
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American Bar Association
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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New Hampshire
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  • Free Consultation
    I offer a free half hour consultation in most matters--after that my normal hourly rate applies. Personal injury consultations are free, and you don't pay a fee unless we win.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Additional Practice Area
  • Litigation
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. can a life insurance beneficiary payout be contested by family if the insured suffered from a mental illness (bipolar)?
A: It would be very difficult to prove that a beneficiary designation was changed due to mental capacity or undue influence. Basically, whichever beneficiary is on the policy is unlikely to be changed after death. A lawyer would need to investigate the facts and case law for a more specific answer.
Q. I am 13 years old,am I allowed to go to court to support my family member?
A: Anyone is allowed in a courtroom. It is open to the public, with certain very limited exceptions. I'm not sure I understand your question.
Q. My neighbors tree has large branches over hanging onto my property. Can I legally cut them if it’s their tree?
A: There is no clear answer to this question in New Hampshire, surprisingly. The Vermont Supreme Court case of Alvarez v. Katz has some guidance (Vermont law): Practically speaking, if you cut without permission, you are risk the possibility of a claim against you (particularly if it would damage the health of the tree). Best to reach some sort of written agreement/permission with your neighbor.
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Websites & Blogs
Firm profile
Nashua New Hampshire personal injury blog
Contact & Map
Welts, White & Fontaine, PC
29 Factory Street
Nashua, NH 03061
Telephone: (603) 883-0797
Welts, White & Fontaine, PC
Milford, NH, USA
Telephone: (603) 883-0797