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Jacqueline A. Leary
Associate, Litigation Department
Office603-628-1178
900 Elm Street
10th Floor
Manchester, NH 03101

Jacqueline is Vice Chair of McLane Middleton’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 assist 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.

Admissions

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

Involvement

  • City of Manchester, Central Business Service District Advisory Board, Member
  • New Hampshire Bar Association Leadership Academy, class of 2022
  • New Hampshire Association of Justice (NHAJ), Board of Governors, Merrimack County Governor and Co-Chair of the Family Law Section
  • Advanced Family Law Pro Bono Divorce Camp CLE, Planning Group and Faculty (2019)
  • Webster Batchelder Inn of Court, Member
  • 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
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Gender Equality Committee
  • Manchester Bar Association, Member
  • Boston Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • NH Women’s Bar Association
  • MA Women’s Bar Association

Awards

  • New Hampshire Bar Association and Pro Bono Referral Program, Pro Bono Rising Star (2020)
  • Daniel Webster Scholar (2017)
  • Simoneau Family Fellow (2015)

Speaking Engagements

Recognitions