Susan R. Abert
Susan R. Abert is the Monadnock Region's only Board Certified Elder Law Attorney (Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, a national certification recognized by the American Bar Association). She has served as President of the New Hampshire Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association's Estate Planning and Probate Law Section.
Attorney Abert is licensed in New Hampshire, New York, and Illinois but limits her practice to New Hampshire. She is a frequent speaker in the Monadnock Region and state-wide on legal topics such as estate planning and elder law. Attorney Abert is a graduate of the University of Virginia College of Arts & Sciences and the University of Virginia School of Law.
Matthew P. Zahn
Matthew P. Zahn began his legal career as an Assistant County Attorney in Strafford County, prosecuting numerous jury trials in the Superior Court. He entered the private practice of real estate, estate planning, and family law in 2013 and joined Norton & Abert, P.C. in February of 2017. Licensed in New Hampshire, he is a member of the New Hampshire Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and the New Hampshire Bar Association's Estate Planning and Probate
Law Section. He now limits his law practice exclusively to the same areas of law long practiced by this office.
Before entering law school, Attorney Zahn taught English in Japan for several years. He attended the University of Miami School of Law with a full academic scholarship, graduating cum laude. A native of the Monadnock Region, he enjoys hiking, skiing, and reading Japanese.
John C. Norton
John C. Norton retired from Norton & Abert, P.C. in September of 2017. He began practicing law in Keene, New Hampshire in 1976, and was a long-time member of the New Hampshire Bar Association's Ethics Committee. He was a member of the New Hampshire Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the New Hampshire Bar Association's Estate Planning and Probate Section, and was a member and Chair of the New Hampshire Bar Association Pro Bono Referral Service.
Attorney Norton served our community in a variety of ways and also served our country as an Air Force JAG before entering private practice.