Attorneys in Manchester & Littleton, New Hampshire

The law firm of Patch, FitzGerald & Ward is a statewide practice with over 60 years of combined experience representing clients throughout New Hampshire.

Our team of Attorneys at Patch, FitzGerald & Ward concentrate in personal injury, workers’ compensation and Social Security disability claims. Our goal is to give our clients personal service combined with the experience and knowledge to solve any legal problem. We look forward to the opportunity to work for you to achieve your legal goals.

Contact Patch, FitzGerald & Ward at (603) 647-2600 for a free initial consultation. Put our many years of experience in personal injury, workers’ compensation, and Social Security disability law to work for you. Our dedicated team of personal injury, workers’ compensation and Social Security disability attorneys aim to provide our clients with the highest level of client service.


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Personal Injury

Patch, FitzGerald & Ward has experience in all aspects of personal injury. Our attorneys and claims administrators will handle your case from top to bottom. We have handled the most complex and serious of injury cases.

Workers’ Comp

Workers’ Compensation a body of law designed to help people because of accidental injury or illness suffered while working. The basic worker’s compensation benefits include lost wages (known as indemnity benefits), payment of medical bills, vocational rehabilitation, and sometimes even for permanent injuries or impairments.

Social Security Disability

Patch, FitzGerald & Ward has a proud history of fighting to protect the rights of injured or disabled people in our community. If you have recently become disabled and cannot work you need to understand your rights and responsibilities. Patch, FitzGerald & Ward has the experience and expertise to help you.

Estate Planning

Proper and detailed disability and estate planning is one of the most important things that you can do for your family. At Patch, FitzGerald & Ward our Attorneys and staff are dedicated to working with individuals and families in achieving the goals of asset protection, probate avoidance and family business succession.


I was frustrated with dealing with the worker’s compensation company. My checks were not coming in on regular bases, every time I called workers comp. I heard the same excuse “your check is in the mail”. After being denied Social Security Disability I knew I could not do it alone. After meeting Attorney John Ward and his staff I knew I was in good hands; John fully explained my rights and walked me through the entire process from start to finish and then made it happen. I knew what to expect and felt confident Attorney John Ward represented my best interests; he made sure I fully understood the reasoning behind all his recommendations and actions. Though the many steps of the process seemed to take a while, I know I never would have been able to do it on my own. John fought for my Social Security disability and my State Labor impairment benefits—and won. If it were not for Attorney John Ward, I would never have received by full benefits and the compensation I truly deserved. I am very grateful for John’s help and highly recommend him! J. C

Norm C

In 2014, I was injured requiring several surgeries. Attorney Ward was successfully able to attain SSI within a year. Although the process was rather daunting, Attorney Ward and staff of Manchester, NH were very kind, helpful and professional! I also was able to rely on the staff in the Littleton, NH office. I want to say “Thank-You!” With out their commitment and expertise in the field, I truly believe that I would not be where I am today, receiving benefits! I highly recommend Attorney John Ward with Patch & Fitzgerald for legal issues regarding SSI and or Workers Compensation.


I had att John Ward and he was amazing. My daughter and I were in an accident almost 2 years ago and he didn’t give up until we got a fair settlement. His prices are affordable he doesn’t win unless you win.and he always keeps you in the loop of what’s going on with your case. I highly recommend him and his firm. Will go back to him if we ever need a lawyer again…. thank you P,F&W for your services

Tiffany Rexford Mooney

Attorney Ward did an outstanding job with my husband’s social security disability case. He is very professional and knowledgeable and he provided us with excellent guidance and support throughout the process. We are so thankful for the amazing work he did. He was easy to reach, kept us updated on every aspect of the case and ultimately, he won the case for my husband without us having to go to the hearing. He is caring and compassionate and gave us relief and dare I say confidence throughout the process. We felt like we were in the best hands possible and winning the case just proved that. We met with several lawyers before choosing him and wholeheartedly believe that he is one of the best lawyers in the state. He is trustworthy, efficient and gets excellent results. We cannot recommend him enough. The day we won the case has forever changed our lives, and we thank him from the bottom of our hearts.

