We are located at:
3 Executive Park Drive, Suite 107
Bedford, NH  03110

P.O. Box 10239
Bedford, NH  03110-0239

Phone (603)644-0275
Fax (603)606-4258

Colleen D. O'Connell

Colleen D. O'Connell concentrates her practice in estate planning, trust and estate administration, charitable planning and federal taxation. 

Direct dial (603) 836-3374


The University of New Hampshire, 
Suffolk University, J.D.
Boston University School of Law, LL.M.

Professional Memberships, Activities and Honors

Colleen is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Nashua Bar Association (President-2006), the New Hampshire Estate Planning Council (Executive Committee Officer).

Fellow, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. 
Accredited Estate Planner®, The National Association of Estate Planners & Councils

She has also been recognized by Woodward/White's Best Lawyers in the field of Trust and Estates. Colleen is a Lawyer of the Year, Trust and Estates (Manchester) for 2013.  She is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate Law and Taxation Law Sections, and is a frequent speaker on basic and sophisticated estate planning, business succession planning, probate and taxation topics.

Professional Career

Barradale, O'Connell, Newkirk & Dwyer, P.A. - June 2005 to present (Shareholder and Director)

McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, P.A. - July 1998 to June 2005 (Of Counsel)

Hamblett & Kerrigan, P.A. - January 1990 - June 1998 (Shareholder and Director from 1992 to 1998)

Carragher, Fox & Lampert - October 1985 - January 1990 (Associate)

Professional and Association Memberships

New Hampshire Bar Association - Member of the Elder Law, Estate Planning and Probate Section; former member and past Chair of the Tax Section

Nashua Bar Association - President - 2006

Massachusetts Bar Association

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) - Fellow

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation - Former Member and past Chair of the Nashua Region Advisory Board

New Hampshire Estate Planning Council - Board Member 2003 to 2013, President 2011-2012

Merrimack Valley Estate Planning Council

National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC) -

Former Member of the AEP® Committee


AV® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®) Designation by NAEPC

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® in the specialty of Trusts and Estates (Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aikens, S.C.). 2005 - 2016

Recognized in the New England Super Lawyers® in the Estate Planning practice area 2007-2010

Named a "Top Attorney" in Trusts and Estates by New Hampshire Magazine, 2005 - 2013 and "Top Estate Planning Attorney" in Manchester in 2013

New Hampshire's "Top Tax Trust and Estate Lawyer" for 2015 by Business New Hampshire Magazine

Bar Admissions

New Hampshire - 1985
Massachusetts - 1986


Colleen lives in Amherst, New Hampshire with her husband Raymond, children, Samuel and Hannah and dog, Lillie.  She is an active volunteer at the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire.