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Justin C. Shepherd, Esq.

Justin C. Shepherd, Esq.
5 Star Reviews

"Fantastic experience - My experience with attorney shepherd has been amazing. He definitely goes above and beyond for his clients. I highly recommend him for your case. His compassion doesn't go unnoticed and he treats you like a friend and not just another number. Thank you again"- Amanda


"The best attorney around - Thank u Justin for taking on my wife case and doing a great job. I am pleased with the out come u came up with and if anybody needs a great attorney I will give them your number. Thank you henry"- Henry


"Review on Attorney Justin Sheppard - My the grace of God my daughter got Justin Sheppard as her Defense Attorney. Justin is by far one of the Best criminal defense attorneys in NH. Not only is he hard working, but he cares, and goes the extra mile for his clients. If your looking for a Great Attorney, Justin is your guy!!"- Christine


"Amazing attorney - Justin Shepard is the best attorney I've ever met. He was always right on top of things always kept me informed. When I met him my legal issues were overwhelming to me not only did he put me right at ease from day one. Today my final day in court..I couldn't have prayed for a better outcome! Thank you so much Justin! In close let me say the office staff is friendly always willing to help and will go the extra mile! Thank you again for all you have done for me!" - Toni


"Great lawyer and even better person! - Can't speak highly enough of attorney Shepherd. He's very responsive I contacted him late Sunday night and received a response with in minutes. Extremely pleased with the end result and expediency in resolving them. If you are looking for reppresantation you don't need to look any further!"- Alan

5 Star Reviews

"Justin and I worked together as prosecutors and I have also prosecuted cases in which he was a defense attorney. Justin works hard for his clients but does so without being difficult to work with. He has a great personality and an easy-going manner and I believe this is key to his excellent advocacy." - Patricia LaFrance, Criminal defense Attorney


"I've worked with Attorney Shepherd for several years and found him to be very thoughtful and capable. Attorney Shepherd is an excellent choice for complex criminal matters." - Shawn Sweeney, Criminal defense Attorney


"I enthusuastically endorse Justin Shepherd. He is highly respected by judges, defense attorneys, prosecutors, and police officers." - Daniel Conley


"I worked in the same courts with Justin Shepherd for many years. He is professional, friendly, and an outstanding advocate for his clients. He is well respected by fellow counsel, judges, and his clients." - Kristin Weberg, Criminal defense Attorney


"I have known Atty. Shepherd many for years, both as a prosecutor and now as a defense attorney. He is very knowledgeable in the area of criminal law and is one of my go to people when I have a question or issue that I need assistance with. I have watched Atty. Shepherd in court and his clients are well served by his expertise. He is one of the best in Nashua!" - Raymond Mello, Criminal defense Attorney


"Justin has a great reputation in the criminal defense community for effective advocacy and dedication to his clients. I endorse Attorney Justin Shepherd." - Albert Hansen, Criminal defense Attorney


"I have had the pleasure of working with Justin and he is focused and driven when it comes to defending his clients. I endorse this lawyer."- Robert Bartis, Criminal defense Attorney

7 Endorsement

What Makes Attorney Justin Shepherd Uniquely Qualified To Represent You?

Justin Shepherd has been fighting for defendants, victims, and the wrongfully accused ever since his first day as a lawyer back in October of 2000. Justin began his legal career as a criminal defense attorney with the New Hampshire Public Defender’s Office. During his four years as a public defender, Justin zealously fought for and compassionately stood by all of his clients in criminal courts throughout southern New Hampshire. Justin’s steadfast dedication to serving the most underprivileged of our society taught him that there is always something more a lawyer can do to help his client. By working with investigators and other talented lawyers, Justin learned that there are always two sides to every story.

With a heart for public service, Justin decided that in order to grow as a lawyer, he became a prosecutor with the Rockingham County Attorney’s Office. During this time Justin worked diligently to find fair and just resolutions to every felony, misdemeanor and DWI case for which he was responsible. Justin’s legal talent and trial skills brought him to the attention of the Hillsborough County Attorney’s Office, where he was offered a position prosecuting serious felonies such as rape, arson, child molestations, robberies and other violent crimes.

In July of 2007, Justin decided that the time had come for him to find new ways to help people. Attorney Shepherd entered into private practice with a focus on criminal defense.  Attorney Shepherd handles all types of criminal matters across New Hampshire.

