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New Hampshire Superior Courts

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The New Hampshire Superior Courts have jurisdiction over several types of cases. There is a superior court in each of the ten counties, with the exception of Hillsborough County, which has two.[1][2]


The superior courts hear the following types of cases:

  • Negligence, contracts, real property rights and other civil matters where claim for damages totals at least $1,500 and at least one party requests a jury trial
  • Cases involving a claim for damages over $25,000
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanor appeals from the circuit courts
  • Petitions for injunctive relief[1]


  • Belknap Superior Court
located in Laconia[3]
  • Carroll Superior Court
located in Ossipee[4]
  • Cheshire Superior Court
located in Ossipee[5]
  • Coos Superior Court
located in Lancaster[6]
  • Grafton Superior Court
located in North Haverhill[7]
  • Hillsborough Superior Court
located in Nashua[8]
  • Merrimack Superior Court
located in Concord[9]
  • Rockingham Superior Court
located in Brentwood[10]
  • Strafford Superior Court
located in Dover[11]
  • Sullivan Superior Court
located in Newport[12]



Senior justices

Retired justices

  • Walter L. Murphy
  • William J. O'Neil
  • George S. Pappagianis
  • Harold W. Perkins[13]

See also

External links


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