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New Hampshire-based criminal defense attorney Jaye Rancourt stays active in her community through participation in various boards and associations. Through memberships with the New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the New Hampshire Bar Association, Jaye Rancourt gains the advantage of professional networking with her peers. Jaye Rancourt also volunteered as Chairperson of the New Hampshire Bar Association New Lawyers’ Committee and Governor-at-Large in the New Hampshire Bar Association Board of Governors. In this role, she supervised the activities of the Bar Association and served on the Administrative Subcommittee. Additionally, Jaye Rancourt participated actively in three roles with the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (ABA YLD) between the years of 2006 and 2010. As the New Hampshire and Massachusetts District Representative, Jaye Rancourt coordinated Disaster Legal Services for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and assisted New Hampshire and Massachusetts young lawyer organizations in implementing member projects. In preceding years, Jaye Rancourt functioned as Affiliate Director and then as Administrative Director, assisting others in their implementation of disaster legal services. She also coordinated and headed meetings of the ABA YLD council. Prior to establishing her presence in the New Hampshire legal community, Jaye Rancourt studied criminal justice and psychology at Elmira College in New York, where she earned recognition through receipt of the President’s Scholarship and the Iris Leadership Scholarship. Additionally, Jaye Rancourt belonged to several honor societies, including Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, and Phi Alpha Theta, for criminal justice. After graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts, Jaye Rancourt attended the School of Law at the University of Maine. Jaye Rancourt’s diligence earned her a spot on the dean’s list and a summer fellowship with the Maine Association for Public Interest Law. Jaye Rancourt graduated in 1999 with her Juris Doctor. Currently, Jaye Rancourt serves as a criminal defense lawyer with Brennan, Caron, Lenehan & Iacopino in Manchester, New Hampshire. Founded in 1980, the firm incorporates Jaye Rancourt’s skills in criminal legal practice. In this role, Jaye Rancourt represents clients through all stages of litigation in a variety of courts, including the New Hampshire Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Work experience

Feb 2003Present


Brennan Caron Lenehan & Iacopino


Feb 1996Jul 1999


University of Maine, Law School