Gordon J. MacDonald took office as New Hampshire Attorney General on April 13, 2017. MacDonald had been nominated to that office by Governor Chris Sununu and was unanimously confirmed by the New Hampshire Executive Council.
Prior to becoming Attorney General, MacDonald had been in the private practice of law. Most recently, he had been a partner in the Manchester, New Hampshire office of Nixon Peabody LLP, practicing primarily in the area of commercial litigation. He was active in many civic and professional activities, including service as the Chair of the New Hampshire Board of Bar Examiners. In 2014, he received the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Distinguished Service to the Public Award.
MacDonald is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Cornell Law School. He was an Article Editor of the Cornell Law Review. He served as a judicial law clerk to Judge Norman H. Stahl of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He is the author of Wiebusch on New Hampshire Civil Practice and Procedure (2014) (4th ed. Matthew Bender & Co.).
Prior to attending law school, MacDonald served as Chief of Staff and Legislative Director to U.S. Senator Gordon J. Humphrey (R-N.H.). MacDonald is married to Jennifer Eber and they have a daughter, Nellie. They live in Deering, New Hampshire.