Lucy J. Karl

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Concord, NH

Shaheen & Gordon, PA
 | 107 Storrs Street, Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 877-687-2779
Fax: 603-225-5112
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (70%),
  • Health Care (20%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (10%)
Attorney Profile

A shareholder and director of Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. of Concord, New Hampshire, attorney Lucy Karl represents businesses and business professionals involved in complex litigation and securities fraud. She handles cases involving securities abuse, criminal and internal compliance investigations and health care compliance issues related to fraud and abuse and billing practices.

An active member of her legal community, Ms. Karl has served as a member of the New Hampshire Bureau of Securities Regulation task force, which drafts revisions to state securities laws, from 2003-2005. She has also served as a receiever at the request of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Ms. Karl is also a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association and American Bar Association, Business Law, Health Law and Dispute Resolution sections. She is also an active volunteer in her community, serving on the non-profit boards of Families in Transition, Planned Parenthod of Northern New England, Red River Theatres, and Focus on Tanzanian Communities.

A graduate of Dartmouth College and Washington University School of Law of St. Louis, Missouri, Ms. Karl is licensed to practice before the state and federal District Court of New Hampshire, the state court and the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (70%)

Health Care (20%)

Employment & Labor (10%)


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Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2019

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About Lucy Karl

Admitted: 1988, New Hampshire

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2000
  • American Bar Association: Business Law, Health Law, Dispute Resolution Sections
  • Member of the Bar-New Hampshire, 1988
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1982
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Member, New Hampshire Bureau of Securities Regulation task force
  • United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, 1988
  • United States Supreme Court, 1988
  • Member of the Bar-Illinois, 1982

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • New Hampshire Women’s Policy Institute-Volunteer, 2007
  • Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, Board of Directors, 1992-1999
  • Red River Theatres, Board of Directors, 2009-present
  • Families in Transition-Concord Committee, 2007
  • Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Board of Directors, 2000-2006
  • Families in Transition, Board of Directors, 2009-present
  • New Hampshire Bureau of Securities Regulation Task Force, 2003-2005
  • Health Options, Board of Directors, 1988-1992

Representative Clients:

  • Successfully defended health care providers in proceedings before New Hampshire regulatory boards.
  • Successfully defended Jonathan Harr, author of the New York Times bestseller, A Civil Action, and his publisher, Random House, in a defamation suit brought against them for statements appearing in the book. The dismissal was affirmed by the First Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Arbitrator with over 20 years of experience arbitrating disputes for the American Arbitration Association, and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (formerly the National Association of Securities Dealers and the New York Stock Exchange).
  • Successfully defended a physician in federal Office of Inspector General investigation.
  • Provide an array of legal advice to community mental health centers in the area of Medicare and Medicaid matters and investigations.
  • Has served as defense counsel to a national automobile insurance provider since 1997.
  • Successfully represented the Concord Monitor in a defamation action brought by a person challenging the reportage of his criminal trial and arrest. After extensive briefing the case was dismissed on a motion for summary judgment.
  • Represent hospitals in a wide array of compliance related issues including fraud and abuse, HIPAA, and billing and reimbursement issues.
  • Successfully defended a public official in an investigation alleging violations of federal law arising from his performance as a public official; after an extensive investigation no criminal charges were filed.
  • Successfully defended a Hospital sued by physician arising from the revocation of his hospital privileges.
  • 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.
  • Successfully defended a CFO of a publicly traded company in a criminal investigation, alleging violations of federal securities laws and improper revenue recognition; after an extensive investigation no criminal charges were brought.

Educational Background:

  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, B.A., 1977
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Office Location for Lucy J. Karl

107 Storrs Street
Concord, NH 03301

Phone: 877-687-2779

Fax: 603-225-5112

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Last Updated: 5/24/2019

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