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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 [email protected].   

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.