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  • $275 Million
    Record-Breaking Defamation Lawsuit
    Successfully obtained a record-breaking $275 million jury verdict in a defamation lawsuit. The historic judgment was recovered by Attorney Steven M. Gordon, along with Attorneys Timothy McLaughlin, Alex Campbell, Anthony Carr, and paralegal Jillian ...
  • $50 Million
    Eight-Figure Medical Malpractice Case
    One of our attorneys was selected by a national defense firm to consult with their litigation team on a variety of trial issues in a $50,000,000 medical malpractice case. Our attorney developed the jury selection outline and other key strategic ...
  • $3.1 Million
    Sued the FBI for the Death of John McIntyre
    Successfully sued the FBI for the death of John McIntyre. The suit brought under the Federal Torts Claim act claimed that former FBI Agent John Connolly leaked McIntyre's cooperation to gangster Whitey Bulger, resulting in McIntyre's execution. The ...
  • $2 Million
    Settlement in Wrongful Death Lawsuit
    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. Attorney Noonan alleged that the city failed to properly secure the large steel ...
  • $1.7 Million
    Pedestrian Run Over by Tractor Trailer Truck
    Pedestrian injured by tractor trailer truck making illegal U-turn received a settlement of $1,700,000.00 as compensation. Shaheen & Gordon attorney D. Michael Noonan negotiated a $1,700,000.00 settlement for a woman seriously injured while walking ...
  • $1.5 Million
    Settlement for Second-Floor Fall Victim
    A young man was injured in fall from unsafe second-floor sliding door received a settlement of $1,500,000.00 as compensation. Shaheen & Gordon Attorney D. Michael Noonan negotiated a $1,500,000.00 settlement for a young man seriously injured in a ...
  • $1.25 Million
    Motorcycle Passenger Struck by Car & Injured
    Woman passenger on a motorcycle injured in a car crash received $1,250,000.00 as compensation. Shaheen & Gordon Attorney D. Michael Noonan negotiated a $1,250,000.00 settlement for a woman seriously injured while a passenger on the back of a ...
  • $1.25 Million
    Motorcyclist Killed in Collision With Automobile
    Family receives $1,250,000.00 in compensation in wrongful death claim. Shaheen & Gordon Attorney D. Michael Noonan negotiated a $1,250,000.00 settlement for the family of a 60-year-old motorcyclist who was killed when the driver of a car took an ...
  • $1.225 Million
    Settlement of Estate of Worker Killed by Electrocution
    Settlement was pieced together from four defendants, following the electrocution of a lineman for a cable construction company. All defendants blamed the lineman for the accident. Fran retained experts from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ...
  • $1.05 Million
    Recovered for Woman Exposed to Dangerous Drug
    A woman was harmed by the use of a dangerous drug received a settlement of $1,050,000.00 as compensation. Shaheen & Gordon Attorney, D. Michael Noonan, negotiated a $1,050,000.00 settlement for a woman injured by her exposure to a dangerous drug. By ...
  • $1 Million
    Arbitration Award for Woman Injured in Motor Vehicle Accident
    Woman injured in car crash receives $1,000,000.00 award as compensation. Shaheen and Gordon Attorney D. Michael Noonan successfully arbitrated this case for a woman seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident including serious leg injury and a mild ...
  • $925,000
    McIntyre v. United States
    In McIntyre v. United States, obtained an order requiring the United States to pay $925,000 in attorneys' fees by proving that government attorneys acted in bad faith by "lying" to the district court about the state of the evidence prior to trial.
  • $700,000
    U.S. District Court Case
    United States District Court – January 2012. Successfully settled a claim of attorneys fees in the amount of $700,000 after established that lawyers from the Department of Justice acted in bad faith during the course of litigation arising from the ...
  • $699,000
    Pedestrian vs. Automobile
    Elderly pedestrian walking on the sidewalk for his morning walk when an elderly female driver loses control of her vehicle driving up onto the sidewalk striking the pedestrian causing serious injuries to both legs. Pedestrian required hospitalization ...
  • $550,000
    Automobile vs. Tractor Trailer
    Tractor-trailer driving down a rural hill, Plaintiff driving up the hill on the opposite side of the road, a collision occurs near the centerline during a snow storm causing serious injuries to the Plaintiff. Case settled during litigation for $550,0 ...
  • $500,000
    Arbitration Award for Husband and Wife Injured in Motor Vehicle Accident
    Husband and wife receive $500,000.00 award as compensation. Shaheen & Gordon Attorney D. Michael Noonan successfully arbitrated this case for a husband and wife seriously injured in an automobile accident. The driver who caused the accident had only ...
  • $335,000
    Workers’ Compensation Lump Sum Settlement for Worker with Permanent Lower Back Injury
    Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. represented a gentleman who injured his back while lifting heavy materials at work. The worker had to undergo multiple surgeries but was left with a poor end result. Well before settling the case, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. ...
  • $305,000
    Worker's Death
    Client's husband died after he lost control of his company vehicle on black ice. The workers' compensation insurer denied the claim, blaming his alleged reckless conduct for the accident. After losing at the Department of Labor twice, Fran appealed ...
