County Attorney

Chestnut St. Courthouse
300 Chestnut Street
Manchester, NH 03101
Phone: (603) 627­-5605
Fax:     (603) 627-­5627

Spring St. Courthouse
30 Spring Street
Nashua, NH 03060
Phone: (603) 594­-3250
Fax:     (603) 594­-3254


The County Attorney, John Coughlin, is a constitutionally elected official and is the chief law enforcement officer in the County. The County Attorney is charged with the prosecution of felonies and misdemeanor appeals from the district courts. The office works in conjunction with the State Attorney General's Office, Sheriff's Department, New Hampshire State Police and local police departments to prosecute crimes committed within Hillsborough County. Hillsborough County is broken down into two districts. Hence, the County Attorney's Office is located in two cities.

The Northern District Office, located in Manchester, is staffed by eleven full time prosecuting attorneys, six full time support staff, three part time support staff, three victim witness advocates, one part time investigator, one paralegal and several legal interns.

The Southern District Office, located in Nashua, is staffed by eight full time prosecuting attorneys, one part time prosecuting attorney, four full time support staff, three victim witness advocates and one part time investigator. 

The County Attorney's Office also works directly with the medical referee in cases of untimely deaths.