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900 Elm Street
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Manchester, NH 03101
Tel: 603 628 1410

Peter D. Anderson

Director, Litigation Department

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Peter Anderson is a director in the firm’s Litigation Department.  His practice primarily focuses on criminal law and includes the defense of financial criminal matters.  Peter also works with McLane Middleton’s Tax Department in the litigation of civil and criminal tax matters.  In addition, he maintains a diverse civil practice and is the Chair of the Family Law Practice Group.  Prior to joining McLane Middleton, he worked as a trial attorney at the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.  He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  

Peter received his J.D. from the New England School of Law (1985), and B.A. from the University of Connecticut (1980).

Areas of Focus

  • Government Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Family Law/Domestic Relations
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Tax Litigation


Peter is admitted in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, the United States District Courts for the Districts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, the United States Courts of Appeal for the First and Second Circuits, the United States Tax Court and the United States Court of Federal Claims.

Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association, NH Bar Association and Manchester Bar Association.



  • AV Peer Review Rated, Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America® 2020 (Criminal Defense: White-Collar)
  • 2018 Lawyer of the Year (Criminal Defense: White-Collar) by Best Lawyers in America
  • New England Super Lawyers


  • Member, Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees for the Greater YMCA
  • Previously served on Board of Directors, Farnum Center, Manchester, NH.  Farnum is the leading drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility in New Hampshire.
  • Previously served on Advisory Board for Leadership Manchester, sponsored by the Manchester Chamber of Commerce
  • Previously served on Board of Directors, Easter Seals New Hampshire
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