L. Jonathan Ross



900 Elm St. Fl. 19
Manchester New Hampshire 03101


(603) 626-3300


(603) 626-0997




875 Greenland Road,
Suite A-9

Portsmouth New Hampshire 03801


(603) 427-8565


(603) 427-8566



Jon Ross's expertise in the areas of complex divorce, custody issues, child support, alimony and domestic relations litigation has earned him the distinction of being listed in the Best Lawyers in America every year since 1983 and election to The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 1988. Jon listens to all aspects of your family situation and formulates a resolution to your case that is structured for you and your interests. When a mutually agreeable settlement is not attainable, Jon applies his more than 40 years of trial litigation experience to the favorable resolution of the matter. While most of his clients have substantial assets, much of Jon's career has been devoted to assuring that those of low income have access to the legal system as well.

Representative Cases:

  • In re Hampers, 154 N.H. 275 (2006)
  • In re Harvey, 153 N.H. 425 (2005)
  • In re Nyhan, 147 N.H. 7681 (2002) and 151 N.H. 739 (2005)
  • In re Telgener, 148 N.H. 190 (2002)

Honors and Awards:

  • Lawyer of the Year 2013
  • Cited in The Best Lawyers® in America since 1983 for Family Law
  • Super Lawyers® 2013 and 2014
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV peer review rated

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, State Delegate, House of Delegates
  • American Bar Association, Board of Elections, Member

Pro Bono Activities:

  • American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants (Chair)
  • Bar Leaders for Preservation of Legal Services for Poor, Founder
  • American Bar Association Day 2015 Planning Committee, Member
L. Jonathan Ross

Areas of practice

  • Domestic Relations

Bar admissions

  • New Hampshire

Court admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • All New Hampshire Courts


  • Hobart College, B.A.
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
  • Harvard University, LL.M.