Julia N. Pothen


Julia N. Pothen


Phone: 603.792.7420 Fax: 603.716.2899 Email: jpothen@dwmlaw.com

670 N. Commercial Street, Suite 207 Manchester, NH 03101

Assistant: Patricia Frechette Email: pfrechette@dwmlaw.com


Julia advises public schools on a wide variety of legal issues, focusing on both special education and general school law.  Julia has substantial experience in matters arising under the Individuals with Disabilities Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, as well as accompanying state and federal regulations.  Determined and optimistic, Julia is a devoted advocate for her clients.

Prior to joining Drummond Woodsum, Julia served as a special education complaint investigator for the Maine Department of Education, and she also litigated criminal law cases as a New Hampshire Public Defender. While serving as a public defender, she represented juveniles in delinquency matters. As a former middle school teacher in the South Bronx through the Teach for America program, Julia was inspired to pursue a career in the areas of law that affect our youth the most, including juvenile law and educational law.

In her free time, Julia enjoys running, skiing, reading, baking cakes, and spending quality time with her husband, children, and dog. Julia also volunteers for the Healthy Kids Running Series by coordinating a kids’ running program in Concord, New Hampshire.


Harvard Law School, J.D.
Pace University School of Education, M.S. in Adolescent Education
Dartmouth College, B.A. in English and Government


Andrew L. Kaufman Pro Bono Service Award from Harvard Law School, 2010
Class of 2005 Dean’s Award for Service from Dartmouth College, 2005


Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, Alumni
Teach for America, Alumni
NH Bar Association, Member