Serving the State of New Hampshire Since 1908
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A Statewide Presence for Over 100 Years

Since our firm was founded in 1908, Upton & Hatfield has been a dedicated member of the New Hampshire communities we serve, providing comprehensive legal services to the people, businesses, and municipalities of the Granite State.

    Our reputation is the product of our attorneys’ hard work, community service, knowledge of the law, and focus on solving our clients’ problems. To that end, our mission is the same as it was a century ago—to offer the best representation possible for our clients, so they can look forward to a brighter tomorrow free of legal troubles.

    Contact us online, or call us at (603) 716-9777 to connect with our award-winning attorneys.

    Areas of Practice

    How We Can Help You

    Our History

    Upton & Hatfield, LLP grew out of the Concord law practice founded by Robert W. Upton in 1908. His reputation for rigorous preparation of cases established Upton as one of the state’s outstanding trial lawyers, excelling in the fields of torts, contract law, and constitutional law. He remained active in his legal practice and in political and community affairs until his death in 1972. A highlight of Upton’s public service career was his appointment by the Governor to fill a vacancy in the U.S. Senate in 1953 through 1954.

    The firm has seen changes in its name over the years, becoming Upton & Hatfield, LLP after merging in 2001 with Hatfield, Moran & Barry, P.A. in Hillsborough. Today, Upton & Hatfield practices law across all of New Hampshire, litigating cases in both state and federal courts, with offices in Concord, Peterborough, and Portsmouth.

    As Upton & Hatfield has grown, its leadership position in the litigation and commercial fields has stayed firmly in place. Members of the firm remain committed to the same rigorous standards and dedication that distinguished its founder—to meet the legal needs of the firm’s clients with innovative, timely, and responsible counsel.

    • Best Lawyers Best Law Firms 2022
    • Best Lawyers U.S. News and World Report 2020
    • Best Lawyers 2021
    • New Hampshire Association for Justice Platinum Member
    • Best Attorneys Online Oct 2013 Civil Rights Lawyers
    • Upton & Hatfield Best Lawyers 2018
    • Super Lawyers
    • Hillsborough Chamber of Commerce
    • The Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth
    • Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce
    • Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce
    • Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce

    In the Community

    We love the state of New Hampshire and the areas where we live and work. Our attorneys are committed to their clients as well as to the greater community.

    Upton & Hatfield supports several non-profit organizations as a firm, including:

    • The Granite United Way
    • Southeast Land Trust’s Wild and Scenic Film Festival
    • NH League of Craftsmen
    • Capitol Center for the Arts
    • The Palace Theatre

    Individual attorneys also give their personal time to the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and many local charitable organizations within their home communities. Additional information about community activity can be found on the individual lawyers’ pages.

    We are the Granite State’s Law Firm

    In our 110 plus years in business, we have established strong relationships with the local communities, courts, and counselors in the areas we serve. Our knowledge of legal issues and how they specifically relate to New Hampshire law goes deep. We have handled all types of legal matters over the years. Our attorneys always prepare for trial, even if a case ends up settled through negotiations alone. All these facets of our firm and more give us the edge you need to build a case that will produce the results you want, whether it’s a settlement that will cover your medical bills after an injury or getting criminal charges against you dropped. Whatever you need, we are here for you.

    Contact Upton & Hatfield today to schedule a consultation.

    Client Testimonials

    We Built Our Reputation, Client By Client
    • “I was very fortunate to have Upton & Hatfield represent me. Could not of asked for a better experience. I highly recommend using Upton & Hatfield. A++”

      - Merrick C.
    • “Upton and Hatfield is A1. Very courteous and professional. They are very committed to their clients.”

      - Dori D.
    • “Having minimal experience with the legal system, I was grateful for the ease and timeliness of Upton and Hatfield’s response to my employment litigation request.”

      - Jackie D

    Why Hire Us?

    Our Promise to Our Clients
    • A Reputation for Excellence

      We are known for our unwavering commitment to achieving the objectives of our clients.

    • A Legacy of Successful Results

      Our 100-year legacy is built on achieving successful results for our clients.

    • Committed to the Community

      We are proud to support a number of worthy non-profit organizations as a way to give back to our community.

    • Diverse Breadth of Experience

      We provide our clients with full-service legal representation across a variety of practice areas.

    • Client-Focused Solutions

      We pride ourselves on providing our clients with personalized legal representation that meets their unique needs.

    • Experience on Your Side

      Founded in 1908, we put more than 100 years of practice and experience to work for our clients.

    How Can We Help?

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