Lucy Hodder

Professor of Law
Master in Public Policy Faculty

Lucy Hodder is the director of health law and policy programs at the University of New Hampshire, a professor of law at UNH School of Law, and a member of the leadership team at the Institute for Health Policy and Practice. She also is a faculty member for the Master in Public Policy at the Carsey School. 

She most recently served as Legal Counsel to New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan and senior health care policy director, working with the Governor on initiatives to expand access to health, mental health and substance use disorder services for New Hampshire citizens.  Lucy is an experienced New Hampshire health care, regulatory and employment attorney.  Previously a shareholder in the firm of Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C, and Chair of the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group, Lucy assisted providers and businesses navigate the changing health care environment.  Lucy was named Lawyer of the Year – 2012 for Health Care Law by her peers, and has been included as a Best Lawyer in healthcare since 2006. 

She moved to New Hampshire with her husband in 1993 and entered into public service as an Assistant Attorney General in the New Hampshire Department of Justice. In 1998, Lucy joined Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C., serving primarily health care clients in regulatory and business matters for over 15 years, before agreeing to serve as Legal Counsel for New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan beginning in January 2013. 

A graduate of Princeton University and Georgetown University Law Center, Lucy clerked for the United States District Court in New Orleans, and then began her career as an attorney in the San Francisco firm of Brobeck, Phleger and Harrison, LLP.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Politics, Princeton University
  • Juris Doctor, Georgetown University Law Center