  • $275,000
    Premises Liability
    Claimant was working as a delivery man delivering items to a supermarket in Southern Maine. On exiting the store after delivering the items, plaintiff fell on a crack in the ramp leading from the building. Plaintiff suffered a knee injury requiring ...
  • $250,000
    Sexual Harassment
    Client, female law enforcement officer, witnessed abuse of female in custody by mail law enforcement officers, who directed sexually derogatory remarks at the female. Client suffered post-traumatic distress over the incident and was retaliated ...
  • $220,000
    Lump Sum Settlement for Injured Ambulance Worker
    Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.'s client suffered a knee injury at work which required multiple surgeries culminating in a total knee replacement. Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. worked closely with his client for more than five years, ensuring his client's continued ...
  • $175,000
    Civil Rights' Claim
    Client had her arm broken by a police officer, who then arrested her on three charges. Fran tried the criminal case, getting her acquitted of two of the charges. An appeal to the New Hampshire Supreme Court on the one conviction resulted in a ...
  • $175,000
    Tortuous Interference
    United States District Court – May 2011 . Obtained $175,000 judgment on behalf of a commercial client who sued parent company of competitor in a tortuous interference with contract case.
  • $170,000
    Property Damage
    Client's home was adjacent to roadway where construction was performed as part of a municipal improvement project that included replacement of existing sewers. Client's foundation was damaged, leading to structural damage on her first and second ...
  • $160,000
    Probate Litigation
    $160,000 settlement in favor of trust beneficiaries in an action against a trustee for a breach of fiduciary duty.
  • $159,000
    Appeal Victory – New Hampshire Supreme Court
    Successfully defended a client in an appeal where the client was sued for money damages arising out of a property transaction.
  • $140,000
    Dog Bite
    Child's parents were divorced. While staying at her father's house, child was bitten on her face by dog owned by him. Father's homeowner's insurer denied the claim. Fran first litigated the question of insurance coverage successfully and then ...
  • $100,000
    Motorcycle Accident
    The other driver came out of a parking lot and cut in front of our client's motorcycle. Client's head went through her rear passenger window, but fortunately, he had his helmet on. Client suffered a fractured leg. Fran reached a pretrial settlement ...
  • $90,000
    ALS Hearings
    Won multiple victories at Administrative Hearings on behalf of clients in drunk driving cases, preventing the imposition of administrative license suspensions.
  • $87,500
    Lump Sum Settlement and Fully Favorable Social Security Disability Award
    Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. represented a gentleman who fractured his hip when a defective chair collapsed at work. Prior to the settlement, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.represented his client before the Social Security Administration, successfully arguing the ...
  • $80,000
    Lump Sum Settlement for a Police Officer Injured in High Speed Chase
    Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. represented a police officer who sustained multiple serious injuries while in the line of duty. Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. first helped his client obtain State disability retirement benefits due to the client's inability to return ...
  • $66,000
    Retroactive Award of Benefits From the Social Security Disability Insurance Program
    Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. assisted an individual before the Social Security Administration after the client suffered a heart attack and experienced ongoing heart problems and anxiety. Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.'s client had been a highly successful ...
  • $60,000
    International Arbitration – MARKS v. Presstek, 455 F.3d 7
    Secured significant victory for a publicly traded company after briefing and oral argument before the First Circuit, when the court affirmed the dismissal of the Plaintiff's demand for arbitration of an international contract dispute.
  • $45,000
    Injury in Retail Store
    Client was placed on an inversion table by a sales attendant while client was shopping for exercise equipment at a large sports equipment retailer. The table flipped over, injuring him. Fran discovered that the inversion table was subject to recall ...
  • $25,000
    Long Term Disability Benefits Claim Settled
    Long-term disability insurer cut off benefits to client with Lyme Disease. Fran orchestrated supporting medical evidence during the internal appeal of the denial of benefits. The appeal was denied by the insurer. Fran prepared suit in federal court, ...
  • $10,000
    Jeffrey Gahm v. Bailey Distributors v. Ocean State Oil
    Successfully defended closely held company against a request for a preliminary injunction brought by a competitor, arising out of an employee non-compete agreement.
  • Not Guilty
    Felonious Sexual Assault Victory – Merrimack County Superior Court
    Secured Not Guilty verdicts after jury trial on behalf of a client charged with Felonious Sexual Assault and Simple Assault.
  • Charges Dropped
    Grafton County Superior Court
    December 2010, client charged with Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault, Felonious Sexual Assault, Attempted Felonious Sexual Assault and Sexual Assault in the Grafton County Superior Court. After a four-day trial, the jury returned not guilty ...
  • Multi-Hundred Thousand Dollar Settlement
    Major Motor Vehicle Accident
    Successfully represented a victim of a major motor vehicle accident, who suffered significant injuries, and achieved a multi-hundred thousand dollar settlement.
  • Charges Dropped
    Bradley v. United States, 545 U.S. 1101 (2005); 426 F.3d. 54 (1st Cir. 2005)
    Obtained reversal at the United States Supreme Court and First Circuit Court of Appeals of 70-month criminal sentence by establishing sentence was imposed under unconstitutional mandatory sentencing guidelines.
