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J. Leonard Sweeney III

Real estate Attorney at Nashua, NH

5.0   8 reviews

also known as J. L. Sweeney III

  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 4 years
    New Hampshire - NH 29 years
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2020
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State NH
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About J.

Learn J.’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    All forms of real estate transactions, lender representation, buyer/seller representation, purchase and sale agreements.

    29 years, 25,000 cases

  2. Estate planning
    Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and other estate planning documentation.

    29 years, 750 cases

  3. Business
    Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Buy/Sell Agreements, ect...

    29 years, 1,500 cases

  4. Personal injury
    Car Accidents, Slip and Falls and all other personal injury matters.

    29 years

  5. Landlord or tenant
    Evictions and Tenant Rights

    29 years

  6. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    We handle Chapter 7 Bankruptcy at a very reasonable price.

    19 years



J. Leonard Sweeney, III, Esquire
Providence College, B.A. 1991
Franklin Pierce Law Center, J.D. 1994




Professional Memberships:

  • American, New Hampshire & Nashua Bar Associations
  • American, New England & NH Land Title Associations
       Treasurer NH Land Title Association, 1996 -1997
  • New England and NH Mortgage Bankers Associations
  • New Hampshire Board of Realtors
  • Greater Manchester - Nashua Board of Realtors
       Professional Conduct Committee Member

Community Involvement:

  • French Hill Neighborhood Housing Authority Board of Directors
  • Greater Nashua Housing Authority Board of Directors
  • American Cancer Society Board of Directors, NH Chapter
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Nashua, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce
  • Nashua Rotary West
  • Assistant Coach/Nashua High School Lacrosse team

Attorney "J. L." Sweeney concentrates his practice in all areas of Real Estate Law and Personal Injury Law. After admission to the New Hampshire Bar Association in 1994, he joined his father, Jay Sweeney, in the existing law firm established in 1934 by his grandfather, J. Leonard Sweeney, Sr. In 1964, Sweeney & Sweeney added its title research and closing services division. Over the past 35 plus years they have established themselves as New Hampshire's Title and Closing Company, representing major lenders thoughout the country. Their commitment to ongoing professional education, maintaining state of the art technology, and attention to client service has made them a leader in the industry.

J. L. is very active within the community. He writes a weekly real estate information article which appears in the Nashua Telegraph. As co-captain of the NCAA Division I Lacrosse team during his final year at Providence College, he has carried his love of the sport with him into his professional life, by volunteering as a coach for the local high school team, helping to bring the team to the state championships in 1998. He is also fast becoming an excellent fly fisherman and enjoys snowboarding and golf.


Client's Choice 2012,2010
Client's Choice
2012 2010
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor


J. Leonard Sweeney III
6 Manchester Street
Nashua, NH, 03064


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  8 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by Craig | March 12, 2011
Fantastic Service
I have used Atty. Sweeney for both my estate plan and the establishment of my Limited Liability Company. I have found both he and his staff to be extremely responsive and very informative when it came to the different choices I had. J.L. is always available and makes you feel like you are working with an old friend. I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Frank | May 24, 2010
Family Oriented Practice
I have relied on the Sweeney & Sweeney firm since 1992 for real estate legal services to include residential and commercial loan closings. Both JL and Jay Sweeney are very honorable and ensure things are done right. As a third generation attorney at the firm, JL Sweeney has maintained his family reputation as an outstanding legal resource as well as an active supporter of our community.
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Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and beyond
Has been incredible in helping with understanding a complex estate/mortgage situation because of his knowledge and patience, and then doing more then many would. There is doubt if the need arises for representation, I won’t be making any other calls.
Posted by Craig | May 19, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Service
I recently used the services of Sweeney & Sweeney for a closing and a Petition to Quiet Title. I was extremely happy with the services provided and would highly recommend J.L. Sweeney and his staff for any legal services.
Posted by Mac | September 2, 2010
used Sweeney Law and Swenney Closings
I have hired Attorney Sweeney several times times in the past ten years. He and his firm have the knowledge Legal
Posted by Dan | May 24, 2010
JL gets it done!
JL is fearless. He knows the law and he shoots straight. He has helped us out on several occasions with regard to real estate transactions. Our closings have always been smooth and professional. He's helped us modify deeds, develop an LLC and assisted me in a property dispute. When I hire JL, I know he'll be responsive and keep me in the loop so that I thoroughly know what's going on.
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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2010
I Highly Recommend J.L. Sweeney
I have used JL Sweeney for several Real Estate closings and transactions and have been very satisfied with his service. He is very professional and helpful, his staff was fantastic and his fees were reasonable.
Posted by Tom | May 14, 2010
Real Estate Closing
I have bought and sold over 10 properties in the last 25 years and this was the smoothest and well coordinated transaction that I have had. The staff was both knowledgable and professional in all aspects of this transaction.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 225-325 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Sweeney & Sweeney
  • 1994 - Present


  • Franklin Pierce Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Providence College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991


  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Nashua Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • American Land Title Association
  • N/A
  • New England Land Title Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • American Sign Language

Honors and Awards

  • BV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse J.
Unknown Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Sweeney has assisted our firm, Applegate, Quinn, and Magee, with numerous real estate matters and we have been delighted by the results."
General practice Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known J. Leonard Sweeney, III since 2000. For several of the ten years we have known each other, we have worked together in the same office. I know him to be of strong personal and professional character. He is a positive role model for every attorney. His high moral and ethical standards are reflected in his business and personal environments. His offices' high level of excellent customer service is the product of years of hard work and dedication to the law and to to his company. The stellar reputation of the Sweeney name continues to be perpetuated through J. Leonard Sweeney III."
Real estate Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. J.L. is the third generation of his family to provide excellent legal counsel to the Greater Nashua community in matters of real estate, probate, estate planning and business formation. He is recognized as an industry leader representing lenders, buyers and sellers in real estate transactions, closings and title services."
Real estate
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Nashua Real estate Lawyer J. Leonard Sweeney III
J. Leonard Sweeney III
Real estate Attorney
Nashua, NH
Licensed for 29 years