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 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.
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.
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. It was there that he met his friend and law partner, Mark Osborne. 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 and Mark decided that the time had come for them to find new ways to help people. They also decided that the satisfaction in working for themselves on their own terms would make them better lawyers and more available to the community. On June 8, 2007 Justin and Mark opened the doors to the Law Office of Shepherd & Osborne, PLLC. Since that day, Justin and Mark have been working together, effectively fighting for their clients all over New Hampshire and Massachusetts.