Debra Weiss Ford: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Debra Weiss Ford

Office Managing Shareholder and Litigation Manager
Portsmouth,  NH  U.S.A.
Phone(603) 559-2700

Peer Rating
 5.0/5.0
AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Disability
  • Leave and Health Management
  • Drug Testing and Substance Abuse Management
  • Labor and Preventive Practices
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Management and Employee Training
  • Public Sector Representation
  • Reductions in Force
  • WARN Act
  • Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition
  • Wage and Hour
 
University Drew University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1979
 
Law SchoolTemple University School of Law, J.D., 1982 Dean's List
 
Admitted1982, New Hampshire and U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; 1991, U.S. Court of Federal Claims; 1992, U.S. Supreme Court; 2000, Massachusetts; 2002, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; 2010, Maine
 
Memberships 

bar & professional association memberships

American Bar Association

American Board of Trial Advocates

American Trial Lawyers Association

Massachusetts Bar Association

New Hampshire Bar Association Fellow: to The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in June 2006. She is named as New Hampshire's Best Labor and Employment Lawyer by Business NH Magazine. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America by Woodward White, Inc., and has been recognized by New England Super Lawyers as one of the top 50 women lawyers in New England and one of the top 100 lawyers in New England. She is listed in Top NH Lawyers in Labor and Employment in New Hampshire Magazine and has consistently been named the Best Lawyers' Manchester Employment Law - Management Lawyer of the Year. She is also rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell. Ms. Ford was named one of the Leaders in their Field in the 2012 Chambers USA Legal Guide. Ms. Ford serves as a board member for the Portsmouth Music Hall, Family Service, Inc., and Seacoast Human Resources Association, and she is an emeritus board member of the New Hampshire SPCA.

Ms. Ford was rated as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer by Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell

Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity

•Named Best Labor and Employment attorney in New Hampshire,Business New Hampshire Magazine

•Listed inBest Lawyers in America (Labor & Employment Law)

•Listed in Top New Hampshire Lawyers in Labor and Employment, New Hampshire Magazine

•Elected as a

 
Born1958
 
Biography

Debra Weiss Ford is Office Managing Shareholder and Litigation Manager of the Portsmouth, NH office. Ms. Ford has over 30 years of experience representing employers in litigation matters before the state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Ms. Ford also represents employers before the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Hampshire Department of Labor, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and the Massachusetts Department of Employment Training.

Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity

• Named Best Labor and Employment attorney in New Hampshire, Business New Hampshire Magazine

• Listed in Best Lawyers in America (Labor & Employment Law)

• Listed in Top New Hampshire Lawyers in Labor and Employment, New Hampshire Magazine

• Elected as a fellow to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

• Listed in New England Super Lawyers (Top 100 attorneys in New England)

• Listed in New England Super Lawyers (Top 50 Women in New England, Employment & Labor)

• Listed in Chambers USA as one of the top Lawyers in Labor and Employment

• Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rating

• Voluntary Action, Inc. (Board of Directors, 1984)

• Ballet New England (Board of Directors, 1987-1988)

• Pro Portsmouth, Inc. (Board of Directors, 1988-Present)

• First Night/Portsmouth (Vice President, 1991-1992)

• NHSPCA (Board of Directors, 2004-Present)

• 1st Tee (Board of Directors, 2005-2006; Honorary Board Member, 2005-2008)

• Rockingham County Action (Board of Directors, 2009-Present)

• Selected for inclusion in 2010 New England Super Lawyers

 
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Office Information

Debra Weiss Ford

100 International Drive, Suite 363
PortsmouthNH 03801




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