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  1. Family: 40%
    6 years
  2. General Practice: 20%
    6 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    10 years
  4. Litigation: 10%
    10 years
  5. Appeals: 10%
    6 years


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  • Marie Nancy Sapienza

    One would have to look long and hard to find a more intelligent, dedicated and upstanding person for attorney as Attorney Penson. I wholeheartedly endorse her!


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  • Daniel B Sibirsky

    Melissa Penson is an excellent attorney. She is a very knowledgeable, honest, and diligent attorney.


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Contact info

Smith-Weiss Shepard, PC

47 Factory St
PO Box 388
Nashua, NH, 030610388


NHAuthorized to practice law200504/12/2012
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Rising Star AwardNew Hampshire Bar Association2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateSmith-Weiss Shepard, PC2009 - Present
Staff AttorneyNH Public Defender Program2005 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Womens Bar AssociationN/AN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Nashua Bar AssociationN/AN/A
New Hampshire Bar Association, Children's Law SectionN/AN/A
New Hampshire Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/AN/A
Massachusetts Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Steven R.DWI 2nd reduced to DWI 1st, 6 month loss of license, all other charges dismissed. No jail time. Client was very happy.
Stephen Grimes d/b/a DBC Construction v. Bissonette et alSuccessful verdict for the Plaintiff contractor. Homeowners were required to pay contractor for the original contract and the agreed upon extras.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of New Hampshire School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A2005