Jack has managed his own law firm for most of his 34 years of practicing law. He has also been a partner of a large practice. While both models have their advantages, Jack prefers the proximity to his clients (and their accessibility to him) inherent in a smaller organization. He leverages that connection to skillfully collaborate on and strategize the legal matters of his clients. While they often remark on the personal attention they receive, the greatest benefit has proven to be more effective legal planning and case resolution.
Jack earned his B.A. in 1972 from Boston University, his J.D. from The University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly the Franklin Pierce Law Center) in 1978, and was admitted to the New Hampshire and Maine Bar that same year.
He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of New Hampshire and Maine and the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston, Massachusetts.
The recognition of Jack’s abilities and integrity are illustrated by his past appointments as president of the New Hampshire Bar Association and the New England Bar Association as well as the Board of the Directors of the New Hampshire Association of Justice, formerly the New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association. He has even accepted the assignment of judging judges as a past member of the New Hampshire Judicial Conduct Committee. Jack is a long-standing member of the NH Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education. He has chaired and been a panel member of many continuing education programs. Jack was a co-founder of the William Batchelder Inn of Court and is presenting on the Executive Committee of the Webster-Batchelder Inn of Court. He was a founder of the Solo and Small Firm Section of the NH Bar Association, and is a member of the American Bar Association, the National Conference of Bar Presidents and the NH Supreme Court Society.
Jack takes an active role in his community. He is a past Chamber of Commerce President, New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority board member, city attorney and legal counsel to community development and industrial park authorities. He is currently a member of the Board of Selectmen and School Foundation for the town in which he lives.