She began private practice in 1986, after completing a clerkship for the
New Hampshire Superior Court. Nancy entered practice with a concentration
in divorce, family law, personal injury and civil litigation, and expanded
her practice to serve for many years as a Guardian ad Litem in family
and criminal cases and to represent juveniles in abuse and neglect, CHINS
and delinquency cases.
She joined Shaheen and Gordon in 2002, and successfully represented clients
statewide in high net worth divorces, high conflict parenting disputes,
guardianships, domestic violence and child support cases, as well as post-divorce
modifications of parenting, child support and alimony, and relocation
matters. She was successful in both representing clients in mediating
disputes and as a mediator, and participates in the collaborative resolution
of divorces, in which counsel and parties commit to settlement from the
outset of the case.
Nancy received the 2009 New Hampshire Bar Association Family Law Civility
and Courtesy Award in recognition by her peers and colleagues of her compassionate
representation of and advocacy for her clients, knowledge of the law and
professionalism in working with opposing counsel and parties to resolve
difficult family law matters.
Nancy was active in non-profit organizations throughout her career, serving
on the boards of New Futures, which is dedicated to reducing alcohol and
drug problems in New Hampshire, Girls, Inc., New Hampshire Legal Assistance,
the New Hampshire Women’s Lobby and the Concord Community Music
School. She has served as a consultant to the New Hampshire Coalition
Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, was a founding member of New Beginnings,
A Women’s Crisis Center and has served as a panel member for the
Youth Services Program, a juvenile court diversion project.
She retired from full-time practice in 2017.