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900 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101
Tel: 603 628 1446

Jack B. Middleton

President and Director, Litigation Department


Jack is the senior member of the firm's Litigation Department. He focuses his practice on tax abatement, arbitration and mediation, bringing his 59 years experience as a trial lawyer and 24 years of service as a New Hampshire District Court Judge to the table.

Areas of Focus

  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Tax Abatement
  • Business Litigation
  • Education and Independent Schools
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Land Use and Development Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation


Member, American and NH Bar Associations, certified civil trial specialist, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, accredited mediator, NH and US District Courts, member, ABA and NHBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections, member, ABA's House of Delegates (served 1984-2005), former Secretary of the American Bar Association, President of the New Hampshire Bar Association, the New England Bar Association, the National Conference of Bar Foundations, and the National Conference of Bar Presidents, and is chairman of the New Hampshire Bar Foundation. Jack is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

  • Chambers USA: A Guide to America's Leading Lawyers (Litigation)
  • Boston University Law School "Silver Shingle".
  • NH Bar Association President's Award for Distinguished Service.
  • NH Bar Association President's Award for Special Service.
  • New Hampshire Business Leader of the Year, 2002.
  • NHBIA Lifetime Achievement Award, 2005.
  • Woodward &, White's Best Lawyers in America®, (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation)
  • 2006 - awarded The Charles Holmes Pettee Medal by the University of New Hampshire's Alumni Association
  • AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell


  • Secretary of The Mount Washington Observatory
  • Member, Board of Directors of Amoskeag Industries, Inc.
  • Member, Board of Trustees of NH Supreme Court Society
  • Chair, New Hampshire Bar Foundation
  • Member, Board of Trustees of Society for Protection of New Hampshire Forests

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Our lawyers are sought after thought leaders across their industries, and recipients of leadership awards throughout the region.

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Practice Areas

The strengths of our practice groups and the industries we serve make McLane Middleton one of the most diverse law firms in New England.

Integrity and trust

At McLane Middleton we establish and maintain long-standing relationships with our clients to help us better achieve their unique goals over time. This approach to building trust requires that our esteemed lawyers and professionals use their broad, in-depth knowledge and work together with integrity to ascertain sound resolutions to legal matters for their clients.

Strength in numbers

McLane Middleton is made up of more than 90 attorneys who represent a broad range of clients throughout the region, delivering customized solutions. As a firm we are recognized as having the highest legal ability rating. The firm is rated Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and is recognized as one of the nation's leading law firms in Chambers USA. Our attorneys are distinguished leaders in their respective practice areas.

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Commitment and collaboration

McLane Middleton's versatile group of attorneys and paralegals become trusted authorities on each case through collaboration. We work with our clients to learn their individual needs first and foremost and, together, we develop comprehensive solutions to their specific legal matters. This approach helps us exceed our clients' expectations efficiently and effectively, client by client, case by case.

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A history of excellence

McLane Middleton was established in 1919 in New Hampshire, and has four offices across two states. However, deep historical roots don't allow you to become innate. Our firm is organized, technological, and knowledgeable. Our history means we are recognized. But our reputation is built on the highest quality of service and experience in very specific areas of law.

The Firm

Intelligence paired with action

Our team continuously seeks opportunities to enhance their professional development and put key learnings to action. The pursuit of further insight guides us to volunteer service opportunities, speaking engagements, and teaching roles. Our lawyers are sought after thought leaders across their industries, and recipients of leadership awards throughout the region.