Kevin M. O'Shea


Location: Concord, New Hampshire
Phone: 603-223-2800
Fax: 603-223-2929

Kevin M. O’Shea is an Equity Member of Sulloway & Hollis and concentrates his practice in the area of commercial litigation; including contract disputes, and defense of manufacturers’ warranties.  He also handles matters concerning Internet issues; including privacy, and domain registration disputes.

Kevin M. O'SheaKevin is the Practice Group Leader of the Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group at Sulloway and serves the firm as the chair of Sulloway’s Technology Committee and a member of its Ethics Committee.  He has been named to the Super Lawyers list for Business Litigation.  Prior to entering law school, Kevin worked for more than 10 years as a musical agent and manager for Emmy® and Grammy® nominated artists.  Kevin was an adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law and is currently serving a four year term as a Commissioner on the New Hampshire Higher Education Commission, the public body that regulates institutions of higher education in New Hampshire.

Areas of Practice

Business Litigation
Probate Litigation

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)