Education

  • M.A. – Suffolk University Law School Boston
  • J.D. – Juris Doctorate Degree (May 2000)

Honors

  • Member of the New Hampshire Bar (October 2000)
  • Member of the Massachusetts Bar (December 2006)
  • Member of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire (October 2000)
  • Member of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts (September 2016)
  • Member of the New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Member of the Nashua Bar Association
  • Member of the New Hampshire Professionalism Committee
  • Member of the New Hampshire Criminal Justice Section
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Work Experience

  • Trial Lawyer and Managing Partner – Law Office of Justin C. Shepherd and Mark A. Osborne, PLLC (July 2007-Present)
  • Prosecutor – Hillsborough County Attorney’s Office (November 2004-July 2007)
  • Rockingham County Attorney’s Office (January 2004-November 2004)
  • Staff Attorney – New Hampshire Public Defender (August 2000-January 2004)

Professional Acknowledgements

  • Volunteer for the United Way of Greater Nashua (2020)
  • New Hampshire Bar Distinguished Pro Bono Service (2018)
  • New Hampshire Bar pro-bono honor roll (2007-2017)
  • Voted “Best Attorney” of Greater Nashua ( 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017)
  • Hillsborough County Child Advocacy Center Award for work on behalf of child victims of crime (2007)
  • Volunteer at the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter

License

  • Licensed for 20 years in NH

"Fantastic experience - My experience with attorney shepherd has been amazing. He definitely goes above and beyond for his clients. I highly recommend him for your case. His compassion doesn't go unnoticed and he treats you like a friend and not just another number. Thank you again"- Amanda


"The best attorney around - Thank u Justin for taking on my wife case and doing a great job. I am pleased with the out come u came up with and if anybody needs a great attorney I will give them your number. Thank you henry"- Henry


"Review on Attorney Justin Sheppard - My the grace of God my daughter got Justin Sheppard as her Defense Attorney. Justin is by far one of the Best criminal defense attorneys in NH. Not only is he hard working, but he cares, and goes the extra mile for his clients. If your looking for a Great Attorney, Justin is your guy!!"- Christine


"Amazing attorney - Justin Shepard is the best attorney I've ever met. He was always right on top of things always kept me informed. When I met him my legal issues were overwhelming to me not only did he put me right at ease from day one. Today my final day in court..I couldn't have prayed for a better outcome! Thank you so much Justin! In close let me say the office staff is friendly always willing to help and will go the extra mile! Thank you again for all you have done for me!" - Toni


"Great lawyer and even better person! - Can't speak highly enough of attorney Shepherd. He's very responsive I contacted him late Sunday night and received a response with in minutes. Extremely pleased with the end result and expediency in resolving them. If you are looking for reppresantation you don't need to look any further!"- Alan

5 Star Reviews

"Justin and I worked together as prosecutors and I have also prosecuted cases in which he was a defense attorney. Justin works hard for his clients but does so without being difficult to work with. He has a great personality and an easy-going manner and I believe this is key to his excellent advocacy." - Patricia LaFrance, Criminal defense Attorney


"I've worked with Attorney Shepherd for several years and found him to be very thoughtful and capable. Attorney Shepherd is an excellent choice for complex criminal matters." - Shawn Sweeney, Criminal defense Attorney


"I enthusuastically endorse Justin Shepherd. He is highly respected by judges, defense attorneys, prosecutors, and police officers." - Daniel Conley


"I worked in the same courts with Justin Shepherd for many years. He is professional, friendly, and an outstanding advocate for his clients. He is well respected by fellow counsel, judges, and his clients." - Kristin Weberg, Criminal defense Attorney


"I have known Atty. Shepherd many for years, both as a prosecutor and now as a defense attorney. He is very knowledgeable in the area of criminal law and is one of my go to people when I have a question or issue that I need assistance with. I have watched Atty. Shepherd in court and his clients are well served by his expertise. He is one of the best in Nashua!" - Raymond Mello, Criminal defense Attorney


"Justin has a great reputation in the criminal defense community for effective advocacy and dedication to his clients. I endorse Attorney Justin Shepherd." - Albert Hansen, Criminal defense Attorney


"I have had the pleasure of working with Justin and he is focused and driven when it comes to defending his clients. I endorse this lawyer."- Robert Bartis, Criminal defense Attorney

7 Endorsement

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