Melissa M. Hanlon


Location: Concord, New Hampshire
Phone: 603-223-2800
Fax: 603-223-2988

Melissa M. Hanlon joined the firm in 2002 as a member of the Litigation Department. She represents hospitals and medical care providers in Maine and New Hampshire at the trial and appellate levels, and before numerous administrative boards and agencies in connection with professional licensure and disciplinary issues. She also counsels clients regarding compliance and risk management issues. Melissa is Co-Chair of Sulloway’s Medical Malpractice and Physician Advocacy Practice Group.

In addition, Melissa represents adoptive parents and birth parents in domestic adoptions. An adoptive parent herself, Melissa brings a unique and personal perspective to this work.

sidebar-img-05newMelissa has been recognized as a New England “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Year Joined Firm


Areas of Practice

Medical Malpractice and Physician Advocacy
General Litigation
Labor and Employment

Bar Admissions

New Hampshire
U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire
U.S. District Court District of Maine


Boston College Law School, Boston, Massachusetts

Colby College
B.A. magna cum laude

London School of Economics
General Course Study Abroad Program

News & Announcements

Published Works


  • Presenter, “Legal Aspects in Emergency Department Nursing Practice”, Concord Hospital, July 8 and 29
  • Presenter, “Defensible Documentation for Surgical Services”, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, August 5

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized as a New England “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine since 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Rockingham County Bar Association, Member of the Board of Directors, 2009 – 2014

Community Activities

  • 2009 Graduate of Leadership Seacoast