Attorney Colantuono has over forty years of experience in public and private practice. His areas of concentration are criminal law, personal injury law, civil litigation, probate litigation, business litigation, employment litigation, government relations and estate planning.
Attorney Colantuono served as an Assistant Attorney General in the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office from March 1978 to August 1981. He has been a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association since 1976 and has served on the Ethics Committee and the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee of the Bar Association.
Attorney Colantuono also owned and operated his own law office in Derry from 1981 to 2001, handling a wide variety of legal matters for individuals and businesses.
In 1990, Attorney Colantuono was elected to the New Hampshire Senate from District 14, where he served until 1996. He served as the Assistant Majority Leader and Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. He also served on the Finance, Judiciary, Insurance, Executive Departments and Administration, and Capital Budget committees.
In 1998, he was elected to the Executive Council from District 4, representing the greater Manchester area. He served on the Council until he resigned after being appointed by George W. Bush to become U.S. Attorney. As U.S. Attorney, Tom supervised the work of 23 Assistant U.S. Attorneys in all federal criminal prosecutions and civil matters on behalf of the federal government. He served on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee’s Subcommittees on Terrorism and National Security, Border and Immigration Issues, and White Collar Crime. Thereafter, he was a member of a well-known law firm in Concord, NH.
Tom graduated cum laude and with Distinction in History from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He earned his Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School. He has taught legal subjects as an adjunct professor at Rivier College, New Hampshire College (now Southern New Hampshire University), and the Nashua Regional Vocational Technical College.