Hamilton “Dick” R. Krans

Attorney Krans always listens to your issues and strives to render realistic advice, whether it is a personal or business matter. Protecting the rights of his clients is at the forefront of the legal services he offers.

Raised in New Hampshire and a Dover resident, Hamilton “Dick” Krans was elected and served two terms as Strafford County Attorney. He has practiced law in his private law practice in the NH Seacoast for more than 40 years. Krans graduated from Dartmouth College and the University of Miami Law School and settled in Dover where he and his wife raised two children.

His focus areas of law include workers’ compensation issues, family law, and insurance law, in addition to the general law practice. With his extensive background work in matters of labor law it is no surprise that Attorney Krans has been reappointed as a member of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board for almost 20 years. Since 2016 he is also a member of the NH House of Representatives.

  • Dartmouth College
    • BA, 1966
  • University of Miami School of Law
    • JD, 1969
Practice Area Focus
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Labor Law
  • Family Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Civil Litigation
Admissions / Professional Background
  • N.H. Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire 
  • Strafford County Attorney 1974 - 1979
  • Assistant Strafford County Attorney 1973 - 197 4
  • New Hampshire Bar Association (Board of Directors)
  • New Hampshire Trial Lawyers (Board of Directors)
  • Strafford County Bar Association (President)
  • American Inns of Court (Board of Directors and President 2003-2004)
  • Lecturer, Administrative Law and Constitutional Law, Golden Gate University, Portsmouth, New Hampshire1980 - 1985
  • N.H. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (1998-present)


Civic Involvement
  • Dover Industrial Development Authority (Chairman)
  • Dover Daycare (Chairman)