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Andrew E. Hillier

Employment and labor Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found

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About Andrew

Learn Andrew’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    Employment litigation solutions. Emphasis on representing the rights of workers to stop discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wage theft.

    10 years, 60 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    Representation of individuals accused of criminal acts. Proven ability to reach positive resolutions for clients.

    10 years, 20 cases


Hillier Law is a Southern California employment law firm specializing in litigation. We represent workers who have suffered the damaging effects of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage theft. Our priority is you. We are here to help you understand the litigation process and make informed decisions about your claims. To us, you are not just a case number. Our close relationships with our clients are based on a foundation of determination, communication, and dedication. We are here for you.

If you think your employer has violated the law in respect to your employment, contact us today to schedule your free consultation. You will have the opportunity to speak with an experienced employment litigation attorney who can help explain the law and work with you to find real solutions.


Client's Choice 2021
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Andrew Hillier
600 W. Broadway
Ste. 700
San Diego, CA, 92101


5.0 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Andrew, you broke the glass ceiling with my case. 3-cheers! Although we didn’t meet face-face and most of our communications were via e-mails, I didn’t even have to go into too many details. You know the law inside out and express a concern that it was out of your expertise. That’s your brilliance right there!
Posted by Paola | November 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing job
Where can I begin explaining the amazing job Mr.Hillier did. He was able to get a great settlement for my case, answered all of my questions, was very understanding, and so much more. I not once have to worry about having to do anything other than sending my evidence over and took over the rest. Himself and his team did a fabulous job and I would highly recommend him to anyone!
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Posted by Pacific coast | October 4, 2021
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Michael Angelo
Hands down the best Attorney you could wish for, very methodical, tough, outspoken, he paints a portrait and wins your case!! He's partner is the mike Tyson of Attorneys, very outspoken, knowledgeable in law! A team you want on you case! The attorneys you can trust, they are a dynamic duo! I will forever be grateful to these team awesome young men!!! Thank you
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Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Great attorney highly recommend!!
One of the best attorneys that I know. I highly recommend him!! I hired Andrew for a sexual harassment lawsuit against a school district. It was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do in my life. Andrew handled with such professionalism and support. He was great with communication and supporting me with some pretty hard decisions. Andrew was willing to speak to me when ever I had questions. He not only had my best intentions to protect me and create a better work place but he also taught me a lot about the law and policies around sexual harassment in the work place. Its such a tough topic to talk about but the way Andrew handled the case so great! I'm truly grateful for all he did for me!!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney
Andrew was exceptional to work with. He is highly intelligent and did a great job representing me. From day 1 to the finish line I felt supported and in good hands. If you are looking for a professional to help step you through your legal situation then it would be a mistake not to consult with Andrew.
Posted by Jessica | January 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hands down, the BEST!
Andrew is as good as they come! He was professional, yet personable. He stayed on top of my case, but also proceeded with caution. He is extremely knowledgeable in employment law, and it shows! He kept me informed through the entire process, and was somehow able to return every phone call I made to his office! From the beginning, I felt confident in choosing Andrew to represent me and my case. If you want a smooth and successful outcome, Andrew is the attorney for you!
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Posted by Toby | December 31, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and knowledgeable
I was having trouble gaining payment as an independent contractor for services rendered. Andrew patiently worked with me giving the advice needed to eventually gain the payment owed. Andrew's professionalism and deep knowledge is hard to come by these days and I highly recommend him and his law firm to help solve your problems. Toby
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Posted by Matthew | November 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Personable and Proficient
I requested a consultation with Andrew shortly after I had been terminated from my job. I felt I was wrongfully terminated and mistreated by my employer. After spending an hour on the phone with Andrew, we both came to the conclusion that my employer did indeed do wrong by me. In fact Andrew was able to explain to me all the ways my employer wronged me that I was oblivious to. He patiently explained our course of action and the likeliness of success. I felt assured that my decision to contact him was the right one. We started the process immediately and through Andrew's hard work and knowledge of the law we saw the case come to a successful conclusion in less than 6 months. Andrew is honest, fair and professional. I would absolutely give him the chance to hear your case. I'm sure glad I called.
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Posted by Ryan | August 5, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The BEST Experience I've Ever Had With A Lawyer...Period.
