Debbie Notinger

Debbie Notinger has practiced law in New Hampshire and Massachusetts for more than 25 years. She focuses her practice in all areas of insolvency and bankruptcy representation and in probate and estate planning matters. She has extensive experience in the courts of New Hampshire and Massachusetts, particularly their bankruptcy courts. Her experience includes handling non-dischargeability actions, preference actions, fraudulent transfer actions, trustee representation and collection matters for both the debtor and creditor.

She has also drafted and prosecuted several appeals and worked as debtor’s or creditor’s counsel in Chapter 11 and complex Chapter 7 cases and in probate matters.

A native of Massachusetts, Attorney Notinger received her law degree from Boston University School of Law in 1989 and an undergraduate degree, cum laude, in 1986 from the University of Massachusetts, in English. While at Boston University, she served as an Assistant Editor on the Probate Law Journal and was named as both a Paul J. Liacos Scholar and Edward F. Hennessey Scholar.

Currently (and for the past several years) Attorney Notinger is representing the Chapter 7 Trustee of Financial Resources Mortgage, Inc. and approximately 100 other related entities, in the largest Ponzi scheme case in New Hampshire history, in litigation matters, which have resulted in the collection of millions of dollars for creditors. She also represents the Chapter 7 Trustee in the Robotic Vision Systems, Inc. case, a former publicly traded company where she helped collect millions more for creditors.

Practice Areas

Business Bankruptcy – Chapter 7 and 11
Bankruptcy Trustee Representation
Estate Planning
Real Estate Matters
NH and MA State Court Litigation
Personal Chapter 7 Bankruptcy


University of Massachusetts, B.A., 1986, Cum Laude
Boston University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1989

Law School Recognition

Paul J. Liacos Scholar
Edward F. Hennessey Scholar
Assistant Editor, Probate Law Journal

Bar Admissions

New Hampshire, 1989
U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire, 1989
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1990
U.S. District Court for the District of MA, 1994
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2000

Professional Memberships

New Hampshire Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
American Bankruptcy Institute

Recent Presentations

Bankruptcy Panel Member, Federal Practice Institute, US District Court DNH, October, 2012
Panel Member, Fundamentals of Bankruptcy, NH CLE, May, 2014