Concord, New Hampshire 03301
Margaret's practice focuses upon the fair, efficient and client-centered resolution of family law disputes primarily through mechanisms including collaborative law, mediation, negotiation and other settlement techniques. Her practice includes representation of clients in matters concerning parenting rights, property valuation/division, support issues and post-divorce disputes. Margaret’s cases often involve complex marital estates, parenting rights, closely held businesses or valuation issues. Margaret is former chair of the New Hampshire Bar Association Family Law Section and has been a practicing collaborative attorney since 2002. She is committed to collaborative resolution of family cases, thereby preserving the parties’ privacy as well as their relationships and allowing them to achieve a creative, dignified and respectful resolution of the issues confronting them.
Margaret is AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell. Since 2015, she has been selected each year for inclusion in 'Best Lawyers' in the areas of family law, collaborative law and arbitration. In 2018, Margaret was named Best Lawyers' family law New Hampshire Lawyer of the Year. In 2019, Margaret was also named a Best Lawyer in the family mediation practice area. Since 2015, Margaret has been recognized each year as a Super Lawyer. Between 2009 and 2014, Margaret was selected each year as a Super Lawyers Rising Star. Margaret is also a member of the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys and has received the NAFLA Top 10 Attorney Award.
Professional ActivitiesNH Collaborative Law Alliance, Member~NH Bar Association Family Law Section (Chair/Co-Chair 2008-2012) ~Central NH Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Founding Member, Co-Chair ~Seacoast Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Founding Member, Co-Chair ~IACP Member ~ AACFL Member
Bentley College, B.A. , 1997
Suffolk University Law School, Cum Laude, 2000
CommentsMargaret was appointed by the NH Supreme Court to two three year term on the NH Professional Conduct Committee, a division of the NH Attorney Discipline System. Prior to that appointment, she served on the NH Bar Association's Committee on Cooperation with the Courts and was actively involved in the Family Division Rules and Policy Groups. Margaret has also authored several articles on collaborative law and other family law issues and presented at numerous continuing legal education seminars.