Elected Member

The Hon. Joseph N. Laplante

Concord, NH
U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire
Georgetown University
Georgetown University Law Center

Joseph N. Laplante was appointed as a U.S. District Court Judge for the District of NH in since 2007, and he served as Chief Judge from 2011-2018.  After several years in private practice, Judge Laplante began his career in public service with the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, serving as an Attorney, then Assistant Attorney General and, ultimately, Senior Assistant Attorney General in its White Collar Crime Unit and (then new) Homicide Unit.  From 1998 to 2000, Laplante worked with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division in the Public Integrity Section as a member of the Campaign Financing Task Force, where he tried cases and argued appeals in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, CA.  In 2000, he became an Assistant United States Attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Offices in Boston, and then Concord, NH, primarily working on the New England Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, and eventually serving as First Assistant United States Attorney.

Areas of Expertise
Criminal Law