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Roger D. Turgeon

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For over 40 years, Roger has focused his practice on serious personal injury and wrongful death claims on behalf of people injured or killed by the carelessness of others. Most of these cases involve car crashes, unsafe premises, dangerous products and machines, and other general liability matters. 

He earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1980. Before founding Turgeon & Associates in 1999, Roger spent six years at two major Boston law firms, five years with a personal injury firm on Cape Cod, and nine years as the head of the personal injury department at Hamel, Deshaies & Gagliardi (later known as the Hamel Law Firm) in Amesbury, Massachusetts. Roger is a member of multiple legal associations, including the Bar Associations of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine, and has served as governor-at-large of the New Hampshire Association for Justice for over 10 years. He is admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts in each of those three states. 


  • New Hampshire State Bar 
  • Massachusetts State Bar 
  • Maine State Bar 
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire 
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts 
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit 


  • Of Counsel, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., 2021–present 
  • Founding Partner, Turgeon & Associates, 1999–present 

Professional Associations 

  • NH Bar Association 
  • Essex County Bar Association 
  • Maine State Bar Association 
  • Massachusetts Bar Association 
  • American Association for Justice 
  • NH Association for Justice, Governor-at-large 
  • Chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee 
  • Member of the Legislative Committee 
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys 
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association 
  • Greater Newburyport Bar Association, Former President 
  • Editor and then executive editor of the Harvard Environment Law Review 
  • Active in the Harvard Law School Environmental Law Society 

Awards & Honors  

  • NHAJ Board of Governors Award, 2018 for his contributions to Continuing Legal Education in New Hampshire 
  • NHAJ President’s Award, 2019 for his legislative work, including drafting and helping to secure passage of a law allowing introduction of medical opinion evidence via written reports instead of live testimony. 


  • B.A., University of New Hampshire, magna cum laude, 1977 
  • J.D., Harvard Law School, cum laude, 1980 

Publications & Presentations 

  • Co-author: “Ethylene Oxide: Insidious Threat to Hospital Workers,” Trial Magazine, June 1990 
  • Author: “The Psychology of Juror Decision-Making,” Trial Bar News, Spring 2014 
  • Frequent presenter at CLE seminars in New Hampshire and Massachusetts on topics including trial practice, product liability, proving medical injuries and damages, liquor liability, and car crash injury claims 
  • Frequently presents on legal issues to non-lawyer groups, such as massage therapists, in several states and nationally 

Representative Cases

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Each case is different and case results referred to in this website are not intended to be, nor should they be understood as, a representation that equivalent results will be achieved in any given case. 

  • Obtained a record $5,300,000 jury verdict in a wrongful death case in New Hampshire 

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