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Richard Guerriero

Criminal defense Attorney at Keene, NH

5.0   19 reviews

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    85%
    I have over 30 years of experience defending criminal cases of all kinds in state and federal court, from misdemeanors in district court to homicide trials in superior court, to the appeals at the U.S. Supreme Court. I have represented many defendants charged with violent crimes, including sexual assaults and murders.

    38 years

  2. Appeals
    15%
    I have argued appeals in state supreme courts, including New Hampshire, in federal courts of appeal, and at the United States Supreme Court.

    38 years

For over 30 years I have focused my practice on criminal defense and the ethical responsibilities of criminal defense attorneys. We represent citizens throughout New Hampshire in state and federal court. Our firm has an office in Keene, NH, where I am based, and we have an office in Concord, NH, where my partner, Ted Lothstein, is based.  The Keene Office is just one block from both 8th Circuit Court -  Keene Division and Cheshire County Superior Court. Our Concord office is across the street from New Hampshire's federal court, the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire. We also have ready access to the New Hampshire Supreme Court and the NH Dept. of Public Safety, Division of Motor Vehicles, from our Concord office.

Licensed for 28 years
State NH
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 06/14/2013

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Lothstein Guerriero, PLLC
39 Central Square
Suite 202
Keene, NH, 03431
Lothstein Guerriero, PLLC
Five Green Street
Concord, NH, 03301
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Posted by Bob M. | January 21, 2022
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Richard Guerriero, trial attorney...
I selected Attorney Richard Guerriero to represent me in a civil but highly embarrassing court appearance. The case was one that in today's climate the deck cards are automatically stacked against you. The case required a sensitive approach but thorough examination of events that needed to be presented to the court thoughtfully but also with a high degree of sensitivity and skill. Richard's analytical and chronological exploration of circumstances, framing judicial law and language against each and every circumstance and accusation, allowed for the court to see past what in today's climate would normally be a 'no win situation' into a clearly defined contrary position to the accusations, thus rendering a dismissal by the court. I found his staff to be highly supportive and extremely helpful with using technology to gather evidence to assist in the case. As for Richard, he was very generous with his time and I found his assessments of the potential trial outcomes to be fair and honest, not overpromising results and thus setting expectations accordingly. I would HIGHLY recommend Attorney Guerriero to anyone needing legal representation.
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Posted by Anthony | August 1, 2020
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An Attorney who cares
I was scared, and i did not know where to turn. I was looking for an Attorney who would actually take an interest in my case. I chose Richard Guerriero. I made a call, and Kristen his Paralegal called me back, She took notes as to what was going on with my case. She took a personal interest as well. She promised that Richard would call me back, and that is what he did. He made an appointment with me. I told him my side of the story. He showed he cared. Both Kristen and Richard made sure I went home, My case was dismissed. They both did everything I asked. I was more than satisfied.
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Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2020
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Charge Dismissed
Richard and Kristen are professional, knowledgeable, and responsive. It is clear to me that Richard was thorough in gathering evidence to use on my behalf as the charge was recently dismissed. I felt confident of a positive outcome when speaking to Richard about my case. I might further add that Richard represented me Pro Bono and I never once felt like I was less of a priority. I would highly recommend this firm.
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Posted by Scott | March 30, 2020
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Client
I would highly recommend. All pros No cons. I will be forever grateful to attorney Guerriero!
Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2020
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Saved my life
I was being investigated for a 15 year old crime that I did not commit. I was a teenager when the alleged conduct occurred. The investigation consumed 10 months of my life. To be be falsely accused of a crime is a transformative and lonely road. I was suicidal because of the stress from the investigation alone. Richard’s thoroughness, dedication, and competence kept me going through the hardest time in my life. I literally would trust him with my life. He managed to help me avoid prosecution altogether.
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Posted by Ernest L | September 26, 2018
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Turned the light at the tunnel from a train about to run me over to a beacon of hope.
Attorney Guerriero and his top notch paralegal used their extensive law knowledge, skill, and experience to get me through one of the most difficult periods of my life. Right from my first contact with his Paralegal Kristen to my first consultation with Attorney Guerriero my experience was 100% positive. I thought I could deal with my case on my own but I was being blocked from any information regarding my case. The delays and lack of communication from the other side created a very short time frame for Attorney Guerriero to prepare for my defense. In spite of this he agreed to take my case and he and his staff were immediately getting the necessary information in hand and the time needed to appropriately review and successfully defend my innocence. Throughout the process I had immediate contact with him and if he was occupied with other clients his Paralegal Kristen was diligent in making sure he got back to me as soon as possible. By providing such a highly professional service it gave me the confidence and peace of mind to focus on my daily responsibilities and spending quality time with my family. In the end my case was resolved to my complete satisfaction and I am certain this wouldn't have been the case without his expertise. I would 100% recommend Attorney Guerriero and his law office to represent my friends, relatives, coworkers, or a complete stranger. He gives you the information honest and straight whether you want to hear it or not and that is what you need to have when it's your life on the line.
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Posted by James | April 25, 2018
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Lothstein Law
I recently hired attorney Richard Guerriero after careful research online. Up until then I had not needed representation, so I found that Avvo has the most accurate reviews as compared with other sites (google, yelp). Richard was extremely effective and was able to achieve everything I had wanted the outcome to be. He was in contact frequently to keep me updated, thorough, knowledgeable, polite, well spoken and personable. Richards paralegal Kristen was also very professional and attentive. They make a great team. I would have no reservations recommending Richard to anyone who is seeking top notch representation. You’d be doing yourself a disservice by not considering him.
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Posted by Nanci | November 23, 2016
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Previous Client
First, and foremost, Richard treated my son with respect and dignity throughout the whole process. He also treated me (Mom) with respect and kept me in the loop. It was a very scary time for all and I felt safe knowing Richard had our backs. He is very knowledgeable and I would recommend him highly.
Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2016
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official and friendly
Richard and his assistant were outstanding, always keeping me in the loop and updated on my case. They set a good environment and were very legitimate. Richard help me get the best possible outcome. He was very knowledgeable in his work and i would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2016
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Highly recommended
Anonymous In July, 2016 I was charged with a DWI 2nd Offense and faced severe penalties including jail time. Richard was recommended by another lawyer as an experienced, skilled and caring attorney. Richard was honest and straightforward. He made no promises about the outcome of the case but I always felt he was fighting for me. He kept me informed of the case proceedings and sought my input and support in any actions he wanted to pursue. The end result was a change in the sentencing to a lesser offense, no jail time and a reduction in the license suspension. I was very satisfied with the outcome and would highly recommend his services.
