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Shaunna Lee Browne

Divorce and separation Attorney at Manchester, NH

4.8   12 reviews

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Attorney Shaunna L. Browne

Attorney Shaunna L. Browne was born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire. After graduating from Memorial High School she attended the University of New Hampshire in Durham and then transferred to Notre Dame College where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Paralegal Studies.

Attorney Browne's first law related employment opportunity occurred when she began working as a Court Assistant with the Hillsborough County Probate Court. She was then hired as a real estate paralegal for a national firm that concentrated in the areas of bankruptcy, foreclosure, and evictions.

In 1995, Attorney Browne graduated from Notre Dame College and began law school at New England School of Law, in Boston, Massachusetts. During her law school career, Attorney Browne worked as a family law paralegal for a sole practitioner who operates a successful family law practice in Manchester. After four years of working full time and commuting to Boston three evenings a week, Attorney Browne graduated and was subsequently admitted to the New Hampshire Bar.

Upon her admission to the New Hampshire Bar, Attorney Browne began practicing as an associate attorney, primarily in the area of family law. She has found that family law is a varied and dynamic area of practice. She is very aware of the emotionally charged atmosphere that family law matters create and is accustomed to dealing with a variety of minor and major "emergency" situations. She has litigated very complex and difficult divorce, custody and abuse and neglect matters and has strived to utilize her years of training and education to obtain the positive results every client deserves.

Almost immediately after becoming an attorney, Attorney Browne joined Keefe Law Offices as an associate attorney. In March of 2002, after approximately one and a half years with Keefe Law Offices, Attorney Browne proved her ability and dedication and was recognized by being made a partner in the firm of Keefe and Browne, P.A. While a partner with Keefe and Browne, P.A. Attorney Browne acted as co-counsel in criminal defense work for felony level crimes and personal injury matters. She has found that work in the criminal and personal injury areas of law has helped her to fine tune her skills as a trial attorney, which has greatly benefited her family law practice and clientele. On July 1, 2012, Attorney Browne opened the Law Office of Shaunna L. Browne, PLLC, where she continues to practice in the area of Family Law.

Attorney Browne is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Manchester Bar Association. She serves on the New Hampshire Bar Association's Cooperation with the Court committee, the Family Law Section's Rules Committee and on the Executive Committee for the Manchester Bar Association.

She currently resides in Hooksett, New Hampshire with her husband, Timothy Dwyer and is the step-mother to her husband's son. She values the time she spends with her family and she enjoys a wide variety of activities, which includes volunteer work, skiing, travel, boating, and reading. She brings a high level of enthusiasm, understanding and knowledge to the practice of family law and enjoys working with clients so as to make their foray into the legal arena as stress free as possible. She utilizes her skills and expertise to get the results that her clients desire and deserve.

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Licensed for 22 years
State NH
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 03/04/2015

