James V Hill, attorney at Russell & Hill, PLLC, makes his home in Snohomish County along with his wife and three children. A lifelong resident of the county, Jim has devoted his law practice to helping people obtain the benefits and compensation they deserve, both in personal injury cases as well as social security disability claims.
After graduating with academic honors from Seattle University School of Law, Jim went to work at a law firm that provided legal defense for multiple insurance companies. Working as a lawyer for the insurance companies provided valuable experience and insight into how insurance companies do business, how they value claims, and what they look for when litigating a claim against a plaintiff.
In 2002, with the knowledge and information he learned working as an insurance defense attorney, Jim transitioned his legal practice to focus solely on representing injured people against the insurance companies. Jim’s experience working for insurance companies has given him the knowledge to bring a successful claim for injury and the insight to avoid the pitfalls that exist in the settlement and litigation process. Jim has successfully represented hundreds of Snohomish and King county residents in personal injury claims.
In 2005, Jim Hill had a handful of personal injury clients ask him for help with their applications for Social Security Disability benefits. After successfully helping these clients obtain disability benefits, Jim noticed similarities between the two areas of legal practice. In both instances, injured people needed help fighting for the compensation that they deserved against entities much larger than an individual – whether the fight was against an insurance company or the federal government. Out of that experience grew a passion to help people with disabilities obtain their rightful benefits.
When a physical or mental health condition leaves a person unable to work on a full time, sustained basis, Jim represents the client in all proceedings with the Social Security Administration to get his clients the disability benefits they need and deserve. Most clients have a hearing in front of a federal administrative law judge, and Jim makes sure that his cases are prepared thoroughly and presented in a manner that will best deliver a favorable ruling.
Jim Hill continues to be busy with his vibrant and growing law practice at Russell & Hill, PLLC. He splits his time representing hundreds of local people in both personal injury claims and disability claims.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
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I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Jim for over 2 years and know his dedication to clients. He is an excellent advocate to have on your side--compassionate with clients and tough but fair with opponents. Your personal injury claim is in good hands with Jim and the team at Russell and Hill. They will work hard on your case to get the best result possible. In addition to his work with auto accident and other personal injury clients, Jim has vast knowledge in the area of social security. He is understanding of the difficulty facing those too disabled to work. You are in good hands with this attorney on your side.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Multi-Million Dollar Advocate||Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2014|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Clients' Choice Award||AVVO||2014|
|10 Best Client Satisfaction Award||American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys||2014|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Million Dollar Advocate||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2014|
|Invited Member||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2010|
|Cum Laude||Seattle University School of Law||2001|
|Dean's List||Washington State University||1996|
|Cum Laude - Honors Graduate||Washington State University||1996|
|Honor Society - Member||Phi Kappa Phi - WSU Chapter||1995|
|Honor Society - Member||Golden Key - WSU Chapter||1995|
|Dean's List||Washington State University||1995|
|Dean's List||Washington State University||1994|
|Honor Society - Member||Phi Kappa Phi - WSU Chapter||1994|
|Honor Society - Member||Golden Key - WSU Chapter||1994|
|Honor Society - Member||Golden Key - WSU Chapter||1993|
|Attorney||Russell & Hill, PLLC||2005 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Office of James Vincent Hill||2002 - 2005|
|Attorney||Phillips & Webster, PLLC||2000 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Oregon State Bar||Member||2014 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives||Sustaining Member||2010 - Present|
|Snohomish County Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Eagle||2002 - Present|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||Eagle Member||2002 - Present|
|In Re: SSA Matter of T. Clark||Over $100,000.00 award for retro-active benefits.|
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|National Business Institute Seminar||The Search for Claim-Supporting Evidence||2014|
|Washington State Senate||Aid to Low Income Families in Washington State||1995|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Washington State University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|