Jennifer D. Stralka

Jennifer is an Associate Attorney assisting the Firm in its Business, Education and Non-Profit, Environmental, Energy, and Real Estate Practice groups.  Prior to joining Rath, Young & Pignatelli, P.C., Jennifer was responsible for drafting and negotiating vendor contracts for nearly all departments at Dartmouth College.  While at Dartmouth, Jennifer spent a considerable amount of time assisting the College’s Division of Computing Services on highly technical matters, including multi-million dollar high tech and internet/computing related transactions. Jennifer also assisted researchers and professors at Dartmouth College’s Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in complex transactions involving the purchase of all types of medical/technical devices and services. Jennifer brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Firm, including a tech savvy approach to highly complicated legal matters.

Jennifer earned her JD at the Vermont Law School in 2004, and her B.S. in Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior at Rutgers University’s School of Environmental and Biological Sciences in 2001.  She is also an adjunct professor of legal writing at the Vermont Law School, and is published in various academic and legal journals.  Jennifer is licensed to practice law in New Hampshire, New Jersey, Missouri and Illinois.   Prior to attending law school, Jennifer traveled extensively throughout the world, and worked in various places, including Switzerland and India.

As a result of Jennifer’s experience representing her family due to the death of her cousin, Matthew LaPorte, in the 2007 Virginia Tech Massacre, she is a strong advocate for increasing state resources geared towards effectively treating the mentally ill.

Jennifer is also a dedicated skier, swimmer, runner, and former marathoner, and can speak conversational French, Spanish, and Portuguese.  Jennifer resides in the Upper Valley with her husband Matthew and two children, Matthew and Rebekah.





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Education and Bar Admissions


  • JD, Vermont Law School – 2004
  • BS, Rutgers University, 2001

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois – 2004, United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • New Jersey – 2007, United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • Missouri – 2012, United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • New Hampshire – 2016, United States District Court, District of New Hampshire


Community Involvement and Memberships
  • Member, New Hampshire Association of Justice
  • Member, New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association
  • Member, New Hampshire Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Member, American Bar Association