Dean B. Eggert


(603) 206-7209
(603) 206-7210

About Dean B. Eggert

Dean has extensive experience representing school districts throughout the state in matters involving general school law and federal special education law. He is also an AV-rated jury trial lawyer with trial experience in the area of commercial litigation, products liability defense and municipal representation. He has represented manufacturers, distributors, banks, retailers and developers in complex commercial litigation, including computer conversion, anti-trust, products liability, breach of contract, land use and unfair competition cases.

Dean served as outside legal counsel for the City of Manchester School District from 1985 to 2008 and handled the litigation which led to the establishment of the District as a distinct corporate entity. Dean has authored numerous articles in the field of school law and lectures both locally and nationally on federal special education law and other school law issues. He is certified as a mediator and has served as a court-appointed mediator in over 80 cases.

Practice Areas
  • Education Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Litigation
Bar Admissions
  • New Hampshire, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2000
  • United States Supreme Court, 2004

J.D., University of California at Los Angeles
B.A., Wheaton College, with high honors

Memberships and Affiliations
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Manchester Bar Association
  • New Hampshire School Boards Association
  • Christian Legal Society
  • State Ballott Law Commission, alternate member
  • SAMBA International, board member
  • Center Point Church, Concord, NH, Council of Elders
  • Concord Christian Schools, past Chairman of the Board
  • CBNA and Cornerstone Construction Ministries, past director

Dean has been active in local, national and global relief projects, including hurricane relief and reconstruction. Dean serves on the Board of Good Soil Partners, Inc., a nonprofit organization which provides secondary and post-secondary scholarships to young women and men in Malawi, Africa.

  • AV rated, Martindale Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2012-2019
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2019 Lawyer of the Year, Manchester – Education Law
  • UCLA Law Review, 1983-1985
Media & Publications
  • Access to Public Records – NH RSA 91-A
  • After School Activities, Transportation and Extended Year Programming
  • Bullying – Cyber Bullying – October 2013
  • Bullying – Dont be Intimidated! How the New Law Responds to Bullies
  • Bullying – Integrating NHs Anti-Bullying Laws with Prevention of Disability Based Harassment
  • Bullying – Integrating NHs Anti-Bullying Laws with the IDEA, Section 504 and FERPA
  • Bullying – Two Years Later, Lessons Learned
  • Children with Disabilities – Equal Access through Alternatives and Accommodations
  • CHINS Law, RSA 169-D – Recent Updates – August 2013
  • Concussions and Head Injuries in Student Sports
  • Confidentiality and the Guidance Counselor
  • Conflict Resolution – Mediating Disputes in Special Education Matters
  • Dangerous Student, The
  • Discipline – Student Discipline – The Manifestation Determination
  • Discipline – Student Discipline – The Manifestation Determination and Special Circumstances Exception
  • Educators Tool Box – Complying with State and Federal Laws – August 2011
  • FERPA – Understanding FERPA
  • Goodbye – Nonrenewal, Reduction in Force, Dismissal and Evaluation Issues – Saying
  • Harassment – Identifying, Preventing, and Responding to Disability-Based Harassment
  • Harassment – Sexual Harassment Case Study
  • Homeless – Understanding the McKinney-Vento Homeless Act and Section 504
  • IDEA – Transition Services and Graduation
  • IDEA – Risk Management
  • IDEA – Requirements Pertaining to Transition Planning and Graduation – February 2007
  • IDEA – Mental Health Issues and the IDEA – High Anxiety
  • IDEA – Me Too! Inclusion, Assistive Technology and Medically Fragile Students
  • IDEA – Identification, Team Participation and the Manifestation Determination – March 2007
  • IDEA – Demythologizing the IDEA
  • Investigating Complaints about School Personnel – March 2014
  • LEA Representative, The Role and Responsibility of the
  • Negotiation – Advanced Negotiation Skills for Special Educators
  • Out-of-District Placements, Theres No Place Like Home
  • Paraeducators, The Role of Paraeducators in Special Education
  • Pending Legislation and Special Education, The Intersection of – April 2010
  • Residency and Transportation – A Closer Look at the Legal Requirements Pertaining to
  • Residency and Enrollment
  • Retaliation – Avoiding and Defending Retaliation Claims
  • School Board Ethics and the Law March 2011
  • School Board – The Role of the School Board in Student Related Matters
  • School Board – an Overview of the Legal Responsibilies of a Board Member
  • School Nurses Guide to Understanding FERPA, Section 504 and IDEA
  • Searches – Schools, Cellphones, and Searches
  • Seclusion and Restraint
  • Section 504 – Understanding
  • Section 504 – August 2014
  • Section 504 and IDEA – recent case law -February 2013
  • Special Education Case Law, An Overview of Recent Decisions, August 2012
  • Special Education Case Law, An Overview of Recent Decisions, August 2011
  • Special Education Case Law – An Overview of Recent Decisions, July 2014
  • Special Education Case Law – An Overview of Recent Decisions, August 2013
  • Special Education Case Law – An Overview of Recent Decisions, April 2014
  • Special Education Case Law – An Overview of Recent Decisions, April 2013
  • Transfers – The Law Pertaining to Interstate and Intrastate Transfers