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Hilary Holmes Rheaume


Meet Hilary, a thoughtful business advisor and sharp litigator.

Hilary Holmes Rheaume


603 665 8839 direct
603 623-8700 main
603 623-7775 facsimile

Jefferson Mill Building
670 North Commercial Street
Suite 108
PO Box 1120
Manchester, NH 03105-1120

  • Chambers USA 2024Litigation: General Commercial, Up and Coming
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 “Ones to Watch”
    Commercial Litigation
    Construction Law
    Labor and Employment Law – Management
    Litigation – Construction
    Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • National Association of Women’s Lawyers Award, University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 “Ones To Watch”
    Construction Law
    Labor and Employment Law – Management
    Litigation – Construction
    Commercial Litigation
    Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Ones To Watch”
    Construction Law
    Labor and Employment Law – Management
    Litigation – Construction
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star for Franchise Law/Dealership, Civil Litigation, and Employment & Labor – 2020, 2022, 2023
  • Chambers USA 2023 – Litigation: General Commercial, Associates to watch


Rheaume, Hilary


Here’s why you’ll enjoy working with her.

Hilary provides businesses of all sizes with thoughtful legal counsel, with a specialized focus in representing automotive and equipment dealers throughout New England. Hilary has an in-depth understanding of issues facing family-owned automotive and equipment dealerships, and is frequently asked to speak on related topics such as the New Hampshire Dealer Bill of Rights, privacy and data considerations, and employment-related issues for dealerships. Hilary represents dealers in franchise-related issues, and dealer/manufacturer relations, including issues involving add points, terminations, transfer of ownership, and relocations. She also represents dealers in regulatory and compliance matters, licensing, advertising, consumer issues, and commercial litigation.

In addition to representing dealers in state and federal court, Hilary has experience representing clients before the Motor Vehicle Industry Board. Hilary also represents clients state agencies, including the Department of Labor and the New Hampshire Human Rights Commission, to name a few. Hilary has secured several victories for auto and equipment dealers and recently represented the New Hampshire Automobile Dealers Association in front of the New Hampshire Supreme Court concerning New Hampshire’s law on anti-assignment clauses for body shops.

No matter the client or the industry, Hilary’s goals remain the same: to protect each client’s unique interests and move their business forward.

In her former life, Hilary was:

  • A member of the Daniel Webster Scholar Program, the only rigorous, practice-based honors and bar licensing program in the nation, where she was admitted to the New Hampshire Bar Association prior to graduation from law school
  • A judicial intern with the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • Educational leadership consultant for a national organization
  • A volunteer with Epilogos Charities, Inc. for which she took several trips to El Salvador

When Hilary isn’t working, she is…

Hilary can usually be found outdoors either hiking or paddle boarding and spending time with her family and lovable dog. She is also committed to civic service and serves on the board for a local, non-profit childcare center and the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.


JD, cum laude, University of New Hampshire School of Law, 2016
BA, cum laude, Ohio Wesleyan University, 2009

Admitted to practice
State of New Hampshire
State of Vermont


New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Woodside School, Inc., Board of Directors
New Hampshire Bar Association Gender Equality Committee
New Hampshire Human Resources State Council Legislative/Advocacy Committee
Associated Builders and Contracts Young Professional Group Leadership Committee (2019-2020)
New Hampshire Bar Leadership Academy Steering Committee (2019 – 2020)
New Hampshire Bar Association Leadership Academy (2018-2019)