9:00 – 5:00

Monday to Friday

886 Lafayette Rd.

Hampton, NH 03842

(603) 929-9100

9:00 – 5:00

Monday to Friday

886 Lafayette Rd.

Hampton, NH 03842

(603) 929-9100

John Anthony Simmons & Michael J. Ortlieb

“At Simmons & Ortlieb, P.L.L.C., we seek to build long-term relationships with our clients and we help our clients with a broad range of their legal needs.”

–John Anthony Simmons, Sr.
Founding Member

Simmons & Ortlieb, PLLC is a general practice law firm started in 1999 by Attorney John Anthony Simmons, Sr.

The practice prides itself on being one which builds relationships with people. The firm aims to provide clients with high-quality, hands-on, personal and professional service. To that end, the firm provide clients with a broad range of legal services.

In order to provide the best service to our clients, a variety of fee structures are available depending on the matter involved. A brief consultation is generally available at no charge.

For more information, please contact Simmons & Ortlieb, P.L.L.C. help@clearvictory.org or by phone at 603-929-9100


Simmons & Ortlieb, PLLC is a general practice law firm started in 1999 by Attorney John Anthony Simmons, Sr.


John Anthony Simmons, Sr., Esquire

Founding Member, Partner

I started my legal career as a prosecutor and have been in private practice since 1999.  During that time I have served a wide variety of clients as part of my practice. My practice primarily includes family law (Divorce/Post-Divorce, Parenting Plans, child support, alimony, restraining orders, modifications of orders), civil litigation, contracts, criminal defenseestate planning and probate administration.  As such, I am no stranger to the courtroom.

I believe that knowing you and how you think makes me a better advocate for you.  Sometimes you may know exactly what you want.  Other times, you may just be frustrated and not really even know what to file in Court.  Over 20 years of experience helps me to be able to guide you as to what to do next. 

I take an educational approach to representing you.  I explain the legal landscape to you so that you know what law will apply to your case.  I also make sure you know how the process works, so that you are informed ahead of time as to what to expect and how long it will take.

I am a staunch defender of my clients.  In most areas of my practice, when a client walks through the door something about their lives has gone wrong, has happened unexpectedly, or both.  During those times, you need someone who gives sound advice and who knows what to do.

I believe in frequent communication with my clients.  I also approach all situations assuming that the client knows more of the facts than I do, which means that I am always listening to my clients.

I believe in giving back to my community.  I have served in elected and appointed office at the Town and State levels.  I am a graduate of UNH (with a B.A. in Spanish and International Affairs) and Regent University (with a Master of Arts in Public Policy). I received my Juris Doctor from Franklin Pierce Law Center (now UNH Law) in Concord, NH.

I am bilingual and lived in Granada, Spain while a student.  I have been back numerous times since living there and love the Spanish people (and all Latinos for that matter) very much, believing that a common language is a great uniter of people.

My beautiful bride and I enjoy raising our five children in my childhood home.  Among many other things, I am passionate about people, our country, travel and good food.


Michael J. Ortlieb, Esquire


I began the practice of law in New Hampshire after having graduated cum laude from Suffolk University Law School in 2006. While in law school I received several academic awards, including the Distinguished Oral Advocate Award. While in school, I worked full-time as a paralegal for Burns, Bryant, Cox, Rockefeller & Durkin, one of New Hampshire’s oldest law firms.

After receiving my juris doctor, I worked as a contract attorney in Boston before joining John Anthony Simmons, PLLC in 2008. I became a partner in the firm in 2012.

The breadth of my legal experience has given me valuable insight into all aspects of client representation and efficient law firm operations.

I pride myself on speaking plainly with my clients, explaining the legal issues facing them in English, not legalese, so they can understand their choices and make informed decisions, including them in every step along the way. I provide my clients with an honest analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of their case, even when it is difficult for them to hear. I make myself available to my clients as much as possible.

I am persistent and fight zealously for my clients, particularly those who have been wronged by big business or chewed up by the system. As a litigator, I enjoy passionately advocating for my clients’ rights, whether to a judge, jury or administrative panel. While litigation is sometimes necessary, I also know when mediation or arbitration is the correct path to victory for my clients.

My core practice areas include civil litigation (including personal injury), family law (divorce, child support and alimony, custody and parental rights cases, adoption, guardianships), landlord-tenant, estate planning (Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney), criminal record annulments (clears criminal record).

I am admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, including the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire. I am a member of the New Hampshire and Massachusetts Bar Associations. In 2013, I was chosen to participate in the New Hampshire Bar Leadership Academy, a select group chosen by the Bar to promote and encourage leadership and professionalism by identifying present and future leaders of the New Hampshire Bar. Prior to attending law school, I received a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A in Behavioral Science, both with High Honors from Cedarville University in 1992, and was included in the 1992 Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.

I grew up outside of Milwaukee and have been a New Hampshire resident since 1993. I currently live in Dover with my wife, five children and Bernese Mountain Dog.