Practice Areas

Trial Practice and Litigation

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.


– Chambers USA – Band 1
– Benchmark Litigation
– Best Lawyers
– Super Lawyers


For additional information, contact Michael Delaney, chair of the firm's Litigation Department.

Business Litigation

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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Environmental Litigation

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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Probate Litigation

McLane Middleton has the most active probate / estate litigation practice in New Hampshire and regularly appear in Massachusetts courts. These cases often involve difficult legal issues, sometimes with important tax implications, as well challenging family dynamics and tensions. Our experience helps us provide knowledgeable and thoughtful guidance and representation.

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Employment Litigation

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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Product Liability

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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Government Investigations

For the past 20 years, businesses and individuals have sought the advice of McLane Middleton to handle their complex and potentially damaging white collar and government investigations. Our attorneys have a successful track record in resolving many of these matters, without any formal charges. At McLane Middleton, we treat every regulatory or criminal matter with sensitivity and professionalism. When investigations result in enforcement actions, indictments or civil lawsuits, we have successfully defended our clients in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies.

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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

The Family Law Group at McLane Middleton handles all aspects of family law, including the preparation and execution of prenuptial agreements, legal separations, divorce and annulments. McLane Middleton's family law lawyers work with you to guide you through the process and ensure that your best interests are protected.

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Construction Litigation

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.

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Practice Area Members

Michael A. Delaney Photo
Michael A. Delaney
Director and Chair, Litigation Department
Mark C. Rouvalis Photo
Mark C. Rouvalis
Director and Vice Chair, Litigation Department
Peter D. Anderson Photo
Peter D. Anderson
Director, Litigation Department
Alexandra S. Cote Photo
Alexandra S. Cote
Director, Litigation Department & Chair of Probate Litigation Group
Adam M. Dumville Photo
Adam M. Dumville
Director and Vice Chair, Administrative Law Department
Steven J. Dutton Photo
Steven J. Dutton
Director, Litigation Department
Bruce W. Felmly Photo
Bruce W. Felmly
Director, Litigation Department
Benjamin B. Folsom Photo
Benjamin B. Folsom
Director, Litigation Department
Brian B. Garrett Photo
Brian B. Garrett
Director, Litigation Department and Chair, Education Law Practice Group
Wilbur A. Glahn, III Photo
Wilbur A. Glahn, III
Director, Litigation Department
Adam M. Hamel Photo
Adam M. Hamel
Director, Litigation Department and Vice Chair, Employment Practice Group
Andrew R. Hamilton Photo
Andrew R. Hamilton
Director, Litigation Department
Scott H. Harris Photo
Scott H. Harris
Director, Litigation Department
Linda S. Johnson Photo
Linda S. Johnson
Director, Litigation Department and Vice Chair of Education Law Group
Jack B. Middleton Photo
Jack B. Middleton
President and Director, Litigation Department
Barry Needleman Photo
Barry Needleman
Managing Director and Director, Administrative Law Department
Margaret "Peg" O'Brien
Director, Litigation Department and Chair, Employment Law Group
Jennifer L. Parent Photo
Jennifer L. Parent
Director, Litigation Department & Chair Business Litigation Practice Group
Michael J. Quinn Photo
Michael J. Quinn
Director, Administrative Law and Litigation Departments and Managing Director Portsmouth Office
Cameron G. Shilling Photo
Cameron G. Shilling
Director, Litigation Department & Chair of Cybersecurity and Privacy Group
Gregory H. Smith Photo
Gregory H. Smith
Director & Chair, Administrative Law Department and Managing Director of State Capital Office
Jeremy T. Walker Photo
Jeremy T. Walker
Director, Litigation Department
Rachel A. Hampe Photo
Rachel A. Hampe
Counsel, Litigation Department
David C. Tencza Photo
David C. Tencza
Of Counsel, Litigation Department
David Wolowitz Photo
David Wolowitz
Of Counsel, Education Law Group
Katherine B. Fiallo Photo
Katherine B. Fiallo
Associate, Litigation Department
Viggo C. Fish Photo
Viggo C. Fish
Counsel, Administrative Law Department
Connor W. Harding Photo
Connor W. Harding
Associate, Litigation Department
Shaune L. Hickson Photo
Shaune L. Hickson
Associate, Administrative Law and Litigation Departments
Jacqueline A. Leary Photo
Jacqueline A. Leary
Associate, Litigation Department
Sean S. LaPorta Photo
Sean S. LaPorta
Associate, Litigation Department
Sean M. Leonard Photo
Sean M. Leonard
Associate, Litigation Department
Min Ji (Stephanie) Nham Photo
Min Ji (Stephanie) Nham
Associate, Litigation Department
Jesse J. O'Neill Photo
Jesse J. O'Neill
Associate, Litigation Department
Amanda E. Quinlan Photo
Amanda E. Quinlan
Associate, Litigation Department
Vineesha S. Sow Photo
Vineesha S. Sow
Associate, Litigation Department
Graham W. Steadman Photo
Graham W. Steadman
Counsel, Litigation Department
Rebecca S. Walkley Photo
Rebecca S. Walkley
Counsel, Administrative Law Department
Christopher J. Walsh Photo
Christopher J. Walsh
Associate, Litigation Department
Steven J. Yannacone Photo
Steven J. Yannacone
Associate, Administrative Law and Litigation Departments