Sharon Cuddy Somers


Sharon Cuddy Somers

Sharon is a partner at Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella, PLLC (“DTC”) and has been with the firm for nearly twenty years. During that time she has practiced almost exclusively in the areas of municipal, land use and condominium law/AG registration work. Sharon represents individual homeowners, small development companies and larger companies particularly those with senior congregate care facilities, to obtain various approvals for development. Sharon also represents Planning Boards and Zoning Boards of Adjustment.  Additionally, she serves as lead counsel for Allenstown, Lee, Hopkinton and Hampton Beach Village District while performing discrete tasks for other communities.

Prior to joining DTC, Sharon served as the Assistant City Attorney in Portsmouth for many years. Sharon’s work with both private clients and government clients on land use and other issues means that she is uniquely situated to understand how people with different viewpoints think and operate. This deeper understanding means that she can provide additional value to the client.

Sharon has lectured on land use, ZBA practice and telecommunications for municipal audiences. Sharon has also lectured on condominium law for the New Hampshire Bar Association.

Sharon lives in South Hampton, New Hampshire where she served for many years as Town Moderator and Chairman of the Zoning Board of Adjustment. 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.

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.