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900 Elm Street
10th Floor
Manchester, NH 03101
Tel: 603 628 1446

Jack B. Middleton

President and Director, Litigation Department

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Jack is the senior member of the firm's Litigation Department. He focuses his practice on tax abatement, arbitration and mediation, bringing his over 61 years experience as a trial lawyer and 24 years of service as a New Hampshire District Court Judge to the table.

Areas of Focus

  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Tax Abatement
  • Business Litigation
  • Education and Independent Schools
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Land Use and Development Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation




  • NH District Court
  • Vermont District Court
  • Court of Appeals First Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court



  • New Hampshire


Accredited Mediation:

  • NH and US District Court of NH





  • Boston University Law School, Silver Shingle
  • Business and Industry Association, Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Citizen of the Year - Manchester, NH
  • NH Bar Association, President's Award for Distinguished Service
  • NH Bar Association, President's Award for Special Service
  • NH Bar Association, Distinguished Service to the Public
  • NH Bar Association, Distinguished Service Award
  • NH Bar Association, Nixon-Zachos Award
  • Business NH Magazine, NH Business Leader of the Year
  • University of NH, Pettee Award
  • Plymouth State College, Distinguished Citizen Award
  • Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America, Distinguished Citizen Award
  • National Conference of Bar Presidents, Fellows Award
  • Manchester Bar Association, Lawyer of the Year
  • NH Education Association, Award for Outstanding Service in the Cause of Public Education
  • NH Education Association, Award of Appreciation
  • NH Editions Magazine, "The Lawyers Lawyer"


  • Best Lawyers in America 2020 (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Litigation - Land Use and Zoning, Litigation and Controvesy - Tax,Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs)
  • Chambers USA: A Guide to America's Leading Lawyers 2019 (Litigation)
  • Martindale Hubbell, AV Peer Rating
  • New England Super Lawyer



Professional Organizations:


  • Member, American and NH Bar Association
  • Certified Trial Specialist, National Institute of Trail Advocacy
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers and Life Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • American Bar Association: Secretary, Member Board of Governors, Member House of Delegates
  • President, National Conference of Bar Presidents
  • President, National Conference of Bar Foundations
  • Trustee, National Conference of State Courts


  • Trustee, New England Law Institute
  • President, New England Bar Association
  • Fellow, New Hampshire Bar Foundation


  • President, NH Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, NH Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, NH Bar Foundation

Other Organizations:


  • New England Council: Director


  • Trustee and Secretary, New Hampshire Business and Industry Association
  • Commissioner, Mount Washington Commission
  • President, Mount Washington Observatory
  • Trustee, Nature Conservatory (NH)
  • Trustee, Society for the Protection of NH Forests
  • Trustee, NH Supreme Court Society
  • President, NH Public Television
  • Trustee, NH Public Radio
  • Trustee, North Country Board, NH Charitable Foundation
  • Trustee, Junior Achievement


  • President, United Way Board of Directors
  • Chairman, United Way Campaign
  • President, Manchester Chamber of Commerce
  • Director, Amoskeag Industries Inc.
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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.