Richard Samdperil has been practicing criminal defense in New Hampshire since 1995.
Attorney Samdperil estimates that he has tried well over 100 cases before a judge or jury, and has won cases in almost every court in southern New Hampshire.
Over the past 15 years, he has handled a number of high profile cases, including murders and sexual assaults. Felony, misdemeanor and DWI cases account for close to 90% of his current cases. 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.
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I am writing to endorse Richard Samdperil. As a former prosecutor, I have had many cases against Attorney Samdperil. He is very intelligent and is a fierce competitor in the courtroom. He is well versed in New Hampshire case law and in the Rules of Evidence. His clients surely will benefit from his trial skills, knowledge of the law, and good reputation in the legal community.
Amy Connolly Divorce & Separation Attorney
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I endorse this lawyer. Richard is one of the most skilled trial lawyers I have seen. His dedication to his clients is also unparalleled. If I were in trouble, I would use my one phone call to retain Richard Samdperil.
Benjamin Leavitt Criminal Defense Attorney
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|NH||Authorized to practice law||1995||08/06/2010|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|Partner||Samdperil & Welsh, PLLC||2006 - Present|
|Trial Attorney, Managing Attorney, Asst. Appellate Defender||New Hampshire Public Defender||1995 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||member||1997 - Present|
|New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||member||1996 - Present|
|New Hampshire Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section||member||N/A|
|Rockingham County Bar Association||President||N/A|
|State v. Langill||N/A|
|State v. Smalley||Drug conviction reversed.|
|State v. Masucci||DWI conviction vacated.|
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|MCLE New England||A Practical Guide to Evidence in New Hampshire||2010|
|Northeastern University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|Lake Forest College||Independent Scholar||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|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|