Nicholas R. Aeschliman


Nicholas R. Aeschliman

Nick concentrates his practice in the area of estate planning, probate administration, and civil litigation, including personal injury, probate, business, and other civil matters.

Nick graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1959, graduated from Harvard College in 1963, and after completing active duty service with the United States Marine Corps Reserve, graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1968.

Upon his return to New Hampshire in 1968 he began practicing law in Portsmouth where he continues to practice today.

For his estate planning clients, Nick helps individuals plan their estates taking into account the tax laws, probate laws and Medicaid laws. He also assists individuals and families regarding administration of estates and guardianships. He has served as executor and administrator of many estates, including appointments by the Probate Court. He also served on the Probate Court Rules Revision Committee.

Nick has extensive experience in civil litigation, including handling trials of all kinds in the Superior Court, Probate Court, and arbitration proceedings. He has also handled numerous appeals in the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

Nick is very involved in his community. He has served on the Portsmouth City Council, and was Chair of the Portsmouth Community Development Block Grant Committee, served on the Portsmouth Planning Board, and was Chair of the Portsmouth Charter Commission. He also served on the city committee involved in the purchase of the former hospital property by the City for city offices.

He has been involved with many community organizations, including the YWCA, Portsmouth Advocates, Portsmouth Rotary Club, and Seacoast Indoor Tennis Club. He enjoys politics and has been involved in many political campaigns.

His wife, Lea, works with foundations on energy and environmental policy and is a former Commissioner of the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission and a former state representative. His son Chris and his wife, Sue live in Stratham and his son Matt and his wife, Kathleen live in Carlisle, Massachusetts.