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Justin Christopher Shepherd

Criminal defense Attorney at Nashua, NH

5.0   50 reviews
  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 17 years
    New Hampshire - NH 23 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NH
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Justin

Learn Justin’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    We provide aggressive representation at the State and Federal. We are former Prosecutors dedicated to providing our clients with the best defense possible. Our cases run the gamut from simple motor issues to first-degree murder cases. Our consultations are always free and we welcome the opportunity to sit down with prospective clients to discuss the case. I provide clients with my personal cell phone and encourage clients to call anytime with questions or concerns.

    24 years, 2,500 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    10%
    Its nearly impossible to navigate this world without a valid drivers license. You depend on your license to make a living, transport your children and for a myriad of other reasons. We understand that. We work tirelessly to keep your driving privileges intact. We scrutinize and litigate every area of the DWI case starting with the motor vehicle stop and continuing with the administration of Field Sobriety Test a/k/a roadside acrobatics. We strive to achieve amazing results for our clients.

    24 years

  3. Domestic violence
    10%

    24 years

  4. Expungement
    10%
    Don't let old arrests and/or convictions linger on your record. Your past record may inhibit your ability to obtain employment, security clearances and access many other benifits. Often we are able to successfully help clients obtain an annulment.

    15 years, 500 cases

  5. Other
    10%

  6. Sex crime
    10%

  7. Violent crime
    10%

 

Attorney Justin Shepherd has been selected by the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the top criminal defense lawyers in the State of New Hampshire for 2014. This award is based on Attorney Shepherd's stellar legal credentials and his proven commitment to community engagement, leadership and the highest professional standards.  Attorney Shepherd was voted 'Best of Nashua' 2014, 2015 & 2016.  Attorney Justin Shepherd covers cases across New Hampshire and Massachusetts

 

 
Justin C. Shepherd
 

Attorney Justin Shepherd has been named by the National Trial Lawyers as a "Top 40 under 40" lawyer for his superior qualifications, trial results and leadership.

Education:

Justin graduated Cum Laude from Suffolk University in 1997 with a major in American History. Justin graduated with honors from Suffolk University and was a member of the Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society for academic achievement. Justin graduated from Suffolk Law School in May of 2000 with honors. Justin has guest lectured at Curry College, Riviere College and teaches trial techniques for the International Association of Arson Investigators.

Background:

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. 

