Judith is an American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) fellow. Judith also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Disability Rights Center-NH, a statewide legal advocacy organization for persons with disabilities. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), including the New Hampshire chapter, having served as a Director and Officer of the State chapter for several years. She served in leadership roles on New Hampshire Bar Association’s Ethics Committee, including as Chair and Vice-Chair, and is a member of the NH Bar’s Trust and Estate Section and the NH Estate Planning Council. As a member of the Special Needs Alliance (SNA), a national, invitation-only network of lawyers dedicated to disability and public benefits law, Judith also served on the SNA Publications Committee, both authoring and editing articles.
Judith has been recognized as a Lawyer of the Year by US News & World Report’s Best Lawyers 2021. With her law partner, Ann Butenhof, Judith has co-authored a chapter entitled “Special Needs Trusts” in the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education publication “A Practical Guide to Estate Planning in New Hampshire.” Judith’s dedication to the success of her community in Greater Manchester, New Hampshire is evident in her prior service on the Board of Trustees of Birch Hill Terrace, a continuing care retirement community in Manchester, and as a graduate of the Leadership Greater Manchester Class of 2013.
Judith is admitted to practice in New Hampshire and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire. She earned her B.A. from Rhode Island College in 1992 and her J.D. (magna cum laude) from UNH School of Law (f/k/a Franklin Pierce Law Center) in 2000. While there, she interned as a law clerk with the New Hampshire Supreme Court and as a student attorney with the New Hampshire Appellate Defender’s Office.