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 family law specialist with considerable trial experience 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 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

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