Linda S. Dalianis

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Linda Dalianis
Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court
In office
December 15, 2010 – April 9, 2018
Appointed by John Lynch
Preceded by John T. Broderick Jr.
Succeeded by Robert Lynn
Personal details
Born (1948-10-01) October 1, 1948 (age 69)
Education Northeastern University (BA)
Suffolk University (JD)

Linda Stewart Dalianis (born October 1, 1948)[1] is the former Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court and the first woman to serve on that court.


Linda Stewart Dalianis is a 1974 graduate of Suffolk University Law School in Boston where she received her Juris Doctor degree. Prior to attending Suffolk Law, she graduated from Villa Augustina School in 1966 and Northeastern University in 1970. After graduation from Suffolk, Dalianis worked in private practice in Nashua until 1979 when she became marital master of the Superior Court. Dalianis became the first woman appointed to the New Hampshire Superior Court in 1980, the first female chief justice of the Superior Court in 2000 and then the first female Supreme Court justice also in 2000. In December 2010 Dalianis was elevated to Chief Justice.[2]

In November 2017, Dalianis announced she would retire from the court effective April 1, 2018, due to the mandatory retirement age of 70 years under the New Hampshire Constitution.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ profile
  2. ^ Shira Schoenberg, "Dalianis sworn in as chief justice" Archived 2010-12-18 at the Wayback Machine., Concord Monitor, December 16, 2010.
Legal offices
Preceded by
John T. Broderick Jr.
Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court
Succeeded by
Robert Lynn