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Dianne E. Ricardo headshot
900 Elm Street
10th Floor
Manchester, NH 03101
Tel: 603 628 1280

Dianne E. Ricardo

Associate, Litigation Department

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Biography

Dianne Ricardo is a litigation associate with experience advocating on behalf of individuals and entities in probate and fiduciary matters, including will challenges, guardianships and fiduciary duty matters. She also counsels individuals and businesses in employment disputes including wrongful termination and whistleblower claims, and in commercial litigation matters involving contract disputes and breach of shareholder agreements. Dianne helps clients protect their interests by evaluating, managing, and resolving a wide range of disputes with the goal of avoiding costly litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Dianne was an attorney at a mid-sized firm in Boston, concentrating her practice on complex commercial litigation, including shareholder disputes, investor protection actions, and construction defect matters.
 
Dianne currently sits on the Pro Bono Committee and has handled pro bono cases through the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Pro Bono Referral Program.

Education
 
New England School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2009
  • Trustee Academic Scholarship
  • New England Scholar
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award recipient in Employment Law
     
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts B.A., summa cum laude, 1999
  • Alpha Chi National Honor Society
  • Thomas and Jean Price Memorial Scholarship
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Scholarship

Admissions

State Bar Admissions:

  • New Hampshire
  • Massachusetts
  • Maine
  • District of Columbia

 

United States District Court:

  • New Hampshire
  • Massachusetts
  • Maine

Involvement

  • Member, American Bar Association, New Hampshire Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Women’s Bar Association (New Hampshire and Massachusetts)
  • Committee Member, Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association, Annual Gala 2013
 

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Practice Areas

The strengths of our practice groups and the industries we serve make McLane Middleton one of the most diverse law firms in New England.

Integrity and trust

At McLane Middleton we establish and maintain long-standing relationships with our clients to help us better achieve their unique goals over time. This approach to building trust requires that our esteemed lawyers and professionals use their broad, in-depth knowledge and work together with integrity to ascertain sound resolutions to legal matters for their clients.

Strength in numbers

McLane Middleton is made up of more than 90 attorneys who represent a broad range of clients throughout the region, delivering customized solutions. As a firm we are recognized as having the highest legal ability rating. The firm is rated Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and is recognized as one of the nation's leading law firms in Chambers USA. Our attorneys are distinguished leaders in their respective practice areas.

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Commitment and collaboration

McLane Middleton's versatile group of attorneys and paralegals become trusted authorities on each case through collaboration. We work with our clients to learn their individual needs first and foremost and, together, we develop comprehensive solutions to their specific legal matters. This approach helps us exceed our clients' expectations efficiently and effectively, client by client, case by case.

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A history of excellence

McLane Middleton was established in 1919 in New Hampshire, and has five offices across two states. However, deep historical roots don't allow you to become innate. Our firm is organized, technological, and knowledgeable. Our history means we are recognized. But our reputation is built on the highest quality of service and experience in very specific areas of law.

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Intelligence paired with action

Our team continuously seeks opportunities to enhance their professional development and put key learnings to action. The pursuit of further insight guides us to volunteer service opportunities, speaking engagements, and teaching roles. Our lawyers are sought after thought leaders across their industries, and recipients of leadership awards throughout the region.