Soule, Leslie, Kidder, Sayward & Loughman was established in 1955 by Lewis Soule. We currently have offices in Salem and Wolfeboro.  We are a full service law firm.  Our lawyers have a diverse client base, including individuals, local and regional businesses, municipalities, and school districts.  We work to foster strong relationships with all our clients and use our detailed knowledge of the law and practical judgment to solve our clients’ legal problems in a cost-effective way.  Our lawyers represent clients in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Our practice areas include family law (divorce, child custody, guardianships, and adoptions), school and municipal law, real estate, estate planning (wills, trusts, and probate), restraining orders (domestic violence and stalking), corporate law and business formation, employment law, collaborative law, personal injury (car accidents, slip and falls, dog bites), contracts (drafting, review, and litigation), and a general civil practice, among other areas.  We also handle appellate work.  We are experienced, focused, compassionate, and affordable. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!

Meet the Attorneys

Client Reviews
Amy Levesque
Amy Levesque
21:02 08 Dec 18
David Sayward helped me through a very hard time in my life! He is a compassionate and caring man. Not only did he get me a settlement he did it with such confident. David was very thorough and meticulous with every aspect of our case. I was very proud to have him on my side! His team was on call throughout my mediation period. Ali, Davids secretary was amazing always keeping me updated the closer we got. I highly recommend David Sayward and his team to help you through your hardships. Amy L.read more
Buyers International Group
Buyers International Group
15:43 05 Dec 18
These lawyers (David Sayward & Anthony Muir) guided me through one of the hardest times in my life. David is one of the most genuine and honest men i have met. The staff ( Ali & Marie) are the glue to the entire place. I would recommend this firm to everyone. They are fair on fees and actually guide you for your best interest not theirs.read more
Charlotte Farnsworth
Charlotte Farnsworth
13:42 17 Dec 18
David Sayward and Anthony Muir supported us through a difficult guardianship process and were very knowledgeable and empathetic during the painful process. We were able to obtain guardianship and during the court process it appeared that the judge also had respect for them both professionally. There was never a time that they were not available to us. It was also greatly appreciated that Marie was always very kind and responsive to any requests I had.read more
Laura Muir
Laura Muir
13:23 11 Dec 18
I recently had the need for a real estate/probate attorney and was put in touch with Peter Bronstein. I can't say enough about how professional and knowledgeable he was and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone! It is a great firm...the associates are all top notch!read more
Andrew Marks
Andrew Marks
02:26 15 Dec 18
Anthony Muir was the attorney that handled my case. He is very thorough and professional. I plan to use this law firm for all of my needs in the future.read more
Heather Waite
Heather Waite
04:32 12 Jan 19
David W Sayward was very attentive and caring during a difficult time. I was needing legal advice and needed to file paperwork with the courts ASAP and he and his assistant Allie came through!! I will be honest with you I just googled family lawyers in Salem and I just choose this law firm and I am so glad I choose this one! I walked in the day before New Years Eve and David was the only one in the office and he took the time to sit down and talk with me. Even texted me that evening and called me on New Years Day. I was quoted a retainer fee and because of how fast and efficient he was I received almost half of the retainer back. I would highly recommend David!read more
Michelle McEwen
Michelle McEwen
21:33 14 Dec 18
Professional, Compassionate, Goal-Oriented!I am impressed with the camaraderie of this law firm of how they work together to achieve a goal to help their clients and each other.I had the opportunity to hire Attorney Anthony Muir and I am very fortunate to have him as my family attorney. His side-kick Allie is very wonderful as well!I owe a lot of what my family is trying to achieve to this Law Firm, thank you.read more
Phil Chait
Phil Chait
21:38 03 Feb 19
Atty. David Sayward and his team provided exceptional professional counsel to satisfactorily resolve a complicated multi-state real estate transaction. From day one, Atty. Sayward assumed control of a complex landscape and coordinated the eventual settlement of the case amongst several law firms. At the same time, Atty. Sayward is a high quality individual who was genuinely concerned with obtaining the best possible outcome for me and my associates. I cannot recommend his services, and that of his firm, highly enough.read more
Michele Wananaker
Michele Wananaker
00:43 14 Mar 19
