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Susan Elizabeth Hill

Susan Elizabeth Hill

Practice areas:

Immigration, Appeals, Motions

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About Me

Languages Spoken: Armenian, Russian, Spanish, French

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Immigration: 34%
    20 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Motions: 33%
    20 years
  3. Appeals: 33%
    20 years



Fixed (Always), Pro Bono (2%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Hovanes Margarian

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Hovanes Margarian Consumer Protection Attorney
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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Hill & Piibe, Immigration Attorneys

Downtown Los Angeles Office
523 West 6th Street Suite 737
Los Angeles, CA, 90014-1231

Orange County Office

30320 Rancho Viejo Road
Second Floor, Suite 9
San Juan Capistrano, CA, 92675





Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Sojourn Services for Battered Women, Legal ClinicN/A2003

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerHill & Piibe2012 - Present
Supervising AttorneyAsylum and Refugee Law Clinic, Pepperdine University School of Law2008 - 2012
PartnerHill, Piibe & Villegas2005 - 2012
Adjunct ProfessorPepperdine University School of Law2005 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of Susan E. Hill1994 - 2012


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Pepperdine University School of Law Alumni PanelSpeaker2006 - 2008
National “Super Mentor” Committee for the National Center for Immigrant and Refugee ChildrenMentor2005 - 2006
Women Lawyers Association of Los AngelesBoard Member2004 - 2009
UCLA School of Law’s El Centro Asylum Law Clinic, Supervising AttorneySupervising Attorney (Volunteer)2004 - 2007
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationOfficer1998 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Immigration Law SectionOfficer1998 - Present
Moot Court Competition, Pepperdine University School of LawJudge1997 - 2003

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Khodagholian v. Ashcroft, 355 F.3d 1003 (9th Cir. 2003)appeal granted
Andia v. Ashcroft, 359 F.3d 1181 (9th Cir. 2004)appeal granted
Garcia-Gomez v. Ashcroft, 498 F.3d 1050 (9th Cir. 2007)appeal granted

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Publication NameTitleDate
LACBA Newsletter, SpringPreliminary Issues in Filing Motions to Reopen2005
ABA Antitrust Law Section publicationFinding a Way Around Deadlines and Number-Barred Motions in Removal Proceedings2005


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, CaliforniaLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Ohio State University, Columbus, OhioEnglish Major; French MinorBA - Bachelor of Arts1989

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Women Lawyers Association of Los AngelesLegal Issues Relating to Domestic Violence (organizer)2009
Appellate Immigration Law/ Pincus CommunicationsBoard of Immigration Appeals (BIA): Process and Key Strategies Conference2009
Women Lawyers Association of Los AngelesWomen and Immigration (Moderator)2008
Pincus CommunicationsImmigration Litigation in the Ninth Circuit , Second Annual Conference2008
Mount St. Mary’s CollegeWomen and the Law2008
Los Angeles County Bar Association and Women Lawyers Association of Los AngelesWomen and Immigration (organizer)2008
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationDNA Issues; Child Status Protection Act2008
General Immigration Law/Alianza Group, San Gabriel/Pomona Valley Regional CenterUpdates on Immigration Law2004
Appellate Immigration Law/ L.A. County Bar Association, Immigration Law SectionNinth Circuit Training: Learning the Nuts and Bolts of Ninth Circuit Practice2004