Richard C. Gagliuso Richard C. Gagliuso

Richard C. Gagliuso

Of Counsel

Meet Rick, established construction law authority, media attorney, skilled mediator and civic activist.

Richard C. Gagliuso


603 665-8832 direct
603 623-8700 main
603 623-7775 facsimile

Jefferson Mill Building
670 North Commercial Street
Suite 108
PO Box 1120
Manchester, NH 03105-1120

Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2024
    Commercial Litigation
    Construction Law
    Consumer Law
    First Amendment Law
    Litigation – Construction
    Litigation – First Amendment
  • New Hampshire Bar Association’s President’s Award for Distinguished Service to the Public and the Profession
  • AV Preeminent® – Martindale-Hubbell

Here’s why you’ll enjoy working with him.

From the beginning, Rick’s career has focused on business law and litigation, and he brings the same intense focus and forethought to every interaction with his clients. An expert on construction law, Rick has represented contractors and other participants in the construction process in virtually all areas where construction and the law intersect, from contract negotiation and formation through the issues that arise during construction to performance and payment disputes and construction defect claims. His proficiency in these fields has made him an invaluable asset to business clients throughout New Hampshire—and beyond.

Rick also has years of experience representing the media in issues like libel and privacy claims, efforts to gain access to public records and proceedings and the myriad legal issues that may arise during the newsgathering and reporting process. Rick’s expertise and decades of knowledge of the law and specific industry practices makes him an effective and reliable advocate, both inside and outside the courtroom.

Rick regularly serves as a mediator or arbitrator in construction and other business disputes. He is a member of the Construction and Commercial Mediation and Arbitration Panels of the American Arbitration Association, and a member of the Panel of Neutrals of the New Hampshire Superior Court and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire.

In his former life, Rick was:

  • Practiced with his wife, Kelly, for over 20 years at Gagliuso & Gagliuso in Merrimack, New Hampshire
  • Founding partner at Deasy & Dwyer in Nashua, New Hampshire
  • An associate and partner at Hamblett & Kerrigan in Nashua, New Hampshire

When Rick isn’t working, he is…

Rick is a life-long musician and avid reader who enjoys spending time with his family, and the occasional opportunity to improve his golf game.


JD, Boston University School of Law, cum laude
AB, Harvard College, cum laude  

Admitted to practice
State of New Hampshire
United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
United States Supreme Court


Fellow, Construction Lawyers Society of America
Member, Diversity Law Institute
Member, Trial Law Institute
Hearings Committee, New Hampshire Attorney Discipline System
Board member, New England First Amendment Coalition
Associated Builders and Contractors of NH & VT Education & Training Instructor