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Careers

As an attorney at McLane Middleton, you'll have the opportunity to work on complex legal matters in a collaborative environment, while maintaining a flexible lifestyle.

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Lifestyle

McLane Middleton is a family-oriented law firm, offering a number of yearly get-togethers for employees, their spouses, partners, and families. Many of our events are annual traditions.

The Sidebar
The Sidebar is McLane Middleton's casual break and work space.  It's a fun place for colleagues to gather and is designed to foster a collaborative work environment.

Children's Holiday Party
Every December, we hold a holiday party for the children of the firm. With visits from favorite cartoon characters, arts and crafts, local musicians, and food, the firm is transformed into a kid's paradise.

Firm Annual Holiday Party
Our team gathers together at the beginning of every December for an evening of dinner and socializing in celebration of the holiday season.

Bowling
This outing is a colleague favorite. Limited to firm members only, McLane Middleton takes over a bowling alley for a night of "non-competitive” fun. Some associates are rumored to sneak in practices during the weeks prior to the big event. Prizes are awarded in different categories.

Attorney Retreat
The Attorney Retreat is a time to reflect on McLane Middleton’s strategic and financial growth, and to generally get to know one another better. For two days, all attorneys travel to a resort, where our team learns about the firm, participates in teambuilding activities, and partakes in a celebratory dinner.

McLane Middleton Softball Team
The McLane Middleton softball team assembles every spring and competes against local law firms and businesses throughout the summer. Each year, one player becomes the “reporter” for the firm's Daily Memo and reports on the team's standing (albeit comically).

Ice Cream Socials
To help us get through those hot summer months, the firm holds ice cream socials for all colleagues during the workday.

Legal Professional Lunches
A couple of times each month, lunches are held for all of the firm's legal professionals.  The topics presented vary from team building to leadership development.  During some lunches, a colleague will share pictures and stories from a recent vacation.

Culture

At McLane Middleton, we pride ourselves on the quality of our people, and on the longstanding commitment of our professional employees, many of whom have been a part of our team for 10, 20, and even 40+ years.

We hold fast to community and professional group involvement, and encourage our members to participate and pursue leadership roles in such organizations.

Our attorneys have been awarded distinguished honors, including Citizen of the Year and Business Leader of the Year.  Members of our firm also serve as leaders in various groups:

  • American Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Women's Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Women's Bar Association
  • New England Bar Association
  • Business and Industry Association
  • Many local Chambers of Commerce

McLane Middleton is energized by widespread opportunities for professional development and enhancement. Our culture is one of learning and training, which allows our attorneys to become leaders in their practice areas and inspires them to share that expertise with colleagues.

Benefits

McLane Middleton offers a generous benefits package as part of our commitment to our colleagues’ and their families’ health and well-being.  Benefits include:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Group life insurance
  • Short term disability
  • Long term disability
  • 401k savings plan with company match
  • Pretax flexible spending accounts: medical and dependent care
  • Generous paid time off policy
  • Paid maternity/paternity/adoption leave
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Extended holiday benefit (we close at 3:00 before major holidays)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Longevity bonus
  • Wellness program including onsite fitness classes and YMCA membership discount

Leadership

At McLane Middleton, we pride ourselves on the quality of our people, and on the longstanding commitment of our professional employees, many of whom have been a part of our team for 10, 20, and even 40+ years.

We hold fast to community and professional group involvement, and encourage our members to participate and pursue leadership roles in such organizations.

Our attorneys have been awarded distinguished honors, including Citizen of the Year and Business Leader of the Year.  Members of our firm also serve as leaders in various groups:

  • American Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Women's Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Women's Bar Association
  • New England Bar Association
  • Business and Industry Association
  • Many local Chambers of Commerce

McLane Middleton is energized by widespread opportunities for professional development and enhancement. Our culture is one of learning and training, which allows our attorneys to become leaders in their practice areas and inspires them to share that expertise with colleagues.

Professional Development

McLane Middleton hires lawyers with the potential to grow into partners. When we recruit law school graduates, our goal is to select individuals who demonstrate strong intellect, initiative, sound judgment, good communication skills, and determination to develop into future leaders of our firm and community.

Our continued growth through economic highs and lows can be credited to our diverse practice, which presents associates with opportunities for challenging new work, and allows for growth when readiness for partnership responsibility is evident.

McLane Middleton views associate development as the responsibility of both the firm and the individual lawyer. We set goals, communicate, and use the wealth of resources available to challenge our associates, allowing McLane Middleton to continue to be the leader in legal services in New England.

We believe in continuing education, and McLane Middleton covers the cost for our associates to attend such programs as an employee benefit.

We also provide onsite training through associate-run seminars on basic aspects of legal practice and specialized instruction by senior practitioners.

Our library is one of the best in New Hampshire, and includes access to area universities and private collections.

McLane Middleton associates regularly receive performance evaluations to determine professional development and advancement toward partnership.

With regular meetings, firm-wide lunches, and many less-formal activities, McLane Middleton is an enjoyable place in which to learn and grow. We value collegiality and mutual support as the very principles of our firm’s culture.

 

 

Equal Employment Policy

McLane Middleton believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against its employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity or expression, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state or local laws. Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, evaluation, discipline, layoff, and termination.

 

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 105 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.

Meet Our People

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.

Practice Areas

A history of excellence

McLane Middleton was established in 1919 in New Hampshire, and has five 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.