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900 Elm Street
10th Floor
Manchester, NH 03101
Tel: 603 628 1429

Rachel A. Hampe

Counsel, Litigation Department

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Rachel is a member of the Litigation Department of McLane Middleton, where she focuses her practice on complex environmental actions and business litigation cases. She represents a broad range of clients in litigation involving breach of contract, general business disputes, construction, civil rights, products liability, land use disputes, actions against municipalities, landlord tenant actions, contribution claims, personal injury, and insurance issues.

Rachel received her J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law (1997) and her B.A. from Bates College (1994).

Areas of Focus

  • Business Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation


  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • United States Federal District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit


Rachel is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, the New Hampshire Association for Justice, the New Hampshire Women's Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Manchester Bar Association.




  • BV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • In 2002, Rachel received the Jon Meyer Award from the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union Foundation.
  • In 2011, Rachel received the Fisher Cats Bellwether Community Champion Award.
  • Rachel was named a Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2011 and 2012.
  • Rachel was named as one of the New Hampshire Union Leader's "Forty Under 40" Business Leaders - 2012.


  • World Affairs Council of New Hampshire, Board of Directors
  • Red River Theatres, Concord, New Hampshire, Governance Committee and former Board Member (March, 2010 - June, 2019)
  • Former Member of the Steering Committee for the Capitol Center for the Arts Ghostlight Society
  • Former Board Member of Directors of Girls, Inc. of New Hampshire (October, 2004 to June, 2016)

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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 105 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.