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Steve Dutton Named to Benchmark Litigation's 40 & Under Hot List

The law firm of McLane Middleton, Professional Association is pleased to announce that, for the second year in a row, Benchmark Litigation has recognized attorney Steven J. Dutton as a leading litigation attorney age 40 or under in its annual 40 & Under Hot List.

Practitioners recognized with this honor are among the top young talent in their respective litigation communities in the U.S. and Canada.  This is a definitive list of top litigators in North America who have made partner at their firms and proven themselves at a young age to be the top in their industry.

Attorneys named to the 2018 publication were chosen through several phases of research: namely, the review of their recent case work, peer review in which Benchmark considers how attorneys at peer legal institutions might rank them, and a consideration of client feedback on their performances. These attorneys, though young, have established themselves in their respective fields and are set to enjoy bright futures.

Steve is a director in the Litigation Department and a member of the firm's Business Litigation and Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditor's Rights Practice Groups. He concentrates his practice on all forms of business disputes, including contract claims, real estate issues, tax matters, and creditor/debtor matters.  Steve has extensive experience representing large and small companies in all stages of litigation before administrative agencies, the New Hampshire Superior Court, the New Hampshire Supreme Court and the United States Federal District Court.

Steve can be reached in the firm’s Manchester office at (603) 628-1379 or [email protected].   

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