Jonathan M. Eck
My work with clients is concentrated in the areas of probate litigation, general commercial litigation, and insurance defense. I help our clients find cost-effective solutions to their legal matters. Serving on the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Board of Governors and chairing the Committee on Cooperation With the Courts, and previously as president of the Manchester Bar Association, has helped me develop meaningful relationships with many lawyers in the state and more effectively represent our firm’s clients.  


I represent individuals, businesses, and government entities in probate matters, contract disputes, premises liability claims, and trespass claims, among other matters. My experience also includes commercial and residential lease disputes, involving a broad range of issues. 

I am a member of the Leadership New Hampshire class of 2018 and in 2011 graduated from the Leadership Greater Manchester program. When I am not practicing law, I enjoy hiking, skiing, and spending time with my family.

Representative Matters

  • Represented family members or other beneficiaries on numerous occasions in challenges to wills/trusts on grounds of lack of mental capacity and/or undue influence.
  • Represented trustee in dispute over the handling of trust assets.
  • Represented multinational package delivery company in numerous matters.
  • Represented large tree trimming and vegetation management company in numerous matters.
  • Represented businesses and business owners in numerous breach of contract and breach of duty claims.
  • Represented landlords or tenants in numerous commercial and residential leasing matters.

Speaking Engagements

  • "Recent Undue Influence Cases: Lessons for the Estate Planning Practitioner," Portsmouth, NH, May 12, 2016
  • Presentation on a personal jurisdiction case, Structural Engineers of New Hampshire meeting, May 2014
  • "Commercial Landlord-Tenant Law & Lease Negotiations" seminar, October 2011
  • "Landlord-Tenant Law Update" seminar, May 2010
  • "Fundamentals of Landlord-Tenant Law" seminar, May 2009

Publications

  • "Quantum of Proof in Undue Influence Cases," NH Bar News, March 16, 2016
  • A Practical Guide to Discovery and Depositions in New Hampshire, MCLE New England (2011), drafted ethics and professionalism commentaries for three chapters

Community Involvement

  • New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Capital Region Advisory Board, 2018 - present.
  • Leadership New Hampshire Program, Class of 2018.
  • United States District Court, District of New Hampshire - Federal Court Advisory Committee (committee member, 2016 - present).
  • New Hampshire Bar Association - Board of Governors (Governor-at-Large, 2011 - present), Committee on Cooperation With the Courts (committee chair, 2017 - present; committee member, 2015 - present), New Lawyers Committee (committee member, 2007 - 2015; Liaison to Board of Governors, 2011 - 2015).
  • New Hampshire Estate Planning Council, Executive Commitee, 2017 - present.
  • New Hampshire Supreme Court Society (Trustee, 2016 – present).
  • Manchester Bar Association (President, 2014 - 2015; Vice President, 2013 - 2014; Secretary, 2012 - 2013; Executive Committee, 2010 - 2012 and 2015 - present).
  • Palace Theatre Community Advisory Board (2011 - 2017).
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (District Representative for New Hampshire and Massachusetts, 2008 - 2010).
  • Leadership Greater Manchester Program, Class of 2011.


We Can Help You

Contact us today to learn more about how the attorneys at Devine Millimet can help you with your legal needs.


            Services & Industries

            Business, Commercial & Financial Litigation

            Commercial & Residential Leasing Disputes

            Insurance Defense

            Insurance Law

            Municipal Liability

            Municipalities

            Probate & Wealth Transfer Litigation

            Real Estate

            Bar Admissions

            New Hampshire

            Education

            Vermont Law School, JD, cum laude

            Colby College, BA

            Awards & Affiliations

            Recipient of the New Hampshire Bar Foundation's "Robert E. Kirby Award," 2015.

            Super Lawyers - New England Rising Star, 2011 - 2017.

            Fellow of the New Hampshire Bar Foundation, 2016 - present.

            American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division "Star of the Quarter" Award, May 2010.


            Vermont Law Review, Managing Editor.

            Vermont Law School Moot Court Advisory Board.

            Vermont Law School Academic Excellence Awards (awarded for achieving the highest grade in the class): Evidence; Criminal Procedure and Practice; and Appellate Advocacy.