Dorothy Darby serves as the firm’s Business Manager, overseeing the administration of the firm. She has more than eighteen years of experience working in law offices, and more than thirty-five years of total business experience. Immediately prior to joining Cohen & Winters, Dorothy was the office manager for Attorney Shaunna Browne, a successful Manchester family lawyer. While there, she was instrumental in helping the firm quadruple revenue in less than six years in business. After Shaunna decided to retire and become of counsel to Cohen & Winters, we sought out Dorothy to help manage our growing operation. Dorothy was excited to accept the challenge of managing a general practice that handles not only family law, but also criminal defense, personal injury, and estate planning.
Over the course of her career, Dorothy has performed every function in a law office short of being an attorney, working her way to the level of management. At Cohen & Winters she supervises the firm’s personnel, finances, and operations. She works closely with our key contractors including in bookkeeping and technology. All in all, her role is to ensure that our firm runs smoothly, and that our attorneys and support staff have the tools they need to most effectively serve our clients.
Dorothy was born and raised in New York State before relocating to New Hampshire. Her professional career prior to working in the legal space includes roles in administration, accounting, sales, and customer service. She not only brings a wealth of knowledge due to her professional accomplishments, but also brings a level of understanding and compassion due to her own life experiences.
The proud mother and stepmother to five adult children and seven grandchildren, Dorothy resides in Hooksett with her husband, Sean. Her passions outside of the office include spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, gardening and reading.