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Location

Justin Shepherd
102 Amherst Street
Nashua, NH, 03064

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Posted by Blexany | May 25, 2023
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Justine !
Hands down the best he’s helped me with so much . Very thankful & very appreciative of him .
Posted by Denise | October 19, 2022
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Criminal
I cannot Thank Justin Shepard Enough. My case was Long and Drawn Out because of Covid. Justin was on Top everytime. I was able to return to My Career as A Nurse that would have been destroyed.. My Biggest Thanks to Justin Shepard who was Amazing and I would definitely recommend him...Thanks Again Justin.
Posted by Derek | February 19, 2022
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Justin shepherd is great
Justin is an excellent attorney! He worked tirelessly on my behalf eventually getting my charges reduced. I owe him a great debt of gratitude. Justin would be my first choice should I ever need legal assistance again Justin took an interest in understanding my background, my family situation and discussing the various case outcomes could be and fought for my best possible outcome. Attorney Shepherd, is a great negotiator.
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Posted by Natalie | February 16, 2022
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Justin Shepard
If I weren't for Justin my life would be turning out alot differently.i can't fully express my gratitude.
Posted by Debra | December 15, 2021
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Just EVERYTHING
I met Justin in Nashua courthouse some 10-15 years ago, he was an attorney and I was a guardian ad listen. Since then he has helped me to help my kids with various issues and has always done it, JUST RIGHT!! He also fixed a sticky situation for me, that should have never been brought to court in the first place, but given all the tools and knowledge Justin has things all turned around, THANK YOU ATTY SHEPHERD, I am forever indebted to you, hopefully I won’t need anything from you in the future, but if I do, safe to say…I’ve got you in my corner. Anyone would be very lucky to have him represent them.
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Posted by James | October 6, 2021
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Justin best lawyer.
Justin helped me with my case. He was amazing. He made things so easy. Very straight forward and did what he said he was going to do. The best lawyer hands down. Wouldn't want anyone but him to represent me. Beyond highly recommended. Thanks again Justin.
Posted by Bridget | September 19, 2021
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Review for my Attorney Justin Shepherd
I have been lucky to have Attorney Shepherd represent me in two cases, one of which involved a felony and he got it changed to a misdemeanor. I would have lost a 30-yr career if he wasn't able to. He really is the best in Nashua!
Posted by paul | June 11, 2021
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Beyond the call of duty
Attorney Shepherd represented my son in a violation of probation case. My son was facing 4 years and Attorney Shepherd negotiated a six month sentence which was great. Several months later the prison appeared to be breaking the deal. Although he was no longer my son's attorney my son asked me to call him. My call was promptly returned. and I explained the situation to him. We spoke for about 30 minutes or so and he offered to send some forms to my son that would be helpful in addressing the issue. He could have easily said I no longer represent your son so I can't help you. He took his own unpaid time to point me in the right direction and to send helpful forms to my son. This guy has empathy. If you need a lawyer that cares, Justin Shepherd is your guy.
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Posted by Amanda | May 12, 2021
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Life saver!!!
Justin is a amazing lawyer . When I caught myself in some trouble he was there for everything and not just like any lawyer he always made sure to make me feel comfortable not just like some criminal. Justin had stayed on top of everything for me he even helped me get my daughter back when I got out of prison. There are no words in this world to say on how great of a lawyer Justin really is!!!!!
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Posted by Amanda | April 8, 2021
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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 dosent go unnoticed and he treats you like a friend and not just another number. Thank you again
Posted by Matthew | June 20, 2018
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Justin Shepherd Should Go Down As The Best Lawyer In History!!!
I can honestly say I couldn't have asked for a better Lawyer than Justin Shepherd. Long story short, I was 17 years old charged with accomplice to attempted murder, facing 25 years to life when I shouldn't have been. My friend got into a fight where things escalated quickly and my friend ended up pulling a machete out of his pants and slicedthe person in forehead and the arm. (The person was out of the hospital later that day...it wasn't life threatening injuries). Right after that happened my friend ran back into my car which I ran to and I got in my car and he told me to leave. I wasn't going to tell him no or to get out because at that time I had no clue what was going through his mind and what he would do if I told him either of those things. I had no idea and still can't believe he had that hidden in his pants somehow. I have never physically hurt a single person in my life. All I did was drive my friend away but yet the court wanted to give me 25-life. The lawyers I had before Justin didn't believe my side of the story and I was going to be in prison the rest of my life. Luckily, I finally ended up with Justin Shepherd and he was open ears to hear my side of the story and was the only one who believed me. He was very kind, compassionate, understanding, and treated me like a human being not just a client. Mr. Shepherd worked and fought meticulously to get the courts to see my side of the story and that the charges were way too excessive. After everything was said and done, he got my charges dropped down to a Class A Misdemeanor of Hindering Apprehension. Which means I prevented the arrested of my friend because I drove him away from after a crime happened. I ended up with time served and 1 year of probation. I can't thank Justin Shepherd enough, I feel like I owe him my life because he has saved mine. I would be in prison on a 25-Life sentence if it wasn't for him! I would recommend anyone with legal issues to hire Justin Shepherd!
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Posted by Amanda | June 13, 2018
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Thumbs Way Up!
I was personally dealing with a bad criminal history of habitual matter. I was charged with a felony for the first time and I didn't know what to do. I found attorney Justin Sheperd and I'm so glad I chose him. When I spoke to him he had a kind and compassionate manner that calmed me down. He reassured me that there will be no jail time "buddy" as he would like to use as term of endearment. He stayed on top of everything even going above and beyond to speak with local police to get my charge dropped down along with the prosecutor to give her a heads up which helped tremendously. I was easily facing one year in jail which I know I couldn't handle. The outcome was amazing! He miraculously got my charges dropped to a misdemeanor six months deferred and one year sentence suspended. I cannot thank him enough. He is easy to work with and never made me feel he judged me. I highly recommend Attorney Sheperd to represent anyone dealing with a case like mine or similar. He's trustworthy and will treat you with the utmost respect! He's a lawyer with a heart but will also tell you that you need to stay out of trouble stop being a "baodass"LOL. Thumbs up up up way up for this guy!
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Posted by Henry | June 11, 2018
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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
Posted by Christine | May 15, 2018
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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!!
Posted by Toni | April 27, 2018
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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!
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Posted by Alan | April 25, 2018
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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!
Posted by Caraline | April 3, 2018
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Attorney Shepard is great!
I was so excited when I found out Attorney Shepard was appointed to me! I knew that with him as my Lawyer he would be sure I was treated fairly by the State of NH reguardless of any charges I had obtained. He worked hard to get me to the plea I accepted today, and I couldn't be more grateful for how my case turned out.
Posted by Stefan | January 17, 2018
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KING KONGG
Justin Shepard is like KING KONG, in the court room that is. His litigations is spectacular and his ways of making you feel as though your not just a court case to him but an actual person. A person who may have made mistakes, non to which he ever judges you for. I am beyond pleased to have been represented by Justin Shepard, and even more pleased of the fact he won MY CASE by fighting until the end as if that case was his very own. So thank you Justin for all you did for me and my family!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2018
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True Advocate and winner
Justin was awesome not only in getting a result I could not have imagined by getting all charges dropped, but his overall demeanor and communication and willingness to help even after case is over to get arrest annulled and work on internet/media issues.
Posted by Robin | November 21, 2017
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Justin Shepherd is Simply the BEST!!!
I was in need of an attorney that would help me through a very difficult situation! I was facing a pretty lengthy sentence if I didn’t have the right attorney defending me and building my defense! He was honest, knowledgeable and made me feel that I was the only client he had! He took so much time getting to know me, the real person and used everything I told him to build my defense! Justin has a working relationship with prosecutors that speaks volumes to what he is able to do!! I am so relieved that I absolutely chose the right lawyer! Choosing Attorney Shepherd will allow me to spend the holidays at home with my family! If you want someone who has the ability to pull a rabbit out of his hat, you have to chose Justin Shepherd!!! If you are reading this, you must be in need! Pick up the phone and call Shepherd and Osborne! You won’t regret it!!!!!!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Shepherd & Osborne, PLLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Hillsborough County Attorney's Office
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • New Hampshire Public Defender Office
  • 2000 - 2004

