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Paul Hilton

Estate planning Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2018
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About Paul

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Paul Hilton is committed to the idea of “service to country” which translates into the work he does for his clients. After graduating from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Magna Cum Laude, Paul Hilton began his practice in the San Diego area and is licensed to practice law in California’s state and federal courts.

A retired Marine, Paul finds that his law career allows him to pair his passion with his purpose within his home community. During his time in law school, he was awarded the Veterans Assistance scholarship and served as the Executive Editor of Law Review. As a lawyer, Paul provides specialized attention to each of his cases. He enjoys solving problems and finding the best answers for his clients.

Paul Hilton handles Estate Planning and Personal Injury cases. When working on your case, you can feel confident that Paul will consider the many dynamics involved. He sincerely wants to improve your current situation and his years of experience along with attention to detail are assets to you. Please give him a call to set up a free phone consultation at.


A native of Southern California, Paul Hilton has had a passion for helping others for others longer than he can remember. Committed to “service to country”, Paul was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps after graduating from Biola University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He has a master’s degree from the University of Southern California and master’s degree in National Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.

During this twenty-six year tenure as a Marine Officer, Paul served in Southwest Asia during the First Gulf War. His service included assignments in the Fleet Marine Forces Pacific and Atlantic and in Washington, D.C. at the Marine Corps Headquarters. Additionally, he worked in NATO staffs and planned major expeditionary operations in the Northern Atlantic and Central Europe.

Upon retirement from the Marines, Paul served the U.S. Navy as a cybersecurity professional before pursuing a law degree. While at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Paul served as the Executive Editor of Law Review. Along with his editor responsibilities, he oversaw the Chief Editors and served on the Notes and Articles Selection Committees for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 publications. Paul also contributed to the fall 2017 publication as the author of a published student note that analyzed the First Amendment free speech standards as applied to government employees.

Focused on giving back to the community, Paul is committed to supporting fellow veterans through volunteering at the Thomas Jefferson Law School’s Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic. He provides estate planning and personal injury law assistance to residents and alumni of Veterans Village of San Diego, a residential program that provides support to formerly homeless veterans. Paul’s dedication to the clinic was recognized by his professors in 2017 when he was awarded the Veterans Clinic Alumni Scholarship due to his commitment to the organization.

Married for 37 years to his wife Robyn, Paul is the father to son, Josh, and daughter, Amanda and a grandfather to his four grandsons. A dog enthusiast with three dogs at home – two schnauzers Nadia and Lana and a dachshund named Oliver Wendell Holmes. In his spare time, Paul enjoys spending time with his family, CrossFit and cooking.

Awards and Recognition
• Master’s degree from the University of Southern California
• Master’s degree in National Strategic Studies from the US Naval War College
• Graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Magna Cum Laude
• Executive Editor of Law Review, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
• Gulf War Veteran (1990-1991)
• Legion of Merit
• Defense Meritorious Service Medal
• Navy-Marine Corps Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star in lieu of the second award
• Expeditionary medals from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Kingdom of Kuwait for the liberation of Kuwait during the First Gulf War, 1990-1991
• Earned the Arctic Service Medal for his role in Allied Combined exercises in Norway (1997-1998)
• Certified Information Security Systems Professional
• Certified Global Information Assurance Security Leadership Certification

 

Location

Law Office of Paul Hilton
9126 Buckwheat St.
San Diego, CA, 92129

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Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Hard Working
Paul is a wonderful attorney who cares about each and every client. It is rare to find legal counsel who go above and beyond, but he was one of the few who do. I highly recommend him for anyone looking for a smart and sharp attorney.
Posted by David | June 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
All I can say is WOW!
He helped me out of a jam with EASE!!! I was absolutely shocked by his level of knowledge!!! I will be using him for legal services from now on!!! Highly recommended!!! Hire him with peace of mind knowing your goal will get accomplished with his help!!!
Posted by Carlos | March 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Service
My wife and I were looking for a Excellent Estate Planning attorney with good knowledge of Federal Retirement and other related matters as we have young kids. Paul was recommended to us through a friend familiar with this type of situations. No every lawyer has this type experience as we learned after interviewing a couple of lawyers. We also learned that you have to be willing to pay to get a good lawyer that prepares these type of documents to insure meets all the state and federal law and requirements. Paul was very professional, pleasant, easy to work and answered every questions we had. We were impressed of how meticulous he was on all the documents we needed. In addition, he provided us clear understanding on specific matters, sound advice on what would be appropriate and confidence that allow us to make the right decisions for our particular situations. He work extremely efficient to have documents prepared on the dates we agreed and was always available for any questions or concerns we had. I summary, Paul is excellent lawyer we hired and he prepared and file all the documents to our satisfaction. We highly recommend him to anyone looking for an excellent Estate Planning lawyer
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Posted by Chris | December 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic experience creating a will and trust
My wife and I worked with Paul at Heffel Law Firm on the whole suite of will, trust, power of attorney, and related documents. Paul was knowledgeable, helpful, and accommodating. My trust was especially unique because I have a special needs son. After working with Paul I have great confidence and peace that the work he did for my family and I will be a tremendous blessing to those I leave behind. I say this sincerely--Paul made me feel like he had a personal stake in making sure every detail was exactly the way my wife and I wanted it. I definitely recommend Paul to anyone looking for a trust or will.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
  • Pro bono 25 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Paul Hilton
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Heffel Law Firm
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Risk Assessor
  • Dept of the Navy SPAWAR
  • 2008 - 2017
  • Colonel
  • Marine Corps
  • 1981 - 2006
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Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2018
  • Naval War College
  • MA - Masters
  • 2003
  • University of Southern California
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1987
  • Biola University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Conservatorship of the Person
  • Conservatorship Granted
  • Revocable Living Trust with Supplemental Needs Provisions
  • Trust documents executed and family peace of mind was achieved.
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Guardianship
  • Guardianship and Special Immigrant Status granted.

Associations

  • Legal Aid Society
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2019 - Present
  • San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2019 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Legion of Merit
  • Department of the Navy
  • 2006
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Department of Defense
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • Seminar Estate Planning Essentials
  • Essential elements of Estate Planning
  • 2019
  • Seminar Estate Planning Essentials
  • Essential elements of Estate Planning
  • 2019
  • Seminar Estate Planning Essentials
  • Essential elements of Estate Planning
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (7)
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Estate planning Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is a colleague who collaborates easily, asks the right questions, and also has experience with Federal retirement benefits, an area of the law that requires a specialist. I highly endorse Paul."
Estate planning Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is a wonderful attorney who cares about each and every client. It is rare to find legal counsel who go above and beyond, but he was one of the few who do. I highly recommend him for anyone looking for a smart and sharp attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Paul is one of the most dedicated attorneys I know, and I look up to his work ethic and dedication to his clients. More importantly, I appreciate his respect for the profession and his desire to continue learning and improving his skills. His clients are lucky to be represented by him, and I continue to look forward to professionally collaborating with him!"
Trusts Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Hilton is a fine attorney. His dedication and attention to detail is unparalleled. I am proud to call Mr. Hilton my colleague. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Mr. Hilton as an excellent estate planning attorney. Mr. Hilton is thorough with all of his work and takes the time to really make his clients feel comfortable in a field that can be taunting to clients. I highly recommend his services if you are seeking an estate planning attorney."
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