Scott H. Harris

Scott Harris is a director in the firm’s litigation department. He has tried cases in the state and federal courts in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and elsewhere for over fifteen years. His practice involves representing companies and executives in litigation and at trial in a range of commercial disputes including: tax matters, trade secret and restrictive employment covenant litigation, contract claims, shareholder rights, land use and other business disputes. Scott also represents both plaintiffs and professionals in professional malpractice and licensure litigation and has a substantial practice representing both plaintiffs and defendants in significant personal injury matters.

Practice Areas

  •          Business Litigation
  •          General Civil Litigation
  •          Health Care
  •          Intellectual Property
  •          Intellectual Property Litigation
  •          Labor & Employment
  •          Land Use and Development
  •          Litigation
  •          Personal Injury
  •          Personal Injury Litigation

Admissions & Recognition

New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and New York state courts, United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, United States District Courts for the Districts of New Hampshire and Massachusetts, United States Tax Court, United States Court of Federal Claims and accredited mediator in NH Superior Courts.

  • New Hampshire Bar Association, American Bar Association and American Association for Justice
  • Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers (Litigation), 2007 to present
  • United States Department of Justice Tax Division’s Outstanding Trial Attorney Award, 1994
  • New Hampshire Trial Lawyer’s Special Recognition Award, 2004
  • Recognized as a New England Super Lawyers 2008, 2011-present
  •  New England’s Best Lawyers, 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell


  •          Member, Leadership New Hampshire
  •          State Chair, United States Supreme Court Historical Society
  •          Boston Inn of Court
  •          Board of Directors, Seacoast Science Center
  •          Past President, New Hampshire Association for Justice
  •          Past President, Daniel Webster Chapter American Inn of Court
  •          Fellow, American and New Hampshire Bar Foundation


  •          Where You Live May Not Be Where You’re Domiciled
  •          Arbitration – Panacea or Pitfall?
  •          Arbitration Has An Upside, But There Are Drawbacks
  •          The Psychology of Mediation
  •          Dealing With Internet Defamation
  •          Litigation Lessons: When Closely Held Business Owners Disagree
  •          Dealing with Whistleblowers and Avoiding Retaliation Claims
  •          Know The Law: Obligation to Report Elderly Financial Exploitation?
  •          Your Duty As A Healthcare Professional To Report Elder Abuse

CLE Seminars

  •          Faculty Member, Advanced Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law, NBI, June, 2014
  •          Faculty Member, May It Please the Court – Effective Case Presentation at Trial, NBI, March, 2014
  •          Faculty Member and Chair, Thinking Inside the Jury Box, NHAJ, March, 2013
  •          Faculty Member, Trial Skills Academy, NHAJ, March, 2012
  •          Faculty Member, E-Discovery, NHAJ, October, 2011
  •          Faculty Member, Sophisticated Deposition Strategies, NBI, June, 2011
  •          Faculty Member, Legal Ethics, Lorman Education Services, June, 2010
  •          Faculty Member, Trial Skills, NHBA, April, 2009
  •          Faculty Member, Personal Injury Claims from Soup to Nuts, NHAJ, March, 2009
  •          Faculty Member, Persuading the Jury, NHAJ, December, 2008
  •          Faculty Member, The Art of Deposition: Powerful, NBI, May, 2008
  •          Faculty Member, Legal Ethics, Lorman Education Services, June, 2007
  •          Faculty Member, Proof of Damages, Etc., NHTLA, March, 2006
  •          Faculty Member, Keys to Successful Pre-Trial Preparation in New Hampshire, NBI, February, 2005
  •          Faculty Member, Legal Ethics in New Hampshire, Lorman Education Services, February 2005 (Also at Woburn, Massachusetts Offices


Founded in 1919, McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton Professional Association is one of New England’s premier full-service law firms with offices in Manchester, Portsmouth, and Concord, New Hampshire and Woburn, Massachusetts.

Driven by the firm’s depth of sophisticated legal expertise and an unwavering commitment to client service, McLane has built collaborative and lasting relationships with a broad spectrum of domestic and international clients.

McLane is guided by the principle that attorneys and staff should be active participants in the communities in which we live and work

The firm’s organization, hiring practices, training, and use of technology give it the capacity to provide the highest level of expertise and service.  McLane’s attorneys work in the following practice groups:

  • Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditor’s Rights
  • Commercial Finance
  • Corporate
  • Criminal
  • Divorce and Family Law
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Government & Public Strategies
  • Government Affairs & Regulatory Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Real Estate
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Utility

John R. Wilson

John Wilson is President and Partner of GoffWilson, P.A., a global immigration law firm. He is co-founder of the firm and his practice focuses exclusively on global immigration both inbound and outbound assisting employers, employees and families. Mr. Wilson has consistently been selected as one of the ‘Best Lawyers in America’ under the ‘Immigration Law’ category published by the National Polling Firm of Woodward-White.

Attorney Wilson has been practicing law for more than thirty years. He represents hundreds of employers, both large and small, in all industry sectors, including large healthcare organizations throughout the US, numerous multi-national companies, import/export businesses, international corporations transferring high tech, executive and managerial workers to the US, as well as colleges/ universities/secondary schools, the high tech industry and manufacturing businesses from all corners of the world. In his full-service practice he assists employers, employees, families and individuals. Attorney Wilson assists the medical community with nonimmigrant visas such as J-1, H-1B as well as J waivers, Conrad 30 waivers, National Interest Waivers and permanent residency applications. He has assisted clients with questions regarding NAFTA, and the import/export of goods. Attorney Wilson assists Medical Doctors as well as those in the allied health care field (RNs, PTs, OTs, Medical Technologists, Speech Pathologists and others). With his solid knowledge of business and immigration, Wilson is well prepared to help anyone with business immigration needs.