  • Reduced Sentences
    Multi-Defendant Drug Conspiracy
    After a three year investigation, obtained a sentence of probation and home confinement for a client charged in a multi-defendant drug conspiracy.
  • Represented Father in Child Custody and Relocation Case
    Divorce & Family Law
    Client had joint parenting responsibility with his ex-wife following their divorce. Due to declining economy client was forced to relocate from New Hampshire to California for an employment opportunity. Client was awarded primary parenting rights and ...
  • Resolutions for Clients in Highly Regulated Industries
    Several clients involved in highly regulated industries faced challenges posed by the New Hampshire Banking Department, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. Legal and regulatory ...
  • Dismissed
    Sale/Possession of Controlled Drugs
    Client charged with Class A misdemeanor offense of Possession of Marijuana. Client rejects State’s plea offer and opts to go to trial. On the day of trial the prosecutor drops the charge after the defense points out that he does not have the required ...
  • Settlement Reached
    Wrongful Death / Bicycle Accident Case
    After litigating a wrongful death case for the family of an 8 year old victim of a bicycle-motor vehicle accident all the way to a decision by the New Hampshire Supreme Court, successfully achieved a measurable settlement for the child's family.
  • Case Dismissed
    Simple Assault Victory – Merrimack District Court
    Won case in the middle of trial based on Motion To Dismiss for failure of State to meet its burden following defense cross examination of State witness.
  • Six Figure Settlement
    Slip and Fall Accident Suit
    Represented client who was injured in a slip and fall in a parking lot. Obtained six figure settlement shortly before trial after aggressive discovery, depositions, and negotiations with insurance carrier.
  • Six Figure Settlement
    Boat Accident Case
    Represented a maritime client who was a passenger in a boat and suffered severe injuries in an accident. Through full discovery, pre-trial motions practice, and mediation secured a six figure settlement.
  • Six Figure Settlement
    Police Brutality Case
    Represented a client who was wrongfully arrested and assaulted by local police. Case was filed in Federal Court and resolved with a six figure settlement following aggressive discovery and mediation.
  • Not Guilty
    DWI Victory – Concord District Court
    Won a Not Guilty verdict in DWI case after bench trial.
  • Case Dismissed
    DWI Victory – Hooksett District Court
    Secured dismissal of DWI case on behalf of Massachusetts driver by successfully litigating motion to dismiss due to unconstitutional speedy trial violation.
  • Case Dismissed
    DWI Victory – Laconia District Court
    Motion to Dismiss DWI case granted by the court following a victory in the administrative hearing.
  • Case Dismissed
    DWI Victory – Laconia District Court
    Secured victory in the middle of trial despite State blood result which alleged a BAC well in excess of the legal limit by calling into question the propriety of the State's blood testing and the State's disclosures of evidence and witnesses to the ...
  • Charges Dropped
    Felony Second Degree Assault – Coos County
    Secured no time agreement whereby State dropped Felony offense in favor of Simple Assault Misdemeanor despite allegations of serious bodily injury.
  • Successful Appeal
    Appeal to the N.H. Supreme Court of an Interstate Child Support Case
    Successful appeal to the N.H. Supreme Court of an interstate child support case involving significant child support arrearages owed by a New Hampshire resident to a former spouse.
  • Successfully Negotiated
    Suit Filed Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
    April 2010, corporate client discovers that former indepence contractors have downloaded electronic data and deleted data from company computers. After former independent contractors refuse to return data, Bill files suit under the Computer Fraud and ...
  • Technology Ownership Dispute
    A shareholder dispute involving ownership of sensitive source code. Our clients sought, obtained and enforced a protective order, after which experts analyzed and traced the development of the source The case was settled and ownership of the source ...
  • Dismissed
    United States v. Mealey, Cr. 07-80-02-SM
    Client charged with a conspiracy to defraud the IRS by evading collection and payment of employment taxes. Client was involved with three temporary employment agencies during the years 2000-2004. The agencies treated workers as independent ...
  • Dismissed
    False Accusations of Child Molestation Against Parent
    Client was accused of sexually molesting his children. Two petitions for abuse were filed by the Division of Children, Youth and Families. After the Court held an adjudicatory hearing on the matter, both petitions were dismissed and the client was ...
  • Charges Dropped
    McIntyre v. United States - United District Court District of Massachusetts
    In McIntyre v. United States , obtained an order requiring the United States to pay attorneys' fees by proving that government attorneys acted in bad faith by "lying" to the district court about the state of the evidence prior to trial.
  • Multi-Million Dollar Judgment
    Injured Worker
    Represented an individual severely injured while working at a race track all the way to a decision by the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and successfully received a multi-million dollar judgment from the New Hampshire federal court judge.
  • Charges Dropped
    No Charges Filed Against CEO of Publicly Traded Company
    Successfully defended a CEO of a publicly traded company in a criminal investigation, alleging violations of state securities laws; after an extensive investigation no criminal charges were filed.
  • Charges Dropped
    No Charges Filed in Federal Investigation
    Successfully defended real estate developer in federal criminal investigation alleging violations of the federal banking laws. After investigation no charges were filed.
  • Charges Dropped
    No Criminal Charges - Defended Large NH Business in Federal Criminal Investigation
    Successfully defended large NH business in federal criminal investigation involving computer and business fraud; after extensive investigation no criminal charges were filed.
  • Case Won
    Report on the Investigation of the Diocese of Manchester
    Co-authored report which was the final product of an intense investigation conducted by the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office into the manner in which the Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester handled allegations that priests committed sexual ...
  • Case Won
    Dram Shop Wrongful Death Case
    Successfully achieved a resolution consistent with the interests of one of the world's largest fraternal organizations and its insurer after years of litigation in a dram shop wrongful death case brought by husband and wife decedents killed by a ...
  • Charges Dropped
    Goffstown District Court
    January 2011, client charged with DWI after being stopped outside local convenience store. State alleged serious signs of impairment. After presentation of medical defense, client is found not guilty at trial.
  • Charges Dropped
    Lancaster District Court
    August 2010, client charged with DWI after breathalyzer test reveals results .02 over the legal limit. Based upon a defense that the breathalyzer test was not properly implemented, client is found not guilty.
  • Case Dismissed
    DWI Second Offense Victory – Manchester District Court
    Secured outright dismissal of second offense DWI charge by successfully arguing that officer lacked reasonable suspicion to initiate a motor vehicle stop, avoiding mandatory minimum jail sentence, long term license loss, ignition interlock ...
  • Department of Health and Human Services Case
    New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services – May 2012. After administrative hearing in which Bill exposed the bias of the State's expert witness, all findings of abuse against client are determined to me unfounded.
  • Dismissed
    Department of Labor Case
    New Hampshire Department of Labor -- February 2012. Corporate client alleged to owe back wages and benefits well in excess of seven figures. After administrative hearing and post hearing briefing, client found to have no liability.
  • Developer Sought to Purchase a 100-Plus Unit Development
    A multi-state developer sought to purchase a 100-plus unit development but encountered numerous obstacles with the municipality, state and seller. Diligent work resulted in the award of necessary permits and finally, construction.
  • Charges Dropped
    Probation & No Incarceration
    Client, a Chief Financial Officer of a prestigious private school, is charged with embezzling over $80,000.00 and creating false entries in corporate records. After extensive negotiation with the State and presentation of mitigating facts at ...
  • Charges Dropped
    Internet Luring/Solicitation
    Client charged with using the internet to lure/solicit a minor to engage in sexual acts. Client also charged with Attempted Felonious Sexual Assault arising out of the same incident. State has strong case, including a confession. Through extensive ...
  • Case Won
    Log-Splitting Accident Case
    Successfully tried an intra-family (son vs. father; dominant thumb amputation) log-splitting accident case to a measurable plaintiff's verdict.
  • Settlement Reached
    New Hampshire Superior Court
    Represented client charged under New Hampshire's Drug Enterprise Leader Statute. Despite a 25 year minimum mandatory sentence required by statute, through aggressive pretrial efforts, successfully obtained a 13 year sentence for client. Successfully ...
  • No Jail Time
    No Jail Time for Client Charged With Motor Vehicle Homicide
    Client charged in Massachusetts with Motor Vehicle Homicide within days of new enacted "Melanie's Law" requiring mandatory prison sentences for certain drinking related motor vehicle offenses. Despite the new law, Bill successfully negotiated a plea ...
  • Case Won
    Non-Compete Agreement Violation Case
    Represented an employee in the music industry who was alleged to be in direct violation of her non-compete agreement with her former employer. Case went to arbitration and employee was able to keep all of her challenged clients at her current firm ...
  • Not Guilty
    DWI
    Client charged with DWI after breathalyzer test reveals results .02 over the legal limit. Based upon a defense that the breathalyzer test was not properly implemented, client is found not guilty.
  • Not Guilty & No Convictions
    Simple Assault & Criminal Threatening
    Client charged with simple assault and criminal threatening for allegedly pushing and threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend while they were exchanging custody of their minor child. Client denies the allegations and goes to trial. At trial the defense ...
  • Not Guilty
    Criminal Threatening With a Firearm
    Client charge with pointing a 9 mm handgun at his neighbor and threatening to kill him. Because a firearm was allegedly used, client was facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 3 years in prison if convicted. Client asserts he acted in self-defense ...
  • Not Guilty
    Domestic Violence / Simple Assault Victory – Dover District Court
    Won Not Guilty on all charges following trial in which alleged victim claimed that live in boy friend twice physically assaulted her, but delayed in making any report to law enforcement and made inconsistent statements regarding the event.
  • Not Guilty
    DWI – Claremont District Court
    Secured Not Guilty verdict following trial despite Trooper testimony that client made unsafe high speed pass, failed the HGN test and failed the 9 step walk and turn test.
  • Not Guilty
    DWI Charge
    Client charged with DWI after being stopped outside local convenience store. State alleged serious signs of impairment. After presentation of medical defense, client is found not guilty at trial.
  • Not Guilty
    DWI Victory – Concord District Court
    Secured not guilty verdict after trial for client charged with DWI despite the fact that the client was pulled over for traveling 84 miles per hour on I-89, Officer detected an odor of alcohol and the Officer testified that the client failed the HGN, ...
  • Not Guilty
    DWI Victory – Plymouth District Court
    Obtained Not Guilty verdict during trial based on successful Motion To Suppress Preliminary Breath Test evidence on Constitutional grounds.
  • Not Guilty
    Negligent Homicide
    Client charged with negligent homicide as a result of a fatal motor vehicle collision. Client made a left turn from a major roadway onto a side street and did not see an oncoming motorcycle. The motorcycle crashed into the passenger side of client’s ...
  • Not Guilty
    Underage Possession of Alcohol Victory – Concord District Court
    Secured Not Guilty Verdict following trial despite officer testimony that client was stopped for hitchhiking and failed the HGN test.
  • Not Guilty
    Vehicular Homicide Case Involving Truck Driver
    Successfully defended a truck driver on 4 counts of vehicular homicide with jury acquittals on all counts following trial. State claimed that driver of the truck was criminally responsible for driving at an excessive speed in a well-marked ...
  • Not Guilty
    Music Piracy Case
    Client charged under State of New Hampshire's music "bootlegging" law. After extensive pretrial motion practice, Bill obtained a directed verdict in favor of the defendant after the close of the State's evidence resulting in not guilty verdict for ...
  • Not Guilty
    Second Degree Assault Case
    Rockingham County Superior Court – September 2011. Obtained not guilty verdicts on behalf of client charged with second degree assault in a shaken baby case. Through the use of cutting edge scientific and forensic evidence, we successfully challenged ...
  • Not Guilty
    All Felony Charges
    Client charged with Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault, Felonious Sexual Assault, Attempted Felonious Sexual Assault and Sexual Assault in the Grafton County Superior Court. After a four-day trial, the jury returned not guilty verdicts on all felony ...
  • Operating After Suspension (Subsequent Offense)
    Criminal Law
    Client charge with O.A.S. (Subsequent Offense). Client rejects State’s plea offer and opts for trial. At trial the defense questions the State’s witnesses (two State Troopers) regarding the client’s certified motor vehicle, which appeared to show ...
  • Charges Dropped
    Possession of Alcohol - Plymouth District Court
    Won multiple trials where clients are accused of underage possession, charges brought by both local police and following stings by the New Hampshire Liquor Commission.
  • Motion to Suppress
    Possession of Drugs and DWI Second Offense Victory – Laconia District Court
    Won Motion To Suppress drugs followed by verdict of Not Guilty after a bench trial for client charged with both DWI Second Offense and Possession of Marijuana.
  • Charge Dropped
    Reckless Conduct
    Client charged with felony Reckless Conduct for allegedly driving his truck at and trying to hit the alleged victim. Defense obtains videotape evidence of the incident that discredits alleged victim’s story and exonerates client. The defense provides ...
  • Reduced Sentence
    Client Charged with Tax Conspiracy.
    After a contested sentencing hearing, convinced court to impose a sentence of probation and home confinement for client convicted of a complex tax conspiracy.
  • Reduced Sentence
    Drug Charges
    Represented client charged under New Hampshire's Drug Enterprise Leader Statute. Despite a 25 year minimum mandatory sentence required by statute, through aggressive pretrial efforts, successfully obtained a 13 year sentence for client.
  • Reduced Sentence, No Jail Time
    Client in Theft Charge Case
    Client charged with theft in excess of $30,000.00 from the Veteran's Administration. Client receives sentence of 9 months home confinement and restitution.
  • Dismissed
    Represented Client in Real Estate Case
    Represented an elderly woman who was facing eviction from apartment she had rented for years over a pet issue. Successfully forced the apartment owners to back down, allow the pet, and continue the client's lease uninterrupted.
  • Reduced Sentence
    Sale/Possession of Controlled Drugs
    Client charged with the felony offense of Possession with Intent to Sell Marijuana. Through negotiation with the prosecutor the charge is reduced to a Class A misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana charge and client accepts plea offer to a suspended ...
  • Settlement Reached
    Settlement for Rape Victim in Premises Liability Case
    After litigating a case against a condominium association in both federal court and the New Hampshire Supreme Court, successfully achieved a settlement for a victim who was raped in the dark parking lot.
  • Settlement Reached
    Negligence Suit Against Employer
    Defended a company who was being sued for negligence of one of its former employees. Negligence was not contested, but was able to reach a settlement after aggressive discovery and mediation for less than a quarter of the damages being requested and ...
  • Successful Representation
    Defended One of America's Largest Retail Companies
    Successfully represented the defendant, one of America's largest retail companies, by trying a high exposure shopping cart tip-over case to a directed verdict for the defendant.
  • Defended Physician in Federal Investigation
    Successfully defended a physician in federal Office of Inspector General investigation.
  • Case Won
    International Relocation - Family Law Case
    The Petitioner filed a petition with the Portsmouth Family Division to prevent the Respondent from traveling to India with the parties' minor child. She argued that she was fearful the Respondent would not return. The Marital Master found that the ...
  • Multi-Hundred Thousand Dollar Settlement
    Lawyer Malpractice Case
    Successfully represented a victim of lawyer malpractice, who suffered complex regional pain syndrome as a result of a rear-end motor vehicle accident, and achieved a multi-hundred thousand dollar settlement.
  • Charges Dropped
    No Criminal Charges Against Broker
    Successfully defended broker in internal revenue service investigation. After extensive investigation, no criminal charges were brought and a civil settlement reached.
  • Charges Dropped
    No Criminal Charges Were Brought Against CFO in Federal Securities Law Case
    Successfully defended a CFO of a publicly traded company in a criminal investigation, alleging violations of federal securities laws and improper revenue recognition; after an extensive investigation no criminal charges were brought.
  • Multi-Hundred Thousand Dollar Award
    Motor Vehicle Accident
    Successfully represented a victim of a motor vehicle accident, who suffered fibromyalgia as a result, by trying the case to a multi-hundred thousand dollar award from an uninsured motorist arbitration panel.
  • Case Dismissed
    DWI Victory – Concord District Court
    Won DWI trial despite Concord Police Department claim that client ran over the center of a roundabout and failed Field Sobriety Testing.
  • Not Guilty
    DWI Victory – Concord District Court
    Earned not guilty verdict after trial against the New Hampshire State Police where client was lost and out of gas on the side of I-93, Trooper alleged odor of alcohol, client admitted to consumption of alcohol and allegedly failed field sobriety case ...
  • Settlement
    Breast Cancer Therapy Insurance Claim Settled
    Health insurance benefits were denied for radiation therapy following breast cancer surgery. Federal claim based on ERISA was brought by Fran against health insurer, leading to settlement and payment for the therapy.
  • Achieved Resolution
    Wrongful Death Toxic Exposure Case
    Successfully achieved a resolution consistent with the interests of a defendant public wastewater treatment plant and its insurer after years of litigation in a case alleging wrongful death from exposure to bio-solids (sludge).
  • Acquittal After Trial
    Assault Against a Police Officer.
    Successfully defended Dartmouth College student charged with assault on a police officer. Acquittal after trial.
  • Not Guilty
    Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault
    Client charged with multiple counts of Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault and Felonious Sexual Assault on two minor females. At trial the defense brought out motive fabricate charges, major inconsistencies between pretrial statements and trial ...
  • Charges Dropped
    Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault Charges Dropped - Merrimack County Superior Court
    June 2010, client charged with multiple counts of Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault and Sexual Assault in the Merrimack County Superior Court. After a three-day trial, the jury returned not guilty verdicts on all charges. At trial, the State ...
  • Charges Dropped
    Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault Charges Dropped – Grafton County Superior Court
    Aggressively litigated pretrial discovery issues, collecting mental health information regarding alleged victim’s history of lying. Reached agreement whereby all sexual offenses were dropped in favor of non-sexual convictions, avoiding any jail or ...
  • Case Dismissed
    ALS and DWI Victory – Keene District Court
    Won contested Administrative License Suspension Hearing by relying on client's medical condition to explain poor performance on Field Sobriety Testing followed by outright dismissal of the DWI charge in Court.
  • Medicare and Medicaid Matters
    Healthcare
    Provide an array of legal advice to community mental health centers in the area of Medicare and Medicaid matters and investigations.
  • Case Won
    Medicare Lawsuit
    Successfully defended a provider against a claim for Medicare overpayments in excess of two million dollars.
  • Case Won
    Mental Health Practitioner Received His License.
    A qualified mental health practitioner was denied licensing by a state licensing board. Prepared in depth application, fully satisfying state board licensing requirements. Following hearing, mental health practitioner received his license.
  • Not Guilty
    Merrimack County Superior Court – August 2013
    Not guilty verdict. Client is charged with criminal threatening. Witness alleges client pointed a loaded firearm at him from window of a pickup truck. During an aggressive cross examination of the witness, Bill exposed the witness had provided a ...
  • Dismissed
    Successfully Defended an Attack Against a Decedent's Last Will and Testament
    Shaheen & Gordon's estate and probate department successfully defended an attack against a decedent's last will and testament, which was held valid after a lengthy will contest where the contestants alleged, but failed to prove, lack of testamentary ...
  • Case Won
    Successfully Prosecuted and Convicted Sex Offender in Sexual Abuse Case
    Prosecuted and convicted an OB/GYN who had sexually abused his patients. Case received national attention and was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
  • Custody Won
    Successfully Represented Father in Relocation Case
    Client's ex-girlfriend was given permission on a temporary basis to relocate from New Hampshire with his two minor children to North Carolina. After a two day final hearing, the Family Division Court found that the mother's relocation was not for a ...
  • Arbitrator with Over 25 Years of Experience
    Arbitrator with over 25 years of experience arbitrating disputes for the American Arbitration Association, and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (formerly the National Association of Securities Dealers and the New York Stock Exchange).
