Ned Sackman, 38, Concord
Ned Sackman, 38, of Concord is a commercial litigation attorney and shareholder at Bernstein Shur, P.A.
What is the best career advice you ever received?
“Your career is built one case at a time, one day at a time, one phone call at a time.” Former Dean John Broderick said that to a group of Daniel Webster Scholars graduating from UNH School of Law. I happened to be there to hear it, and I thought it was great advice, so I wrote it on a Post-It and put it on my desk.
What motivates you to give back to your community?
My community supports me, so I should support it. I live in Concord, which is a great place to live and raise kids. That doesn’t happen by accident. A lot of people in Concord work hard to make sure it’s a great town. I owe it to them to do the same.
What advice would you give your 22-year-old self?
I was in law school when I was 22, so my advice would be: Don’t take yourself too seriously. Your clients will all be people, so quit studying and go talk to one.
Volunteer activities: Pro bono legal counsel with the NHCLU to two families challenging the restrictive mail policy at the New Hampshire State Prison for Men as a violation of their First Amendment rights to communicate with inmates; member, New Hampshire Board of Bar Examiners; clerk, Business Litigation Section of New Hampshire Bar Association; immediate past-chair, Federal Court Section of New Hampshire Bar Association.