I'm not someone who usually leaves reviews, but Andrew Hillier absolutely deserves one. Andrew really cares about you as an individual, he's extremely knowledgable, and he is very strategic in his plan. All this while being extremely gracious to top it off. I reached out to Andrew on behalf of my 69-year-old mom who was let go from her job of 42 years due to her age She had no plans to retire anytime soon and isn't in a financial position to just stop working. Her company effectively singled her out for her age and told her she can no longer come into work because they feared of her possibly contracting COVID-19 and holding the company responsible. I reached out to Andrew for help and to get some clarity on what her options were. Being that the company cited COVID-19 as the reasoning for letting my mom go, it was a relatively new topic of discussion. Andrew spent over 3 hours speaking with me. He was incredibly detailed and I could tell that he was genuinely interested in my mom's situation. Sometimes, with other lawyers, you get the feeling that they are reading off of a script, but this is absolutely not the case with Andrew. I asked many questions and he was very thorough in answering them. Not only did he spend over 3 hours speaking with me on two different occasions, he also did a significant amount of research for us. Andrew read through the long chain of emails between my mom's company's HR department and myself. Andrew then laid out a timetable of events and strategy for what we should do next depending as well as the risk and advantages of each strategic decision. Andrew has set a new bar as to what a lawyer/attorney should be and how they should interact with clients. Do not hesitate to reach out to Andrew. You absolutely won't regret it.
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Posted by Cheyne | April 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look No Further
Where to start! From the first call to the last email, he has been outstanding. If I ever had any questions about what was going on or where I stood with my case he was ALWAYS just a quick phone call away. Most importantly... for me, he never pulled any punches when it came to the truth of things. The case was a bit rough from my perspective, however he made it seem less stressful every time we spoke and for these reasons I couldn't be more grateful for his help. Hard worker, extremely smart, and very keen to what is happening before it happens. I never had a doubt or feeling that my best interests weren't being met. Sure hope, I never have a need for this type of service again but if I do... he will be my very first call no questions asked. Thank you again Andrew for everything!!!!
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Posted by Wilma | December 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would never wish an enemy what i have gone through the past couple of years. If you are ever in trouble though, Mr. Andrew Hillier is the MAN FOR YOU. He truly cares and has your best interest at heart. I never thought i could APPRECIATE what lawyers do, but this guy, went the EXTRA MILE for me. As scared as i was, he always assured me that i will be OK - AND I WAS. We got the best verdict today! 12.17.2018. He will not sugar-coat anything - even when it was crazy scary. He was always upfront and returned calls when he could, let me know when he was out of the country - NOW, THAT'S A LAWYER YOU WANT TO HIRE. If you ever find yourself in trouble (DON'T GET IN TROUBLE), but if you do, please call him. He does not take the shortcuts that many lawyers take. His ingenuity will AMAZE you! He truly CARES and will work for you. I owed him 1,000.00 for over a year - and yet he believed in me. THANK YOU, MR. HILLIER. Thank you! I am sorry i didn't PAY YOUI MORE - BECAUSE YOU ARE WORTH SO MUCH MORE! God bless!
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Posted by M. C. | August 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Whistleblower Representation, EEO claims for disability, employment law
Andrew is a prodigy when it comes to interpreting complex cases with lots of detailed moving parts, and arranging them into a cohesive, understandable story that retains its authenticity. He helped me in a legal matter when I had been retaliated against my employer, the DoD. Andrew took my evidence and got my case accepted for investigation - which looking back , we had a 0.6% shot. That says it all. He is also genuine, kind and intuitive, but disciplined and hard working. I recommend him to anyone I know that has a need for an attorney.
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AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • University Of San Diego Law School
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • Damiani Law Group, APC
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Post-Bar Law Clerk
  • Damiani Law Group, APC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Judicial Extern
  • Federal District Court, Southern District of California
  • 2012 - 2012
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  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • California Polytechnic St U
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorney
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (3)
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Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is an exceptional lawyer who legitimately cares about his clients. He has a keen eye for detail and you can be certain that if you find yourself in the unfortunate position of needing an attorney, you will be lucky to have him on your side."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Friend
"Andy is a talented, trustworthy, and highly intelligent attorney. He is a dogged litigator, not afraid to work up cases that are complex, certainly not afraid to take matters to trial when needed, and generally has an agile and exacting legal mind. I would trust him to represent me in any matter, but his knowledge of California and Federal employment law makes him one of the go-to choices in San Diego."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is one of the hardest working attorneys I have ever met. He is extremely knowledgeable in Employment Law and Criminal Defense. Additionally, he is an excellent trial attorney. I highly recommend his counsel."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is one of the only attorneys I trust when I referring my clients out. He has dedicated his practice to employment law and knows the ins and outs of both state and federal law. He is also one of the few attorneys that is a skilled trial advocate and will push cases to get the best results for his client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the opportunity to consult with Andrew before a recent trial that we won and his expertise was incredibly helpful. Would definitely recommend him as counsel for anyone in need."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Andrew on several matters. He's an outstanding, hardworking attorney with compassion for his clients. I recommend him to anyone."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"As a friend and former colleague, I know that Mr. Hillier is a capable advocate. His passion for argument makes him well-suited for litigation of all types. I endorse this lawyer."
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San Diego Employment and labor Lawyer Andrew E. Hillier
Andrew E. Hillier
Employment and labor Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 9 years