Jay Surdukowski's diverse practice serves both litigation and business clients of the Firm. Mr. Surdukowski defends hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare providers. He also litigates wrongful death, bodily injury and premises liability cases, surety bond disputes, contested guardianships, and general litigation matters ranging from commercial litigation to insurance defense. A New Hampshire native active in politics and community affairs, Mr. Surdukowski also assists business and nonprofit clients with government relations, political action committee formation and compliance, land use, and other matters.
Mr. Surdukowski has been nominated by his peers and recognized since 2010 by New England Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" in the category of Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice.
Prior to joining Sulloway & Hollis, Mr. Surdukowski clerked for Senior Associate Justice Linda Stewart Dalianis of the New Hampshire Supreme Court (now Chief Justice) and provided back-up support to current Senior Associate Justice Gary E. Hicks. His career has also included two successive fellowships at the Office of the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia in the Hague where he assisted as a law student with the war crimes trials of Slobodan Milosevic, Jovica Stanisic, and Naser Oric.
Before law school, Mr. Surdukowski was a Truman Fellow at the United States Department of Health and Human Services where he worked for Secretary Tommy Thompson on rural and Native American issues.
- Medical Malpractice and Physician Advocacy / Health Care
- Insurance Defense and Coverage and General Litigation
- Business Litigation / Business and Private Clients
- Government Relations
- B.A., Bates College, Summa Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa
- J.D., University of Michigan Law School, Cum Laude
- New Hampshire state (Circuit, Superior and Supreme Court)
- U.S. Federal District Court - District of New Hampshire
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court - District of New Hampshire
- The United States Supreme Court
- Rising Star in Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice from Super Lawyers - Recognized 2010-present
- Union Leader New Hampshire Forty Under 40
- Panel Judge - Third Annual Law Review Symposium, University of New Hampshire School of Law, with Hon. Paul J. Barbadoro and Mark Sisti, Esq.
- Managing Editor of the Michigan Journal of International Law
- Truman Scholar
- Dean's Fellowship, University of Michigan Law School
- Bates College Phillips Fellowship to Rwanda (law and genocide research)
- University of Michigan Law School Scholarly Writing Award
- Jenny Runkles Award of the University of Michigan Law School (awarded to two 2Ls for "selfless commitment to improving the Law School community and society as a whole through a demonstrated devotion to public interest and diversity")
- Book Award – Transnational Law (International Law)
- St. Paul's School Advisory Committee on the Advanced Studies Program (2007-present)
- Three time Co-Chair, Platform Committee of the New Hampshire Democratic Party (2008, 2010, and 2012)
- Executive Committee of the New Hampshire Democratic Party (2008-present)
- New Hampshire Democratic State Committee (2008-present)
- Alumni Class President, Bates College (2001-present)
- Harmonie, Healthcare Committee (2012-present)
- Trustee, New Hampshire Supreme Court Society (2007-2012; Membership Chair 2007-2011)
- Trustee, The Friends Program (2008-2011; Development Committee; Auction Committee)
- New Hampshire Humanities Council - Nominations Committee (2011-2012)
- Co-Chair, Finance Committee for Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern (2011-2012)
- Member, Complete Street Advisory Committee for the Redesign of Downtown Concord (2012)
- New Hampshire Bar Association Legislation Committee (2008-2010)
- Campaign Steering and Finance Committees for U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (2007-2008)
- Governor John Lynch's citizen-appointee to the Accountancy Act Commission (2008)