Office Staff

Robin Hilman-Healey


 Robin Hilman-Healey has been a member of the Russman Law team since December, 2014.  She graduated with her Associate's Degree in Business Science from McIntosh College in 2002, specializing in Paralegal Studies, at which time she was also honored with the prestigious West Legal Studies Award for Academic Excellence. 

Robin then went on to obtain her Bachelor's Degree in Legal and Justice Studies at Granite State College, of the University System of New Hampshire, graduating summa cum laude.  

Prior to working at Russman Law, Robin worked as a paralegal for established firms on the Seacoast and in the White Mountains.  She has also provided freelance paralegal services for reputable Seacoast area personal injury attorneys.

Robin provides direct support to Attorneys Russman and Blanchard in matters of Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Probate and other areas of practice as needed.  She also assists with office administration and management.  She is dedicated to the firm's clients and works diligently on each client's behalf, regardless of the case type.  

Raelene O'Leary


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 Cook


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.

Sarah Thomas


Sarah joined the Russman Law team in March, 2018.  She graduated with her Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Keene State College in 2015.  She then went on to obtain her Master's Degree in Justice Studies from Southern New Hampshire University in July, 2017.

Sarah provides direct support to Attorney Russman in criminal matters, including DWI and other driving related offenses. In addition to supporting Attorney Russman, she also provides direct support to Attorney Blanchard who handles all of the firm's felony cases.  Regardless of the case type, Sarah is able to help navigate clients through a rather complex legal process.  She works closely with prosecutors, courts and administrative agencies, such as the Division of Motor Vehicles, to ensure that each phase of every case is dealt with in a timely manner. 

Sarah also assists with office administration and is usually the firm's first point of contact.  She is devoted to the firm's clients and always willing to go the extra mile.