Raelene O'Leary has been a member of the Russman Law team since May, 2019. She attended Burdett School in the advanced business program and graduated in 1986.
Prior to working at Russman Law, Raelene has worked as a Legal Assistant/Paralegal for established law firms in Boston and New Hampshire with an extensive background in civil litigation and family law. She has also assisted with office administration and management.
Raelene provides direct support to Attorney Phinney and Attorney Burlage in matters of family law. Her knowledge and competence provides the guidance and support to assist clients through every step of each individual case. Her aptitude for drafting documents allows her to support the attorneys to meet each client's needs in a timely fashion. She is committed to the firm's clients and approaches cases with a broad understanding and compassion.
Shannon joined the Russman Law team in February 2020. She obtained an Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies from McIntosh College, graduating cum laude in the year 2000. Since graduating, Shannon has worked at established law firms in the Seacoast area attaining knowledge in a variety of areas of the law and specializing in family, estate planning and probate law.
Shannon provides direct support to Attorney Burlage in his family law practice and Attorney Kaufold in her estate planning and probate practice. Shannon truly cares for the firm's clients, providing them with personal attention and compassion as they navigate through the difficult life transitions they are often facing.
Erin has been a member of Russman Law since January 2021. Erin, a native of New Hampshire, attended Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, and longing to return to her roots, transferred to the University of New Hampshire to finish her degree in biological sciences. Erin's family members have practiced in the legal field, and Erin desired to switch gears from healthcare to the legal field. Despite having little experience in the legal field when she joined Russman Law, she quickly and easily became proficient in the workings of a fast-paced law office, particularly in the area of family and criminal law. She has also assisted with office administration.
Erin provides direct support to Attorney Blaire Fenniman in matters of family law. She excels at gathering information from clients to move their cases forward. Her knowledge and competence provide the guidance and support to assist clients through every step of each individual case. She is the point person for starting the drafting process and organizing documents, which allows her to support the attorney to meet each client's needs in a timely fashion. The firm's clients immediately feel comfortable because of Erin's hard work ethic, attention to detail, and calming personality.