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Legal Practice Areas

Real Estate, Civil Litigation, Divorce, Mortgage Foreclosures, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury, Business, Corporation and Administrative Law, Family Law, Probate, and General Legal Advice.

Haughey, Philpot and Laurent (HP&L) was established in 1976. It is strategically located in Laconia, New Hampshire—the county seat of Belknap County Superior Court.

HP&L addresses legal issues with a combination of deep knowledge, decades of experience, and the single-mindedness for which New Englanders are known. With roots in the nineteenth century, the firm draws on traditions and history while fully embracing twenty-first-century technological resources. HP&L is committed to keeping pace with today’s ever-changing world by continuously expanding the skills and legal knowhow of attorneys and staff.

HP&L has earned a reputation throughout New England and beyond for thoughtful analysis, strategic planning, practicality, and results. The firm espouses an entrepreneurial philosophy and approach when involved in simple to complex litigation issues and transactional representation.

HP&L practices law the way it should be practiced: by tailoring our legal services to fit the client’s individual needs.

Let us put our experience to work for you.

Our History

Haughey, Philpot & Laurent dates back to 1880 when Colonel Stephen Shannon Jewett established the firm S&S Jewett. Col. Jewett was elected a New Hampshire Representative in 1894 and ultimately earned a position as Speaker of the House. After his death in 1932, the Belknap County Bar Association a released a memorial resolution, praising Col. Jewett for his integrity, leadership skills, high ethical standards, and “tireless industry.”

In 1917, the firm became Jewett & Jewett when Col. Jewett’s son Theo  entered the family practice. During his 48-year-long career, Theo served the Laconia Municipal Court (now known as the Laconia District Court) as an associate and presiding judge.

Stephen S. Jewett, II, joined his father Theo’s firm in 1949 after graduating from Dartmouth College and Suffolk Law School. Stephen Jewett II hired William Philpot, Jr. in 1975. With the addition of attorneys Thomas Haughey and Stephen Laurent, HP&L was formed in 1976.

Today, over a decade after Col. Jewett opened his doors, HP&L is proud to still be serving New Hampshire residents as well as out-of-state clients while adhering to the same high standards of excellence: integrity, tenacity, and dedicated service.