About David C. Tencza

Attorney David C. Tencza

Attorney David C. Tencza

Attorney Dave Tencza uses his extensive courtroom experience to assist clients in the areas of criminal defense and family law litigation. Dave gained valuable legal experience right out of law school when he joined the Hillsborough County Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor. Dave handled hundreds of felony level criminal cases from the initial case review through several dozen jury trials in his 9 plus years in the office.

Dave secured convictions for charges ranging from Negligent Homicide, Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault, Certain Uses of Computer Services Prohibited, felony level Sale and Possession of Narcotic Drugs, felony level Theft charges, felony level driving offenses and Driving under the Influence of an Intoxicating Liquor.

Attorney Tencza has also received training in the Drug Court model of criminal prosecutions. This model emphasizes community based services for high-risk, non-violent drug offenders rather than straight punishment through incarceration. Through this training Dave has learned about both the counseling and medically assisted treatment options available to those struggling with the disease of addiction.

Dave is active within the legal profession and in his community. He has previously served on the Board of Governors for the New Hampshire Bar Association and is currently a board member for the New Hampshire Lawyers Assistance Program. He has served as chair of his political party’s local city committee since 2011 and coaches several youth sports teams.Attorney Tencza wants to use his experience and reputation within the community to help resolve your legal issues in your best interests. Call him today to discuss how he can best help you.

Bar Admissions

  • New Hampshire, May, 2007
  • Massachusetts, May, 2004


  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D. Evening Division, December, 2006
  • Saint Anselm College, B.A. Cum Laude, May, 2002

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Member
  • New Hampshire Bar Association Board of Governors, Board Member, 2012 to 2014
  • New Hampshire Lawyers Assistance Program, Board Member, 2016 to present
  • Friends of Hillsborough County Drug Court, Steering Committee Member, 2017 to present

Honors and Awards

  • Manchester Union Leader’s “40 under 40” Young Leaders, 2016
  • New Hampshire Bar Association Leadership Academy, class of 2011

Areas Served

Woburn MA, Burlington, Belmont, Lexington, Watertown, Waltham, Arlington, Medford, Cambridge, Winchester, Wilmington, North reading, Melrose, Lowell, Chelmsford, Andover, Bedford, Billerica, Dracut, Lawrence, Methuen, North Andover, Tewksbury, Westford, Wilmington, Newton, Wellesley, Wayland, Sudbury, Weston, Acton, Concord, Lincoln and Brookline.