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Richard E. Samdperil

Richard E. Samdperil

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Appeals, Ethics & Professional Responsibility

About Me

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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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    21 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 40%
    21 years, 500 cases
  3. Appeals: 8%
    15 years, 50 cases
  4. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 2%
    17 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Amy C. Connolly

    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.

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    Amy Connolly Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Benjamin Lewis Felcher Leavitt

    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.

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    Benjamin Leavitt Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NHAuthorized to practice law199508/06/2010

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of AppreciationNew England Division International Association for Identification2010
Standard Field Sobriety Testing - Completion CertificateCES Consulting, Inc.2006
Trial Practice Institute - Completion CertificateNational Criminal Defense College1998

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerSamdperil & Welsh, PLLC2006 - Present
Trial Attorney, Managing Attorney, Asst. Appellate DefenderNew Hampshire Public Defender1995 - 2006

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyersmember1997 - Present
New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyersmember1996 - Present
New Hampshire Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionmemberN/A
Rockingham County Bar AssociationPresidentN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. LangillN/A
State v. SmalleyDrug conviction reversed.
State v. MasucciDWI conviction vacated.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
MCLE New EnglandA Practical Guide to Evidence in New Hampshire2010

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Lake Forest CollegeIndependent ScholarBA - Bachelor of Arts1990

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Forensic Evidence TrainingChallenging Fingerprint Evidence2010
Anatomy of a Jury TrialCross-examination2010
Annual MeetingPanel Discussion on National Academy of Science Report on the Strength of Forensic Evidence in the US2009