Family, Criminal & Civil Law


Massachusetts School of Law, Andover Massachusetts
Juris Doctor - 2007

University of New Hampshire Durham, NH
B.A., Psychology and Philosophy - 1994
Minor: Linguistics


Phone: (603) 225-1776
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John Balkus

Family, Criminal & Civil Law
I practice law in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and from the New Hampshire North Country to the Massachusetts Seacoast, I'll go where you need me.

Over the years I've successfully represented clients in family, criminal, civil, and appellate courts and before state administrative agencies as well. I've negotiated settlements with prosecutors in criminal matters, and with opposing counsel in hotly contested and complex divorces.

I’ll do whatever I can to get you a solution to your legal problems in a cost-effective manner – a solution that works for you. That means that where possible, I’ll work to negotiate a settlement. But when the other side just won’t be reasonable, I’m prepared to take your case to the judge and even beyond if necessary.
I’m licensed to practice before all New Hampshire and Massachusetts state courts, and I’m also licensed to practice before the US District Court, District of New Hampshire.

I look forward to working with you.

Professional Associations:

  • American Bar Association
  • NH Bar Association
  • NH Bar Family Law Section
  • NH Bar Criminal Law Section
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

About Balkus Law

What began as a Family Law Practice expanded to include more services when our clients requested our assistance with other legal matters. We are dedicated to helping families through difficult transitions and finding solutions that work for our clients.


From aggressive and thoughtful litigation to private mediation, our firm has the experience and savvy to meet your needs - when you need it most.

Service Areas

We service clients who are facing legal conflicts in the states of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Our most-serviced areas include Concord, Portsmouth, and Manchester NH, as well as the towns that lay within the following counties in New Hampshire: Belknap, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, and Strafford.