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Suffolk University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Case was dropped
  • Shoplifting
  • Case Dismissed.

Associations

  • New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Awarded Superb AVVO Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Voted Best Atorney - Greater Nashua
  • Nashua Telegraph
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Outstanding advocacy on behalf of children
  • Child Advocacy Center
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (6)
Endorse Justin
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I enthusuastically endorse Justin Shepherd. He is highly respected by judges, defense attorneys, prosecutors, and police officers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin has a great reputation in the criminal defense community for effective advocacy and dedication to his clients. I endorse Attorney Justin Shepherd."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. A great defense attorney to work with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Justin and I have previously discussed areas where criminal law and immigration law intersect. I would not hesitate to recommend his criminal defense work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have the pleasure of endorsing my friend and former co-worker Justin Shepherd. Justin is a very personable, articulate and dedicated attorney who makes sure that his clients' priorities are his priorities. Justin and I worked together as prosecutors and I found him to one of the hardest working members of our office. We also have been on opposite sides of cases and he was the consumate professional throughout the duration of the cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"With great enthusiasm, I endorse Attorney Justin Shepherd. As a prosecutor for a local police department, I often interact with Attorney Shepherd in his role as defense counsel. He is a respected, hard working defense attorney who is a great advocate for his clients. He knows how to identify weaknesses in the State's evidence and gives practical, straight-forward legal advice. And when it comes to trial, he has a subtle brilliance about him that results in not guilty verdicts."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Justin Shepherd as an attorney. I have known Justin for over 10 years from practicing with and against him in the criminal courts in New Hampshire. He is a highly effective advocate who has earned the respect of judges and other attorneys. He will endlessly fight for his clients from the smallest misdemeanor to the most serious felony. Justin's knowledge of the law and the people in the criminal courts of New Hampshire make him a highly effective advocate. I fully endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin is a brilliant defense lawyer, with my full recommendation and endorsement."
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Nashua Criminal defense Lawyer Justin Christopher Shepherd
Justin Christopher Shepherd
Criminal defense Attorney
Nashua, NH
Licensed for 23 years
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