For 22 years Brett has successfully practiced law and become one of the leading Estate planning and Probate attorneys in Fort Collins. His practice was established at his family firm, Hill and Hill LLC. He represents several successful Fort Collins businesses and does all of their contract and corporate work. He also is the lawyer for a local Homeowner’s Association and has recently been involved in protecting homeowner’s rights in disputes with HOAs. He is the one that you will want to contact about any land or property dispute.
Poudre High School,1985 (Valedictorian)
University of Colorado, Boulder, 1989 (Cum Laude)
Washington University, St. Louis, MO Master's degree Chinese language,1997
Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark, Portland, Oregon 1994
Brett’s main goal is to do what is best for his clients.
Brett’s honesty and sometimes blunt evaluation of legal issues is his greatest strength. If he thinks that a case will lose in court or will not be cost effective he always lets clients know up front. Brett has even been known to refer clients to a different attorney if a case is out of his expertise so that a client will have the best possible result. Brett takes time to listen to his clients and will modify work that needs to be done to fit into a client’s timeline or budget. This is what makes him an effective lawyer and instills devotion from his clients.
Brett comes from a long tradition of accomplished Hill men. His great grandfather, William S. Hill, was a congressman here in Fort Collins and his Grandfather Alden T. Hill was a prominent attorney. In July 2009 Alden T. Hill was featured as "One of the Six Greatest Lawyers in Colorado History." Alden T.'s philosophy on life and on business can best be summed up with a quote from that article: "Alden T. never sought fame or fortune. His idea of a life well lived was measured by his service to his clients and to his community." (The Colorado Lawyer. July 2009. Vol.38, No.7, p.43)
Brett "inherited" Alden T’s clients after he passed away peacefully in his office chair in 1998. All of Alden T’s clients and many family friends say that Brett practices law and has the same loyalty and devotion as his grandfather and many clients have become close family friends. The third generation of Hills, Alden V, still works at the old family firm in Old Town.
Brett is a devoted husband to Kristy Hill (our office manager) and father of three, a past soccer coach, a former youth group leader at a church in town, prior committee member for Ft. Collins, a guitar player, a painter, and teacher. You will find his colorful impressionist paintings hanging around the office and probably a guitar in the corner. Clients are always surprised at how easy it is to talk to Brett and get advice because he does not fit the lawyer stereotype.
|Attorney||Hill and Hill LLC||1997 - 2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Larimer County Bar Association||N/A||1997 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||N/A||1997 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||1997 - Present|
|Washington University in St. Louis||MA - Masters||1997|
|Lewis & Clark||JD||1994|
|University of Colorado||BS - Bachelor of Science||1989|
|The Senior Law Day 2017||The World Wide Web of Wills||2017|
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