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Jacqueline A. Leary
Associate, Litigation Department
900 Elm Street
10th Floor
Manchester, NH 03101

Jacqueline is a member of the firm’s Family Law Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Criminal Law Practice Group.

Jacqueline’s family law practice is focused on complex divorce and parenting issues for clients with substantial assets and complex cases. Jacqueline also assists clients experiencing high levels of conflict throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts.  She also assists clients in the mediation process as part of an Alternative Dispute Resolution strategy.  In addition, she handles a wide-variety of family related issues, including parenting rights and responsibilities, alimony, child support, modification of orders, prenuptial agreements, and postnuptial agreements, legal separations, and adoptions.

As a member of the firm’s Litigation Department, she also assists clients in a wide variety of other litigation matters.

Jacqueline received her J.D. Magna Cum Laude from the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law (2017) and her B.A. Summa Cum Laude from the University of New Haven’s Honors Program (2014).  Jacqueline also received her certificate in Health Law and Policy. During law school, Jacqueline was a member of the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program, a Simoneau Family Fellow, and a Bruce E. Friedman and Jeanie Jacobs Goldberg Scholarship Recipient.

Jacqueline teaches Domestic Violence classes at the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law for Daniel Webster Scholars.


  • New Hampshire
  • Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts


  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Gender Equality Committee, Co-Vice Chair
  • City of Manchester, Central Business Service District Advisory Board, Co-Chair
  • Webster Batchelder Inn of Court, Board Member
  • New Hampshire Bar Association Leadership Academy, Class of 2022
  • New Hampshire Association of Justice (NHAJ), Executive Committee, Board of Governors, Merrimack County Governor and Co-Chair of the Family Law Section
  • Greater Manchester Chamber’s Manchester Young Professionals – Executive Board – Vice Chair; Young Leaders Council; Chair of Engage Action Committee; former member of Membership Engagement Committee; former Co-Chair – Community Engagement Committee
  • NH Bar Foundation, Fostering Legal Independence Committee
  • DOVE Program
  • Advanced Family Law Pro Bono Divorce Camp CLE, Planning Group and Faculty (2019)
  • Manchester Bar Association, Member
  • Boston Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • NH Women’s Bar Association





  • Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (Criminal Defense: General Practice; Family Law), 2022 – present
  • New Hampshire Bar Association and Pro Bono Referral Program, Pro Bono Rising Star (2020)
  • Daniel Webster Scholar (2017)
  • Simoneau Family Fellow (2015)

Speaking Engagements