Judge James M. Carroll

Adjunct Professor

UNH Manchester


Judge Carroll is the Presiding Justice of the 4th Circuit Court of New Hampshire. He was appointed in 2010. Judge Carroll was admitted to the practice of law nearly 30 years ago and has spent about half of his career as defense attorney and half as a prosecutor. He was elected County Attorney in Belknap County for three terms and has spent a life time working with young people and attempting to make the world a better place to live.


  • Politics and Law in Contemporary Society Supreme Court and the US Constitution in Society The Politics of Crime and Justice


  • Family, New England Sports Teams, and social activism for issues of addiction and recovery and mental health.


  • Presented the Nackey Loeb Schoot of Journalism "Quill and Ink Award" for orders issued in 1st Amendment cases

  • Recognized by the Recovery Community as well as the Mental Health Community


  • College of the Holy Cross with a Bachelor's degree in History

  • Franklin Pierce Law School (now UNH Law)