February 27, 2007, Manchester, NH — The law firm of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, P.A., with offices in Manchester, Portsmouth, and Concord, is pleased to announce that another of its attorneys, Jennifer L. Parent has been named to the Manchester Union Leader’s annual 40 Under Forty list.
Every year New Hampshire’s largest statewide newspaper identifies a list of forty individuals in the state, under forty years of age, whose actions are making a positive difference. Jennifer Parent is one of a growing list of McLane attorneys on whom the honor has been bestowed since the program’s inception in 2001.
Jennifer is one of the youngest attorneys at McLane to become a Director. A member of the Business Litigation, Employment, Education and Independent School Law, and Land Use Practice Groups, her practice involves representation of large and small companies in litigation, business and employment disputes.
Jennifer is the 2003 recipient of the coveted Robert E. Kirby Award. Presented to attorneys aged 35 or younger who exhibit the traits of civility, courtesy, perspective, and exceptional advocacy in law, the recipient is selected by a committee of judges from the U.S. District Court, NH Supreme Court, Probate Court, and district court.
Jennifer serves on the Board of Opera New Hampshire, a non-profit performing arts organization that also introduces opera to school children through free Palace Theatre performances and statewide school programs. She is also deeply involved with her alma mater. As president of the New Hampshire Alumni of Suffolk University Law School, Jennifer help found the organization’s first loan assistance Program for Suffolk law graduates who practice in NH’s public sector helping the disadvantaged. She also serves on Suffolk’s Dean’s Advisory Committee.
Jennifer serves as the representative for Hillsborough County – North on the New Hampshire Bar Association Board. She is a past president and founding member of the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association, the first statewide women’s bar. She serves as a liaison to the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession for the Bar’s Young Lawyers Division. Jennifer serves on the New Hampshire Supreme Court Rules Advisory Committee and the New Hampshire Bar’s New Lawyers Committee. She is an active member of the American Bar, New Hampshire Bar, New Hampshire Women’s Bar, Manchester Bar, Nashua Bar and New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Associations.
Jennifer joins several other distinguished McLane attorneys who have made the 40 Under Forty list in prior years, including Mark A. Wright, Chair of McLane’s Intellectual Property Group, Daniel J. Norris, a Director of the firm and member of the Corporate Department, John E. Hughes, also a Director and a member of the Trust and Estates Department, and Ronald L. Abramson, member of McLane’s Immigration Law Practice Group.
About the McLane Law Firm
Founded in 1919, the McLane Law Firm is the largest full-service law firm in the state of New Hampshire, with offices in Manchester, Concord and Portsmouth. Driven by the firm’s depth of sophisticated legal expertise and an unwavering commitment to client service, McLane has built collaborative and lasting relationships with a broad spectrum of domestic and international clients.