Ovide Lamontagne recently served as General Counsel of Americans United for Life (AUL), the legal architects of the pro-life movement, where he manages AUL’s Legal and Government Affairs divisions from May 2013 through Dec 2015.
Mr. Lamontagne was formerly a shareholder at one of New Hampshire’s top law firms, Devine, Millimet & Branch where he has served since 1986. At the firm, he represented clients in complex business transactions and commercial litigation specializing in areas of healthcare, not-for-profit charitable trust litigation and construction law. He also served as General Counsel to several not-for-profit organizations and was involved in many civic, charitable and political organizations.
In addition to his distinguished legal career, Ovide has been active politically, running for the U.S. Senate seat in 2010, and winning the Republican nomination for governor of New Hampshire in both 1996 and 2012.
Ovide has been recognized and ranked as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Health Care by American Lawyer Media and Martindale Hubbell. He has also been recognized and ranked by Chambers USA 2012 as one of America’s leading attorneys in General Commercial Litigation. He was also previously ranked in 2010 and 2011. Mr. Lamontagne was selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 in the field of Commercial Litigation and in the field of Litigation-Construction. He also holds AV® rating, the highest rating by Martidale-Hubbell. Ovide is also a recipient of the Americans for Prosperity 2011 Conservative of the Year Award, the Daniel Webster Council, BSA Distinguished Citizen of the Year (2009), Past Honorary Consul of France to New Hampshire, and Franco-American of the Year (2002).
Ovide holds professional affiliations with the New Hampshire Bar Association, the National Diocesan Attorneys Association, the American Health Lawyers Association, the Catholic Lawyers’ Guild of New Hampshire, and the Manchester Bar Association.
A New Hampshire native, Ovide has a French-Canadian heritage and is fluent in French. He is a graduate of the Catholic University of America, and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Wyoming College of Law.
Ovide and his wife Bettie are the parents of two daughters by adoption and foster father to a special needs son.