Tober Law Offices, P.A.

Since 1974, Attorney Steve Tober has been helping clients resolve complex family disputes, disagreements within the business world, and the impact of personal loss or harm from the conduct of others.

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From the very beginning, the governing principle at Tober Law Offices has been one of steadfast commitment and service to our clients, and to the profession as well. Steve was the first to ever serve as both president of the New Hampshire Bar Association, and president of the New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association. He has participated in a wide array of professional settings, including leadership in both the American Bar Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. In the 1980s he served as chair of a speical state bar committee that brought the updated Rules of Professional Conduct to New Hampshire.

Previously, Steve chaired the 2005-2006 American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Federal Judiciary, which evaluates all Presidential nominees to the Federal bench, and as chair he testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on the nominations of Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr.

Tober Law Offices is today an experienced and accomplished group of lawyers and exceptional support staff, dedicated to solving problems, finding solutions, and achieving results.

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Main Office

Main Office
381 Middle Street
Portsmouth  NH  03081

Phone
  • 603-431-1003
Family
Portsmouth New Hampshire Divorce Lawyers Bring About Successful Resolutions for Clients
Bring experience and compassion to gain best outcomes for families:
The dissolution of a marriage involves crucial decisions about the welfare of your children and the equitable division of your assets. The New Hampshire attorneys at Tober Law Offices, P.A. have over 50 years of combined experience in divorce law, especially in cases of significant acquired wealth. We consider all aspects of your divorce case to develop the best possible solutions regarding:
Parenting plans and child custody
Child support
Distribution of real and personal property, bank accounts, stocks and other assets
Prenuptial agreement litigation
Spousal support and temporary support
Division of marital debts
Business/professional practice interests
Stock options/deferred compensation plans
Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
Sale or possession of the marital home

Effective family law mediators:
Mediation gives you and your spouse the opportunity to negotiate a divorce settlement and control your own destiny in a structured setting through a trained facilitator. The mediation process fosters cooperation between partners and removes the unpredictability and uncertainty associated with litigation. Mediation often reduces the time and costs of divorce, and it puts the decisions in your hands. The experienced negotiators at Tober Law Offices, P.A. can help you obtain the most equitable divorce settlement, fair child support agreement and healthy child custody arrangement.

Skilled family law litigators:
Sometimes litigation is necessary to reach a just and equitable resolution to your family's disputes. Through tactical trial strategies and professional courtroom presence, the skilled litigators at Tober Law Offices, P.A. successfully represent clients throughout the adversarial litigation process. We are prepared to handle the complex aspects of your divorce effectively to obtain the right result for you.

Contact Portsmouth family law attorneys for a consultation.
Call Tober Law Offices, P.A. in Portsmouth at 603-431-1003 or contact us online for a consultation. We are pleased to review the facts of your case and put our divorce law experience to work for you.

Stephen L. Tober

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
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:
Comencement 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
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