Shaheen, Hassan Introduce New Hampshire Federal District Court Judge Nominee Samantha Elliott at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

November 03, 2021

11.3.21 Shaheen at Senate Judiciary Hearing for Samantha Elliott

Shaheen welcomes New Hampshire Federal District Court Judge nominee Samantha Elliott during her Senate Judiciary Committee hearing

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) delivered introductory remarks at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Samantha Elliott, who has been nominated by President Biden to serve as a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire. During their remarks, Shaheen and Hassan highlighted Elliott’s extensive legal experience, qualifications and commitment to justice and impartiality, as well as the widespread support she enjoys from the legal community and her peers. Elliott currently serves as Vice President of the Concord-based firm, Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, P.C.

Shaheen’s remarks can be viewed in full here. Hassan’s remarks can be viewed in full here.

“I’m really honored to be here with my colleague Senator Hassan to introduce Samantha Elliott, who is the nominee to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire. [She] has litigated before federal and state courts, handling an impressive collection of matters that involve complex areas of the law. Her work has earned her recognition by the legal community and her peers as one of the top performing attorneys in her practice areas,” said Shaheen during her remarks. “Not only has Samantha excelled in her practice, but she’s dedicated her time and efforts to the New Hampshire legal aid community. Her nomination is supported not just by those who know her work on legal aid issues, [but also] by a diverse collection of attorneys and others in the New Hampshire legal community... I am confident that Samantha Eliott’s passion for the law and dedication to the impartial administration of justice would make her an excellent judge... I look forward to supporting her nomination when it comes to the floor.”

“Samantha Elliott is an exceptionally qualified candidate to serve in this role. She will bring years of dedicated experience representing Granite Staters, as well as a passion for justice, to the federal bench if she is confirmed,” said Senator Hassan. “I am confident she will be a fair-minded, balanced, and intellectually curious judge with a deep commitment to justice, and she will serve Granite Staters with distinction on the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire.”

Elliott previously served as President of Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, P.C. from 2015-2020. She has represented both plaintiffs and defendants at every level of New Hampshire state court, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. She also has experience in front of the New Hampshire Human Rights Commission and New Hampshire Bureau of Tax and Land Appeals. Through her work at GC&G, she was selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America and New England Super Lawyers. The American Bar Association has rated Elliott as “well-qualified” to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire.