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Our History

Our History

Solving Legal Challenges Since 1981

Since our beginning nearly 40 years ago, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. has grown to become a robust full-service law firm assisting clients with nearly any kind of legal matter in New Hampshire and Maine.

Our journey toward attaining this level of growth can be traced back to when founders Bill Shaheen and Steve Gordon met in 1977. Steve was interviewing with Bill to become a trial lawyer for the U.S. Attorney’s office. When he got the job, the pair constantly prosecuted a backlog of cases with two other federal prosecutors for nearly four years. In 1981, Steve left the U.S. Attorney’s office and founded what would eventually become Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. At that time, however, it was a pair of very small offices each in Dover and Concord, New Hampshire known as Shaheen Cappiello Stein & Gordon. For much of the firm’s early history, the plan was to work hard for clients and take almost any case that came through the door.

While some of the firm’s early founding partners parted ways with Steve and Bill during the latter half of the 1990s, the pair stuck together. The firm was representing Honda of America across the country at the time, which brought in millions of dollars of revenue. It was at this time that the firm really began to mold into a shape that’s recognizable today.

Throughout their professional and personal relationship, Steve and Bill have often regarded each other as close friends, if not brothers. While this is more or less the mortar of the firm’s success, the bricks are their love for practicing law and doing their part to shape the country into a more perfect union. These values are reflected in the partners who would join Bill and Steve in the future, as well as the attorneys they would hire to help them advocate for clients in New Hampshire and Maine.

Our Clients Come First. Always.

Hear From Clients Like You
  • “I wish you had been on my side in 1996, my life would have turned out significantly different.”

    - Theodore W.
  • “She was professional, thoughtful, and kept in constant contact throughout the litigation process.”

    - Tom R.
  • “I will and have already told anyone we know in need of a lawyer to go to Shaheen & Gordon.”

    - Betsy W.
  • “He spent a long time on the phone with me and was very honest and up front about the costs of service. It was nice to finally get some assistance with the questions I had.”

    - Vanessa L.
  • “They have always had my best interest in mind and have worked diligently toward finding a successful resolution.”

    - Howard P.
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Real Results for Real People

When You Need to Win, We Won’t Stop Fighting
  • Record-Breaking Defamation Lawsuit $275 Million

    Successfully obtained a record-breaking $275 million jury verdict in a defamation lawsuit.

  • Eight-Figure Medical Malpractice Case $50 Million

    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.

  • Sued the FBI for the Death of John McIntyre $3.1 Million

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Recovered for Woman Exposed to Dangerous Drug $1.05 Million

    A woman was harmed by the use of a dangerous drug received a settlement of $1,050,000.00 as compensation.

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