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Torrance criminal defense attorney Greg Hill defends those accused of DUI, domestic violence, shoplifting, drug crimes and other offenses in the Torrance and Long Beach areas, as well as other areas.  He grew up in the Torrance and Long Beach area, before leaving for college in Annapolis, Maryland.  After graduating from college (the U.S. Naval Academy), Greg went throughThe Basic School (TBS) in Quantico, Virginia, and then through flight school in Pensacola, Florida for about two years.  After earning his wings, he 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, he went straight to the Gulf for Operation Desert Shield and then, Operation Desert Storm.  After this deployment and combat, he 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, he earned an MBA from Boston University.

Once he left the Marine Corps, as a Captain, he entered law school at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.  Three years later, he graduated and took the Bar Exam, passing it on his first try despite having monocleosis.

Since passing the Bar in 1998, he has aken many cases to jury trial and bench trial, although most have resolved short of trial. He has een lucky enough to learn from some great lawyers and thereby develop my skills. He learns omething 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 he needs for a client with a similar problem.  He thoroughly enjoys helping people resolve problems, whether it be a civil or criminal matter.

Outside of my practice, he has three very active kids and a family to support.  He is 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 his evaluation to the admissions board.  He is also active in his son's Boy Scout troop and his daughters' club soccer games.




Languages spoken: Spanish, English, Korean

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Practice areas


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



Hourly ($200-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

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    Mr. Hill is a very knowledgeable veteran attorney. I undoubtedly endorse this lawyer for his high legal acumen.


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Contact info

Greg Hill & Associates

22850 Crenshaw Blvd, Ste 200
Torrance, CA, 90505


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney in CaliforniaAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2016
Best Attorney of America - Lifetime MemberRUE Ratings2015
Top 10 Law FirmAmerican Institute of Criminal Defense Attorney2015
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
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 - 2015
PrincipalGreg Hill & Associates2006 - 2015
MediatorLos Angeles Superior Court2004 - 2015
Senior Staff CounselSafeco Insurance2002 - 2006
Associate AttorneyMendes & Mount1998 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2015 - Present
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
Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society)Member1987 - Present
National Eagle Scout AssociationMember1979 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association Legislative Review CommitteeMember1998 - 2002
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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Publication nameTitleDate
Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review"Terror in the Sky - Does Terrorism Today Make the Warsaw Convention Obsolete?"1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Boston University School of LawFinanceMBA1994
United States Naval AcademyHistoryOther - Bachelors1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Boy Scout Troop 973 MeetingCitizenship in the Community2015
Palos Verdes High School Career NightU.S. Naval Academy and Beyond2009