Kathleen C. Peahl


(603) 206-7229

About Kathleen C. Peahl
Kathy represents both private and public sector employers, including counties, school districts, hospitals and healthcare providers, providing advice on a wide range of employment and personnel issues including hiring, discipline and discharge, wage and hour requirements, discrimination and wrongful discharge claims and family and medical leave requirements. She assists employers in the development of personnel policies and negotiating and drafting of employment agreements. Kathy has represented employers in both state and federal court and before state and federal administrative agencies, including the Department of Labor, the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New Hampshire Department of Employment Security and New Hampshire Public Employee Labor Relations Board. She successfully defended a gender discrimination case in a jury trial in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire and has successfully argued cases before the First Circuit Court of Appeals.

She represents public sector employers in connection with collective bargaining negotiations, grievance arbitrations and unfair labor practice charges.

Kathy is a contact partner for ALFA where she is a member of the Board of Directors and the past Chair of ALFA Women’s Initiative Practice Group.

Practice Areas
  • Labor & Employment
  • Healthcare
Bar Admissions
  • New Hampshire, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2001
J.D., Boston College Law School, cum laude
B.A., Boston College, magna cum laude
Memberships and Affiliations
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • NH School Boards Association, board member
  • Greater Nashua Boys and Girls Club, member Board of Directors
  • Jaffrey-Rindge School Board, past member
  • Town of Rindge, NH Zoning Board of Adjustment and Budget Advisory Committee, past member
  • Monomac Lake Sailing Association, secretary
  • Rindge Women’s Club, member
Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2019
Media & Publications
  • Kathy is the author of a number of articles and recently co-authored “Glass Ceilings and Women in Leadership Roles” for the Law Journal Newsletter. http://www.lawjournalnewsletters.com/glassceiling for Part 1 and http://www.lawjournalnewsletters.com/glassceiling2 for Part 2.
  • OFCCP is Broadening Its Reach, How it Will Affect You