Paul McEachern has practiced for over fifty years with a deep-rooted appreciation for the law and dedication to public service. He primarily focuses on litigation matters, real estate—including condominium formation and disputes—and employment law. Paul loves the daily challenges the law presents, and believes that the key to success is integrity: returning a missed phone call and committing to honesty.

Paul is married and has five children and nine grandchildren. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years before attending college. Paul has a vast well of experience in public service, including serving on the Portsmouth City Counsel and in the New Hampshire legislature. Paul served as the legal counsel to Governor Hugh Gallen. He is passionate about politics, running for governor four times, and twice winning the Democratic Party’s nomination. Paul has served as President of the New Hampshire Bar Association, Chair of the New Hampshire Bar Foundation, Chair of the Portsmouth Library Board of Trustees, and Trustee of the Trust Funds of the City of Portsmouth.  He and has served on the Board of Directors of the USS Albacore Museum since 1985.

Paul earned his undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire and his law degree from Boston University.  Paul is admitted to practice before the New Hampshire state courts, the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, and the United States First Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Education & Bar Admissions


  • Boston University Law School, Juris Doctor
  • University of New Hampshire, Bachelor of Arts

Bar Admissions

  • New Hampshire State Bar
  • United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Portsmouth Submarine Memorial Association, Board of Directors
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, President, 1980-1981
  • Portsmouth Library Trustees, Past Chair
  • New Hampshire Bar Foundation, Past Chair
  • City of Portsmouth, past Trustee of the Trust Funds, 1972-1979
  • City of Portsmouth, Assistant Mayor, 1968-1969
  • New Hampshire House of Representatives, Past 5-term Representative
  • Legal Counsel to the Governor, 1979-1980
  • Democratic Nominee for Governor, 1986 and 1988
  • United States Navy, 1956-1960