I recently had the pleasure of working with Attorney Anthony Muir and his assistant Allie .I went to the practice for help with a divorce and i have to say they could not have made it go any easier everything went smoothly. They always kept me informed as to next steps always explained what paperwork was for and what to expect.They were very kind and caring and helped to keep this within my budget i was able to do most everything via emails or phone as he also promised i was also kept informed as to when any of my retainer was used and for what reason. I would use them again for any legal reason i have 100 percent confidence that they are there for you and put their all into a case.Thanks to Attorney Muir and Allie again for making things so easy for me .read more
Patti J Cascio Cascio
Patti J Cascio Cascio
17:47 30 May 19
I recently acquired Attorney Anthony Muir's expert-level representation to defend me against vexatious claims brought by a retaliatory party. Attorney Muir demonstrated unparalleled professionalism and competency at every stage of his representation. Attorney Muir's talent simply gets results in the courtroom. His confident, tactical handle over the case brought me great peace leading up to our trial. Before acquiring Atty. Muir, the situation was dauntingly stressful. Attorney Muir's adroit written advocacy skills are surpassed perhaps only by his remarkable courtroom deftness at-trial. He proved himself a fantastic trial lawyer in my case, winning us a swift victory. Attorney Muir is a five-star attorney offering competitive rates; I would enthusiastically recommend him to anyone.read more
Harley Quinn
Harley Quinn
18:57 08 Aug 19
Beautiful office, one of the nicest receptionists I have ever met. The representation is amazing, very knowledgeable and eased all of my worries any time something would arise. I highly recommend this firm to anyone! A little expensive but, worth every cent.read more
Harley Quinn
Harley Quinn
18:57 08 Aug 19
Beautiful office, one of the nicest receptionists I have ever met. The representation is amazing, very knowledgeable and eased all of my worries any time something would arise. I highly recommend this firm to anyone! A little expensive but, worth every cent.read more
Phil Chait
Phil Chait
21:38 03 Feb 19
Atty. David Sayward and his team provided exceptional professional counsel to satisfactorily resolve a complicated multi-state real estate transaction. From day one, Atty. Sayward assumed control of a complex landscape and coordinated the eventual settlement of the case amongst several law firms. At the same time, Atty. Sayward is a high quality individual who was genuinely concerned with obtaining the best possible outcome for me and my associates. I cannot recommend his services, and that of his firm, highly enough.read more
michael daly
michael daly
02:38 09 Oct 19
During my ex and my split up, I was denied seeing my daughter. Attorney Muir was the only attorney who seemed to genuinely care, out of the many I contacted. After our initial call, I went into his office and from there he was diligent and hit the ground running on my case. Lines of communication were always open and he helped me gain a parenting plan that allowed and established my rights as a father as well as a consistent schedule where I have my daughter half of the week. I'm writing this with gratitude and for the public to know how excellent not only this firm is, but how excellent of an attorney Anthony Muir is.5 star experience with lawyers that truly care.read more
Daniel Crowley
Daniel Crowley
03:39 08 Dec 19
Couldnt help me butngave me grest.advice and pointed me.in the right directuons of a lawyer that couldread more
rich cook
rich cook
17:52 28 Dec 19
Mr. Gordon Graham is a thoughtful and helpful human who knows how to look out for people. I highly recommend his services.read more
Miss Sharon
Miss Sharon
02:04 22 Jan 20
Receptionist was professional and polite. The attorney who finally returned my call sounded bored and uninterested. He needs to retire and find a hobby.read more
Lisa Mullane
Lisa Mullane
14:44 28 May 20
In March, 2020, I met with Anthony Muir to discuss and prepare the details of my divorce. He was professional, supportive, and knowledgable. Even though his office had to close due to the Covid pandemic, Anthony continued to support me through numerous emails. He was quick to respond to my questions and made the whole process very easy. He was also able to keep me on my budget. I would highly recommend his services. Thank you!read more
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For the protection of our staff and clients, as well as the general public, our offices will be limiting face-to-face contact consistent with CDC and OSHA guidance and guidelines on Coronavirus (COVID-19). As such, we are asking that all clients and others who may have any reason to come to our offices please communicate with us by phone or e-mail to the fullest extent possible. Although our attorneys are generally working remotely at this time, we are still taking on new clients. Any potential clients interested in working with our firm may call our Salem office at (603) 898-9776 to be directed to the appropriate attorney to help with their legal issue, or may use the contact form on this website. We are happy to meet with you virtually (via Skype, Facetime, or Zoom) or telephonically to discuss your legal issue.