Judith A. Fairclough

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Phone: 603.223.9114
Email: jfairclough@orr-reno.com
Fax: 603.223.9014



Judith is the Chair of the Divorce and Family Law group.  She is a a family law specialist with considerable trial experience, is a certified marital mediator and is also certified in the area of collaborative practice. Her approach to divorce, post-divorce matters and prenuptial agreements is creative and client centered. Judy’s practice focuses primarily on high net worth clients involving complex financial issues, large and small business interests, professional practices and various complicated financial scenarios. In addition Judy has 30+ years of experience in drafting and reviewing prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.


Judith is an avid gardener and cyclist.

Professional and Community Involvement

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Hearings Committee, New Hampshire Supreme Court Attorney Discipline System (2015-present)
  • Board Member, New Hampshire Bar Association Pro Bono Referral Program (2016-present)
  • Advisor, Board Member and Founding Member, The American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators, New Hampshire Chapter (2015-present)
  • Certified Marital Mediator
  • Certified in Collaborative Practice
  • Former Co-Chair, Family Law Section, New Hampshire Bar Association (2011-2012)
  • CLE Program faculty, New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Member, New Hampshire Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Member, Collaborative Law Alliance/New Hampshire
  • Member, International Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Former Member, Family Division Rules and Policy Group

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, The Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center (2012-present)
  • Committee Member, NH Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Gala (2018-2019)
  • Volunteer, Healing with Art Program, Norris Cotton Cancer Center (2014-2017)
  • Parents’ Committee, St. Lawrence University (2011-present)
  • Former Board Member, NH Special Olympics

Honors & Distinctions

  • Selected by The Best Lawyers in America as Concord, NH “Lawyer of the Year” for Family Law (2019)
  • Cited in The Best Lawyers in America for Family Law (2009-present)
  • Recognized as a New England Super Lawyer, Family Law (2016-present)


A Practical Guide To Divorce In New HampshireChapters on Prenuptial Agreements and Family Law Published by MCLE New England, December 2009 (as supplemented in 2011)

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