Partners Heather M. Burns, Lauren S. Irwin Named Among 2017 Best Lawyers® Women of Influence

CONCORD, NH – April 20, 2017 – Attorneys Heather Burns and Lauren Irwin, partners with Upton & Hatfield, LLP in Concord, New Hampshire, are among the Best Lawyers® Women of Influence in the 2017 Spring Edition.

Attorney Burns Burns represents aggrieved employees and injured victims in matters of employment discrimination, wrongful termination, and medical malpractice. She has been practicing law for 25 years and has tried numerous jury trials. Ms. Burns is a past president of the New Hampshire Association for Justice (formerly the New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association) and is also a member of the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association and the Gender Equality Committee of the New Hampshire Bar Association.

She has been recognized by New England Super Lawyers and by Best Lawyers® for her medical malpractice work in representing plaintiffs, as well as listed as Lawyer of the Year in 2013 and 2016 in employment law.

Attorney Irwin represents plaintiffs and defendants in employment disputes and civil litigation and regularly counsels and represents individuals, schools, municipalities and private entities on employment law matters. She has been practicing law for 22 years and has tried numerous jury trials. She is past-president of the Gender Equality Committee, President of New Hampshire NELA, a member of the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association, and is a frequent speaker and author in her areas of expertise.

She has been recognized by Best Lawyers® in employment law as well as listed as Lawyer of the Year in 2015.

About Upton & Hatfield LLP

Established in 1908, Upton & Hatfield, LLP, has a long tradition of providing legal services in New Hampshire. The firm has offices in Concord, Hillsborough, and Portsmouth and represents individuals, businesses, and municipalities in commercial transactions and litigation, business formation and acquisitions, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, employment law, including sexual harassment and wrongful termination, real estate, insurance, medical malpractice, personal injury, municipal and school law, family law, estate planning and criminal defense. Upton & Hatfield is also committed to active community involvement and public service.

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