Lawrence A. Vogelman brings over 45 years of experience to Shaheen & Gordon. He joins the firm’s Personal Injury and Criminal Defense practice groups, focusing on civil rights, criminal defense and complex civil litigation.
As a trial lawyer, Larry has tried hundreds of cases to verdict and handled dozens of appeals in state and federal courts. He was certified to act as lead trial counsel in death penalty cases in the State of New York and has represented death row inmates around the country. As a trained and experienced mediator, Larry also mediates civil controversies in both state and federal courts.
Larry is a frequent lecturer in the areas of civil rights litigation and professional ethics, as well as virtually every area of criminal defense. For over 30 years, he has traveled around the country training law students and lawyers in trial advocacy. For the past two decades, he has been the co-editor of West’s treatise on eyewitness identification, originally authored by Judge Nathan Sobel.
Larry was born in Brooklyn, New York and is a graduate of Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. He is a 1973 graduate of Brooklyn Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review, Editor of the Moot Court Honor Society, and elected to the Order of the Barristers. While President of the New Hampshire Bar Association, Larry started to focus on providing legal assistance to veterans. The result has been the birth of the Veterans Law Project, Legal Boots on the Ground. The project provides legal assistance to active duty service members, veterans throughout New Hampshire, and their families.
The only Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Defense Lawyers in New Hampshire, Larry was also on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for six years. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the New Hampshire Association for Justice, the New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and a founding member of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a Master Emeritus of the Daniel Webster Chapter of the American Inns of Court.
Before joining Shaheen & Gordon, Attorney Vogelman was a partner at Nixon, Vogelman, Slawsky & Simoneau, P.A. He came to New Hampshire from New York in 1994 and spent two years as deputy director of the New Hampshire Public Defender. Prior to that, Larry spent 15 years as a professor at Cardozo School of Law in New York, where he and Barry Scheck built the clinical and trial advocacy program. For over ten of those years, he and Professor Scheck were law partners in the firm Vogelman & Scheck.
Larry lives in Durham. He has three sons. When not trying to change the world “one case at a time,” Larry is a basketball referee and avid—albeit fair to middling—tennis player.
- New Hampshire Bar
- New York State Bar
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire
- United States Court of Appeals for the First, Second, and Third Circuits
- United States Supreme Court
Education and Career
- B.A., Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, 1970
- J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1973
- Brooklyn Law Review, Editor
- Moot Court Honor Society, Recipient of Outstanding Service Award
- Senior Trial Attorney, Legal Aid Society, 1973–1977
- Associate Appellate Counsel, Legal Aid Society, 1977–1978
- Clinical Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 1979–1994
- Partner, Vogelman & Scheck, 1980–1994
- Deputy Director, New Hampshire Public Defender, 1994–1997
- Adjunct Professor of Law, Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1995–1999
- Partner, Shuchman, Krause & Vogelman, 1997–2005
- Director, Nixon, Vogelman, Slawsky & Simoneau, P.A., 2005–2020
- Founder and Legal Director, Veterans Law Project, Veterans Foundation of New Hampshire, 2014–present
- Of Counsel, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., 2020–present
Professional and Community Involvement
- New Hampshire Bar Association, Past President
- New Hampshire Supreme Court, Former Board of Bar Examiners
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Former Board of Directors
- New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Founding Member
- National Lawyers Guild, N.Y.C Chapter, Past President
- United Campus Ministry for UNH, Former Chairman of Board of Directors
- New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- American Board of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Fellow
- American Association for Justice
- New Hampshire Association for Justice
- New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union, Legal Advisory Board
- American Inns of Court, Daniel Webster Chapter, Master Emeritus
- National Employment Law Association, New Hampshire Chapter
- New Hampshire Veterans Foundation, Board of Directors
- Co-Founder and Legal Director of the Veterans Law Project, the only state-wide organization providing free legal services for veterans, members of service, and their families.
Recognition and Honors
- Selected to Super Lawyers since 2007
- Recognized by Best Lawyers since 2016
- 2017 New Hampshire Association for Justice, Granite State Advocate Award
- AV Preeminent Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence from Martindale-Hubbell®
- Order of Barristers
- Who’s Who in America
- Who’s Who in American Law
- Who’s Who in Education
- Top One Hundred Trial Lawyers
- Sobel, Eyewitness Identification, West/Clark Boardman
Updates and revision (1986–present)
- The Big Black Man Syndrome: The Rodney King Trial and the Use of
Racial Stereotypes in the Courtroom, 20 Fordham Urban L.J. 571 (1993)
- Reinstatement of Appeal — United States ex rel. Randazzo v. Follette, 38
Brooklyn L. Rev. 1108 (1972)