Richard Molan received his degrees from the Universityof New Hampshire and the UNH School of Law. He began his career in labor in 1970 as a staff member for the State Employees Association of NH, SEIU Local 1984. Richard Molan held many positions for SEA. Beginning as a Field Representative, he ultimately became Assistant Executive Director and Chief Negotiator until 1985 and has represented the SEA as outside counsel.. He has received numerous certificates in labor studies and in 2000 he served as SEA’s interim Executive Director. He has been associated with the Professional Fire Fighters of NH since 1979 and still serves as their General Counsel.
Molan was appointed by the legislature to a committee charged with drafting the state's collective bargaining law in 1975. He served as a member of the PELRB, the state labor relations board for public employees. In 1985, he co-founded his law firm which in addition to fire fighters, state and municipal employees, represents higher education, teacher and police unions. Additionally in the past, Molan has represented employees in the state of Maine, including negiotating the contract for the Maine State Employees.
Richard Molan is a trustee for the Manchester (NH) Employees Retirement System. Molan is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Attorney Molan is listed and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for the past 20 years. The New Hampshire Magazine listed Richard Molan as New Hampshire's top labor lawyer. In 2007, Molan was named as one of New England's Super Lawyers. Attorney Molan is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Labor and Who's Who in American Business and Finance. In 2013, Richard Molan was recognized as one of the top 100 Irish Labor Leaders by The Irish Echo Magazine.
His 38 years of experience has provided him not only with legal skills but also his understanding of organizational dynamics. Attorney Molan is admitted to all courts in the State of New Hampshire , the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire as well as the Federal Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and for the Federal Circuit.
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