Five McLane Middleton Attorneys Named 2018 ‘Lawyer of the Year’ by Best Lawyers in America

The law firm of McLane Middleton congratulates attorneys Peter D. Anderson (Criminal Defense: White-Collar), Wilbur A. Glahn III (Appellate Practice),  Linda S. Johnson (Education Law), David Wolowitz (Litigation – Labor and Employment), and Mark A. Wright (Litigation – Intellectual Property) for being named a 2018 Lawyer of the Year in their respective field by Best Lawyers in America©.

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Peter Anderson is a director in the firm’s litigation department.  His practice primarily focuses on criminal law and includes the defense of financial criminal matters.  Peter also works with McLane Middleton’s tax department in the litigation of civil and criminal tax matters.  In addition, he maintains a diverse civil practice that includes family law and commercial cases.  Prior to joining McLane Middleton, he worked as a trial attorney at the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.  He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  Peter can be reached in the firm’s Manchester office at (603) 628-1410 or

Bill Glahn is a director in the firm’s litigation department.  Throughout his career, Bill has handled nearly all aspects of commercial and business litigation in the state and federal courts. He is an experienced appellate lawyer and has argued dozens of cases in the New Hampshire Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. In recent years, his practice has focused on corporate litigation, including contract disputes, corporate governance and shareholder disputes, employment and trade secret litigation, and tax litigation.  Bill is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.  He has consistently been ranked as one of the top five commercial trial lawyers in New Hampshire by Chambers USA.  Bill can be reached in the firm’s Manchester office at (603) 628-1469 or

Linda Johnson is a director and co-chair of the firm’s Education Law Practice Group.  She focuses her practice on understanding and serving the needs of independent and boarding schools.  Linda serves as outside legal counsel to many of the country’s top independent and boarding schools including the largest independent academy in the United States.  She also provides counseling services, policy development and review, and trainings to public schools especially in the area of safe schools and employment law.  She works closely with heads of schools, deans, financial officers, trustees, and others.  She advises her clients on all aspects of school operations including employment law, student discipline, contracts, fiduciary and tort law, leadership development, investigations, compliance audits,  risk management, crisis response and student safety.  She trains her clients on how to operate safely, how to recognize and address signs of inappropriate behavior, and how to respond to allegations of misconduct.  Linda can be reached in the firm’s Manchester office at (603) 628-1267 or

David Wolowitz is a director and co-chair of the firm’s Education Law Practice Group.  He advises independent schools nationwide and internationally on all aspects of risk avoidance and crisis management. David is able to offer clients advice based on his years of substantial and varied experience in key legal areas that impact schools, including employment, mental health, contract, criminal, fiduciary and tort law. He is a pioneer in applying behavioral risk management concepts to promote healthy school cultures.  David acts as general counsel to many schools, overseeing all aspects of their legal needs. He serves as a consultant to schools experiencing critical incidents relating to student health and safety. He conducts reviews of the policies and procedures of schools to assist schools in meeting the evolving standard of care relating to student health and safety. He trains his clients on how to promote healthy relationships with students, how to recognize and address early signs of inappropriate behavior, and how to respond to allegations of misconduct.  David can be reached in the firm’s Portsmouth office at (603) 334-6923 or

Mark Wright is a director and chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. Mark focuses his practice on counseling clients and assisting them in protecting their intellectual property rights in the United States and foreign countries. His experience spans a wide range of intellectual property areas, including domestic and international trademarks, development agreements and licensing of software, trade secrets, domain name disputes and other Internet-related issues, copyrights, confidentiality agreements and litigation related to intellectual property rights. Mark is recognized as a leading intellectual property attorney with an extensive practice representing regional, national and international businesses, with a particular focus in trademark matters.  Mark can be reached in the firm’s Manchester office at (603) 628-1311 or