Donald Blaszka

Donald Blaszka

Partner
Location:
Derry, New Hampshire
Phone:
603-434-4125
Fax:
603-434-1425
Email:

Donald L. Blaszka, Jr. focuses his practice primarily in the areas of criminal defense/motor vehicle matters, DWI/DUI cases and business matters in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Don is admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Massachusetts and United States District Court of New Hampshire.

Don grew up in Southern New Hampshire and attended St. John's Preparatory School in Danvers, Massachusetts. Don graduated from Lehigh University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Government in 1996 and received his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in 1999.

Don also has been an Instructor at Franklin Pierce University since 2001 teaching Criminal Law, Courts and Criminal Procedure, Tort Law, Litigation, Business Law and Legal Writing & Analysis.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI/DWI Defense

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Hampshire, 2000
  • Massachusetts, 1999
  • U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire, 2000

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1999
    • Honors: Cum Laude
  • Lehigh University
    • B.A. - 1996
    • Major: History and Government

Classes/Seminars

  • Laws of Self Defense and Property: Concealed Weapon Permit Law, Sandown Police Department Gun Safety and Law Seminar, 2011 - Present
  • Laws of Self Defense, Defense of Property and Premises - Use of Non-Deadly vs Deadly Force, Atkinson Police Department Gun Safety Course, 2011 - Present
  • New Hampshire Law Update and Rules of Evidence , Hampstead Police Department Training , 2010 - Present
  • Search and Seizure Law and Motor Vehicle Laws, Hampstead Police Department Training, 2009 - Present
  • DWI Law and Field Sobriety Tests , Windhan Police Department Training, 2008 - Present
  • Search and Seizure, Hampstead Police Department Training, 2008 - Present
  • Search and Seizure - Motor Vehicle, Epping Police Department Training, 2007 - Present
  • Arrest Warrants, Search Warrants and Complaints, New Hampshire Police Academy, 2003 and 2004
  • Laws of Arrest, New Hampshire Police Academy, 2004 - Present
  • DWI and Administrative License Suspension Laws, New Hampshire Police Academy, 2004 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • National Trial Lawyers - Top 40 Under 40, 2012
  • Graduate, Mastering Scientific Evidence Seminar, National College for DUI Defense and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2014 - Present
  • Graduate, Mastering Scientific Evidence, National College for DUI Defense & Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2013 - Present
  • Graduate, NHTSA Field Sobriety Testing and ARIDE Seminar, New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Anthony Palacios
  • Evidentiary Breath Alcohol Technician, Industrial Training and Design Ltd, 2006 - Present
  • NHTSA/US DOT Standard Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner, C.E.S. Consulting, Inc., 2006 - Present
  • DUI Defense Summer Session, Graduate, Harvard Law School, National College for DUI Defense, 2006 - Present
  • Graduate, Trial Advocacy I, National Advocacy Center, National District Attorneys Association, 2001 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Greater Salem Bar Association, President , 2007 - 2009
  • The Lone Tree Spirit Foundation, Inc., Chairman, 2007 - 2009
  • The Lone Tree Spirit Foundation, Inc., Board Member , 2004 - Present
  • New Hampshire Association for Justice , Member, 2006 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense, Member , 2005 - Present
  • Rockingham County Bar Association, Member, 2010 - Present
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Member, 2000 - Present
  • Yankee Clipper Council, BSA, Board Member , 2011 - Present
  • Troop 1, BSA, Haverhill, MA, Troop Committee Member, 1995 - Present
  • Pack 98, Derry, NH, Pack Committee Chairman , 2011 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 2014 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Rockingham County Attorney's Office , Assistant County Attorney, 2000 - 2005
  • Law Office of Chaz R. Fisher, Inc., Attorney, 2005 - 2008

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Beta Theta Pi