David Wolowitz - McLane Middleton Professional Association

David Wolowitz

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1999
Phone: 603-334-6923

David has a substantial practice representing independent schools. His clients include boarding and day schools, from small, local schools to nationally known schools. He advises independent schools on all aspects of legal issues, risk management and crisis response. He works closely with heads of school, deans, financial officers, trustees, health providers and others. He trains school administrators, faculty and staff on safe practices to protect students in their care. He also trains his clients on how to operate safely, how to recognize and address signs of inappropriate behavior and how to respond to allegations of misconduct.

David also has a national consulting practice. He regularly provides training to independent schools throughout the country and presents to national organizations, including the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Association of Boarding Schools (TABS). He has conducted dozens of training sessions in person and over the internet on various topics relating to governance, risk management and student safety. He has been qualified as an expert witness and testified on the adequacy of independent school policies and procedures relating to the protection of students from harassment and misconduct.

David received his J.D. from the University of Michigan (1975), M.A. from Harvard University (1971) and his A.B. from Washington University (1968).

Washington University in St. LouisAB 1968Harvard UniversityMA 1971University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D. 1975
NH Lawyers Assistance ProgramHeifetz International Music Institute

Case History

In Re: Hoag v. Hoag,, No 2010-0691 (NH Sup. Ct., order issued Jul. 14, 2011)
Prevailed at trial and on appeal in a case brought by two trustees against the third co-trustee of their father's trust for breach of fiduciary duty and misappropriation of assets.  The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled that being diagnosed with Alzheimer type dementia "does not mean that, as a matter of law, he lacked the capacity to create a trust."
In Re Estate of Bolduc, Rockingham County Probate Court; 2005 — Successfully obtained a verdict of $1.256 million dollar plus 5% interest in an estate dispute over the delayed sale of securities purchased on margin
In re: Guardianship of Paul T. Williams, 2009 N.H. LEXIS 121. — Prevailed in a guardianship appeal resulting in the New Hampshire Supreme Court's precedent setting ruling on standing to appeal decisions from probate courts.
Moran Towing Corp et. Al v. Girasol Maritime, SA et. Al, U.S. District Court, District of MA; 2002 — Successfully obtained a verdict of $1.16 million plus $369,000 interest for one of the East Coast's largest tug and towing companies for damages resulting from a shipping accident in the Cape Cod Canal
McDill v. Environamics Corp. 144 N.H. 635; 2000 — Prevailed on appeal in an employment dispute in which the New Hampshire Supreme Court permitted the use of "after-acquired" evidence of an employee's pre-termination misconduct to bar recovery for wrongful discharge in breach of contract cases

Office Location

100 Arboretum Drive, Suite 140
Newington, NH 03801
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Labor and Employment of the Manchester Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Trusts and Estates of the Manchester Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Labor and Employment of the Manchester Metro Area
David Wolowitz has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!David Wolowitz has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!David Wolowitz has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Education Law (Private Schools)
Employment Law - Management
First Amendment Law
Litigation - Labor and Employment
Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Other Information

Gender: Male