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Anne is the founding principal of Rice Law Office, PLLC in Laconia, New Hampshire. She focuses her practice in personal injury, Workers' Compensation and employment law, including Social Security and disability.
In addition to her trial and injury practice, Anne advises individuals and businesses in all aspects of employment law, including employment agreements, separation negotiation, wrongful termination, Workers' Compensation, Social Security disability, discrimination and harassment.
This combined focus on injury and employment law means injured clients can expect global representation. Anne will fight for every protection including compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical bills, but she doesn't stop there. Anne also takes on its clients' battles over job protection, family medical leave, disability insurance and Social Security. Sometimes clients have just one kind of claim, but often where there is injury or disability there is also a threat to employment, this is where the Anne and the Rice Law Office team steps in.
Anne's passion for her work is strong and her roots in NH run deep. She grew up here, raised a family and has had the honor of working in the Lakes Region in both professional and volunteer positions for nearly twenty years now. Commitment, tenacity, hard work, loyalty and unrelenting high standards for success have driven Anne's course in her personal and professional life. She brings these qualities to her clients' representation.
Anne grew up on the Seacoast of New Hampshire before heading off to the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School of Business for her undergraduate degrees. A high school athlete with eleven varsity letters, Anne pursued her competitive drive as a member of the University of Pennsylvania Women's Crew team and thereafter as an educator and woman's soccer and men's high school crew coach. Always driven toward the win, Anne led her teams to championship seasons with record setting race times and a New England championship in soccer.
During Law School at the University of Connecticut, Anne won membership to the Moot Court and Client Advocacy Boards and clerked for the Honorable Douglas Lavine of the Connecticut Superior Court in Hartford, Connecticut. Internships in litigation and insurance law helped her focus and choose her practice path.
She is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section, American Trial Lawyers Association, New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association, Belknap County Bar Association and National and New Hampshire Chapter of National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA). In addition, she is a frequent speaker on issues of employment law, Workers' Compensation and harassment, and is trained as a mediator and arbitrator by the New Hampshire Judicial Branch and the American Arbitration Association.
Anne currently serves as a volunteer mediator for the New Hampshire Human Rights Commission, the NH Rule 170 Program and privately as a Mediator, Neutral and Arbitrator.