Who We Are

Executive Board

Our mission is to “Raise the Bar” for Veteran Service in NH.

Since January 2015, Veterans Law Project-Legal Boots on the Ground (VLP) has addressed unmet legal needs for veterans and their families.  Veterans are provided legal advice by the Director, staff attorney or paralegal, represented directly by the Legal Director or referred to VLP’s panel of well over 100 volunteer lawyers.

Today’s most commonly addressed issues are housing and matters involving child support, custody and divorce.  Many requests are in the area of criminal defense, specifically for veterans ineligible for public defenders or assigned counsel.  Additionally, VLP addresses discharge upgrades for veterans with less than honorable discharges due to service-related PTSD or TBI and a variety of other legal issues.


VLP represents veterans regardless of whether they are considered veterans by the VA.

Meet our board:

President & Legal Director, Larry Vogelman

Treasurer, Donna Knapper

Member & Founding Board President, Dana Hussey

Board Member, Penny Watson

Executive Director &  Founding Board Member, Tara Sue Myers

ALL Give Some Video Production Underway

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in ALL Give Some, lend a hand, News | 0 comments

VFNH, Inc. Re:  All Give Some – Veterans and the Volunteer Force of New Hampshire Video Production   The Veterans Foundation of NH is traveling the state interviewing community volunteers far and wide in an effort to bring awareness to the need for more volunteers.  As volunteerism declines in our nation, the Veterans Foundation is asking veterans and all NH residents to find a way of giving time, resources, grit and gifts toward the greater good. Volunteerism is the pathway to meaningful connections and stronger communities.  For...

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VFNH Veterans Law Project Legal Director Receives NHAJ Granite State Advocate Award

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in News, Pro Bono Legal, Veterans Law Project | 0 comments

The New Hampshire Association for Justice (NHAJ) acknowledged Attorney Lawrence Vogelman at  the organization’s annual award banquet held at the Manchester Country Club, June 6th 2017. The NHAJ Granite State Advocate award is “…given periodically to attorneys in New Hampshire, who, in the course of zealously representing their clients, pursue and help achieve substantive changes in the law which improve our Civil Justice system, enhance the rights of citizens’ access to the courts, preserve the right of trial by jury or...

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NH MOAA Awards the Veterans Law Project: Legal Boots on the Ground

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in News, Pro Bono Legal, Veteran Support, Veterans Law Project | 0 comments

We our grateful to the Military Officers Association of America New Hampshire for bestowing the Granite State Warriors Award upon the Veterans Foundation of New Hampshire’s effort to “raise the Bar” for veterans. This prestigious  award is presented annually by MOAA-NH to “individuals or organizations who have gone above and beyond in their service to the men and women of the U.S. military and their families.” “Honored at this year’s ceremony was Matthew Albuquerque, president and founder of Next Step...

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Update on the Veterans Law Project

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in News, Pro Bono Legal, Veterans Law Project | 0 comments

Up and running for three months now, the VLP has represented, advised or referred to attorneys over 150 veterans or active duty members of service.  Cases include domestic violence petitions, family law cases, minor criminal cases and landlord tenant issues.  Additionally, David has been handling discharge upgrades. In order to service more veterans we are looking to add to our staff a half time paralegal or lawyer to work primarily on family law issues. Thanks to everyone involved, especially the staff at the New Hampshire Bar Association...

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We’ve Moved!

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in News | 0 comments

The home office for the Veterans Foundation of New Hampshire Inc. has closed.  Previously, the Foundation has had the opportunity to utilize facilities provided by the Department New Hampshire VFW and VFW Post 1772 in Rochester.  Recently the VFW Post 1772 closed it’s home.   We are now located at 77 Central Street in Manchester. 

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A Deluge of Requests: Legal Boots Answers 30 Calls in Day 1

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in News, Veterans Law Project | 0 comments

It’s undeniable.  Within a day of putting our Legal Boots on the Ground, staff received over 30 calls for help from needy veterans looking for legal guidance, some more urgently than others with a scope of case work from county to federal courts, civil to criminal cases. -Some cases involve NH veterans serving elsewhere on active duty, others are preparing to deploy, recently returned or even serving prison sentences.  There is a tremendous need for services to veterans in need of legal assistance. Our goal is to answer these requests...

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The Veterans Law Project Deploys Legal Boots on the Ground

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Larry Vogelman announces the launch of the Veterans Law Project–Legal Boots on the Ground for Veterans with VFNH, Inc. Veterans Law Project.  Staff Attorney Dave Kolesar, began working today on bringing needed legal assistance to NH veterans. The Veterans Law Project has been formed to assist veterans with the many legal needs they are facing.   Often veterans are at a disadvantage within the judicial system since the system may be unfamiliar with the specific situations and circumstances veterans find themselves in.  Veterans endure...

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Join Our Growing List of Supporters of the VFW & VFNH Paper Poppy Project

Posted by on Oct 20, 2012 in admin | 0 comments

Special thanks to VFW Post 1772 of Rochester> for funding the Paper Poppy Project. Thanks to the Following Businesses who currently display and distribute the VFNH Paper Poppy to raise awareness of local VFWs disney inflatables wholesale.     Riverside Rest Home of Dover, NH  took on 200 Paper Poppies for presentation at their facility!   Thank you to Jeff Cuevas, Owner and Operator of the Country Goods & Grocery of East Wakefield for being among the first to begin the distribution of the Paper Poppy.  Visit Country Goods...

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Show Your Support: Paper Poppy Project Assists Local NH Veteran Service Organizations

Posted by on Aug 31, 2012 in lend a hand, News, Veteran Support | 0 comments

Join Our Growing List of Supporters of the Paper Poppy Project!     Show your support by displaying the Paper Poppy at your location.  The Paper Poppy may feature the name of a veteran or a supporter and acknowledges all our local service men & women throughout our community. The Paper Poppy is produced by the Veterans Foundation of New Hampshire, Inc.  to raise awareness of the VFW, inviting family members and veterans to join the organization in building on over a century of service to our nation and to the care of our...

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Giving And Receiving With Wakefield Chamber of Commerce

Posted by on Dec 10, 2011 in News | 0 comments

The Veterans Foundation of New Hampshire is a happy member of the Greater Wakefield Chamber of Commerce. The Foundation was inducted at the Chamber’s regular meeting in October and most recently attended the Chamber Christmas Event held December 9, 2011. The Christmas event was at the recently refurbished old Union Hotel turned Recreational center and  home to the Union VFW Post 7663.  The gathering was a great success.  Attendees were asked to bring a gift for a “Yankee Swap.” Participants bring a gift and after unveiling...

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