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Steven M. Gordon - Concord, NH

107 Storrs StreetPost Office Box 2703 Concord, NH 03302

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Updated: 03/25/2024

Concord Criminal Law Lawyer

Overview

Steve received his undergraduate degree from American University in 1971, and graduated from the Washington College of Law at American University in 1974 where he received numerous academic awards. After graduation, he served as a law clerk to New Hampshire Federal District Court Judge Hugh H. Bownes from 1974-1976. Upon completion of his clerkship, Steve returned to Washington, D.C. where he served as legal counsel to United States Senator John A Durkin from 1976-1977...

Steve received his undergraduate degree from American University in 1971, and graduated from the Washington College of Law at American University in 1974 where he received numerous academic awards. After graduation, he served as a law clerk to New Hampshire Federal District Court Judge Hugh H. Bownes from 1974-1976. Upon completion of his clerkship, Steve returned to Washington, D.C. where he served as legal counsel to United States Senator John A Durkin from 1976-1977. In 1977, Bill Shaheen, who had been appointed U.S. Attorney for the District of New Hampshire, hired Steve as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. Steve and Bill served together for 4 years. They have worked together ever since.

While at the United States Attorneys Office, Steve successfully tried over 20 trials and led the office's white-collar prosecutions in the areas of mail fraud, tax fraud and evasion. He successfully prosecuted the first Medicare/Medicaid fraud case in the courts of New Hampshire.

After leaving the United States Attorneys office, Steve began an active and diverse trial practice. He has obtained acquittals for clients charged with tax fraud, bank fraud, as well as conspiracy charges in the federal courts of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He has also successfully defended clients in criminal trials throughout the state courts of New Hampshire. In conjunction with his trial work, Steve has had significant success in representing individual and corporate clients in pre-indictment matters. In numerous high publicity investigations, Steve's active and effective representation has resulted in no criminal charges being brought against the firm's clients. Because of these efforts, his work has been recognized since 1991 in The Best Lawyers in America for Criminal Defense.

Steve also has a very successful civil trial practice, with a present emphasis on complex business litigation, including multi-district litigation. He also has a very active practice representing lawyers before New Hampshire's Professional Conduct Committee. Recently, he successfully defended former all-pro quarterback, Jim Kelly of the Buffalo Bills, in a libel action brought by Kelly's former attorney and agent. The jury's defense verdict was affirmed on appeal to the First Circuit Court of Appeals with Steve and partner Lucy Karl arguing the matter. Presently, Steve and Lucy are representing Jonathan Harr, author of the New York Times bestseller, A Civil Action, and his publisher, Random House, in a defamation suit. Attorney Gordon also was legal counsel to the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and, again since 1991, has had his First Amendment work recognized in The Best Lawyers of America.

Arising out of his experience with the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and the needs of corporations to have effective compliance plans and having performed internal investigations on behalf of several corporations and hospitals, Steve, Arpy Saunders and Lucy Karl began the firm's Healthcare Practice Group. The practice now includes the representation of a large number of New Hampshire hospitals, as well as individual physician practice groups on an array of issues.

In the October 2003 New Hampshire Magazine listing the "ideal" New Hampshire attorney, as voted by lawyers throughout the State, Steve was recognized in two categories: "Complex Litigation" and "Criminal Law".

Steve Gordon was also recently nominated by his peers to appear in a London based publication entitled "The International Who's Who of Business Crime Lawyers 2003.

About Steven M. Gordon

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law
  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Health Care

Litigation

  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Representative Clients

  • General Electric

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • New Hampshire, 1974
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1974
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986

Other Affiliations

  • Legal Counsel to the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union and Panel Member, 1987 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1989 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Public Defender Program
  • Member of the Local Rule Subcommittee of the Federal Court Advisory Committee
  • Member of the First Circuit Court of Appeals Advisory

Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia, 1974
    J.D.
    Honors: American Jurisprudence Awards in Criminal Law and Evidence
  • American University, Washington, District of Columbia, 1971
    B.A.

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Steven M. Gordon

Included on the 2023 New England list


Past Lists

  • 2022 New England Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 New England Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 New England Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 New England Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 New England Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 New England Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 New England Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 New England Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 New England Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 New England Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 New England Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 New England Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 New England Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 New England Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 New England Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 New England Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Steven M. Gordon on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America since 1991 in the areas of criminal defense and First Amendment and Bet-The-Company Litigation
  • Recognized as one of New England's Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Highest Ranking in Legal Directory Martindale-Hubbell (AV)

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Address

107 Storrs StreetPost Office Box 2703 Concord, NH 03302

Fax

  • (603) 225-5112

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