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James Andrew Shepard

Government Attorney at Concord, NH

4.7   3 reviews
  • State Years
    New Hampshire - NH 17 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 18 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NH
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2005
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Government
    Criminal prosecution in the district courts of New Hampshire

    15 years

  2. Family
    A client centered, whole family approach.

    17 years

  3. Administrative law
    As an attorney for the New Hampshire Banking Department and later as a Hearings Examiner (a quasi-judicial function) in the NH Department of Safety

    19 years

  4. General practice
    I handle simple estate plans, contract disagreements, real estate closings and other legal work as well

    17 years

  5. Landlord or tenant

    12 years

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Law Offices of James A Shepard
75 S. Main St Unit 7
PMB 121
Concord, NH, 03301
Law Offices of James A. Shepard
75 S Main St Unit 7
PMB 121
Concord, NH, 03301
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4.7 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Sara | December 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Advocated for me and accomplished everything that I needed him to.
Highly recommend. I needed someone to stand up and advocate for me when I was being threatened and taken advantage of. He provided a comprehensive free consult and was positive and energetic in defending me. After speaking with other lawyers, he was the first who believed me and supported my cause. As a good lawyer should, he took the initiative, taking care of all that was required and only contacting me when necessary. It was peace of mind, knowing my case was being handled while I didn’t have time, protecting me, and I felt confident in his abilities. He is a lawyer who is willing to fight for his client, not conservative and simply choosing the least risky option. I needed to walk away from a situation with everything concluded and he accomplished that. He even got some of the money I had lost back. I was able to start fresh because of his efforts. I cannot recommend his professional acumen enough.
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Posted by Mark | May 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
James Shepard tirelessly advocated for me as my divorce lawyer
James was my lawyer in a very contentious divorce, where I had moved to the other side of the country while my now ex-wife stayed in New Hampshire. I am in the military, which complicated things greatly - James did the necessary research, and did all things possible to protect me from being "taken to the cleaners" by a very bitter and emotional woman. He kept me well informed every step of the way. Rather than act like the one with all the answers because of his legal knowledge, he worked with me, as my adviser and teammate. With seeming ease, he combined professionalism as a lawyer with friendly understanding and empathy. At the end of the year-long battle to come to a joint stipulation and avoid our case being decided in court, I came to regard James as my friend as much as my very good lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2010
Sarah Sussenberger
I felt that he would do the best he could to represent me and I feel that he would'nt take advantage of me. He did everything he could to make sure that everything was done fairly and to the best he could.


  • Hourly Rates $ 200-200 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of James A Shepard
  • 2007 - Present
  • Hearings Examiner // Prosecutor
  • NH Department of Safety
  • 2008 - 2016
  • Staff Attorney
  • NH Banking Department
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Maryland Judiciary
  • 2005 - 2006
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  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • 2005


  • NH Bar Association, Board of Governors
  • Merrmack County Rep
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award
  • NH Pro Bono Board
  • 2016
  • 2010 Bridge Builder
  • DOVE North Country Project
  • 2010


Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
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Government Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Shepard is always prepared and a competent attorney. As a prosecutor he is practical in his approach and fair in resolving cases, but always ready for trial. He brings the same dedication and focus to his private practice."
Government Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've been opposite Attorney Shepard dozens of times. He is always prepared, which is how he gets his cases done efficiently and effectively. I fully endorse him."
Family Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Shepard is hardworking, intelligent, dedicated and distinguished. He works diligently for his clients ensuring the best possible outcome. He participates with the NH Bar and is a wealth of knowledge."