Martha Van Oot

Portsmouth,  NH  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Professional Services
  • Retail
University Middlebury College, B.A., 1975 Phi Beta Kappa Highest honors in English Literature
Law SchoolNortheastern University School Of Law, J.D., 1978
Admitted1978, Massachusetts and U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; 1980, New Hampshire and U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire; 2005, Vermont and U.S. District Court, District of Vermont; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Professional Associations and Activities

American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator
American Bar Association
American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow; Chair, State Committee (2004-2006)
American Law Institute
Federal District Court Mediation Panel Member
New Hampshire State Bar Association, Former President and Member of Board of Governors
New Hampshire Supreme Court Board of Bar Examiners
New Hampshire Supreme Court Professional Conduct Screening Committee, Member; Former Chair
New Hampshire Bar Foundation, Fellow; Former Vice-Chair and Member of Board of Directors
Vermont State Bar Association

BornMidland, Michigan, November 13, 1951

Martha Van Oot is a Principal in the Portsmouth, New Hampshire, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. A former prosecutor in the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office, she has extensive trial experience in state and federal court with an emphasis on employment and commercial litigation, including the defense of discrimination, wage and hour and wrongful termination claims, the enforcement of non-competition and trade secret agreements, and business tort litigation.

Ms. Van Oot has argued numerous cases before the New Hampshire Supreme Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. She frequently serves as a panelist on employment, trial practice and ethics for continuing legal education programs, and as a mediator for the federal district court and the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights. She is a former adjunct professor at Vermont Law School and the University of New Hampshire School of Law.

Honors and Recognitions

•Benchmark Litigation (Recognized in Commercial Litigation and Top 250 Women in Litigation)
•Litigation Counsel of America, fellow
•New Hampshire Women's Bar Association, Marilla Ricker Award

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•Campaign for Legal Services Leadership Council
•Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Former Chair and Board of Directors Member
•Granite United Way, Former Vice-Chair and Board of Directors Member
•New Hampshire Endowment for Health, Former Board of Directors Member
•New Hampshire Human Rights Commission, Volunteer Mediator


May 28, 2013

Amendments to Vermont Equal Pay Law Afford Additional Protections to Employees

May 28, 2013

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin on May 14, 2013, approved amendments to the state's equal pay law to promote gender pay equity and foster more “family friendly” workplaces by protecting employees who share wage information with their co-workers and by requiring employers to consider requests for flexible work

In the News

August 17, 2015

Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016

August 17, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 17, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 137 of the firm's attorneys have been named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers. In addition, 10 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective

May 19, 2015

Chambers & Partners

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Ranked in 2015 Chambers USA Guide

May 19, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (May 19, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 62 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking

Bar Fellowship: former Vice-Chair and member of Board of Directors, New Hampshire Bar Foundation

•Recipient, Marilla Ricker Award, NH Women's Bar Association

•Recognized in Chambers USA (commercial litigation); Benchmark Litigation (commercial litigation; Top 250 Women in Litigation), New England Super Lawyers (Civil litigation; Top 50 Women in New England ), Best Lawyers in America

•Former adjunct professor, Vermont Law School and University of New Hampshire School of Law

•Vice-chair and member of Board of Directors, Granite United Way

•Former member of Board of Directors, New Hampshire Endowment for Health

•Former chair and member of Board of Directors, Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center

•Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association

•Volunteer mediator, New Hampshire Human Rights Commission

•Member, Federal District Court Mediation Panel Member:

bar & professional association memberships

New Hampshire Bar Association

Vermont Bar Association

American Bar Association


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Office Information

Martha Van Oot

100 International Drive, Suite 363
PortsmouthNH 03801


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