Upton & Hatfield values the health and well-being of our employees, clients, families, and communities. To uphold these values, we have implemented recommendations from the Center for Disease Control by encouraging our employees to work remotely whenever possible. This does not change our commitment to you, and we are still available to handle your legal needs and provide you with the highest quality legal services during these unsettled times. Our offices are open, but for urgent matters only in conformity with state and federal authority recommendations. If you have any questions or concerns, we are ready and available to discuss them with you. We want all of us to stay safe while we work during this temporary situation.

Russell F. Hilliard

Russ Hilliard

Russ Hilliard focuses his practice in the areas of commercial and insurance litigation, professional discipline, and alternative dispute resolution, representing businesses, municipalities, and individual professionals.

A highly respected attorney among his peers, he is ranked by Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of commercial litigation, which recognized him as “as good a litigator as you could hope to find.” He is also included in The Best Lawyers in America® for alternative dispute resolution and in Super Lawyers in business litigation. He has a Martindale-Hubbell AV rating.

A member of the firm since 1980, he is active in the following organizations:

  • American Bar Association House of Delegates
  • New Hampshire Bar Association (past president)
  • New Hampshire Bar Foundation (past chair)
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, inducted 1995
  • New England Bar Association (president 2012-2013)

Russ has also been active in public service and civic organizations, including:

  • New Hampshire Legislative Ethics Committee (past chair)
  • New Hampshire Public Employee Labor Relations Board (past member)
  • Hopkinton Rotary Club (charter president)
  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (past president)
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