For over 25 years, Michael Fontaine has zealously devoted himself to representing clients in the areas of divorce and family law, personal injury, worker’s compensation, and contract and collection disputes.
Mike is a director and shareholder of Welts, White & Fontaine, P.C. He is a graduate of Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts and St. Louis University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri. Upon graduating from law school, Mike joined the firm and has remained with the firm throughout his legal career. Mike is licensed to practice in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts, both in the state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies. Mike is also a member of the Family Law Section and Worker’s Compensation Section of the New Hampshire Bar Association. Additionally, he is a speaker at Continuing Legal Education Seminars for attorneys and paralegals and provides legal seminars to clients and other interested parties.
Mike strives to represent clients in the most effective manner so that the client can obtain the best possible result. Mike is ever mindful of the client’s needs. He spends a great deal of time with clients, answering their questions and giving them advice. It is Mike’s firm belief that attorneys need to be counselors at law and that means helping the client through the legal process while at the same time taking steps on their behalf to best serve their case. Mike has honed his litigation skills through many years of trial work, which includes several complex and lengthy contested trials. Mike has obtained excellent results for his clients through hard work, diligence and experience.
Mike’s experience in the divorce and family law area commenced shortly after he began practicing law in 1985. Mike has handled very large and complicated divorce and custody matters that involve substantial property, including business interests. At the same time, Mike is very willing to handle smaller and less contested matters.
Mike has handled many large and complicated personal injury and worker’s compensation matters. He knows well that insurance companies are generally not willing to settle for fair and reasonable sums unless aggressive steps are taken for the client.
In addition, Mike has extensive experience handling litigation involving contract and collection disputes. He oversees the commercial litigation department staff, who are very knowledgeable and experienced in all types of commercial and retail collection/contract matters.
On a personal level, Mike believes in the importance of giving back to the community and to charity. In that regard, Mike has served on many local boards. Currently, Mike is a board member of the Police Athletic League (PAL). Mike has also served on the Paralegal Advisory Board at Rivier College, was a Board Member and past President of the Amherst Patriots Youth Football and Cheer Program, Board Member and President of the Loon Mountain Freestyle Ski Team, and Town Coordinator for the Hollis Babe Ruth Baseball Organization. Attorney Fontaine has served as a coach for Cal Ripkin and Babe Ruth baseball teams. He has also assisted in several fund raising events for youth sports and school academic programs.
Mike also enjoys living in and participating in many of the activities of the Nashua and New Hampshire community. He is an avid skier and road cyclist. He enjoys hiking, canoeing and other outdoor activities with his family and friends.