Hilary F. DeSaussure


Hilary is an attorney in BMD's Akron office. Her practice focus is civil litigation and construction law.  

Hilary helps her clients navigate Ohio’s judicial, statutory, and administrative systems to resolve legal questions they encounter in the course of business or in their personal lives. As a litigator, Hilary acts as a liaison between her clients and Ohio’s legal system to advocate for her clients’ interests. What makes Hilary stand out is her broad range of experience in commercial litigation, public law, and statutory compliance. Hilary's clients like her confidence in the courtroom and, outside of the courtroom, rely on her experience in navigating Ohio’s statutory, administrative, and regulatory systems to provide advice and find solutions to issues they encounter. One example of how Hilary merges her statutory knowledge and courtroom experience is by advocating for commercial and residential landlords who are experiencing tenant disputes.

Contact Information

75 East Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44308


University of Akron School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
Kent State University, B.A., Art History


During law school, Hilary assisted a professor on research for his evidence textbook.

Hilary was a fellow for the Miller Becker Center for Professional Responsibility. As a fellow, she was responsible for assisting in planning and hosting CLE events at the law school. One of these events hosted District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., the District Attorney of New York County, New York.

Passionate about giving back to her community, Hilary volunteered with the University of Akron School of Law’s Expungement Clinic which has been recognized by the American Association of Law Schools as an "Innovative and Outstanding Program." She also found time to volunteer with Paws and Prayers, a local animal rescue shelter.

Courts & Bar Associations

  • Akron Bar Association
    • Communications Officer, Women in Law Section
    • Communications Officer, New Lawyer Section
    • Membership Committee

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Akron Rotary
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