Linda Johnson Named to McLane Middleton’s Management Committee

The law firm of McLane Middleton, Professional Association is pleased to announce that Linda S. Johnson was added to the firm’s Management Committee – the firm’s executive committee of the board of directors; overseeing strategy and business operations.     

Linda is a director in the litigation department and has been with the firm for over 26 years.  She previously served as the long-term chair of the firm’s Employment Law Group and as co-chair of the Litigation Department.  In addition to assisting companies with their employment law needs, she currently co-chairs the firm’s Education Law Group and focuses her practice on understanding and serving the needs of independent and boarding schools.  She has over 30 years of experience litigating cases in state and federal agencies and courts, and in representing the interests of independent schools in all aspects of operations. She serves as outside legal counsel and risk manager to many of the country’s top independent and boarding schools including the largest independent academy in the United States. Linda is recognized as a national authority on student and campus safety issues, risk management, crisis response, boundary awareness, employment law and independent school law issues.  She is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell which is the highest rating for legal ethics and services.  She is listed in Woodward’s Best Lawyers in America for both employment and education law, in New England SuperLawyers, and in Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers in Business.  Linda was named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers for Education 2018.  Linda serves on the Board of the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation, the St. Anselm’s Center for Ethics in Business and Governance, the New Hampshire Diversity Workforce Coalition, and the New Hampshire Nonpublic School Advisory Board.  She is also chair of McLane Middleton’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. 

Linda can be reached in the firm’s Manchester office at (603) 628-1267 or