Attorney Allison Ambrose, Managing Partner at Wescott Law, was recently recognized among the state’s brightest young achievers by the 40 Under Forty program. Presented each year by the New Hampshire Union Leader in cooperation with the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire, the program selects young professionals who have a record of career and volunteer accomplishments in New Hampshire. Honorees shared, in their own words, what motivates them to give back to their communities, why they chose their professions and more. Below are Ambrose’s replies.
What motivates you to give back to your community?
I am constantly motivated by so many others who devote their time and talents to helping those in need and making our communities stronger. Immediately upon joining Wescott Law in 2010, I understood that the firm was deeply committed to community service. I am fortunate to work in a place that encourages its employees to give back in as many ways as possible.
What advice would you give your 22-year-old self?
Either study more and choose a career path early on … or … travel the world before settling down.
What would make New Hampshire more attractive to young professionals?
A shorter winter might do it. Although two potential improvements (within our control) would be increased public transportation options and more options for entertainment.
What would you like to be doing when you’re 40?
Hopefully exactly what I am doing now — practicing law, managing the firm, working to improve the community and enjoying my family.
What was your last major achievement?
This is a tough one … probably having a child (in August 2017).
Volunteer activities: Board of Directors, Belknap Mill Society; Board of Directors, Belknap Economic Development Council; Mentor, Circle Program; Volunteer, Salvation Army.