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

Contact Shaunna

Shaunna Lee Browne
102 Bay Street
Suite Two
Manchester, NH, 03104

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Sean | April 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Attorney Review
For Attorney Browne to be so successful, she needed a top rate staff. Everyone at Shaunna Browne PLLC is a true professional. From my very first consultation through my final trial, everything was handled very well for me. Nothing is done without consulting your first. Everything was handled with timeliness and careful consideration. Always available to her clients, there was never a time Shaunna or any of her staff weren’t able to assist me with any questions I may have or just a simple interpretation of a finding from the court. Shaunna is incredibly well prepared and crafts a very solid case for each hearing. I highly recommend Shaunna Browne PLLC and her team of professionals.
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Posted by Bob | January 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very competent and thorough
My wife filed for divorce claiming fault against me. Shaunna and her staff assured me that the claims would be found to be untrue and not to get myself wrapped up with the false allegations. After that we worked together to find a solution that I could live with. All the possibilities were explained to me and I was able to make a clear rational decision. Shaunna and her staff are true professionals and I would recommend them with confidence to anyone who asked my opinion. Thank you Shaunna and your team as well.
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Posted by Jennifer | November 21, 2017
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Knowledgable, Good Heart, Has Your Back, Positive Experience
I would highly recommend anyone going through a contentious divorce reach out to Shaunna, Dorothy and team. From the initial phone consultation, to every interaction start-to-finish (of which there were many), I felt very much put at ease and that I made the right decision in choosing Shaunna over 5 other divorce attorneys in the Manchester, NH-area.
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Posted by Bill | August 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, prepared, fair and gets results!
I hired Shaunna Browne and her team to defend me and represent me in my difficult divorce which started in 2006 and ended in 2011. I saw first hand how dedicated she is to her clients, as well as, how knowledgeable and more prepared she is then the other side. I have been impressed by the results she's gotten me over the years and I still turn to her seeking advice when it is needed. I am thankful for everything she's done for me and I know the results would've been quite different if I didn't have her on my side. Thank you.
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Posted by Fran | May 16, 2017
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Professional and Personable
Attorney Browne handled my rather unique divorce situation with complete professionalism and made the entire process completely stress free. I picked Shaunna Browne's firm through an on-line search and am so happy I made the choice I did.
Posted by William | May 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Professional. Personable. Aggressive.
I am the “brother-in-law” referenced in another review on this site and can honestly and whole heartedly without any reservation recommend Attorney Browne to anyone going through a divorce, facing custody issues, seeking or fighting against or for parenting plan and/or uniform support order modifications. Attorney Browne is excellent at it all. As described in the Case Results section of Attorney Brown’s website, my divorce was a two-year roller coaster ride of emotions for my children and me. I am so very pleased with the outcome that Attorney Browne was able to secure for my children and I that to this day Attorney Browne continues to represent me in numerous other post-divorce related matters. You simply cannot go wrong with Attorney Browne. Detail oriented. Professional. Personable. Passionate. Aggressive. Do yourself a favor. Call Attorney Browne. Make an appointment. Meet with her. See for yourself. You’ll thank me later.
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Posted by Diane | March 2, 2017
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Attorney Shaunna Browne is Brilliant, Thorough and Gets Things Done!
I was first introduced to Attorney Shaunna Browne during my brother-in-law's complex divorce. I was so impressed during his 2-day court hearing as I witnessed her expertise firsthand. She presented herself as a brilliant attorney who was tough and very thorough. She did a tremendous job with my brother-in-law's case. I found myself spreading the word about Attorney Browne to my friends and family. Little did I know that I would need her services for my own divorce in late 2016? I hired Attorney Browne without hesitation. I can’t say enough about my positive experience in working with her, and the staff. During such a challenging time in my life, I was always greeted with such professionalism, kindness and compassion. Attorney Browne is an expert in marital law and divorce. She leaves no stone unturned. I am extremely happy with the outcome of my case and highly recommend Attorney Shaunna L. Browne to anyone seeking a divorce. I believe she ranks top in the state. Diane Entrepreneur Southern New Hampshire
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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2017
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Informative and knowledgeable assistance
Attorney Shaunna Browne and her staff provided me with the insight and knowledge that I needed in my post divorce modification matter. Without Attorney Browne and her staff I would not have had the successful outcome that I received. Attorney Browne outlined various options that were available based upon my circumstances while still allowing me to be part of the process. In the end, I have no reservations about my decision to rely upon Attorney Browne's advice. I highly recommend Attorney Browne for any family law issue wherein you may need legal assistance,
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2017
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Contested Divorce
Attorney Browne handled my divorce. I am so grateful for her and her staff. Divorce is one of the most difficult circumstances a family may have to go through. She and her team recognized this and were very supportive, while also protecting my rights, interest and the interest of the children. She is very knowledgeable, always kept me informed regularly and addressed issues in a timely manner. I would highly recommend her if your looking for an attorney who has experience with handling difficult cases involving children and father's rights.
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Posted by Michael | January 24, 2017
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Outstanding service and support
Shaunna and her team worked with me to ensure my divorce was painless and stress free.
Posted by Susan | April 30, 2015
Duel state divorvoce N.H. -VS- MN.
When I found I needed an attorney I searched and interviewed at least a dozen who could help me with my divorce, many who practiced much closer to my hometown than The Law offices of Shaunna Browne. I spoke with Shaunna Lee Browne back in 2013, we thoroughly discussed "our" expectations, mine for her and her for me upon which I decided to put my trust in her hands. Today I can say I made the perfect choice. Esq. Browne is highly knowledgeable and supportive, she and her excellent team were very accessible and prompt to notify me of any imperative information concerning my case. When we had appearances before the court she was very professional and prepared always having my best interest in mind. This divorce took almost two years to complete and in this time I feel I not only developed a professional relationship, I also gain a warm friendships with her and her staff. Billing is fair and clearly detailed as well as all correspondences. I would highly recommend her legal services.
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2017
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Would not recommend
Shaunna and staff appeared competent and proposed a very aggressive strategy which she seemed confident that we would win. I was pleased by her understanding of family law. However, when we went to court on 3 separate occassions, Shaunna at first seemed distracted and was not as aggressive as she was during prep in her office. Ultimately after about a year of representation, we lost our case on almost all accounts; USO, parenting plan updates, and some contempt charges. Their was heavy reliance on my assistance in court and over 3 times before the judge costly mistakes were made. When I questioned an invoice at the final stages of our efforts, she withdrew as my lawyer with only an email notification and did not see the situation through to its finality. Unfortunately, I would not recommend this lawyer.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Shaunna Browne Law, PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Owner
  • Keefe & Browne, PA
  • 2002 - 2012
  • Paralegal
  • Clark Law Offices
  • 1995 - 2000

Education

  • New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Notre Dame College
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • Grandparent Visitation - Procedural Posture
  • Outcome At the hearing on the grandmother’s petition for grandparent visitation, the Court found that it would be in the child’s best interest to continue to have a relationship with the grandmother.
  • Alleged fault, unequal division of assets, alimony, and settlement through mediation
  • After the parties second session of mediation, they were able to reach an agreement to submit to the Court for approval as a Final Divorce Decree.
  • Relocation of child in New Hampshire
  • At the final hearing, the Court granted Wife’s Motion to Relocate.
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Associations

  • New Hampshire Association of Justice
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Manchester Bar Association
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2002 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (5)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."