Bar News - February 8, 2008
Thomas G. Cooper Nominated for Marital Master Position
Thomas G. Cooper of Upshaw, Cooper & Temple in Concord was recently nominated by Gov. John Lynch to serve as a marital master in the NH Judicial Branchís Family Division. The Executive Council will hold a public hearing on the nomination on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. at the State House in Concord.
Thomas G. Cooper
Cooperís practice primarily consists of family law and he recently served as chair of the Barís Family Law Section. A member of the Bar since 1980, he has a law degree from Franklin Pierce Law Center. If appointed, he would fill the vacancy created by the departure of former marital master Diane Nicolosi, who was appointed to the Superior Court last year.
Marital master appointments are made by the governor, based on the recommendation of the judicial branch and are for an initial three-year term. Additional terms of masters are renewed based on a decision by the Family Division Administrative Judge.