Richard E. Samdperil

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Exeter, NH

Samdperil & Welsh, PLLC
 | 100 High Street, Exeter, NH 03833
Phone: 603-775-7570
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (40%),
  • Appellate (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Richard E. Samdperil is an attorney at Samdperil & Welsh, PLLC, in Exeter, New Hampshire. Mr. Samdperil has more than 20 years of experience and serves clients in New Hampshire cities, including Brentwood, Candia, Derry, Dover, Durham, Exeter, Hampton, Manchester, Plaistow, Portsmouth, Rochester, Rye, Salem and Seabrook.

Mr. Samdperil devotes his practice to criminal defense and personal injury law. He has handled criminal cases involving annulment of criminal records, assaults, arson, domestic violence, drug possession and sales, habitual offenders, ignition interlock devices, license restoration, murder, robbery, sexual assaults, statutory rape, theft and underage DUI. His personal injury experience includes litigating matters involving auto accidents and other types of torts.

Throughout his career, Mr. Samdperil has appeared in a variety of proceedings, including administrative license suspension hearings, CDL hearings and motor vehicle administrative hearings. Along with practicing in New Hampshire state courts, he has handled appeals at the Supreme Court level.

Using his knowledge of criminal law, Mr. Samdperil has lectured on various criminal subjects and served as a contributing author to criminal defense publications. He is a former adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law and Saint Anselm College.

Mr. Samdperil is a member of the New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the New Hampshire Bar Association and served on the organization’s ethics committee. He is also active in his local community and sits on the board of directors for the Seacoast Science Center.

Mr. Samdperil earned his law degree from Northeastern University School of Law. He has been licensed to practice law since 1995.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (40%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (40%): DUI/DWI

Appellate (10%): Appeals

Personal Injury - General (10%): Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI: DUI/DWI

Appellate: Appeals

Personal Injury - General: Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2017

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About Richard Samdperil

Admitted: 1995, New Hampshire

Professional Webpage: http://www.swnhlaw.com/about-us/new-hampshire-attorneys/rich...

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Seacoast Science Center, Board of Directors, Member
  • Rockingham County Bar Association, Past President
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Ethics Committee, Member, 2014-Present
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Committee on Professionalism, Past Member
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, Co-Chair, 2013-2016
  • New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 1996-Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 1997-Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Seacoast Science Center, Rye, New Hampshire, Board Chair, 2015-2017

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Challenging Fingerprint Evidence, New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Manchester, New Hampshire, May 21, 2010
  • Anatomy of a Criminal Jury Trial, New Hampshire Bar Association, Concord, New Hampshire, November 5, 2010
  • Panelist, Discussion of National Academy of Science Report, International Association for Identification, New England Division, Freeport, Maine, November 12, 2009
  • The Role of the Defense Attorney in the Criminal Justice System, The Big Read: NH Reads To Kill a Mockingbird, Weeks Public Library, Greenland, New Hampshire, March 24, 2010
  • A Practical Guide to Evidence in New Hampshire, MCLE, New England, 1st Edition (2010) and July 16, 2012 (Supplement)
  • Utilizing Forensic Science in Criminal Cases (2012 ed.), Aspatore (Thomson Reuters), October, 2012
  • Sentencing Law and Practice From All Perspectives, New Hampshire Bar Association, Concord, New Hampshire, November 9, 2012
  • Superior Court Civil Practice: New Rules & Far More, New Hampshire Bar Association, Concord, New Hampshire, September 25, 2013
  • DWI Litigation: Keeping Pace with a Rapidly Changing Landscape, New Hampshire Bar Association, Concord, New Hampshire, May 15, 2014
  • Program Chair, Public Sector Ethics: Ethics Is Not A Game, New Hampshire Bar Association, Concord, New Hampshire, June 24, 2015
  • Program Co-Chair, Ethics for Public Sector Lawyers, New Hampshire Bar Association, Concord, New Hampshire, June 22, 2016
  • Utilizing Forensic Evidence in Criminal Cases (2012-2013 edition)
  • Contributing Author, A Practical Guide to Evidence in New Hampshire (1st edition 2010, and 2012 supplement)
  • Criminal Law, Adjunct Faculty Member, University of New Hampshire School of Law, Concord, New Hampshire, 2012-2013
  • Criminal Law, Adjunct Faculty Member, Criminal Justice Department, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire, 2007-2008
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Office Location for Richard E. Samdperil

100 High Street
Exeter, NH 03833

Phone: 603-775-7570

 

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Last Updated: 8/29/2017

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