Richard Fernald retired on December 31, 2015. He is still coming into the office to tidy things up and would be happy to talk to you. Attorneys Silas Little and Mark Fernald are available to assist you with legal matters.
Richard R. Fernald was born in Boston and grew up in Newton, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Law School. He began his practice in Keene, New Hampshire, where he served as city attorney for two years. He was a partner in a firm in Keene when, in 1961, Kenneth Brighton asked him to join his practice in Peterborough as a partner.
As a gunnery officer, Dick spent 27 months aboard the U.S.S. Salem CA 139, a heavy cruiser with a home port in the Mediterranean Sea at Villefranche, and he treasures the memory of his nearly four years as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. During his last 21 months he served as an instructor at the Naval Justice School in Newport, Rhode Island and at the U. S. Marine Corps Base at Camp Pendleton, California.
Dick served as a member of the Peterborough Planning Board from 1962 to 1989, and was chairman of that Board for 22 years. He was treasurer of the New Hampshire Bar Association for four years and a member of the Board of Governors of the Association for six years. Dick is a former secretary of the Keene Lions Club, a past president of the Peterborough Rotary Club, former chairman of the Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Heart Association, and has served in various positions with the Red Cross, Visiting Nurse Association, Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough Historical Society and Cheshire County YMCA. Dick was also the vice-chairman of the Southwest Region Planning Commission, and an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. Dick was counsel for the Town of Peterborough for over 25 years. Dick is a member and was a founder and first president of the Monadnock Indoor Tennis Club
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