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Timothy M. Harrington

Criminal defense Attorney at Dover, NH

4.3   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 27 years
    Maine - ME 28 years
    New Hampshire - NH 29 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State ME
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State NH
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Timothy

Learn Timothy’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Represent clients being investigated for or charged with committing State or Federal crimes. The types of cases range from low level misdemeanors to complex major felonies.

    30 years

  2. Family
    Represent clients in divorce and post-divorce proceedings involving disputes over custody, child support, alimony and division of assets.

  3. Business
    Represent businesses in a range of general business matters with a focus on litigating contact disputes.

A partner at Shaheen & Gordon, Attorney Timothy M. Harrington has thorough understanding of the criminal justice system in New Hampshire. He has represented clients on numerous criminal cases, providing defense for some of the most serious charges, such as drug crimes, DWI, negligent homicide, and much more. Knowing how severe the penalties for criminal charges can be, he looks at every possible avenue for defense in order to secure a winning verdict for his clients.

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Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.
353 Central Ave
Suite 200
Dover, NH, 03820

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Posted by John | September 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Tim helped with an annulment in NH. The court initially denied my annulment, Tim then wrote a magnificent reconsideration motion and we had a hearing. He presented himself well in court and the court reversed its decision and granted the annulment. I am so grateful for his help on this matter.
Posted by Greg | February 21, 2013
Excellent Lawyer for Representation in DUI Case
Tim was an excellent lawyer, who did an outstanding job representing me in my DUI case. Though I believed I was going to lose my license for a while and be required to pay a ton of fines, Tim found a way to convince the judge to find me not guilty. Throughout the entire process, which was extremely stressful for me, Tim was there to answer any questions I had, and always gave honest, upfront answers. He was very professional, and was extremely knowledgeable in NH DUI law. He broke down the entire process for me, explained to me all of my options, and advised me expertly on what path I should take. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing representation in a DUI case.
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Posted by Lou | September 8, 2010
Highly skilled, knowledgable lawyer
Tim did a great job representing me. He treated me with respect and made my family and myself feel comfortable. He was always up front and honest whether it was good news or bad. There were times when I was worried, confused and asked the same questions over and over again. Tim would respond to my phone calls in a timely manner and had the patience of a saint. He always put my feelings first. Throughout the 2 years of my DWI case, Tim became more than just a lawyer, he was a friend. He is very knowledgable of the DWI laws in the state of NH. Tim's professionalism, knowledge and demeanor in the courtroom is very impressive. I would highly recommend Tim Harrington.
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2010
Definitive positive results from a bad circumstance, Experienced- Multifaceted Attorney
Tim is a very knowledgeable attorney; Tim was fair willing to work with me in every aspect of my case. It was felony charge and put in into a nothing of circumstance. He is an extraordinary attorney that had guided me thru a very unfair/ unjust legal system; I would highly recommend Tim he had kept me informed, He was very responsive to all concerns thru out the legal proceeding. I really appreciated his professionalism that was accompanied by kindness and understanding. Tim also went out of his way to accomplish what we needed done. I believe that he does carry compassion in realizing that his cases affect his clients' lives.
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Posted by Melissa | September 3, 2010
Highly Recommended Attorney
Attorney Harrington represented me in a criminal matter which occurred while I was simultaneously involved in a multi-State child custody dispute. Attorney Harrington collaborated with 2 other attorney’s (one who was located out of State) and aggressively ensured that by all angles my interests were being protected. He provided honest answers to my questions; rather than just telling me what I wanted to hear. He was highly informative, attentive, and professional. I would highly recommend him for all of your legal needs.
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Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
He was honorable extremely rude never answered the phone cost me 20,,000$ did absolutely nothing wanted me to take the first deal they offered me and I hired a new lawyer and ended up wins the case all charges dropped with my new lawyer so not recommend Tim Harrington to no one not even my widest enemy’s go with Tom fuccera and mark cisiti
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner, Vice President
  • Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.
  • 2003 - Present
  • Senior Assistant County Attorney
  • Rockingham County Attorney's Office
  • 1999 - 2003


  • Franklin Pierce Law Center
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Negligent Homicide
  • Not Guilty
  • First Degree Assault
  • Not Guilty
  • Not Guilty
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  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • N/A
  • New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Timothy
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim Harrington is an outstanding trial lawyer. Over the 20+ years I have known Tim, I have worked with him and opposed him. He is tough, dynamic, and smart."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When Tim worked as a prosecutor for the Concord City Attorney and the Rockingham County Attorney he was well respected by the Defense Bar for his fairness, intelligence and advocacy. He brought that valuable prior experience to private practice whehre he built a thriving DUI/Criminal Defense practice in New Hampshire and Maine. I highly recommend Tim for any criminal defense matter based on his courtroom skills, ethics and experience."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"As a former prosecutor and long time trial attorney, Tim brings a range of skills to bear in his criminal defense practice. It is critically important in criminal defense work to know your adversary and know your court room. Tim has a true knack for building relationships in the New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts court rooms where he regularly appears. Maybe more importantly, he understands how to simultaneously prepare a case for trial and avoid trial by relying on aggressive courtroom work and motion practice to create generous opportunities to resolve a case. Where negotiations fail, he is truly able to put his best foot forward on behalf of a client in court and during trial. Juries love him and judges respect him. Not to be lost in all of this, Tim is easy to work with and fun to be around. Simply stated, it is easy to recommend him to anyone seeking representation in a difficult criminal or DWI case."
Criminal defense
Criminal defense

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Dover Criminal defense Lawyer Timothy M. Harrington
Timothy M. Harrington
Criminal defense Attorney
Dover, NH
Licensed for 29 years
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