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Ricardo "Rick" St. Hilaire is a respected former chief prosecutor who is an experienced attorney and counselor at law. He practices nonprofit law and international cultural heritage law.


Practice areas


  1. Corporate: 75%
  2. International Law: 25%

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  • Jeffrey A. Runge

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. St. Hilaire is a highly experienced and well respected Criminal law practitioner in the legal community.


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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Talented lawyer.


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NHAuthorized to practice law199305/11/2010
DCInactive 199607/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Blawg 100ABA Law Journal2015
Blawg 100ABA Law Journal2014
Daniel Webster International Lawyer of the YearNH Bar Association International Law Section2014
Top 25 DUI Attorneys in NHNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2014
Top 20 DUI Attorneys in NHNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2013
Top 100 Criminal Defense LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2013
Top International Law BlogsLexis/Nexis2011
AwardGrafton County Drug Court2009
Resolution of commendationNH General Court2009
Resolution of commendationNH State Senate2009
Governor's ProclamationGovernor, State of New Hampshire2009
County Attorney of the YearNew Hampshire Associaton of Counties2006
Forty Under FortyUnion Leader and NH Business and Industry Assocation2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate General CounselKnights of Columbus2014 - Present
Executive DirectorRed Arch Cultural Heritage Law & Policy Research2014 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorPlymouth State University Graduate School of Studies2007 - Present
AttorneyRicardo A. St. Hilaire, Attorney & Counselor at Law, PLLC2010 - 2014
PartnerSt. Hilaire & St. Hilaire, PLLC2009 - 2010
County AttorneyGrafton County NH2003 - 2009
Assistant County AttorneyBelknap County Attorney1998 - 2002
ProsecutorPlymouth Court Jurisdictional Association1995 - 1998
Special Assistant ProsecutorConcord City Prosecutor1995 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Foundation for Cultural Property ProtectionCIPM2009 - Present
NH Bar Association Section on International LawN/A2009 - Present
International Association of ProsecutorsN/A2008 - Present
Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage PreservationSecretary, Director, Advocacy & Litigation Committee2007 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember1997 - Present
New Hampshire Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Archaeological Institute of AmericaCultural Heritage and Policy Committee2011 - 2015
Arts, Culture & the LawCo-chair2011 - 2012
American Bar Association, International Law and Practice Section, Art and Cultural Heirtage Law CommitteeMember2011 - 2012
NH Center for NonprofitsN/A2010 - 2012
International Council of Museums, Legal Issues in Conservation Working GroupChair2009 - 2012
American Bar Association, International Law and Practice Section, Art and Cultural Heirtage Law CommitteeVice-Chair2007 - 2009
American Association of MuseumsN/A2007 - 2011
NH Governor's Crime CommissionProsecutor member2007 - 2008
Belknap County Domestic Violence Coordinating CouncilChairman1998 - 2002
Knights of Columbus New Hampshire State CouncilAdvocate1996 - 2000
National District Attorneys AssociationMember1995 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Anthony BeginGuilty findings
State v. RashkinConditional dismissal.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Strategies for Saving our Cultural HeritageInternational Antiquities Trafficking: Theft By Another Name2007
Cultural Heritage Lawyer blogCultural Heritage Lawyer blogN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Columbia UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
IAP Annual MeetingGlobal Antiquities Trafficking2012
Arts, Culture, and the LawYou Want to Preserve What?2011
Evidence CLEIn re Payne and piercing of the physician – patient privilege2009
International Council of MuseumsTraffickingN/A
Domestic Violence Protocols for Faith CommunitiesDomestic ViolenceN/A