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Amanda Steenhuis

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Amanda Steenhuis focuses her practice on estate planning, guardianships, and probate and trust administration. Amanda is a client-centered attorney dedicated to helping individuals and families create comprehensive estate plans tailored to their goals and needs. She has shaped her practice on a foundation of a decade of litigation, which guides her in counseling clients on the best way to achieve their goals, such as avoiding probate, caring for an incapacitated loved one, or administering an estate layered in complexities or discord.

Amanda grew up in Kentucky, studied at the University of Louisville, and graduated from Cornell Law School. Amanda’s experiences, both personal and professional, help her bring a deeper level of understanding and passion to her work. When her father passed away after a painfully short battle with brain cancer she was thrust into a new and confusing world of probate administration. Her probate attorney guided her through that difficult time and helped her feel confident that she was honoring her father’s wishes. Now she values the opportunity to help clients plan for the future and give their loved ones the tools they need to move forward. For individuals faced with the confusing prospect of probate court and trust administration, she knows firsthand how helpful it is to have someone by your side. As an estate planning and probate attorney, Amanda is committed to helping clients feel confident about the complex legal decisions they face.

Prior to working in trusts and estates, Amanda spent many years working as a criminal defense attorney where she helped vulnerable people navigate the legal system. She worked closely with judges, counselors, and law enforcement on the Hillsborough County Adult Drug Court to help individuals with significant substance use disorders rebuild their lives. She has a true appreciation of how the intersection of life’s stressors impacts families and the need to have an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to guide you in planning for your future. Amanda understands the impact of substance use and mental illness on families and brings this knowledge and compassion to her work in guardianships, estate planning, and complex litigation.


  • New Hampshire State Bar
  • Massachusetts State Bar


  • Associate Attorney, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., 2023-present
  • Staff Attorney, Morneau Law, 2021-2023
  • Managing Attorney, New Hampshire Public Defender, 2016-2021
  • Staff Attorney, New Hampshire Public Defender, 2008-2016
  • Adjunct Professor, Rivier University, 2021

Professional Associations

  • New Hampshire Bar Association
    • Trusts and Estates Law Section, Co-Chair
  • Nashua Bar Association, President
  • New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Academy of Elder Law Attorneys,  Executive Board Member

Community Involvement

  • Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter, Board Member
  • Revive Recovery, Board Member


  • B.A., University of Louisville, 2004
  • J.D., Cornell Law School, 2008

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