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YDC Victim Compensation Group

YDC Victim Compensation Group

Shaheen & Gordon has assembled a dedicated team of attorneys, staff, and retained experts to leverage our resources as one of the largest firms in New Hampshire and help secure justice and compensation for victims of YDC abuse. We’ve chosen to take on a limited number of clients so that we can give them the individualized attention they need.

We have a proven track record of obtaining recoveries against state and local governments in instances of abuse and corruption, including cases against local school districts, police departments, and even the Valley Street Jail. In 2018, our firm secured a $2 million settlement in a wrongful death suit against the city of Nashua. When state and local governments abuse their power, we hold them accountable.

Our YDC Team, At Your Service

Attorney Anthony Carr, Co-Chair

Anthony has been advocating for YDC victims since the story first broke in 2018. He has been directly working with the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office and other advocacy organizations to see that the state’s proposed settlement fund was fair and respectful of the trauma these victims have faced. He secured the first settlement through the fund. Anthony is always available to his YDC clients to make sure they feel comfortable and confident with where they are in the settlement process.

Learn more about Anthony here.

Attorney Michael Noonan, Managing Partner & Co-Chair

Michael has been representing injury victims for more than 30 years. His vast experience makes him an invaluable resource for our YDC clients, serving as a close counsel on their cases. Michael has secured some of the most significant victories for injured parties in New Hampshire, including multiple $5+ million settlements.

Learn more about Michael here.

Attorney Samantha Heuring, Associate Attorney

Samantha is a member of our personal injury team and YDC Victim Compensation Group. Prior to joining Shaheen & Gordon, Heuring’s work was crucial in attaining the first maximum settlement of $1.5 million through the fund. Heuring also obtained a $1.48 million settlement and a second $1.5 million settlement through the fund. In joining Shaheen & Gordon’s YDC Victim Compensation Group, Heuring remains committed to helping victims of YDC abuse obtain the justice and compensation they deserve.

Learn more about Samantha here.

Patti Kretschmar, Paralegal

Patti has been with Shaheen & Gordon almost since the firm’s founding. She is the personal injury team’s unflappable leader who always keeps the trains on the track. She is beloved by all of our clients.

Caroline Boswell, Victim Advocate & Legal Assistant

Caroline works with Anthony on all YDC matters. She keeps everything on track and provides clients with ongoing updates on their cases. Caroline's prior experience makes her a compassionate advocate who can help guide victims and reduce the impact of reliving their trauma.

Retained Experts

Our retained experts include private investigators and psychologists who have been especially helpful for clients that have such severe trauma that it impacts their ability to recall certain details.

Our Clients Come First. Always.

Hear from Clients Like You
  • “You cared”

    - Ramona B.
  • “Friendly, Knowledgeable, and Professional”

    - Marguerite B.
  • “Many thanks to you (Amanda Casella) and Amanda Steenhuis for a wonderful job and all the great support during a challenging time for my family.”

    - Liz T.

Real Results for Real People

When You Need to Win, We Won’t Stop Fighting
  • Trucking Accident Causing Death Settlement $15 Million

    $15 Million settlement in trucking accident causing death

  • Wrongful Death Auto Accident $6 Million

    Settlement in an auto accident that led to wrongful death.

  • Auto Accident Led to Wrongful Death $2.8 Million

    Settlement in an auto accident that led to wrongful death.

  • Settlement in Wrongful Death Lawsuit $2 Million

    D. Michael Noonan represented the parents of Jacob Goulet, a teen who died after being swept away in a storm drain, in a wrongful death case against the city of Nashua.

  • Pedestrian Run Over by Tractor Trailer Truck $1.7 Million

    Pedestrian injured by tractor trailer truck making illegal U-turn received a settlement of $1,700,000.00 as compensation.

  • Settlement for Second-Floor Fall Victim $1.5 Million

    A young man was injured in fall from unsafe second-floor sliding door received a settlement of $1,500,000.00 as compensation.

  • Car Strikes & Injures Motorcycle Passenger $1.25 Million

    Car runs a stop sign and strikes motorcycle on which plaintiff is riding as a passenger causing serious, permanent injuries.

  • Motorcycle Passenger Struck by Car & Injured $1.25 Million

    Woman passenger on a motorcycle injured in a car crash received $1,250,000.00 as compensation.

  • Motorcyclist Killed in Collision With Automobile $1.25 Million

    Family receives $1,250,000.00 in compensation in wrongful death claim.

  • Settlement of Estate of Worker Killed by Electrocution $1.225 Million

    Settlement was pieced together from four defendants, following the electrocution of a lineman for a cable construction company.

It's Different Here

Our Unique Approach to Serving Clients
  • Committed to Your Peace of Mind
  • A Record of Achievement
  • Connected to Our Community
  • Unique Legal Experience
  • Fearless Legal Advocacy
  • Client-Centered Approach