We are pleased to announce Timothy McLaughlin, Kara J. Dowal, Celine M.
Boyle, and Alexander E. Spadinger have been named the firm’s newest partners.
“These promotions are a recognition of hard work and contributions
these attorneys have made to the firm, and it signals our commitment to
continue to provide the best legal services to individuals, families,
and businesses across northern New England,” says Managing Partner
The partnerships are effective January 1, 2018.
A native of Laconia, Tim McLaughlin is an experienced litigator whose practice
encompasses a wide range of complex disputes, frequently occurring at
the intersection of civil and criminal law. He has appeared in numerous
state and federal courts as well as arbitration proceedings and maintains
an active pro bono practice having handled matters before the U.S. Court
of Appeals for Veterans Claims, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
and elsewhere. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and the proud captain
of Laconia High School’s 1995 state champion Granite State Challenge
team, he has been with S&G since 2015.
Kara Dowal is an experienced health-care attorney and represents clients
in a wide range of transactional and regulatory compliance matters. She
has experience assisting health care providers and their business associates
in employment agreements, complex contract negotiations, and entity formations,
conversions, and dissolutions. Prior to joining the firm, Kara practiced
corporate and health-care law at a large New Hampshire firm and taught
mergers and acquisitions as an Adjunct Professor at the University of
New Hampshire’s School of Law.
McLaughlin and Dowal are based in our Concord office.
Celine Boyle’s practice focuses on civil litigation, specifically
personal injury, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and the Federal Tort Claims
Act. She is Secretary of the Board of Governors of the Maine Trial Lawyers
Association and is currently the Co-Chair of Continuing Legal Education
for the MTLA. Since January of 2016, she has been an alternate member
of the Grievance Commission of the Board of Overseers of the Bar. She
was previously with Smith & Elliott, and has been with the firm since 2014.
Alex Spadinger handles civil litigation and
criminal defense cases. He represents victims in
personal injury and
wrongful death cases and those facing a wide array of criminal charges. He is the York County
representative to the Maine State Bar Association’s Board of Governors.
Spadinger worked for Smith & Elliott before joining the firm in 2014.
Boyle and Spadinger are based in our Saco office.
Founded in 1981, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., has earned state, regional
and national accolades for its legal representation. With more than 40
attorneys practicing in a wide range of disciplines, our firm is committed
to achieving results for individuals and businesses. The firm serves northern
New England with offices in Concord, Dover, and Manchester, New Hampshire,
and Saco and Kennebunk, Maine. Learn more at www.ShaheenGordon.com