Sharon Cuddy Somers


Sharon Cuddy Somers

Sharon is a partner at Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella, PLLC.  Sharon provides substantive and practical guidance to a host of towns and cities and private clients on a variety of topics.

Prior to coming to Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella, Sharon was in public service with the City of Portsmouth as Assistant City Attorney, developing a specialized understanding of municipal law and local government operations.  Sharon now provides general legal advice to municipalities and to land use boards for a number of municipal clients and is available to provide more specialized advice on the land use approval process for cell towers.   Sharon also represents private parties in a variety of real estate related issues including land use approvals before local zoning or planning boards, Attorney General approval for subdivisions or condominiums and, including all aspects of condominium development and association issues, and NH Department of Environmental Services approvals.  She also successfully litigates cases resulting from these approvals as well as other issues pertaining to real estate such as “paper streets” and road layouts.  Finally, Sharon also appears regularly before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services on behalf of applicants seeking United States citizenship and/or legal permanent residence status.

Sharon was born and raised in Bridgewater, Connecticut.  She attended Smith College for two years and completed her undergraduate education at Wesleyan University where she received a B.A. in 1980.  She obtained her J.D. from Vermont Law School in 1984.  She is admitted to practice in all New Hampshire Courts, and the U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire.  She is a member of the New Hampshire Bar and is the former Chairman of the Municipal Section of the New Hampshire Bar.

Sharon resides in South Hampton.  She is active in community affairs and is the Town Moderator.  Sharon also served on the Board of Directors of Portsmouth Public Media, Inc., a non-profit organization providing non-commercial public owners media channels including both television and internet, and Leadership Seacoast, a non-profit organization encouraging leadership and participation in community affairs.