Overview of the Law Office's Practice Areas
A variety of legal cases are undertaken on behalf of clients throughout New Hampshire from locations in Concord and Lebanon. No matter what type of legal problem you may have, you can always expect straightforward legal advice along with personal, courteous, and professional service. Review the law practice areas below and call 877-603-8777 toll free or email today for a free initial consultation about:
- New Hampshire Criminal Defense and DWI/DUI
- Nonprofits, Museums, and Religious Organizations
- Corporate and Institutions Investigations and Risk Management
- Alternative Dispute Resolution | Mediation and Arbitration
New Hampshire Criminal Defense and DWI / DUI
Rick St. Hilaire can defend you when you need a criminal attorney. He is a former chief prosecutor who possesses 18 years of experience with criminal law and litigation. All aspects of felony, misdemeanor, motor vehicle, and violation level offenses are handled in both district division and superior courts throughout New Hampshire, including arraignments and bail hearings, probable cause hearings, advocacy before indictment, discovery, plea negotiations, probation violations, and trial. Many cases are handled including:
• felony and misdemeanor cases in NH superior and district courts • alcohol offenses and drug possession crimes • DWI/DUI • negligent homicide, motor vehicle assault, and manslaughter • Habitual Offender • major motor vehicle violations • interference with custody • burglary • theft, fraud, and shoplifting • probation violations/parole violations • obstructing government administration/obstruction of justice • consumer fraud • identity theft • white-collar crime • computer crime • arson • select simple assault and felony assault cases • select firearms cases
Nonprofits, Museums, and Religious Organizations
Let Attorney St. Hilaire provide legal counsel when your nonprofit group or religious organization is confronted with government action, claims of liability, abusive clergy claims, employee disputes, risk management development, or First Amendment challenges. You can also be assisted with the formation of your nonprofit by having the law office draft and file the necessary legal paperwork for incorporation and/or tax exemption, including articles of incorporation and bylaws. The law office also serves nonprofit organizations as outside legal counsel. Call today to find out how your organization can have continuous on-call access to cost-effective legal representation. Click here to learn about forming a nonprofit organization.
Governmental Relations and Public Policy Strategies
Attorney Rick St. Hilaire provides legal counsel when significant business or nonprofit decision have a governmental or public policy impact. Attorney St. Hilaire can help you increase your likelihood of success by utilizing his longtime experience as a former elected official. He has worked with governments at the federal, state, county, and local so he can:
• develop advocacy strategies
• draft legislation and proposed rules
• analyze proposed laws and regulations
County and Local Government Representation and Internal Affairs Investigations
Attorney Rick St. Hilaire is uniquely suited to represent your county or local government when it faces a complex legal matter. He is a former county attorney, so his law office is uniquely equipped to handle cases such as government right to know requests, personnel disputes, contract problems, and more.
Internal Affairs Investigations
Internal affairs investigations of criminal wrongdoing or malfeasance by police employees and other public employees require investigation by an outside third party. Attorney St. Hilaire has the skills and experience to provide expert service that uncovers the facts with sophistication, discretion, and a high degree of professionalism.
NH Campaign and Election Law
Let Attorney Rick St. Hilaire be your legal counselor during your political campaign or when you face a state election law dispute or challenge. As a former elected official, campaign consultant, and candidate, Rick St. Hilaire has the know-how to navigate through the complex network of state campaign and election laws.
Right to Know
As a former county attorney, Rick St. Hilaire handled many right to know requests. Get the help you need to obtain access to government information.
Corporate and Institutions Investigations Counsel/
Institutional Risk Management
Attorney Rick St. Hilaire can guide you when you or your company receives a grand jury subpoena, search warrant, or when you believe that there is fraud or other criminal wrongdoing occurring. You need immediate assistance from a former prosecutor skilled with handling investigations, risk management, and criminal justice matters. You can be helped to respond to subpoenas and search warrants, to conduct internal institutional investigations, or to develop and implement compliance programs to avert the risk of government action or law enforcement probes.
Cultural Heritage Law
Let Attorney Rick St. Hilaire protect your cultural institution, your cultural objects, or your artistic masterpieces. Rick St. Hilaire is uniquely positioned to serve you. He is an adjunct university professor who teaches cultural property law, the former Vice Chair of the Art and Cultural Heritage Law Committee of the American Bar Association, and he is certified as an Institutional Protection Manager by the International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection.
Crime Victim Rights
When you are a victim of crime, you may need an attorney to encourage action on the part of prosecutors or police, or you may need to protect yourself from an undue invasion of privacy or even legal or physical harassment. Rick St. Hilaire has fought for victims' rights as a prosecutor. He now advocates for victims' rights throughout the entire criminal process including police investigations, bail hearings, grand jury, criminal trial, restitution hearings, and parole hearings.
Alternative Dispute Resolution | Mediation and Arbitration
Attorney Rick St. Hilaire can represent you as you work to resolve your dispute through mediation or arbitration, avoiding the expense, delay, and uncertainty of trial. Mediated solutions depend on listening and creative problem-solving. As a trained mediator and as a knowledgeable litigator, Rick St. Hilaire works to create a positive, respectful environment that can work to resolve your problem without going to court. Attorney St. Hilaire is also a trained arbitrator who can advocate for your interests during arbitration sessions.