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Posted by John | October 21, 2016
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Honest, Proffessional, Gets the Job Done
I am beyond pleased with Richard and his results. He has a great history in criminal defense and it shows. I would highly recommend anyone to Richard. His fees are very reasonable for the value he brings. For me, what was most important was his honesty and trust level. I felt comfortable discussing my case with Richard and knew he was working his hardest for a not guilty verdict, which was our outcome. Richard is also very easy to access by phone or email and overall, just a truly great experience out of a bad one.
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Posted by Carla | August 17, 2016
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Personalized attention to case
Our son was scheduled to ship to Marine boot camp shortly after his high school graduation. This had been his goal since he was in middle school. He had worked hard, overcome a number of obstacles and was about to attain his dream. It was then that he made a couple of bad choices and found that despite all of his work his future plans were in jeopardy. We contacted Attorney Richard Guerriero when he was recommended to us by a fellow attorney and mutual friend. Richard and Kristen were both understanding and supportive while guiding us through a difficult time. He took the time to get to know our son, his individual situation and how he could facilitate the best possible outcome for him. A very excited, nervous and determined young Marine recruit was able to leave for boot camp as planned which would not have been possible without Richard’s help. We are thankful for guidance and would absolutely recommend Attorney Guerriero.
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2016
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A True and Honest Lawyer
"Not guilty" was the best thing I heard in a year and a half. I was originally charged with Manslaughter, then charged with an "alternative" charge of Negligent Homicide. This all started with a horrible accident with a death resulting. I sought the advice of two friends who had been involved in the NH legal system for many years. They recommended Richard Guerriero for a very serious criminal case. I met with Richard on a Sunday and could clearly see that he was a person of integrity. I thankfully retained his services. Richard worked long and hard to get what prosecution thought was good key evidence thrown out. He found an expert witness who refuted the validity of that evidence. Richard filed several long motions objecting to the evidence. After a two-day hearing, before the trial, the judge threw that evidence out of the case. This is what led to the prosecution dropping the manslaughter charge just before the start of the trial. We went to trial on the negligent homicide charge. Richard and his law partner, Ted, were completely prepared for trial and fought for me all the way. After three days of trial, the jury quickly returned a not guilty verdict. I cannot say enough good about Richard, Ted, Kristen, and all the other staff that worked so hard for me. I am not sure if I could have made it through without them. Richard, Ted, and Kristen are people I would very much like to call friends. I without a doubt recommend this team to anyone who is in need of legal representation in any criminal case. HNA
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Posted by Carol | February 8, 2015
Outstanding Defense Attorney
When our son was arrested for a serious crime, Richard Guerriero was recommended to us by two independent sources. At the initial consultation we knew immediately that he was the right person to defend our son. As well as being an experienced and skilled attorney, we found him to be straightforward, ethical, responsive, and caring. We were also pleased that he was upfront and fair about his fees. Even though it was a first offense and our son had never been in trouble with the law before, the nature of the charges could have resulted in a very lengthy prison sentence. Attorney Guerriero worked diligently with the prosecutor to get the amount of time reduced to below the statutory minimum. While we were at times impatient with the process and the delays in getting information, we soon realized that Attorney Guerriero was true to his word to take things one step at a time and keep us informed as soon as he could. He is conservative and cautious about expectations, never promising more than he can deliver. However, in our son's case, he delivered more than we could have expected or hoped for.
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2015
Highly recommended
I found myself in need of an attorney a year ago. I hired Richard after speaking with a few other attorneys. This was definitely the right choice. He is professional, kind and honest. He fights for what he believes in. My life was literally in his hands & I could tell from the beginning he believed in me. He made no promises except to fight for me and this was all I needed. With his experience and skills the outcome of my case was positive. I have nothing but the highest respect for Richard!
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Posted by Tyler | November 10, 2014
Best of the Best
Charged with DUI, Speeding, and an Unbroken Line Violation. Ended up with a plea bargain for just the Speeding and the Unbroken Line Violation. Officer assumed I was drunk due to my breathe. Even after passing sobriety tests with flying colors. I refused to blow because it was unnecessary after passing the sobriety tests. Richard was very "realistic" with me. No promises or false hope, just the truth which I appreciated. Richard was very prompt in getting me the police report, my hearing, and everything else needed to win my hearing for my ALS, forcing the state to offer a plea bargain.
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Posted by Wayne | October 21, 2014
The Right Stuff when you need it.
We unfortunately have had to call on an attorney on several occasions over the last several years. In one situation Richard was successful in mitigating the charge and in another made a more practical suggestion for confronting the issue. We've found Richard Guerriero both forthright and knowledgeable. I would recommend Richard and would look to him for guidance should the need arise again.
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Posted by Maura | September 24, 2014
Violation - Possession of Alcohol by a Minor
In April of 2014 my 19 year old daughter received a violation for Possession of Alcohol by a minor. Had I not contacted Attorney Richard Guerriero this violation could have resulted in her driver's license being suspended and in turn my auto insurance carrier would have dropped us. We are not from NH so I made several calls to different law firms in NH. I was told by 2 separate law firms (in other parts of the state) that Attorney Guerriero would be an excellent choice and they were right! He was able to get my daughter's violation dismissed with 30 hours of community service to be completed over a 5 month period which is a very generous deal. Attorney Guerriero is not only knowledgeable but also a really, really nice guy. I highly recommend him and I am very thankful I found him.
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Posted by Brian S. | September 14, 2014
Highly Recommend!
I contacted attorney Guerriero, and scheduled a free consultation after being arrested for aggravated DWI in July, 2014. I was surprised that I was not rushed in and out after twenty minutes of legal mumbo, realizing instead that attorney Guerriero's top priority was making sure I completely understood the charges, laws, and possible penalties of my individual situation. This commitment to keeping me informed continued even after I'd retained his services. At no time did I ever feel intimidated, judged, or disrespected by Mr Guerriero or his staff. My trial date in 8th Circuit Court in Keene, NH, was originally October 22, however, attorney Guerriero was able to secure a plea deal and get me in before the judge on July 31, only three weeks after our first meeting. I was extremely pleased with the deal I was granted and the quickness with which attorney Guerriero was able to resolve my issue, allowing me to get on with my life several months before I would have been able to without his help. I would recommend Richard Guerriero, of Lothstein Guerriero, to anyone I know who finds themselves in the unfortunate situation of needing a lawyer.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney, Manager
  • Lothstein Guerriero, PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney, Training Director, Litigation Director
  • New Hampshire Public Defender
  • 1994 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Private Attorney in Baton Rouge, La.
  • 1985 - 1993
  • Law Clerk
  • Supreme Court Of Louisiana
  • 1984 - 1985
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Education

