Aggressive and compassionate representation every step of the way.Experienced in handling complex jury trial cases ranging from DUIs, sex crimes, drugs, and homicide.When the most important aspects of your life are in the balance you need aggressive representation.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2009||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pro Bono Award||Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association||2013|
|Associate||The Williston Firm, P.L.||2009 - Present|
|Clerk||The Law office of Chris Johns||2007 - 2008|
|Clerk||Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Fair Housing Advocacy Center||2007 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Family Law American Inn of Court||Associate Member||2015 - Present|
|Jacksonville Beaches Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of North East Florida||Big||2010 - Present|
|Jacksonville Area Legal Aid||Pro Bono Attorney||2010 - Present|
|Jacksonville Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Northeast Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2009 - Present|
|16-2013-CF-000923||Not guilty of murder and manslaughter but convicted of low level felony battery|
|16-2014-CF-001395||No conviction, no jail, no probation. Only court costs.|
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|Florida Coastal School of Law||Law||Juris Doctorate||2009|
|UniversitÃ degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza'||Law||International Dispute Resolution||2008|
|East Carolina University||Media Studies/ PR and Print||Bachelor of Science||2005|
Posted by Brian
A few months ago, I hired James for a Family Law/Child Support case. As a lawyer myself, I had very high expectations with the type of representation that I wanted; someone who was smart, aggressive, and competent. I interviewed three other attorneys before I was referred to, and subsequently, spoke with James. Halfway through our first conference call, I was convinced that James was the perfect one to represent me.
James cares about his clients. He is responsive, and he works hard to make sure that he can get the best outcome; taking the time to walk you through so that you are knowledgeable about every phrase of the process. For example, before mediation, he clearly shared what the strategy would be, and he executed.
When the case went to trial, James was so clearly prepared with arguments and case law that he even impressed the judge and made the opposing attorney seem ill-prepared.
James was able to either negotiate, or have the court rule in my favor for child support, visitation, and waiving of prior expenses that I owed. We all left the courthouse with smiles.
I have already referred cases to him, because I trust he will provide my loved ones and friends with the same high level of representation that I received. One of the best decisions you ever will make, is to hire James Hill as your attorney.
Posted by ALEXANDER
Mr. Hill has helped me through the most scariest situation of my life.. James went the extra mile for me. I was facing serious charges at that time. James absolutely did everything that needed to be done and more which in the end resulted in all my charges getting dropped and I got to keep a clean record. James didn't just act like a lawyer. James acted like a friend who genuinely
cared about my well-being and wanted to make sure I was ok through out my entire case. James is a great attorney and I will recommend him to anyone I know and care about bc I know without a doubt that he will get the job done. I not only think of him as my attorney but I consider him to be a good friend..
Thank you James
Posted by Barbara
Ok, so this is the first review I have ever written….not sure why since I’m an avid review reader. In fact, that is how I came across James Hill. After reading all his great reviews online, I called his office and was able to schedule an appointment with him the very next morning. I was arrested the day before on two charges, one being a felony. Hiring an attorney was new to me since I’ve never been in serious trouble with the law so I was clueless on what to expect. What I did know is that lawyers are not free, so on top of the worry over my recent arrest and the possibility of me going to jail, I was stressing on how I was going to come up with the money to pay his fee.
Needless to say, I was an emotional basket case when I walked into his office the next morning. I spent the first several minutes explaining my situation and the accusations against me and he listened with empathy and understanding. I never once felt judged or that I was just another case, he genuinely made me feel like this was just as important to him as it was to me. James Hill is not only one of the coolest, kindest and most down to earth people I have ever met, he is a true professional and excellent at what he does. He doesn't make false promises just to earn your business. He took the time to properly evaluate my situation and reassured me that he would do what he could to make this as painless as possible.
I hired him immediately…his fees were a lot less than I’d thought and that was another stressor that was lifted from my shoulders that day. Throughout the process he was very communicative, he returned my calls and emails immediately. He shared all of his strategies as well as told me what to expect in worst case scenario terms which was important to me because I like being prepared. And although my stress levels were really high, he always found a way to relieve my tension and make me feel hopeful and positive about the circumstances. Every time I talked to him or received an email from him, it was like the burden got that much lighter.
Overall, he was able to get one of the charges dropped and had the felony reduced to a simple misdemeanor with only community service. I was more than satisfied and can't be more thankful to Mr. Hill for all his hard work. He has vast knowledge of the law and will jump through hoops to keep you out of jail. Highly recommend! Hopefully I'll never need his help again, but if I do I know I'd be in great hands.
Matthew Meyers, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Mr. Hill is a skilled, dedicated, and knowledgeable attorney. He is diligent and compassionate, taking into consideration all aspects of a client's life, and how criminal charges might impact them. Mr. Hill is an outstanding trial attorney, and will not give up on a fight. I highly endorse Mr. Hill.
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