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John E. Hill
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Phone: (510) 588-1000

333 Hegenberger Rd #500
Oakland, California 94621

John Hill has been representing injured individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area for over thirty-five years. John is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and a Board Certified Civil Pretrial Advocate by the National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy.

His areas of practice include Personal Injury Law; Wrongful Death; Products Liability Law; Medical Malpractice; Premises Liability; Employment Litigation; Torts; General Civil Trial Practice; and Commercial Litigation. John is a member of the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Hill is a member of ABOTA (The American Board of Trial Advocates).


J.D., University of Chicago, 1969

B.A., University of Illinois, 1962

Pepperdine University School of Law
Certificate from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution for 42 hours of training in Mediating the Litigated Case

Admissions California, 1970
U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

The American Board of Trial Advocates

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates

Million Dollar Advocates

The Bar Association of San Francisco

Alameda County Bar Association

State Bar of California

American Bar Association

American Association of Justice

Consumer Attorneys of California

San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Board of Directors

Belli Society
Past President

Recognitions & Awards
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated for over 34 years
  • Super Lawyer for 8 years in category of “ Personal Injury Plaintiff: General”
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Lifetime Achievement Award 2013
  • Charter Member – Presidents Club American Association of Justice (AAJ)
  • The Mel Award 2013 – Belli Society – “Advocate, Teacher and a Giant of the Trial Bar”
Certified Specialist
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Board Certified Civil Pretrial Advocate by the National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy
Client Reviews
“I live on the east coast. I needed a lawyer to represent me in a personal injury suit. Never having been involved in lawsuit before, I didn't know what to expect. I selected John Hill based upon my research of Bay area attorneys and was not disappointed. He and his staff were very easy to communicate with despite the distance and 3 hour time zone difference. They are knowledgeable and have a huge base of experience. Most of all, I was always treated with kindness and respect as we moved through the process. Needless to say, I am extremely satisfied with my settlement. Without reservation, I give my whole hearted recommendation to Mr. Hill and his staff.” Cathy Walls
“Intensely dedicated to getting the best results possible for me on several cases. John Hill tells you honestly and clearly the pluses and minuses of your case and makes sure you understand completely all options. He is completely professional and one of the most affable persons you will ever meet.” Dan Wilson
“They handled my case with no problem love how effective & efficient they were!” Aja Jordan
“I was represented by INNA BIMITS in a workers compensation case. She is the BEST!!! I couldn’t have had a better attorney than her. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of a workers compensation case. Her Assistant’s were very nice, helpful, and returned my calls right away. It was a long process but they were with me through it all. They were very patient with me explaining every process and gave me great advice. Inna gave me the best results possible and I am very pleased with her representation. Hiring her was the best decision ever.” K.C.
“Exquisite advice with Worker’s Compensation Case! This law office, all support staff, and assistants are responsive and helpful. I especially appreciate the legal advice and clarifications I received from Joanne Helvig, Esq. She is an excellent lawyer, fights hard, is thorough, provides great attention to every detail, sorted through financial bills, and got me through a long legal battle. I appreciate this great lawyer. As an injured worker, I got what I needed.” M.R.