As of counsel at CullenCollimore, pllc, Shelagh brings thirteen years of experience representing business owners, municipalities, school districts and individuals in all aspects of civil litigation. A recognized professional in e-discovery & the use of social media in litigation, Shelagh regularly trains lawyers and judges in these fast growing areas and ensures that all of CullenCollimore’s clients can comply with ever-changing requirements and utilize these tools to advance their interests. Throughout her career, Shelagh has given numerous seminars on issues of e-discovery, document retention policies, ethics & the use of social media in legal practice, and the use of social media in litigation. She has published E-Discovery and Internet/Social Networking Discovery in the MCLE’s New Hampshire Discovery and Depositions and "Ethics and Social Media: Some Issues for Now, Not Later" in the New Hampshire Bar News.
In her years of practice in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts, Shelagh has handled a wide variety of cases involving such issues as: business disputes, insurance coverage, civil rights, personal injury, and New Hampshire Supreme Court and First Circuit appeals. Shelagh also handles discrimination matters for schools and municipalities before the Human Rights Commission and Equal Employment Opportunities Commission as well as in litigation.
Prior to joining CullenCollimore, Shelagh was an associate at Devine Millimet in Manchester, New Hampshire and at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to beginning private practice, she served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable John T. Broderick on the New Hampshire Supreme Court.
Shelagh graduated from the University of New Hampshire cum laude with honors-in-major (Political Science/Justice Studies) in 1995 and received her J.D. from Boston College Law School cum laude in 2000. At BC Law, she received the Francis D. Privitera Family Commencement Award for academic achievement and community involvement. Shelagh has been named a New England Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2010 to 2013.
Shelagh is the President of the UNH Alumni Association Board of Directors. She also volunteers on her local YMCA financial assistance campaign and as a youth soccer coach. She is admitted to practice in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts.REPRESENTATIVE PRESENTATIONS
E-Discovery 101: Footsteps to the Future, University of New Hampshire School of Law, October, 2013 & October, 2012
Ethics, Social Media & E-Discovery, Rockingham County Bar Association, June, 2013
Everything You Don’t Know About E-Discovery (But Wish You Did), NBI, May, 2013 (materials only)
Electronic Discovery with Social Media, New Hampshire Bar Association, April, 2013
Electronic Discovery Update, NBI, October, 2012
E-Discovery: Ways to Limit Disclosure of Information, New Hampshire Bar Association, October, 2011
Social Media: A Litigation Perspective, Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS), October, 2011
Cost Effective E-Discovery Techniques, Evidox, June, 2011
Ethics & Social Media for Attorneys, New Hampshire Association for Justice, May, 2011
Social Media & Litigation: Ethical Issues for Attorneys, New Hampshire Bar Association Leadership Academy, March, 2011
Preventing E-Discovery Sanctions: The Continuing Evolution of Litigation Holds, New Hampshire Federal Practice Institute, November, 2010
E-Discovery 101: A Primer for New Hampshire Attorneys, New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association, June, 2010
E-Discovery “Revisited”, New Hampshire Judicial Branch Conference, April, 2010
Legal Ethics in the Digital Age, New Hampshire Association for Justice, March, 2010
E-Discovery 101: Law, Lingo & Lessons, New Hampshire Superior Court Judges Conference, September 2009
Googling, Friending, Tweeting & Blogging: New Places to Find Useful Information, New Hampshire Insurance Adjusters Conference, April 2009
E-Discovery: It is Not a Matter of If, But When, New Hampshire Federal Practice Institute, September 2007
E-Discovery: What You Need to Know About E-Discovery and the New Rules, New Hampshire Insurance Adjusters Conference, July 2007
E-Discovery Idioms: What You Need to Know About E-Discovery, Conference of New Hampshire Police Chiefs, June 2007
Remedy Idioms in Electronic Discovery Realm: What You Need to Know About E-Discovery and the New Federal Rules, Labor and Employment Conference, May 2007