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Longtime NH Law Firm Wiggin & Nourie to Close Its Doors After Losing 20 Lawyers


A longtime New Hampshire law firm that can trace its roots back to the 1860s and has helped launch the careers of a number of prominent prosecutors and judges will soon be closing its doors, after losing 20 lawyers since 2010.

L. Jonathan Ross, who serves as president of Wiggin & Nourie, said it is winding down its operations due to an “ultracompetive” legal market, the Boston Business Journal reports.

Ross, who has a matrimonial practice, has been with the firm—which now has 18 lawyers on its roster—since 1968.

“The outflux of lawyers … that situation left us with an overhead structure that’s feasible only with a larger firm,” he told the publication.

However, clients will continue to be served regardless of the firm’s situation, he told the Union Leader.

“The lawyers here will continue to service clients and accept new work, and whatever their subsequent situation, will take care of them,” Ross told the newspaper. “The lawyers here are still open for business and will take care of their clients old, present and new.”

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