Bar News - November 15, 2013
NHBA Welcomes New Cheshire County Representative to Board of Governors
The NH Bar Association Board of Governors recently appointed criminal defense attorney Richard Guerriero Jr. to serve out the remainder of a board term as a representative of Cheshire County.
|Richard Guerriero Jr.
Guerriero fills the board seat vacated by Leon Goodwin, who relocated out of Cheshire County.
“I was very happy to be asked to step in as the board of governors representative from Cheshire County,” Guerriero said. “I started my New Hampshire career here and, now that I am in private practice, have focused most of my practice in this area. Cheshire County has also been my home for 20 years. It’s the only place I’ve ever owned a house, and it’s where I raised my kids. I could not be more proud to represent my home county.”
Guerriero is in private practice at Lothstein Guerriero in Keene, NH. Prior to that, he was the litigation director at the NH Public Defender for 12 years.
His practice focuses on criminal defense in state and federal court, and the professional responsibilities of criminal defense attorneys. Most of his cases are sexual assaults, homicides, or other serious felonies. He has represented six defendants who faced capital punishment.
Guerriero is a member of the NH Bar Association’s CLE Committee and Ethics Committee. He is also on the New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Board of Directors and is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He was a recipient of the 2009 Frank Rowe Kenison Award for Community Service. He was also recognized as a “Champion of Justice” by the NH Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in 2005 and the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in 1991. Richard earned his law degree from Louisiana State University in 1984.