Craig S. Donais


Craig Donais represents businesses, institutions, municipalities and individuals. His experience over twenty years, first as a law clerk to Justices Sherman D. Horton and William R. Johnson at the New Hampshire Supreme Court, then as an Assistant Attorney General for New Hampshire, and private practice have exposed him to a broad range of legal issues in transactional and litigation settings. He obtained the largest civil jury verdict in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire in 2007, in a fraud, breach of contract, and consumer protection action. Attorney Donais represents clients in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

His practice is focused primarily in three areas: Business & Corporate Law, Real Estate, and Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning.

Craig strongly believes that an attorney is most effective when actively involved in community activities and organizations, and participates as an officer, director or volunteer in a wide variety of civic, fraternal, municipal, religious, cultural, and youth serving organizations.


  • New Hampshire, 1997
  • Massachusetts, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1997
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, New Hampshire, 2007
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Massachusetts, 2008
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2003


  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Finance Committee 2015-present
  • St. Mary’s Bank – Supervisory Committee, April 2011 – present.  Chairman, 2014 – present
  • Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America.  Executive Board, 2001-present.  Vice-President
  • National Council, Boy Scouts of America, member 2001 – present
  • Catholic Lawyers Guild of New Hampshire.  Member


(603) 206-7296


Business & Corporate Law

Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning

Real Estate

Zoning/Land Use/Environmental


Eminent Domain


Condominium Association

Railroad and Public Transportation Law

Civil Litigation


J.D. cum laude, Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1996. Member of Phi Delta Phi.

B.A., magna cum laude, with Commonwealth Honors, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1992. Member of Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics), Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science), and Golden Key National Honor Societies.