GoffWilson, P.A. also maintains an office in Paris, France from which he can assist clients with consular processing at the US consulate in Paris for immigrant and nonimmigrant visas as well as providing referrals and contacts in all matters relating to doing business in and/or immigration to France.

Some of Wilson’s past positions include an Adjunct Faculty position for the Graduate School of Business at Southern New Hampshire University, where he instructed Business, Government and the Environment, an Ethics course for MBA students. In addition, he has written numerous articles for publications over the years, such as the International Human Resources Journal. He also gives regular presentations to State, regional and national Human Resource Associations and private groups throughout New England regarding I-9/E Verify compliance and audits as well as immigration law generally.

Wilson is a member in good standing of the New Hampshire Bar Association and a member of the national American Immigration Lawyers Association and its New England Chapter. He currently serves as Commercial Counsel to France for the State of NH, the President and Chair of the Diversity Workforce Coalition, and the Diversity Director for the NH State Council for SHRM. Other active memberships include the New Hampshire International Trade Association and French-American Chamber of Commerce of New England.

GoffWilson, P.A.:

GoffWilson advises clients on immigration issues concerning temporary or permanent work Visas for employees, professionals and senior executives. The firm has vast experience with inbound and outbound immigration, moving employees around the world seamlessly for their employers. We also help companies extend Visas for their foreign employees as they move from one business to another. Our work enables foreign clients to obtain permanent residence, become self-employed, or form their own businesses. In addition, we conduct immigration seminars and speaking engagements in the United States and France to educate trade organizations and professional groups, and we accept referrals from other firms whose clients face immigration issues.

Client service is our highest priority. We provide a secure online portal for our clients to check the status of their cases. Whether you’re an individual pursuing a cherished dream, an organization seeking the best international talent, or a family separated by a sea of red tape, we can help you overcome the complex challenges before you with unrivaled expertise in immigration law, and an unwavering commitment to the success of your case. Over the years, thousands of clients around the world have put their trust in GoffWilson.

Lauren S. Irwin

Lauren Irwin represents plaintiffs and defendants in employment disputes and civil litigation and regularly counsels and represents individuals, schools, municipalities and private entities on employment law matters. Because she represents both employers and employees, she provides valuable insight into and knowledge of opposing counsel strategies.

Her experience includes representing clients in employment discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, Family and Medical Leave Act and other employment cases in both state and federal courts.

She also assists employers with drafting and reviewing employment policies and practices, employment and severance agreements (including non-competes), conducting internal investigations and providing anti-discrimination and other types of training.

In addition, she represents clients at mediations and serves as a mediator in employment cases. She is a certified mediator for the New Hampshire Superior Court and the NH Commission for Human Rights.

Lauren regularly represents clients in the New Hampshire Superior Court, the Federal District Court, New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New Hampshire Department of Labor and New Hampshire Department of Employment Security. She is President of the RB Board of Directors and past-president of the Gender Equality Committee and is a frequent speaker and author in her areas of expertise. She has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in employment law 2015-2017 and was a Lawyer of the Year in 2015, recognized by New England Super Lawyers in 2017 as well as listed as Local Litigation Star in Benchmark Litigation for 2018.

The Employment Law Practice:

We know that losing your job for an unlawful reason can be devastating, and that harassment and/or discrimination on the job often leads to serious emotional distress as well as substantial economic losses that may continue for years.

Our employment lawyers have extensive experience helping people who have been wrongfully terminated, people who are whistleblowers, and people who have been subjected to harassment and discrimination based upon their sex (including pregnancy), race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability.

We have also represented employees in cases involving the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and cases involving an employer’s failure to pay all wages that are due under state and federal law, as well as cases involving an employer’s failure to provide a reasonable accommodation to a disabled employee as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state law.

Our employment lawyers are among the most respected and successful advocates in employment law in New Hampshire. We have successfully litigated employment matters before the federal U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire, all of the New Hampshire state superior courts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

Jamie N. Hage

Practice Areas:

– Business and Civil Litigation

– Personal Injury and General Negligence

– General Corporate and Business Law

– Intellectual Property Litigation/Licensing

– Labor & Employment


Jamie N. Hage has over thirty years of business and civil litigation experience. He has litigated cases in both federal and state courts, with a focus on complex business and commercial disputes, intellectual property matters, and personal injury and professional negligence. Mr. Hage  also serves as general outside counsel for many of his corporate clients. He represents small, mid-size, and publicly traded companies  as well as individual and other private clients in a broad range of areas including contracts, corporate/shareholder disputes, intellectual property matters, trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition, labor and employment, personal injury and general negligence, insurance, banking, and real estate matters. Mr. Hage has also counseled companies on intellectual property evaluation, protection, licensing, contract negotiations, and franchise compliance and enforcement.

Mr. Hage has been recognized as a “New England Super Lawyer” in Business Litigation based on a peer-review survey by Boston Magazine (2007).  Mr. Hage has also  been recognized for exceptional standing in the legal community in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2008 for Business Litigation.


Mr. Hage is admitted to practice in all federal and state courts in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and is admitted to the United States Supreme Court and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the First Circuit.  He has also appeared on motion before many courts throughout the Untied States from New York to California.


– J.D. Franklin Pierce Law Center (1978)

– B.A. Hamilton College (1974)