Stephen L. Tober

Stephen L. Tober
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Practice areas

  • Divorce
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Conduct

Bar admissions
New Hampshire, 1974
U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire, 1974
U.S. Supreme Court, 1978

Honors
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year, Family Law – Manchester, NH, 2014
Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America; New England Super Lawyers; Who’s Who in America

Education
J.D., Syracuse University, 1974; Member, Board of Editors, Syracuse Law Review
B.A., cum laude, Syracuse University, 1971

Professional Honors and Achievements
President, New Hampshire Bar Association, 1988-1989
Chair, NHBA Committee to Redraft Rules of Professional Conduct, 1982-1986; 1991-1992
President, New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association, 1977
Board of Governors, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1980-1986
Board of Governors, American Bar Association, 2008-2011
Member, House of Delegates, American Bar Association, 1994-2006; 2008-2011
Chair, 2005-2006 ABA Presidential Appointments Advisory Committee
Chair, ABA Standing Commitee on the Federal Judiciary, 2005-2006
First Circuit Representative, ABA Standing Committe on the Federal Judiciary, 2001-2004
Recipient, NHBA President’s Distinguished Service Award, 1986 and 1994
Fellow, American Bar Foundation (Eastern Regional Chair, 2003-2006)
Fellow, New Hampshire Bar Foundation
Member, New Hampshire Supreme Court Board of Bar Examiners, 1997-2000
Member, Board of Governors, New England Bar Association, 1988-1991
Best Lawyers in America, 2007-present
New England Super Lawyers, 2007-present
Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers
Who’s Who in America
Who’s Who in the World

Civic Activities
Member, Board of Trustees, University of New Hampshire School of Law, 2011-2013
Scholarship Chair, Greater Portsmouth Community Foundation, 1991-1994
Delegate, New Hampshire Consitutional Convention, 1984
Member, Portsmouth City Council, 1978-1981
Member, Portsmouth Planning Board, 1978-1981

Publications and Teaching Positions
Speaker and moderator at numerous programs, including presentations for the New Hampshire Bar Association, the New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the American Bar Association, and the National Conference of Bar Presidents.  Topics include legal ethics; trial skills; professional negligence; and domestic relations.

More formal presentations include:
Commencement Speaker, Syracuse University College of Law, May, 2008
Convocation Remarks, Syracuse University College of Law, October, 2006
“The Last Umpires,” Seminar on Judicial Selection, Syracuse University, October, 2006
Lecturer, “Legal and Business Ethics,” Tuck School, Dartmouth College, April, 2001
Lecturer, ATLA National College of Advocacy, Harvard University, Summer, 1982
Lecturer, Trial Advocacy, Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1977-1979

Author of published articles for the Syracuse Law Review; the New Hampshire Bar Journal, and the New York State Trial Lawyers Quarterly.

Reported Cases
Counsel of record in over twenty-five reported appellate decisions, including:

Counsel for the New Hampshire Bar Association in Keller v. State Bar of California, 496 US 1 (1990), and in Petition of Tocci, 624 A.2d 548 (NH 1993), upholding unified bar status.

Counsel for New Hampshire Supreme Court Associate Justice, New Hampshire House of Representatives Impeachment Investigation, 2000