Thomas M. Closson

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

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate Diversity Counseling
  • Labor and Preventive Practices
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Public Sector Representation
University University of New Hampshire, B.A., summa cum laude, 1990
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., 1993
Admitted1993, New Hampshire and U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire

bar & professional association memberships

New Hampshire Bar Association


Thomas M. Closson is a Shareholder in the Portsmouth, New Hampshire office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Mr. Closson has been practicing labor and employment law since his admission to the New Hampshire Bar in 1993. Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, he was a founder and partner in Flygare, Schwarz & Closson, PLLC, a highly regarded firm specializing in labor and employment law.

Mr. Closson has extensive trial experience. During his career, he has successfully represented numerous clients before New Hampshire Courts and juries. He was lead trial counsel in one of the New Hampshire Superior Court's most high profile cases, representing the donor towns in their challenge to the constitutionality of the Statewide Property Tax.

Mr. Closson is also an experienced appellate litigator. He has argued, and won, significant cases before the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

Mr. Closson was recently recognized by the publication The Best Lawyers in America as its 2015 Lawyer of the Year for litigation, labor and employment law in the Manchester, New Hampshire region. Since 2005, Tom has also annually been recognized by Chambers USA Legal Guide as one of the top labor and employment attorneys in New Hampshire. Mr. Closson has also been recognized by New England Super Lawyers for employment and labor law, and he has been awarded a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV Preeminent .

Mr. Closson received his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of New Hampshire in 1990, where he was admitted to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1993.


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Thomas M. Closson

100 International Drive, Suite 363
PortsmouthNH 03801


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