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Jack B. Middleton
President and Director, Litigation Department
900 Elm Street
10th Floor
Manchester, NH 03101

Jack is the senior member of the firm’s Litigation Department. He focuses his practice on tax abatement, arbitration and mediation, bringing his over 61 years experience as a trial lawyer and 24 years of service as a New Hampshire District Court Judge to the table.

Jack received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law.

Areas of Focus

  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Tax Abatement
  • Business Litigation
  • Education and Independent Schools
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Land Use and Development Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation



  • NH District Court
  • Vermont District Court
  • Court of Appeals First Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • New Hampshire

Accredited Mediation:

  • NH and US District Court of NH


Professional Organizations:


  • Member, American and NH Bar Association
  • Certified Trial Specialist, National Institute of Trail Advocacy
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers and Life Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • American Bar Association: Secretary, Member Board of Governors, Member House of Delegates
  • President, National Conference of Bar Presidents
  • President, National Conference of Bar Foundations
  • Trustee, National Conference of State Courts


  • Trustee, New England Law Institute
  • President, New England Bar Association
  • Fellow, New Hampshire Bar Foundation


  • President, NH Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, NH Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, NH Bar Foundation


Other Organizations:


  • New England Council: Director


  • Trustee and Secretary, New Hampshire Business and Industry Association
  • Commissioner, Mount Washington Commission
  • President, Mount Washington Observatory
  • Trustee, Nature Conservatory (NH)
  • Trustee, Society for the Protection of NH Forests
  • Trustee, NH Supreme Court Society
  • President, NH Public Television
  • Trustee, NH Public Radio
  • Trustee, North Country Board, NH Charitable Foundation
  • Trustee, Junior Achievement


  • President, United Way Board of Directors
  • Chairman, United Way Campaign
  • President, Manchester Chamber of Commerce
  • Director, Amoskeag Industries Inc.



Legal Recognitions:

  • Best Lawyers in America (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs), 1987 – present
  • Boston University Law School’s Silver Single award
  • NH Bar Association President’s Award for Distinguished Service
  • NH Bar Association President’s Award for Special Service
  • NH Bar Association President’s Award for Distinguished Service to the Public
  • NH Bar Foundation’s Nixon-Zachos Award

Business and Civic Recognitions:

  • Business NH Magazine’s New Hampshire Business Leader of the Year, 2002
  • NH Business and Industry Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, 2005
  • UNH Alumni Association’s Charles Holmes Pettee Medal
  • NH Union Leader’s Granite State Legacy Award
  • Daniel Wester Council Boys Scouts of America’s Distinguished Citizen Award
  • Plymouth State College’s Distinguished Citizen Award
  • NH Education Association’s Award for Outstanding Service in the Cause of Public Education
  • NH Education Association’s Award of Appreciation
  • NH Editions Magazine’s The Lawyers Lawyer award