Susan R. Abert
Susan R. Abert has over 15 years of experience in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, elder law, and special needs planning in the Monadnock Region. She joined Attorney John Norton to establish Norton & Abert, P.C. in Keene, New Hampshire in 2010, after practicing at other law firms. Susan is the Monadnock Region’s only Board Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA), a national certification recognized by the American Bar Association and received from the National Elder Law Foundation. Susan is a member and Past 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. She received the Chapter Member of the Year award from the New Hampshire Chapter of NAELA in 2017, and the Ann N. Butenhof Award for outstanding service to the New Hampshire Chapter of NAELA during the 2015-2016 term.
Susan is a frequent speaker in the Monadnock Region and state-wide on legal topics such as estate planning and elder law, and has presented at Continuing Legal Education programs through the New Hampshire Bar Association and the New Hampshire Chapter of NAELA. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and is the Secretary of the Board of Directors of Home Health Care, Hospice & Community Services in Keene, New Hampshire.
Susan received her B.A. from the University of Virginia College of Arts & Sciences, and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. She is licensed in New Hampshire, New York, and Illinois, but limits her practice to New Hampshire.
Michael T. Jordan
Michael T. Jordan joined Norton & Abert, PC in July 2018, after moving to the Monadnock Region. Mike began practicing law in 2007, focusing on estate planning, business formation, and estate and trust administration. He is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association's Estate Planning and Probate Law Section. He works with legal clients to develop a comprehensive, individualized estate plan, with the personal wishes of each client in mind.
Mike is experienced in advising Executors and Trustees on the processes of estate and trust administration, and on the responsibilities each fiduciary role entails. He guides clients step by step throughout the entire administration, and will represent them in court if needed. Mike also advises beneficiaries of an estate or trust on their rights.
Mike is licensed to practice law in California, Maryland, and New Hampshire. He is a graduate of West Virginia University College of Arts & Sciences (with honors), and the University of Maryland School of Law.
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. John 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.
John served our community in a variety of ways and also served our country as an Air Force JAG before entering private practice.