Pick up the latest issue of the New Hampshire Bar News and who will you see on the front page? Upton and Hatfield attorney Russ Hilliard.
Russ is the subject of a profile feature written by Kathie Ragsdale. Titled “A Lawyer's Lawyer," the article notes he is a man of the people, serving his local community and volunteering as far from home as Tanzania.
Professional, courteous, and fair, Russ puts his skills to use representing lawyers in disciplinary hearings and practicing commercial litigation. His pursuit of a career in law was driven by pure passion after a brief interaction with the profession in the early 1970s sparked his curiosity.
"I've always had an interest in the power and the tools that lawyers have to effectuate good," he told Bar News. "To a large extent, we represent clients and their interests, but we're always still officers of the court and have a larger duty to make sure the justice system we have works."
Much like his career path, Russ’s life outside of the office is propelled by his desire to positively impact his surroundings. He is involved with the regional law community, an active member of several committees, and a teacher of ethics.
“After working with Russ for over thirty years, I’m not surprised to read such a wonderful profile about him in the Bar News,” said Upton & Hatfield Managing Partner James Raymond. “We know Russ is a top-notch attorney and person, and consider it a privilege that he is a part of our firm.”
To read more about Hilliard's career path and community involvement, check out the Bar News profile of him in "Hilliard: A Lawyer's Lawyer."