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John E. Hill

John E. Hill

SERVING BAY AREA INJURY VICTIMS FOR OVER 50 YEARS
  • Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Products Liability ...
  • California
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John Hill has been representing injured individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area for over fifty 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.

John's 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.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Hill is also a member of ABOTA (The American Board of Trial Advocates).

"Intensely dedicated to getting the best results possible for me on several cases. John Hill tells you honestly and clearly the plusses 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

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Workers' Compensation
    Products Liability
    Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Consumer Law
    Class Action
    Employment Law
    Employment Discrimination, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Insurance Claims
    Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Civil Rights
    Discrimination, Employment, Police Misconduct
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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9th Circuit
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U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Principal
Law Offices of John E. Hill
Current
Education
Pepperdine University
Certificate (2011) | Mediating the Litigated Case
42 hours of study
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University of Chicago
J.D. (1969) | Law
Honors: Chairman, Hinton Moot Court Committee
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University of Illinois
B.A. (1962) | Political Science
Honors: cum laude
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Awards
AV Preeminent Peer Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Rated for over 34 years
Super Lawyer - Personal Injury Plaintiff: General
Super Lawyers
2006-2023
10.0 Superb Rating
Avvo
Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Oakland
Expertise.com
Top 3 Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Oakland, California
Three Best Rated
Lifetime Achievement Award
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
The Mel Award
Melvin M. Belli Society
“This award pays tribute to the recipient and keeps alive the legacy of the greatest personal injury lawyer of the Twentieth Century."
Professional Associations
The American Board of Trial Advocates
Member
Current
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Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Member
Current
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Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Member
Current
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The Bar Association of San Francisco
Member
Current
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Alameda County Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Association of Justice
Member
Current
Activities: Charter Member, President's Club Member
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Consumer Attorneys of California
Member
Current
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San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Board of Directors
Current
Activities: Co-Chair, Judiciary Committee
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Melvin M Belli Society
Past President, Board of Directors
Current
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BALIF (Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom)
Member
Current
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Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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California State Bar  # 45338
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
So You Have a Case in Alameda County: What You Should Know
The Trial Lawyer
Certifications
Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Board Certified Civil Pretrial Advocate
National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy
Websites & Blogs
Website
John E. Hill's Website Profile
Website
Law Offices of John E. Hill Website
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Suffering a personal injury can be painful and costly, but it does not necessarily entitle you to monetary compensation. There are other factors that determine whether you have a viable...

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You have two primary options after a loss of employer-provided health insurance.You can continue your existing plan through COBRA, the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act. If you’re not able, or...

Workers’ compensation claimants who have a lasting impairment often negotiate a settlement with insurers to cover future medical expenses and future earnings losses. Settlement talks usually begin when the claimant... How are workers’ comp settlements paid? - Law Offices of John E Hill

Workers’ compensation claimants who have a lasting impairment often negotiate a settlement with insurers to cover future medical expenses and future earnings losses. Settlement talks usually begin when the claimant...

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If you’re thinking about making a sexual harassment allegation, you should know the two types of legal claims recognized by federal law and most state law. One category concerns hostile...

Resolution of an injury claim depends on many factors, including the extent of your injuries, the clarity around who was at fault, the defendant’s willingness to make a settlement offer,... How long will my personal injury case take? - Law Offices of John E Hill

Resolution of an injury claim depends on many factors, including the extent of your injuries, the clarity around who was at fault, the defendant’s willingness to make a settlement offer,...

The amount of time parents can take off from work for parental leave depends on the size of their company and the state in which they work. The federal Family... How much time can I take off for maternity or paternity leave?

The amount of time parents can take off from work for parental leave depends on the size of their company and the state in which they work. The federal Family...

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Every personal injury case is unique, but when an insurance company makes its first offer to settle, that's almost certainly not the company’s best (or last) offer. Accepting the settlement...

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If you’ve been involved in any incident where someone’s carelessness caused you harm, you are entitled to compensation for your losses, which the legal system calls “damages.” Personal injury law...

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If your employer, or its insurer, denies your workers’ comp claim, you have the right to challenge the decision. In most states, appeals are heard by a workers’ compensation board...

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Under a contingency fee agreement, you pay no up-front fees or hourly rates for legal services. Your attorney agrees to accept a percentage of your settlement or court award. If...

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A non-compete agreement is a contractual provision that prevents workers from starting a competing business or going to work for a competitor after they leave a position. Non-compete clauses can...

If you have lost a family member due to someone’s careless or intentional action, you may be able to bring a lawsuit known as a wrongful death claim. The plaintiff... What is a wrongful death claim - Law Offices of John E Hill

If you have lost a family member due to someone’s careless or intentional action, you may be able to bring a lawsuit known as a wrongful death claim. The plaintiff...

Under federal law, workplace discrimination occurs when you are treated differently at work due to your sex, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age (40 and older), or citizenship status.... What is considered workplace discrimination? - Law Offices of John E Hill

Under federal law, workplace discrimination occurs when you are treated differently at work due to your sex, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age (40 and older), or citizenship status....

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Most states permit injured workers and insurers to negotiate lump-sum settlements to cover reasonable medical expenses and lost wages. The uncertainty and potential expense of litigation encourages everyone to find...

The Family and Medical Leave Act allows eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave each year for certain family and medical reasons, without losing their jobs... What is the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? - Law Offices of John E Hill

The Family and Medical Leave Act allows eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave each year for certain family and medical reasons, without losing their jobs...

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A statute of limitations is a state law that puts a strict time limit on your right to file a lawsuit. If you miss the deadline, you will almost certainly...

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Workers' compensation is a state-mandated insurance program that provides benefits to employees who have work-related injuries or illnesses. In most states, employers purchase workers’ comp insurance through private insurance companies,...

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Many defendants, especially large insurance companies, are not motivated to settle a claim unless the injured party is willing to file a lawsuit. For that reason, you want to preserve...

In nearly all states, employees who file a workers’ compensation claim are protected from retaliation by their employers. If you’re employed in one of these states, your employer cannot legally... Who pays workers' compensation benefits? Law Offices of John E Hill

In nearly all states, employees who file a workers’ compensation claim are protected from retaliation by their employers. If you’re employed in one of these states, your employer cannot legally...

In some states, workers are required to notify their employers of an injury as soon as possible. Other states have specific deadlines, which are often between 30 and 90 days.... Whom should I notify of an accident or injury that happened at work - Law Offices of John E Hill

In some states, workers are required to notify their employers of an injury as soon as possible. Other states have specific deadlines, which are often between 30 and 90 days....

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Law Offices of John E. Hill
333 Hegenberger Rd
#500
Oakland, CA 94621
Telephone: (510) 588-1000
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