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Matthew Donovan Hill

Matthew Donovan Hill

Practice areas:

Military Law, Social Security

About Me

I have focused my practice on representing Veterans who have been wrongly denied service-connected compensation by the Department of Veterans. My practice spans from filing original claims for compensation to representing veterans before the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

In addition to representing veterans directly, I present at seminars for advocates across the nation educating them on how to represent veterans before the VA to obtain service connected benefits. I serve as the Treasurer of the National Organizations of Veterans Advocates. I also have authored several several books on Veterans' service-connected benefits issues.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Military Law: 90%
    8 years
  2. Social Security: 10%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Gregory Michael Rada

    Attorney Matthew Hill is one of the top VA benefits attorneys in the country, and any veteran would be well served by hiring him. He is at the forefront of developing VA law and has an established history of maximizing VA benefit awards for his veteran clients.


    Gregory Rada Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christopher Francis Attig

    Every once in a while, you run into an attorney that you know is going to be one of the greats in our profession and make a lasting contribution to an area of law. Matt is one of those attorneys. His calm and studious approach to Veterans Law belies the passion and intensity with which he represents his clients. If I had to call a lawyer to handle my own VA claim, it would be Matt. I would want nothing less than the zealous advocacy he offers.


    Christopher Attig Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Hill & Ponton, P.A.

P.O Box 2630
Daytona Beach, FL, 32115


DCActive 201305/24/2015
FLMember in Good Standing200605/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Law ClerkFederal Court Judge2006 - 2007

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Organization of Veteran's AdvocatesMember2007 - Present
Florida BarMemberN/A
National Organization of Social Security Claimant RepresentativesMemberN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
www.hillandponton.comWhat is: Ischemic Heart Disease2013
www.hillandponton.comPTSD and Veterans Affairs Compensation2012

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of FloridaN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
webinarVA Compensation & Pension Exams2014
Summer webinarSetting up a VA practice2014
Pittsburgh ConferenceHandling VA Regional Office appeals2014
Introduction to VA LawVA Service Connected Ratings and Effecitve Dates2013