Welcome to Wadleigh, Starr & Peters, P.L.L.C. We are delighted that you are considering employment with us.

When David Taggart and George Bingham joined as partners in 1899, they started what has become one of the oldest and largest law firms in the State of New Hampshire. We take pride in our historical ties with the State of New Hampshire, the City of Manchester and in providing excellent legal services to our clients in New Hampshire and beyond. We also take pride in our strong civic ties to the community. Members of the firm volunteer their services to the community through participation in civic, charitable, and political endeavors. This tradition of public service dates back to George Bingham, who served as both a justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court and a judge of the United States First Circuit Court of Appeals. Other members of the firm have served with distinction as judges, Attorneys General, and members of the United States Congress. We draw on our vast experience and historical perspective to address the ever-shifting demands of this challenging and rewarding profession.

Our clients look to us for excellence in all areas of legal practice and for practical, results oriented representation. To serve our clients, we need people who are knowledgeable, driven, results-oriented, ethical and honest.

The Wadleigh Summer Associate Program

Our program provides law students with an overview of all of our practice areas. We do not limit summer associates to one or two practice areas, and do not limit their activities to research only. Our summer associates experience the real practice of law in a variety of areas. For example, a summer associate could attend a court case in the morning, while assisting with a real estate closing in the afternoon. The program offers the summer associate the chance to use real world experience in determining the practice area or areas that she or he may want to focus on after graduation.

We place a heavy emphasis on the summer program when hiring first year associates. About 90% of our attorneys worked here as summer associates and consequently we experience very little turnover with our associates.

The Wadleigh Associates Program is not a competition among the participants. We consider the program an opportunity for us to get to know the students, and for them to get to know us. That is why participants typically interact with every Wadleigh attorney. Every Wadleigh attorney plays an active role in planning and shaping her or his own unique legal career. We hire lawyers whom we think can be partners someday, so we give the summer associates the chance to demonstrate their skills and legal judgment to our partners and associates.

If you are interested in participating in our summer program, please submit your resume, unofficial law school transcript, and cover letter to the attention of Recruiting Partner at hr@wadleighlaw.com.

At this time we are accepting applications for the summer 2023 Summer program.


Wadleigh, Starr & Peters, P.L.L.C. is a long standing, well-recognized general practice firm with an excellent reputation for providing valuable legal services to our clients.   The firm is seeking an associate attorney with 1 – 3 years’ litigation experience.

Please submit letter of interest, resume and writing sample in confidence to the attention of Executive Director at hr@wadleighlaw.com.

Professional Staff

It takes more than lawyers to build a great law firm. Working alongside the best and brightest attorneys, are the best and brightest professional and support staffs in a variety of positions, including paralegal, secretarial and accounting. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, along with a casual, collegial work environment.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

Trust and Estates Paralegal:

We are seeking an individual with a broad base of Trusts and Estates experience.
The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and able to work with multiple attorneys and manage workflow, with experience corresponding and interacting directly with clients. Must be able to manage multiple estates and trusts, prepare and file probate documents and handle probate administration from start to finish. Tax preparation a plus. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel and Outlook and have at least 3-5 years of experience.

If you are interested in a position with our firm, please submit your resume and cover letter to the attention of Executive Director at hr@wadleighlaw.com.

Legal Administrative Assistant

We are seeking an experienced legal secretary for a busy practice offering a full range of legal services. Ideal candidate will have experience working in commercial real estate, and have familiarity in other practice areas. Must be able to work in a very fast-paced environment, be proficient in Word and Excel; possess excellent organizational skills; be detail oriented, a team-player and self motivated.

If you are interested in a position with our firm, please submit your resume and cover letter to the attention of Executive Director at hr@wadleighlaw.com.