Richard E. Samdperil

Samdperil & Welsh, PLLC
Contact: (603) 775-7570
Law School: Northeastern University School of Law
Jurisdiction: New Hampshire


About Richard E. Samdperil
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.
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Insurance Claims
  • Juvenile Law
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Personal Injury
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    • Visa, Mastercard
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    • Free initial telephone consultation; $75 office consultation, to be applied toward fees if retained.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Hampshire
Professional Experience
Adjunct Faculty Member, Saint Anselm College
Instructor in Criminal Law
Managing Attorney, Staff Attorney, Asst. Appellate Defender, New Hampshire Public Defender
Northeastern University School of LawJ.D.Law
Details: Externships with USDOJ NE Bank Fraud Task Force; US District Court (NJ)
Lake Forest CollegeB.A.Political Science (ISM)
Honors: 1990 Commencement Speaker; 1990 Honors Graduate; 1987 Jacob Wardwell Edwards Prize for Outstanding Leadership
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.
Graduate, National Criminal Defense College
Professional Associations
President, Rockingham County Bar Association
member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
member, New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member, New Hampshire Bar Association
Activities: past member of NHBA's Professionalism Committee


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Samdperil & Welsh, PLLC
100 High Street
Exeter, NH 03833
Telephone: (603) 775-7570
Telephone: (603) 436-4901