Richard E. Samdperil

Richard Samdperil has been practicing law in New Hampshire since 1995.  He estimates that he has tried over 100 cases before a judge or jury, and has won cases in courts throughout New Hampshire.

Over the past 20 years, Richard Samdperil has represented clients charged with felony, misdemeanor and DWI offenses, and in certain civil matters. Students and other persons under age 21 charged with alcohol and drug offenses comprise a significant portion of his clients.
In addition to being a trial lawyer, Richard Samdperil maintains an active appellate practice.  To date, he has litigated over 50 cases before the State’s highest court, and has won new trials for convicted defendants.
Attorney Samdperil has also 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.


Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Contact info
Samdperil & Welsh, PLLC

100 High Street
Exeter, NH, 03833-2919

Office (603) 775-7570
Office (603) 436-4901

NH Authorized to practice law 1995 08/06/2010

Certificate of Appreciation New England Division International Association for Identification 2010
Standard Field Sobriety Testing – Completion Certificate CES Consulting, Inc. 2006
Trial Practice Institute – Completion Certificate National Criminal Defense College 1998

Work experience
Partner Samdperil & Welsh, PLLC 2006 – Present
Trial Attorney, Managing Attorney, Asst. Appellate Defender New Hampshire Public Defender 1995 – 2006

Northeastern University School of Law Law JD – Juris Doctor 1994
Lake Forest College Independent Scholar BA – Bachelor of Arts 1990

Speaking engagements
Forensic Evidence Training Challenging Fingerprint Evidence 2010
Anatomy of a Jury Trial Cross-examination 2010
Annual Meeting Panel Discussion on National Academy of Science Report on the Strength of Forensic Evidence in the US 2009

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