For 30 years I have focused my practice on criminal defense and the ethical... more
For 30 years I have focused my practice on criminal defense and the ethical responsibilities of criminal defense attorneys. Our firm has an office in Keene, NH, where I am based, and we have an office in Concord, NH, where my partner, Ted Lothstein, is based. While I handle many cases in Cheshire and Sullivan counties, I represent citizens throughout New Hampshire in state and federal court. ... view profile
Richard Samdperil has been practicing criminal defense in New Hampshire since 1995.... more
Richard Samdperil has been practicing criminal defense in New Hampshire since 1995. Attorney Samdperil estimates that he has tried well over 100 cases beforea judge or jury, and haswon cases in almost every court in southern New Hampshire. Over the past 15years, he has handled a number of high profile cases, including murders and sexual assaults. Felony, misdemeanor and DWI cases ... view profile
If you file a lawsuit and lose the case, you can appeal the decision to the next highest court, which is called the appellate court. Appellate lawyers often specialize in arguing appeals; that is, they specialize in arguing why the decision of the lower court was wrong (or why it was right, for the party that won). Appellate attorneys specialize in appeals because they understand the specific and detailed rules that must be followed. It is possible to lose an appeal on technicalities, even when the law is on your side. If you want to appeal the outcome of the trial court, or if you need to argue against another person's appeal, you should work with an appellate attorney.