Office Staff

Vicki Safford



Vicki 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, Vicki is able to help navigate clients through a rather complex legal process.  She works very closely with prosecutors, the courts and administrative agencies, such as the Division of Motor Vehicles, to ensure that every appropriate step is taken in a timely manner. 

Vicki also assists with office administration and is usually the firm's first point of contact when consulting or engaging Russman Law.  She is devoted to the firm's clients and always willing to go the extra mile.

Vicki earned her Paralegal certification through the University of New Hampshire and brings almost 20 years' experience to the Russman Law legal team. 

Robin Hilman-Healey


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Robin Hilman-Healey has been employed by Russman Law since December, 2014.  She graduated with her Associate's Degree in Business Science, specializing in Paralegal Studies from McIntosh College in 2002, 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 previously worked as a paralegal for established firms on the Seacoast and in the White Mountains.  She 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 serves as an attorney client liaison.  She is dedicated to the firm's clients and works diligently on each client's behalf, regardless of the case type.  

Michele Deegan


Michele has been working in the legal field for over thirty years, and she is experienced in many areas of the law. She works closely with Attorney Connolly and Attorney Phinney in their practice of family law, personal injury and appellate work.

A Seacoast native, Michele has gained her education in the areas of psychology and business management.  Over the years, she has attended numerous seminars for paralegals to obtain further knowledge in the areas of law necessary to perform her tasks.

Administratively, Michele is the one who makes sense of the mass amount of paperwork generated in family law and personal injury matters. She helps Attorneys Connolly and Phinney prepare for trial, drafts pleadings and correspondence for the court and clients, prepares demands and settlement letters to adjusters, drafts writs to initiate lawsuits, and much more.