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Brett Michael Hill

Estate planning Attorney at Fort Collins, CO

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also known as Brett Hill, Brett M. Hill

  • State Years
    Wyoming - WY 4 years
    Colorado - CO 26 years
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State WY
    Acquired 2019
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Brett

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Experience
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.

Education
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 

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Larimer County Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court - Colorado


Philosophy
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.

History
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. , 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.

Family/Hobbies
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.

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Location

The Hill Law Firm LLC
2627 Redwing Rd. Suite 260
Fort Collins, CO, 80526

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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 10 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 240-275 per hour
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Hill and Hill LLC
  • 1997 - 2015

Education

  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • MA - Masters
  • 1997
  • Lewis & Clark
  • JD
  • 1994
  • University of Colorado
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989

Associations

  • Larimer County Bar Association
  • 1997 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • 1997 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin
  • English

Speaking Engagements

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