Richard E. Samdperil

Richard E. Samdperil

Samdperil & Welsh, PLLC
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Insurance Claims...
  • New Hampshire
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Criminal defense attorney in New Hampshire for over 15 years.

Over 150 trials before judges and juries, and has won cases in almost every court in southern New Hampshire.

Argued and/or briefed more than 50 cases at the New Hampshire Supreme Court and has won new trials for convicted defendants.

Represents adults and juveniles, with a significant percentage of the practice devoted to clients under the age of 21.

State-wide criminal practice, with his principal clients in Rockingham and Strafford counties.

Authored materials and taught defense lawyers on topics including New Hampshire constitutional law, law and forensic sciences, and the elements and defenses of common crimes.

Has represented clients in a number of high profile cases, including persons charged with murder and sexual assault.

Northeastern University School of Law
J.D. / Law
Externships with USDOJ NE Bank Fraud Task Force; US District Court (NJ)
Lake Forest College
B.A. / Political Science (ISM)
Honors: 1990 Commencement Speaker; 1990 Honors Graduate; 1987 Jacob Wardwell Edwards Prize for Outstanding Leadership
Professional Experience
Adjunct Faculty Member
Saint Anselm College
Instructor in Criminal Law
Managing Attorney, Staff Attorney, Asst. Appellate Defender
New Hampshire Public Defender
Articles & Publications
A Practical Guide to Evidence in New Hampshire (Contributing Author)
MCLE New England
Practice Guide (Contributor)
New Hampshire Public Defender
Certified in Standard Field Sobriety Testing
[Private Program]
Successfully completed the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) approved course in Standard Field Sobriety Testing, the same course used to train police officers in administering roadside sobriety tests, such as the HGN Test (commonly referred to as the "pen test"), Walk-and-Turn Test, and One-Leg-Stand Test.
National Criminal Defense College
Professional Associations
Rockingham County Bar Association
- Current
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
New Hampshire Bar Association
- Current
Activities: past member of NHBA's Professionalism Committee
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Hampshire
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Free initial telephone consultation; $75 office consultation, to be applied toward fees if retained.
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Insurance Claims
  • Juvenile Law
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Personal Injury
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Samdperil & Welsh, PLLC
100 High Street
Exeter, NH 03833
Telephone: (603) 775-7570
Telephone: (603) 436-4901