McLane Middleton has been a leader in litigation for nearly 100 years. Our attorneys appear extensively in state and federal courts throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and are frequently retained outside of New England.
The firm has a broad and diverse trial practice and is viewed as the leading litigation and trial firm in northern New England. Our attorneys appear extensively in state and federal court throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and are increasingly being retained outside of New England. The wide-ranging courtroom and trial experience and background of our litigation group allows us to provide our clients effective counsel in obtaining the best result. We have a proven track record of success, providing practical and efficient advantages, and serving our clients intelligently.
Recognizing the financial cost and consumption of resources and time that come from legal proceedings, we strive to be efficient when developing client strategies for litigation and resolution. Our team plans aggressively and wisely, determining the evidence and testimony needed to operate with tenacity at trial or during settlement negotiations.
We represent companies and individuals in a wide range of litigation matters before federal and state courts, federal and state administrative agencies, medical panels, and arbitration. Our attorneys have also conducted internal investigations.
McLane Middleton's Litigation Team
Our attorneys have appeared in trial and appellate courts and arbitration proceedings throughout the country, as well as in international arbitrations.
Attorneys have worked in law enforcement agencies and regulatory bodies, including the offices of US attorneys, state attorneys, and state attorneys general. In addition, the group includes three former New Hampshire Attorney Generals.
McLane Middleton is proud to have some of the most notable and outstanding trial lawyers in northern New England with substantial experience trying cases to juries and the bench. We count among our litigation attorneys a Regent and several Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
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McLane Middleton is viewed as the leading litigation firm in northern New England for commercial litigation and trial practice. Our skilled attorneys are admitted to practice in 16 states and appear extensively in state and federal courts, increasingly being retained outside of New England.
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An essential part of our trial practice is either upholding favorable rulings from trial courts and administrative agencies, or overturning those decisions where legal error has occurred. McLane Middleton’s trial lawyers are recognized throughout New England as also accomplished appellate advocates who routinely represent clients in appeals to the New Hampshire Supreme Court and in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and have successfully argued in the Supreme Judicial Court in Massachusetts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Appellate Division for the State of New York. Two of our lawyers have argued cases in the Supreme Court of the United States.
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We represent our clients in a wide variety of environmental litigation in State and federal courts, including those throughout New England, New York, and beyond. We have extensive experience in large personal injury and property damage claims associated with manufacturing operations, CERCLA cost-recovery actions arising out of the former operations of manufactured gas plants (MGPs); and, representing policyholders in the pursuit of insurance recovery for substantial environmental liabilities.
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The attorneys in McLane Middleton's Probate Litigation Practice Group draw on their extensive experience to effectively litigate matters affecting the rights of the aging population and their heirs.
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McLane Middleton operates one of the largest and most sophisticated business law practices in northern New England. Employment litigation is an important part of that practice. Our focused and experienced attorneys strive to understand their clients’ business, and participate in seminars and trainings for management, in-house counsel, and human resource professionals.
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Our product liability team has the knowledge and experience to identify and manage legal risks for businesses facing litigation. Our attorneys work to successfully retain qualified experts and to work with expert witnesses in preparation for effective testimony in litigation.
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Intellectual Property Litigation
McLane Middleton's Intellectual Property Practice Group has extensive experience representing a wide array of clients in disputes involving copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets and unfair competition.
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Divorce and Family Law
Our family law litigation team focuses on complicated marital matters. Its clients are able to efficiently draw on the advice and expertise of the Firm’s many other practice groups for assistance with corporate, business valuation, real estate, trust, pension, tax, employment and criminal issues. We understand the deep financial and emotional impact that these cases have on the individuals involved, both before and after resolution of the case.
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McLane Middleton’s Construction team represents architects, engineers, construction managers, owners, general contractors and subcontractors in all phases of construction projects.
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Complex Plaintiff's Litigation
McLane Middleton is a leader in New Hampshire in handling serious claims for personal injury or wrongful death suffered by our clients. In an age of more complicated machinery, dangerous and defective products, and high-speed transportation the reality is that any of us may suffer a personal injury, perhaps even a severe injury, due to no fault of our own. For decades we have worked diligently to obtain fair and just compensation for individuals from all walks of life that have been hurt in accidents.
Please explore our Complex Plaintiff's Litigation practice.