Lawson Persson Weldon-Francke Law Firm Laconia NH

Attorney James Ball
Attorney James P. Ball is an experienced litigator with an emphasis on family law, probate litigation, and civil litigation. 
The following is a brief discussion of Jim’s background and areas of expertise.

James Ball

A graduate of Tufts University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, Jim has successfully represented clients in contested matters in state and federal courts, and regularly represents clients in the New Hampshire courts.

Prior to joining Lawson Persson & Chisholm, PC, Jim worked for large law firms, primarily handling complex litigation for large, corporate clients.  Jim brings that same high standard of legal excellence to Lawson Persson & Chisholm, PC.

Jim has a passion for protecting client interests with integrity and a commitment to achieving the best possible results for his clients.  He understands the personal impact that litigation has and he strives to resolve matters as efficiently and effectively as possible.  With significant experience in mediation and alternative forms of dispute resolution, Jim strives to resolve disputes before they result in full-blown litigation.  Where resolution by agreement is not possible, Jim is a skilled and effective courtroom advocate.

Jim assists clients with issues ranging from such matters as an uncontested divorce proceeding or a straightforward fiduciary accounting request, to the more complex matters such as a contentious business dispute, a highly contested divorce, or a challenging breach of fiduciary duty claim.  In all matters, Jim brings experience and insight into handling issues efficiently and effectively for his clients.

After serving as its Secretary and Vice-President, Jim was elected to serve as President of the Belknap County Bar Association in 2016.

Jim’s Family Law Practice

As an experienced negotiator and effective courtroom advocate, Jim has the expertise and skill to assist clients on all manners of family law issues, from straightforward matters to complex cases involving contested parenting issues and complex marital estates.  Jim’s family law practice includes the following areas:

  • Divorce and Legal Separation
  • Parenting Rights
  • Grandparent’s Rights
  • Child Support and Alimony
  • Property Division
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Domestic Violence
  • Appeals

Jim’s Probate Litigation Practice

Jim has the knowledge and experience to help clients with contested probate matters ranging from relatively simple matters between trustees and beneficiaries to complex trust and estate litigation.  Jim’s probate litigation practice includes the following areas:

  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims
  • Accounting or Distribution Actions
  • Will or Trust Contests
  • Actions to Remove a Fiduciary
  • Claims of Lack of Capacity
  • Claims of Undue Influence
  • Guardianship Disputes
  • Asset Valuation Disputes
  • Spousal Election Issues
  • Appeals

Jim’s Civil Litigation Practice

With more than a decade of civil litigation experience, Jim advises clients and helps them arrive at a fair and appropriate resolution, through negotiation or litigation, to their issues.  Jim’s civil litigation practice includes the following areas:

  • Breach of Contract Disputes
  • LLC and Partnership Issues
  • Employment Litigation
  • Consumer Protection Matters
  • Real Estate and Property Disputes
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Appeals

For assistance with a family law, probate litigation or civil litigation matter, contact Jim by telephone at 603-528-0027 ext. 206 or by email at


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