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Greg Thomas Hill

Greg Thomas Hill

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Litigation

About Me

I am a Los Angeles native, having grown up here before leaving for college on the East Coast in Annapolis, Maryland.  After graduating from college (the U.S. Naval Academy), I was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps.  I then went through the six month program known as The Basic School (TBS) in Quantico, Virginia, which all new second lieutenants must complete.  After graduation from TBS, it was off to flight school in Pensacola, Florida for about two years.  After earning my wings, I spent about a year in Whidbey Island, Washington, learning to fly the EA-6B Prowler and learning about electronic warfare.  Upon finishing the training in Washington, I went straight to the Gulf for Operation Desert Shield and then, Operation Desert Storm.  After this deployment and combat, I spent another six years in the Marine Corps, deploying to Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Cuba and various places across the U.S.  While in the Marines, I earned an MBA from Boston University.


Once I left the Marine Corps, as a Captain, I entered law school at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.  Three years later, I graduated and took the Bar Exam, passing it on my first try despite having mono while I took the test and nearly falling asleep during the three day test.


Since passing the Bar in 1998, I have taken many cases to jury trial and bench trial, although most of my cases have resolved short of trial.  I have been lucky enough to learn from some great lawyers and thereby develop my skills. 


I learn something new every single day in practicing law.  Often it is just a better way to argue a point.  Other times, it is a case that says exactly what I need for a client with a similar problem.  I thoroughly enjoy helping people resolve problems, whether it be a civil or criminal matter.


Outside of my practice, I have three very active kids and a family to support.  I am also active as a Blue and Gold Officer for the Naval Academy, giving interviews for high school kids applying to the Academy and then submitting my evaluation to the admissions board.  I am also active in my son's Boy Scout troop and my daughters' club soccer games.


 


 

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, English, Korean, Mandarin

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    17 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    17 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  3. Litigation: 10%
    17 years, 1.5 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-250/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

69 total 

  • Chad Thomas Pratt

    I have known Mr. Greg T. Hill for over two decades. Mr. Hill is an extremely versatile and intelligent human being. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy for his undergraduate work, and Boston University where he received an MBA and Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. This is where I met Mr. Hill. We were classmates. Throughout the years, his diverse background with military science, business and law have proven him to be a formidible opponent in the courtroom and an asset to his clents. Mr. Hill is competitive, hard working and an extremely dedicated lawyer. Aside from his aggressiveness in practice, he is also very ethical and a fine human being. I have the highest regard for Mr. Hill and without any reservation endorse him.

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    Chad Pratt Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Other

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    What I see in Mr. Hill as a lawyer: Greg is dedicated to serve his client well beyond the typical obligations in a lawyer-client relationship. Unfortunately most clients do not understand or appreciate this trait. His academics knowledge and lawyering skills are of the highest quality. His results in court prove the point.

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    Kenneth Poole Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Greg Hill & Associates

22850 Crenshaw Blvd, Ste 200
Torrance, CA, 90505

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199805/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
10 Best in CaliforniaAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top 100 DUI Attorney CaliforniaNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2015
Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2014National Trial Lawyers2015
Top 15 Criminal Defense Attorney in U.S.Newsweek2014
Top 100 Trial Attorney 2013National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 DUI Attorney in CaliforniaNational Advocacy of DUI Defense2013
Best Attorney - 2010Criminal Defense Attorneys of the South Bay2010
Judge Pro-TemLos Angeles Superior Court2008
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America1979
Faces in the CrowdSports Illustrated1976

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Judge Pro-TemLos Angeles Superior Court2008 - 2011
PrincipalGreg Hill & Associates2006 - 2011
MediatorLos Angeles Superior Court2004 - 2011
Senior Staff CounselSafeco Insurance2002 - 2006
Associate AttorneyMendes & Mount1998 - 2002

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2013 - Present
Boy Scouts of AmericaLaw Merit Badge Counselor2011 - Present
Criminal Law Section of State BarMember2007 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1998 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association Legislative Review CommitteeMember1998 - 2002
Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society)Member1987 - Present
National Eagle Scout AssociationMember1979 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v. AlbanoDismissed
People v MasonDismissed on 1538.5 Motion
People v DementeNot Guilty by Jury Trial

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review"Terror in the Sky - Does Terrorism Today Make the Warsaw Convention Obsolete?"1997

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law SchoolLawJuris Doctorate1998
Boston UniversityFinanceMBA1994
U S Naval AcademyHistoryBachelor of Science1987

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Boy Scout Troop 973 MeetingCitizenship in the Community2015
Palos Verdes High School Career NightU.S. Naval Academy and Beyond2009