Martha Van Oot

Portsmouth,  NH  U.S.A.
Phone(603) 559-2700

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Mediation
  • Professional Liability Defense
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

Bar & Professional Association Memberships
New Hampshire Bar Association
Vermont Bar Association
American Bar Association

BornMidland, Michigan, November 13, 1951

Martha Van Oot is a Shareholder in the Portsmouth, New Hampshire office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

A former prosecutor in the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office, Ms. Van Oot 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. She has argued numerous cases before the New Hampshire Supreme Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Van Oot 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 has been active in nonprofit organizations throughout New Hampshire, including the New Hampshire Endowment for Health, Granite United Way, a state-wide United Way resulting from recent the merger of several local United Way organizations, and the Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity

•fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; Chair, State Committee 2004-2006
•AV-rated Martindale-Hubbell
•Former President and member of Board of Governors, New Hampshire Bar Association
•Chair, New Hampshire Supreme Court, Professional Conduct Screening Committee
•New Hampshire Supreme Court Board of Bar Examiners
•fellow, 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


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Martha Van Oot

100 International Drive, Suite 363
PortsmouthNH 03801


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