Juliana L.

I have nothing but praise for Attorney Ward and his staff. It was a four year wait before my disability hearing and the amount of professionalism and courtesy that I received during that time was outstanding. It was such a comfort to have Attorney Ward and his team on my side. Cannot thank him enough for going that extra mile and making my 4 year wait have a happy ending. Thank you!

Kim Longver Pratt

All I can say is Atty Fitzgerald is fabulous! I had hired a different workers comp attorney but I I realized my case wasn’t being worked on when I had a hearing in 3 weeks. I read Atty Fitzgerald’s bio and knew he was for me. We talked on the phone extensively, we met, and I discharged the first atty who was not prepared for my upcoming hearing. Atty Fitzgerald got the job done and we prevailed! Wholeheartedly and without a doubt I recommend Atty Fitzgerald. He WILL work for you.

diane carol

John was with me in my Worker’s Comp case every step of the way. His advice, knowledge, and kindness are invaluable to me and I could not have endured my situation without him and his fantastic staff! He truly understands the situation and rights of his client. His quick response time and patience with my million questions without complaint was so appreciated. I would recommend Attorney Ward to anyone! Thank you!


Attorney Ward and his paralegal Kathy provided exceptional service when my daughter was in an automobile accident.
Every step, from initial consult through the settlement was easy and comfortable. Any time we had a question or needed to speak to either of them a response was quick. I’m sure we were not a big case for them but never were we kept waiting or did we feel as though our case was not important to them. I can say with 100% certainty that I will use Attorney Ward for any further legal services my family needs.


John and his staff were quick to respond to any and all questions I had. With out his services my claim would have been denied and I would not have been able to get the treatment (surgery) I needed to repair my injured ankle. I wish John and his staff continued success and if and when I need legal counsel I will call John!


I would recommend this lawyer’s office to anyone. They are very professional, courteous and knowledgeable. Attorney Smith is very nice and caring.

Anne-Sophie Edwards

John took care of all my issues, I would definitely use him again if the need arises.


Fully Favorable ! Attorney Ward & Lori helped me through a very diffuclt time, and helped me get things back on tract, with respect and kindness.


As a disabled veteran fighting to retain my disability Benefits I was lost and hopeless facing the social security administration alone. This law firm came to my aide and worked tirelessly to ensure all of the documentation I needed to ensure the continuation of my benefits was in order and all set for my hearing. Every member of this team was there for me throughout the entire process to answer questions and guide me through all of the difficulties I would never have been able to navigate by myself. I am immeasurably grateful for the services provided to me. THANK YOU! « less

Raymond Sullivan

I had Attorney Ward for a disability case. He was very helpful always kept me updated. He really cares and fights for you. I would recommend highly.

Teresa Mcguigan

I hired John Ward in July of last year, he was always on top of things, he and his paralegal, were fast to respond to questions! He always updated me on my case! In Feb 2018 He won my case! I would recommend him to anyone!

Rhonda LaCasse Fraser

We Represent Clients Throughout New England

New Hampshire Cities

Manchester, Concord, Dover, Nashua, Salem, Derry, Candia, Plymouth, Laconia, Franklin, Exeter, Derry, Durham, Plaistow, Keene, North Conway, Ossipee , Newport, New London, Milford, Merrimack, Littleton, Lebanon, Laconia, Berlin, Lancaster, Londonderry, Hillsborough, Henniker, Hampton, Hooksett, Jaffrey, Rochester, Portsmouth, Peterborough, Goffstown, and Claremont.

New Hampshire Counties

Hillsborough County, Strafford County, Rockingham County, Merrimack County, Belknap County, Carroll County, Cheshire County, Coos County and Sullivan County.

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