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William Henry Shaheen - Dover, NH

353 Central AvenueSuite 200 Dover, NH 03820

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Updated: 08/25/2020

Dover Workers Compensation Lawyer


Attorney William H. Shaheen was born and raised in Dover, New Hampshire. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1965. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army and, within two years, attained the rank of Captain. In 1973, Bill graduated second in his law class, receiving a Juris Doctorate with Honors from the University of Mississippi School of Law. After graduation, he began his law career in Dover, New Hampshire...

About William Henry Shaheen

Practice Areas

  • Workers Compensation
  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Trusts, Estates & Guardianships
  • Divorce & Family Law
  • Personal Injury


  • 75%


Bar Admissions

  • New Hampshire, 1973
  • Mississippi, 1973
  • U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1973
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1973
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1978

Other Affiliations

  • Advisory Board, Saint Anslem's College New Hampshire Institute of Politics
  • Past Chairman of the New Hampshire Heart Association
  • Past President of the New Hampshire District Court Judges Association
  • Co-Chaired Jimmy Carter's Presidential Primary campaign in New Hampshire
  • Chaired VP Al Gore's Presidential Primary campaign in New Hampshire
  • Chaired Senator John Kerry's Primary campaign in New Hampshire
  • Chair Senator Clinton's Presidential Primary campaign in New Hampshire
  • Member of the State Steering Committee for President Obama
  • Member of the Bar- New Hampshire


  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi, 1973
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Graduated 2nd in Class
  • Dover High School, H.S., 1961
  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, 1965

Past Positions

  • Captain, U.S. Army, 1965 - 1969
  • City Attorney, City of Somersworth, NH, 1974 - 1976
  • U.S. Attorney, District of New Hampshire, youngest in the country, 1976 - 1981
  • Judge, Durham, NH, District Court, 1981 - 1996


Other Sources of Feedback About William Henry Shaheen

Included on the 2014 New England list

Past Lists

  • 2013 New England Super Lawyers list

View the profile for William Henry Shaheen on Super Lawyers


  • Former United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire
  • Selection of the Judiciary, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Presidential Appointed
  • Named in 2005 by New Hampshire Business Review as one of the Top Powerful People in the State of New Hampshire
  • Selected To Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2014

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353 Central AvenueSuite 200 Dover, NH 03820

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