General Counsel

The DHHS Bureau of General Counsel is made up of attorneys, paralegals, and legal support staff that provide a wide range of legal services to DHHS.

The Bureau of General Counsel is part of the Office of Legal & Regulatory Services and is the legal unit within the New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS). The attorneys and legal support staff provide legal advice, representation and support to DHHS program areas with litigation, legislation, policy development, program administration, contracts, and legal analysis of federal and state laws and rules, as well as working closely with the NH Attorney General’s Office in cases involving DHHS.

In addition to the lawyers and paralegals who work in various areas of DHHS, General Counsel also includes the Administrative Rules Unit, the Estate Recovery Unit, and the DHHS Privacy Officer.

General Counsel does not provide legal assistance to members of the public, but there are several services available for low-income individuals and others seeking legal representation. If you have an issue or complaint regarding DHHS, the Office of the Ombudsman's complaint resolution services can help.