  • Resolution for the Beneficiary
    Resolution for a Minor Beneficiary of an Estate Against the Co-Administrators
    Represented a minor beneficiary of an estate against the co-administrators. After trial, the co-administrators were required to refund the estate $25,000 and their administrative fees were disallowed, resulting in a net benefit to the beneficiary of ...
  • Reversal
    Ellsworth v. Warden, 333 F.3d 1
    Achieved reversal before an en banc panel of prior First Circuit decision granting a convicted rapist's request for habeas corpus relief arising out of a pre-trial discovery dispute in a criminal case.
  • Confidential
    Students Fight for Eligibility to Participate in Athletics
    Multiple challenges brought on behalf of both high school and collegiate student-athletes in support of their eligibility to participate in athletics.
  • Defeated Claim
    Successfully Defeated Creditor's Claim Against An Estate
    A substantial creditor's claim was successfully defeated against an estate on grounds that the claim was untimely presented.
  • Successfully Defended a Hospital Sued by Physician
    Healthcare
    Successfully defended a Hospital sued by physician arising from the revocation of his hospital privileges.
  • Not Guilty
    Burglary
    Client charged with unlawfully entering the apartment of a female college student with the intent to sexually assault her. At trial the defense brings out the relationship between the client and the alleged victim and the fact that the client and his ...
  • Dismissed
    Business Crime Victory – Laconia District Court
    Successfully defended individual defendant charged with violations of boating laws relating to administration of local business by securing dismissal of case during trial.
  • Dismissed
    Concord Monitor Case - Defamation Action
    Successfully represented the Concord Monitor in a defamation action brought by a person challenging the reportage of his criminal trial and arrest. After extensive briefing the case was dismissed on a motion for summary judgment.
  • Dismissed
    Defended Company Sued in Personal Injury Highway Accient
    Represented a client whose company was sued in a personal injury claim stemming from a highway accident. Case was dismissed on summary judgment.
  • Case Dismissed
    Employer Sued in Workplace Accident Suit
    Successfully defended employer who was sued individually by an employee for a workplace accident and seeking six figures in damages. Through vigorous discovery and investigation was able to persuade the Plaintiff to voluntarily dismiss his own suit.
  • Dismissed
    Importing Counterfeit Prescription Drugs
    Obtained dismissal of indictment against individual charged with participating in scheme to import counterfeit prescription drugs into the United States. After a contested sentencing hearing, convinced court to impose a sentence of probation and home ...
  • Dismissed
    Sale / Possession of Controlled Drugs
    Client charged with Class A misdemeanor offense of Possession of Marijuana. Client rejects State’s plea offer and opts to go to trial. On the day of trial the prosecutor drops the charge after the defense points out that he does not have the required ...
  • Dismissed
    Six-Figure Real Estate Dispute
    Represented clients in a six-figure real estate dispute. Case was dismissed after aggressive discovery and pre-trial motions.
  • Dismissed
    Defamation Suit Against Author and Publishing House
    Successfully defended Jonathan Harr, author of the New York Times bestseller, A Civil Action, and his publisher, Random House, in a defamation suit brought against them for statements appearing in the book. The dismissal was affirmed by the First ...
  • Dismissed
    Felony Sexual Assault Case – Hillsborough County
    Aggressive litigation of discovery issues lead to outright dismissal of Felony Sexual Assault charges, avoiding exposure to State Prison and stigmatizing registration obligations.
  • Charges Dropped
    Stalking
    Client charged with stalking as a result of having contact with an alleged victim in violation of a court’s bail order. The defense was able to convince the prosecutor that the alleged contact fell within a specifc exemption of the stalking law that ...
  • Charges Dropped and Case Dismissed
    Domestic Violence Case
    Client had a domestic violence restraining order entered against him for threats of physical harm against opposing party. Client also charged criminally with multiple violations of the restraining order. Evidence demonstrated that opposing party ...
  • Charges Dropped
    Felony Sexual Assault – Merrimack County
    Following aggressive litigation of discovery issues, reached agreement whereby the State dropped Felony Sexual Assault charges in favor of non-sexual offenses avoiding stigmatizing registry obligations and exposure to the State Prison sentence.
  • Charges Dropped
    Felony Sexual Assault – Rockingham County
    Felony sexual assault charges dropped following pointed defense investigation which uncovered innocent explanation for alleged sexual contact.
  • Dismissed
    Class-Action Case Against Hospital
    Successfully defended a Hospital sued in a class-action suit, where the plaintiff claimed that the Hospital discriminated against uninsured patients. After extensive briefing the class-action was dismissed.
  • Client Accused of Occupational and Safety and Health Commission Violations
    A manufacturing plant accused of eighty plus code violations before the federal Occupational and Safety and Health Commission. The case was resolved favorably.
  • Client Awarded Custody
    False Accusations of Child Neglect in Child Custody Case
    Client had minor son removed from her care based on allegations of alcohol abuse. Evidence showed opposing party had fabricated evidence, made false accusations against client, and testified falsely. Following a lengthy final hearing, Court vacated ...
