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Ellen L. Arnold headshot
900 Elm Street
10th Floor
Manchester, NH 03101
100 Arboretum Drive
Suite 140
Newington, NH 03801
Tel: 603 628 1330

Ellen L. Arnold

Of Counsel, Administrative Department

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Biography

Ellen Arnold is an attorney with extensive experience in land use development, real estate, energy, and environmental law. Most recently, Ellen was Director of Real Estate and Associate General Counsel at Dartmouth College where she was the lead in house counsel for College Real Estate and Campus Services. In that capacity, she was responsible for planning and permitting large and complex projects, working with numerous disciplines. She also managed College environmental issues, energy initiatives, and community affairs.

Prior to her work at Dartmouth, Ellen was a litigation director at McLane Middleton where she chaired the firm’s Land Use Practice Group.

Ellen is one of the first women appointed to the New Hampshire Judiciary, as a part time district court and family division judge. During her career, Ellen has had the privilege of serving as special legal counsel to Governor Judd Gregg and as legal counsel for the New Hampshire State Senate. Ellen served as President of the New Hampshire Bar Association (2008-2009), served as a member of the New Hampshire Professional Conduct Committee (2006-2007), and was a member of the New Hampshire Supreme Court Commission on the Status of the new Hampshire Bar Association in the 21st Century (2017-2018). She is currently a member of the Board of Directors for CASA New Hampshire.

Ellen received a B.A. in government from Skidmore College and her J.D. from UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law.

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  • New Hampshire

Involvement

  • CASA New Hampshire (2019)

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The strengths of our practice groups and the industries we serve make McLane Middleton one of the most diverse law firms in New England.

Integrity and trust

At McLane Middleton we establish and maintain long-standing relationships with our clients to help us better achieve their unique goals over time. This approach to building trust requires that our esteemed lawyers and professionals use their broad, in-depth knowledge and work together with integrity to ascertain sound resolutions to legal matters for their clients.

Strength in numbers

McLane Middleton is made up of more than 105 attorneys who represent a broad range of clients throughout the region, delivering customized solutions. As a firm we are recognized as having the highest legal ability rating. The firm is rated Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and is recognized as one of the nation's leading law firms in Chambers USA. Our attorneys are distinguished leaders in their respective practice areas.

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Commitment and collaboration

McLane Middleton's versatile group of attorneys and paralegals become trusted authorities on each case through collaboration. We work with our clients to learn their individual needs first and foremost and, together, we develop comprehensive solutions to their specific legal matters. This approach helps us exceed our clients' expectations efficiently and effectively, client by client, case by case.

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A history of excellence

McLane Middleton was established in 1919 in New Hampshire, and has five offices across two states. However, deep historical roots don't allow you to become innate. Our firm is organized, technological, and knowledgeable. Our history means we are recognized. But our reputation is built on the highest quality of service and experience in very specific areas of law.

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Intelligence paired with action

Our team continuously seeks opportunities to enhance their professional development and put key learnings to action. The pursuit of further insight guides us to volunteer service opportunities, speaking engagements, and teaching roles. Our lawyers are sought after thought leaders across their industries, and recipients of leadership awards throughout the region.