Ricardo St. Hilaire

Ricardo St. HilaireRicardo St. Hilaire
Graduate Teaching Lecturer, Heritage Studies – Historic Preservation
Phone: (877) 603-8777(877) 603-8777
E-mail: rasthilaire@plymouth.edu


Rick St. Hilaire is a private attorney whose practice emphasizes cultural property, museum, and art law. He served as a prosecutor for 15 years, including Grafton County Attorney, the chief prosecutor and senior law enforcement authority in northwestern New Hampshire. In addition to extensive trial and criminal investigations experience, St. Hilaire works with colleagues in the international legal community to investigate and publicize crimes against culture and art. He is also an avocational Egyptologist who has studied ancient Egyptian art, architecture, and language at the Massachusetts College of Art and University College London.

St. Hilaire’s written work has appeared in journals such as the Art and Cultural Heritage Law Newsletter and Strategies for Saving our Cultural Heritage.

More about his work and background can be found at www.attorney-nh.com and www.culturalheritagelawyer.com.

Degrees and Education
  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center
  • BA, Columbia University

Awards and Distinctions
  • Governor and Executive Council Commendation, 2009
  • NH State Senate Commendation, 2009
  • NH General Court Commendation, 2009
  • Grafton County Drug Court Commendation, 2009
  • County Attorney of the Year, 2006
  • Union Leader “40 Under 40″ 2005

Associations, Boards, and Committees
  • New Hampshire Governor’s Crime Commission
  • Former Vice Chair, Art and Cultural Heritage Law Committee, American Bar Association Section on International Law
  • Certified Institutional Protection Manager, International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection
  • Coordinator, Legal Issues in Conservation Working Group, International Council of Museums Conservation Committee
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