  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Louisiana State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Associations

  • New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 1995 - Present
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Board of Governors
  • N/A
  • New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Past Co-chair
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Frank Rowe Kenison Award
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • 2009
  • Fellow
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Champion of Justice Award
  • New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Champion of Justice
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 1992
  • Member
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • 1981
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Speaking Engagements

  • New Hampshire Public Defenders Office
  • 5-Week Training Program for New Public Defenders
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"When it comes to intelligence, persistence, zealousness, ethics, and commitment to the client, I am not sure I have ever met a lawyer who has these all of these traits in such impressive combination. Richard is the state's go-to person for complex criminal defense . . . he is painstakingly thorough, adept at developing factual and legal defenses, and extremely good at sentencing advocacy. If I or a loved one were in trouble, Richard might well be my first call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is one of the most knowledgeable and hard-working criminal defense attorneys in the state."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"You will not find a smarter, more well respected lawyer than Richard Guerriero. I was a new public defender in 2008, when Richard was preparing a very high profile capital murder case for trial. What I saw in Richard was the very best role model for a new lawyer and I was lucky to have his example. Richard is brilliant, meticulous, and dedicated to his clients. Further, he has the unmatched respect of the legal community, including judges and prosecutors. If you walk into court with Richard, you can be sure that you are with the highest quality lawyer. If my closest family member needed representation, I would send them to Richard before anyone else."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Richard at the New Hampshire Public Defender beginning when I interned with the program in 2006. Since that time, I've seen first hand what a great lawyer Richard is. He's smart, thorough and treats his clients with care and respect. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Richard for most of the 20+ years that he has practiced in NH and I have seen his work in and out of the courtroom. He is hardworking, dedicated and almost always the smartest lawyer in the room."
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Keene Criminal defense Lawyer Richard Guerriero
Richard Guerriero
Criminal defense Attorney
Keene, NH
Licensed for 28 years