  • Client Charged With Theft in Excess of $30,000.00
    Criminal Law
    Client charged with theft in excess of $30,000.00 from the Veteran's Administration. Client receives sentence of 9 months home confinement and restitution.
  • Dismissed
    Client's Rights Restored in Stalking Accusation Case
    Clients accused of harassing neighbors under New Hampshire "Stalking" Statute. After a two day trial, stalking petition is dismissed by the court and clients' full rights and privileges are restored.
  • Co-Counsel in a Successful Bench Trial
    Co-counsel in a successful bench trial which resulted in client's rights to an easement to his property being restored after being blocked by the construction of a supermarket on the property over which his easement ran. Client was also awarded over ...
  • Compliance Related Issues
    Represent hospitals in a wide array of compliance related issues including fraud and abuse, HIPAA, and billing and reimbursement issues.
  • Successful Representation
    Complying with State and Federal Employment Laws
    An expanding, multi-state human services agency needed assistance complying with state and federal employment laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act. Drafted non-disclosure and non-solicitation agreements, revised employee handbooks, drafted ...
  • Successfully Negotiated
    Computer Fraud and Abuse Lawsuit
    Corporate client discovers that former independent contractors have downloaded electronic data and deleted data from company computers. After former independent contractors refuse to return data, Bill files suit under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ...
  • No Incarceration
    Corporate Embezzlement Case
    Client, a Chief Financial Officer of a prestigious private school, is charged with embezzling over $80,000.00 and creating false entries in corporate records. After extensive negotiation with the State and presentation of mitigating facts at ...
  • Dismissed
    Criminal Contempt Victory – Concord District Court
    Won Motion to Dismiss charges of Criminal Contempt for possessing firearms.
  • Not Guilty
    Criminal Contempt Victory – Franklin District Court
    Obtained a Not Guilty verdict following a bench trial for client charged with Criminal Contempt.
  • Dismissed
    D.W.I./D.U.I./O.U.I.
    Client stopped for weaving. The police officer officer detected and odor of alcohol coming from client. Client admitted to drinking. Client submitted to the standardized field sobriety tests after which he was arrested. Client subsequently submitted ...
  • Dismissed
    D.W.I./D.U.I./O.U.I.
    Client stopped for not having headlights on. The police officer observed no erratic operation. The officer detects an odor of alcohol coming from inside the car, but never coming from the client and never tries to determine if the odor is coming from ...
  • Not Guilty
    D.W.I./D.U.I./O.U.I.
    Client stopped for speeding. Client agrees to take field sobriety tests, after which the police officer arrest him for D.W.I. Client refuses to take a breath alcohol test. At trial the defense cross-examined the police officer on numerous aspects of ...
  • Not Guilty
    D.W.I./D.U.I./O.U.I.
    Client stopped for speeding. Client agrees to take field sobriety tests, but informs police officer of knee and ankle injuries, as well as ongoing problems with gout. Client unable to complete the standardized field sobriety tests and is arrested for ...
  • Charges Dropped
    D.W.I./D.U.I./O.U.I.
    Client stopped for making an illegal left turn. Client agrees to take filed sobriety tests after which he is arrested for D.W.I. Client agrees to take a breath test which results in a .12 BrAC level. Client reject’s State’s plea offer and opts to go ...
  • Charges Dropped
    Defended a Public Official in an Investigation Alleging Violations of Federal Law
    Successfully defended a public official in an investigation alleging violations of federal law arising from his performance as a public official; after an extensive investigation no criminal charges were filed.
  • Not Guilty
    Defended a Real-Estate Developer on Bank Fraud Charges
    Successfully defended a real-estate developer on Bank Fraud charges in the Federal District Court for Massachusetts, with the jury returning not guilty verdicts on all 284 counts of the indictment.
  • Defended Health Care Providers in NH Regulatory Boards
    Healthcare
    Successfully defended health care providers in proceedings before New Hampshire regulatory boards.
  • Dismissed
    Defended Individual Importer of Pharmaceuticals in Federal Case
    Successfully defended individual importer of pharmaceuticals indicted in the federal district court for the District of New Hampshire for trafficking and importing counterfeit goods. After Shaheen & Gordon's retention all charges against the ...
  • Defended Jim Kelly of the Buffalo Bills
    Successfully defended former all-pro quarterback, Jim Kelly of the Buffalo Bills, in a libel action brought by Kelly's former attorney and agent. The jury's defense verdict was affirmed on appeal to the First Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Motion for Summary
    Defended NH Attorney in Malpractice Claim
    Successfully defended NH attorney in malpractice claim with the court granting motion for summary judgment.
  • Defended Provider of Domain Name Registration
    Successfully defended one the nation's largest providers of domain name registration services in a suit alleging violations of the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act and the Lanham Act, with federal district court granting summary judgment.
  • Defense Counsel to a National Automobile Insurance Provider
    Has served as defense counsel to a national automobile insurance provider since 1997.
  • Not Guilty
    First Degree Assault
    Client charged with First Degree Assault for stabbing her boyfriend in the chest with a carving knife. Client claims she acted in self-defense. At trial the defense focused on the injuries sustained by client and the police failures to conduct an ...