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Susan Christie Hill

Probate Attorney at Sacramento, CA

5.0   1 review

also known as Susan C. Hill

  • State Years
    California - CA 16 years
    Arizona - AZ 16 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Susan

Learn Susan’s areas of practice.

Susan believes in handling legal matters in a personal and professional manner, and only accepts cases if she believes that there is a good foundation for pursuing her client's interests. She is honest and forthright with her clients regarding her analysis of their legal issues. She believes everyone should be aware and informed of the legal issues involved in their own matters because all fundamental decisions are ultimately made by the client, and should be well thought out. As their attorney, her role is to help educate and guide the client on essential matters so they can make well-informed decisions. Susan will advocate strongly on her client's behalf as necessary.

Susan's strengths are her knowledge and experience in a focused area of law. Her style is to provide personal attention to every case, and tailor it to fit each client's individual needs. She loves to help families find their way through the legal maze to the best possible resolution or outcome.

Susan enjoys natural history and science, vegetarian cooking, music, travel, golf and her family.

Susan C. Hill is the founding and managing attorney at Hill Law Offices, PC. The firm has been incorporated since April 2009. Prior to this, we were Hill Law Office, an owner-operated solo law firm, established in June 2007. Susan previously served as a law clerk for the California Superior Court, Sacramento, Probate Division, in 2006, prior to opening her own law firm. Susan is now a Certified Specialistin Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, and focuses her legal practice entirely on estate planning for families, and cases in the Probate Court. These cases include wills, trusts, probate, trust administration, conservatorships and guardianships.


Organizations

Sacramento County Bar Association - Probate & Estate Planning Section

  • Vice President, 2013 - 2014
  • Secretary, 2012 - 2013
  • Treasurer, 2011 - 2012
  • Member, January 2005 to Present

Women Lawyers of Sacramento

  • Publicity & Community Relations Co-Chair, 2013 - 2014
  • Grants & Awards Co-Chair, 2012 - 2013
  • Development Co-Chair, 2011 - 2012
  • Newsletter Co-Chair, 2010 - 2011
  • Newsletter Co-Chair, 2009 - 2010
  • Judicial & Other Appointments Co-Chair, 2008 - 2009
  • Board of Directors, January 2005 to Present

Sacramento County Bar Association

  • Board of Directors, Member at Large, January 2013 to Present

Susan also serves on the Lawyer Referral Service committee

Groups and Associations:

  • Sacramento Estate Planning Council Member
  • American Bar Association - Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
  • State Bar of California - Trusts and Estates Section
  • California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) Member
  • (Friends of the) National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • California Women Lawyers
  • Sacramento State Alumni
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Alumni

Honors and Awards:

  • Estate Planning Council Scholarship, 2006
  • Ruth Squire Scholarship, 2006
  • Michael H. Remy Scholarship, State Bar of California, 2005
  • Environmental Law Forum, President, 2005 - 2006; Secretary, 2004 - 2005
  • Government Affairs Student Association, Officer at Large, 2004 – 2005
  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity
  • Honors at Entrance Scholarship, UOP McGeorge School of Law, 2003
  • Environmental Studies Department Award, 1998
  • Academic Achievement Award, 1998
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Golden Key National Honor Society

Photos and videos

Women Lawyers of Sacramento Board of Directors, 2009

Location

Hill Law Offices, PC
700 University Avenue
Suite 130
Sacramento, CA, 95825

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Reviews

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Posted by Gregg | February 17, 2010
Professional and a pleasure to work with
Susan Hill helped us set up a family trust. She professionally guided us each step of the way and fully explained the considerations and choices we needed to make. It is a big relief to have it done. Susan was exceptionally knowledgeable and made the process enjoyable. I have recommended her services to several of my friends.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal, Attorney
  • Hill Law Office
  • 2007 - Present

Education

  • McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • California St Univ Sacramento
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1998

Associations

  • California State Bar, Trusts and Estates Executive Committee
  • Incapacity Committee - Volunteer
  • 2016 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Lawyer Referral and Information Service Committee
  • Treasurer
  • 2014 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Fee Arbitration Program
  • Fee Arbitrator
  • 2014 - Present
  • Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento Mediator Panel
  • Mediator
  • 2014 - Present
  • Conference of California Bar Associations
  • Delegate
  • 2013 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Lawyer Referral and Information Service Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento
  • Court Appointed Probate Attorney
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Chair
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Secretary
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Treasurer
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Women Lawyers of Sacramento
  • Co-chair - Various Committees
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Women Lawyers of Sacramento
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Sacramento Estate Planning Council Scholarship
  • Sacramento Estate Planning Council
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Trusts and Estates Section, Annual Section Meeting
  • Hotter Than Amazon Prime: 2017 CA Trust & Estate Recent Developments
  • 2017
  • Trusts and Estates Section, Annual Section Meeting
  • Who's Your Client; Do You Owe Duties to the Beneficiaries
  • 2017
  • Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Issues Arising in Conservatorship Cases
  • 2017
  • California Conference of Bar Delegates
  • An Update on the CA Supreme Court: Recent Cases & the Future of the Court
  • 2017
  • State Bar of California Annual Meeting
  • Trends and Developments in Grandparent Visitation and Custody Disputes
  • 2016
  • State Bar of California Annual Meeting
  • Should Your Client Sign That? Helping Your Clients' Changing Capacity
  • 2016
  • State Bar of California Annual Meeting
  • Trustees v. Remainder Beneficiaries, and the Struggle to Deal with an Aging Population
  • 2016
  • State Bar of California Annual Meeting
  • Assessing and Litigating Pre-Death Trust Contests: Perils, Pitfalls and Strategies
  • 2016
  • Continuing Education Seminar
  • Judicial Perspective: Mental Health Conservatorships under the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act
  • 2016
  • Continuing Education
  • The Brain on Trial: How to Best Use a Forensic Neuropsychology Expert
  • 2016
  • Continuing Education
  • Fiduciaries and Firearms
  • 2016
  • Trusts 101
  • Ethical Considerations
  • 2014
  • Elder Abuse Prevention Seminar
  • Elder Abuse Prevention
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Susan
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for guardianship, probate, wills and trusts."
Estate planning Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I have known Susan since law school. Her integrity and knowledge regarding estate planning are just a few of her amazing talents. Whenever I have a question, Susan is my "go to" person!"