Attorneys at Law in Newport, NH

The law firm of Elliott, Jasper, Auten, Shklar & Ranson, LLP., is a full service law firm. We work hard to help our clients solve a variety of different legal issues. Our team is made up of attorneys at law, paralegals, managerial staff and support staff, all of whom are focused on helping you. This client-centered approach has helped us to achieve successful results for many clients over our more than 40 years of practice.
Since 1976, we have been providing high-quality legal representation for our clients in Newport, New Hampshire, throughout Sullivan County and in the surrounding areas. We are dedicated to practicing law and to serving our community, and we are proud members of the Newport Chamber of Commerce.

We practice law before both state and federal courts. If litigation is required, we are unafraid to take your case to jury trial or through administrative hearings. We will provide you with an honest evaluation of your case. If we represent you, we will work hard to help protect your rights and to obtain the result you deserve. To meet with one of our attorneys about your legal issue, call us today at (603) 863-4105.

Attorneys at Law

Bruce R. Jasper, Esq.
Admitted to the New Hampshire Bar in 1973. Education: University of NH (B.A. 1970), University of Tulsa College of Law (J.D.1972). Member of N.H. Bar Association, Sullivan County Bar Association, N.H. Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the Newport Revitalization Committee and the Newport Rotary Club. A former member of the Budget Committe, Zoning Board of Adjustment and Richards Free Library Board of Trustees.
Practice areas include: Criminal Defense, Family Law, Juvenile Law, Real Estate Law, Probate Law, Civil Litigation in all NH courts and Estate planning.

Alice C. Ranson, Esq.
Admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Vermont. Education: Vermont Law School (J.D. 2012), Drexel University (B.S. 2009). Community: Sullivan County Young Professionals, Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire, Kearsarge Community Band.
Practice Areas: General Civil Practice including; Family Law/Domestic Relations, Landlord-Tenant Law, Small Claims Law, Guardianship, Real Estate, and Bankruptcy.

Michael C. Shklar, Esq.
Michael was admitted to practice law in New Hampshire in 1985 following his graduation from Case Western Reserve University School of Law (J.D.1985) and Carleton College (B.A.1982). He is also admitted to practice before the Federal Courts in New Hampshire and Vermont, as well as the first Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Michael has served as a Governor of the New Hampshire Bar Association and received several awards for pro bono service. Mr. Shklar is also recognized as a Child Welfare Law Specialist by the New Hampshire Supreme Court, where he has presented a number of cases. his practice is concentrated (in no particular order) in the areas of Bankruptcy Law, State and Federal Criminal Defense, Juvenile Law, Social Security Law, Probate Law, and General Civil Practice. He is also certified as a Guardian and Litem. He serves as Counsel of the Town of Lempster and has been elected as the Town Moderator for many years and serves as counsel to a domestic violence prevention agency. On those (rare) occasions he is not in his office, he, his books, his cats, his cooking supplies ad his wife of 30 years live happily in the "middle of nowhere". He is known as a bit of a "Civil War nut" due to his being a Deputy Vice-Commander in the Sons of union Veterans of the Civil War.

Jon S. Auten, Esq. (Of Counsel)
Admitted to New Hampshire Bar, 1971. Education Colorado State University (B. A 1963); Detroit College of Law (J.D. 1971); Member: New Hampshire Bar Association, Sullivan County Bar Association. Practice Areas: Probate and Estate Planning; Wills; Trusts ; Real Estate issues, disputes, and transactions; Landlord/Tenant issues.