Attorneys Judith L. Bomster

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Prior to joining Sheehan Phinney, Judith was a partner of Butenhof & Bomster, PC. Her practice focuses in the areas of trust and estate planning, special needs planning and elder law, with an emphasis on tailoring plans to achieve lifetime goals and long-term security for clients and their families. Her prior experience in business law enables Judith to identify short and long-term planning goals, and anticipate potential outcomes of various plans to achieve each client’s personal objectives. A natural educator and speaker, Judith has lectured in her practice areas through continuing legal education programs with the NH Bar Association, as well as to area agencies, non-profit organizations and private companies. With her law partner, Ann Butenhof, Judith has co-authored a chapter entitled “Special Needs Trusts” in the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education publication “A Practical Guide to Estate Planning in New Hampshire.” While at the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law she interned as a law clerk with the New Hampshire Supreme Court and as a student attorney with the New Hampshire Appellate Defender’s Office.


  • State of New Hampshire
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire

Civic Involvement

  • Disability Rights Center-NH, Board of Trustees
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Director and Officer of the New Hampshire Chapter
  • New Hampshire Bar Association’s Ethics Committee, former Chair and Vice-Chair
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Member, Trust & Estate Section and the NH Estate Planning Council
  • Special Needs Alliance (SNA), Member, Board of Directors and Publications Committee
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Fellow
  • Birch Hill Terrace, former Member, Board of Trustees
  • Leadership New Hampshire, Class of 2013


  • Best Lawyers in America, Elder Law
  • New England Super Lawyers, Estate Planning & Probate, Elder law