Kevin M. O'Shea


Location: Concord, New Hampshire
Phone: 603-223-2800
Fax: 603-226-2404

Kevin M. O’Shea, a Member of Sulloway & Hollis, PLLC, is the Chair of the Business Litigation law practice group and concentrates his practice in the area of commercial litigation, including contract disputes, construction claims, and commercial collections. He also handles matters concerning Internet issues, including privacy, and domain registration disputes; as well as transportation disputes involving watercraft, railroads and bus lines.

Kevin M. O'SheaPrior to entering law school, Mr. O’Shea worked for more than 10 years as a musical agent and manager for Emmy® and Grammy® nominated artists, and draws upon that experience and familiarity with entertainment law in advising clients in that area.

Mr. O’Shea is also an adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law.

Areas of Practice

Business Litigation
Insurance Defense and Coverage

Bar Admissions

New Hampshire
U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire


University of New Hampshire School of Law, Concord, New Hampshire
J.D., cum laude

Providence College

News and Announcements

Published Works

Representative Cases

  • After close of evidence and upon consideration of written briefs, court directed verdict for contractor in a construction defects case
  • After trial on the merits, received defendant’s verdict for national bank in the face of breach of contract and fraud claims brought by former employee of bank’s borrower
  • After briefing and oral argument, obtained dismissal of frivolous and malicious claims seeking $25M against property owner and $25M against property owner’s representative
  • After filing motion for summary judgment, resolved quiet title action involving a subdivision’s
  • Spearheaded institution’s successful efforts to have unwanted photographs and commentary removed from a Facebook® page maintained by institution’s former client
  • Obtained ex parte temporary restraining order preventing former employee from utilizing or exploiting domain name of former employer


  • Guest Lecturer, University of New Hampshire School of Law, Civil Procedure: Subject Matter Jurisdiction (2012); Personal Jurisdiction (2011, 2010, 2009); Rule 11 Sanctions (2009); Electronic Discovery (2007); Directed Verdict (2006)
  • Presenter, Think Twice, Click Once: Ethical Considerations for E-Lawyering and Social Media (Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, Strategies and Solutions for the Commercial and Residential Conveyancer CLE Program, June 2012)
  • Presenter, Lawyer Landmines: Supervision of non-lawyer assistants and other ethical issues in the electronic age (Old Republic National Title Insurance Company: Agent’s Seminar, May 2011)
  • Presenter, Look Before You Leap: Unauthorized Practice of the Law, Supervision of Non-Lawyer Assistants and Ethical Issues in the Electronic Age (First American Title Insurance Company, Agent’s Seminar, June 2011)
  • Guest Lecturer, The Cost of Litigation: A Case Study (Plymouth State University, November 19, 2009, BU 2480 – Business Law Class, November 2009)
  • Social Media Content and Discovery Practice: Entitlement, Scope, Technical Issues in Production, Ethics, and Authentication Kevin M. O’Shea, Esq. Daniel P. Keenan Jr. Sulloway & Hollis, PLLC July 31, 2015
  • Avoiding Technical Fouls: Selected Ethical Issues in Advertising, Social Media, and Cloud Computing Kevin M. O’Shea, Esq. Sulloway & Hollis, P.L.L.C. “Keeping You in the Know” CLE Program Old Republic National Title Insurance Company June 18, 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Defense Research Institute (Commercial Litigation and Data Management and Security Committees)
  • Federal Bar Association (Charter Member of New Hampshire Chapter)
  • Member, Attorney Website Redesign Committee, Federal Court for the District of New Hampshire, 2011, 2014

Community Activities

  • Commissioner, New Hampshire Higher Education Commission (2019-present)
  • School Board Member (2012-2015); Chair (2011-2012) and Vice-Chair (2009-2011)
  • Alumni Leadership Council; St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Dover, New Hampshire (2012-2015)