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

What our Clients have said

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


John Anthony, ~CLEAR VICTORY. You did it, and you made it look easy. I simply do not know how to thank you for fighting for me today … You were amazing, polished, articulate and stunningly on your game. I am the luckiest client in the world to have found in you an advocate willing to have sought justice …

It is now very clear that we have a very strong advocate in our corner. Because of this, any future disturbances of this nature are highly unlikely to occur…

You are a compassionate ally to those you represent. [Husand] and I are extremely grateful for all you have done for us.

~Seabrook, NH

Dear John Anthony,  I really do appreciate everything you have done. I honestly could not have done this without you. You are a very honest and caring lawyer. Thank you

~Portsmouth, NH

I just wanted to thank you again, John Anthony. You lifted a weight from my shoulders. I know it’s what you do for a living but I will always be grateful. My family’s finally at rest, and peace of mind is something that is priceless.

~Thank you, JK

John Anthony was referred to me by my Pastor when I was in dire need of a lawyer to file a motion and time was running out. Even though John Anthony had not been involved with my case that had been ongoing for over two years he stepped in at the last minute, with very little time to work with, and produced an explicit motion that hit on all points. Reading John Anthony’s final draft was like reading the works of Charles Dickens.

~Jackson, NH

John Anthony,  I just wanted to take a minute and thank you so much for the time and effort you put forth to help me.

It is times like these I wish that I was much more eloquent of speech. Just please know that I am eternally grateful to you [for coming] forth and fight[ing] a battle that was much too strong for me.

My heart overflows with gratitude for you.  Forever grateful

~Meredith, NH

I came to Simmons and Ortlieb out of desperation, with a large case. I met with Michael Ortlieb on a Thursday not realizing the deadline to appeal my case to the NH Supreme Court was the following Monday. They got right to work, taking their weekend to research and do a lot of paperwork. They got everything done and met the deadline. Their dedication and wide range of knowledge, has me returning to them for all of my legal matters. I highly recommend this firm and will be referring to them for legal advice in the future.

~Portsmouth, NH

Attorney Ortlieb,

My wife and I would like to just say a grateful thanks to all of you involved in helping us with the Realty Trust and the many hours of hard work you all had to put in to ensure the correct steps and paperwork were in place to make it happen and have a smooth closing. This property proved to be a challenging one given our situation and how we were using it, however despite us being thousands of miles apart, everyone ensured our needs were taken care of and made us completely comfortable with the entire process.

You all are true professionals and although we may never cross paths in person, your true moral character speaks for itself.

Thank you!

~Kingman, AZ

I feel that no matter what I write, it will never be enough to express how deeply appreciative I am for Attorney Michael Ortlieb. All the long hours and hard work that he has put into my custody case, these past two years, is admirable. Michael has helped me protect and keep my child safe, and for that I’ll be forever grateful.

I don’t know if one could find a more caring and sincere Attorney. While this has been a very exhausting, and at times a very frightening time for me, Michael was always right there. Michael’s expertise and attention to detail is amazing.

Michael, your dedication will never be forgotten. I wouldn’t have made it through all of this without you. Thank you for everything!

~Hampton, NH

An ugly divorce and parenting case had me searching for a family lawyer. I was referred to Attorney Ortlieb by several acquaintances and I’m forever grateful for the reference. He was not only professional, giving excellent counsel, but was also compassionate, helping me to manage my emotions and focus on what was best for the sake of the case and the big picture. Michael and his entire staff always made me feel welcomed. In short, we won our case! I got all I asked for (and more) allowing us to finally be free and safe which ended our nightmare.

This law firm was everything I needed during one of the most difficult season of my life and I could not be more grateful for them. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t thank God for the freedom we have now and that we are all safe and moving forward at a level of healing and wholeness we could never have dreamed of previously. I recommend Simmons and Ortlieb anytime I hear of someone looking for an attorney.

~Concord, NH

To me, Michael Ortlieb was a Godsend. I was at my lowest, losing my apartment, at no fault of my own, because I wanted my ceiling fixed, because it had a huge hole in it, and I had water damage to everything in my living room. I reported my landlord to the Building Inspector, and he wrote my landlord up on a lot of things, and lo and behold, I got a retaliation eviction notice. I gave my landlord five months to get it fixed, and she wouldn’t. I thought for sure I was going to be evicted, and Michael somehow miraculously worked some magic, and now I’m not getting evicted. Michael treated me as if I was a longtime friend, when in fact I had just met him. He is such a down to earth caring man. He truly cares about his clients, and does everything in his power to get his clients what they want. I would definitely recommend him to anyone!!!!

~Hampton, NH

After her death, I was appointed administrator of my mother’s estate. I had allowed a tenant into her Hampton Falls home who would not vacate the home as agreed and would not pay rent or any of their fuel and energy expenses. I was stuck in a very bad situation.

I attempted to have them evicted but New Hampshire tenant laws are very complex and four months later they were still in the home with the estate paying all of their bills. We were being slowly bled financially by someone who was well-versed in how to game the system and who refused to leave.

I met Michael Ortlieb and hired his firm to take the case. He filed the paperwork and served the tenants the same day. He was extremely professional in his dealings with my family and the court system. The result was a swift judgment in our favor, a smooth eviction by the sheriff and possession of our home once again.

I could not have been more pleased with the services that the firm provided and the level of professionalism that was exhibited. Michael kept me informed of the progress in the case and offered sound legal advice throughout the process.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Simmons & Ortlieb for any legal issue in the seacoast region.

~Bellows Falls, VT