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James Vincent Hill

Car accident Attorney at Everett, WA

5.0   26 reviews
  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 10 years
    Washington - WA 22 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    50%

  2. Social Security & Disability
    30%
    All Social Security Disability cases including SSDI and SSI applications; representation at hearings with an administrative law judge; representation at the Appeals Council, representation in Federal District Court.

    22 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Motorcycle accident
    10%

  4. Personal injury
    10%
    Auto and motorcycle collisions; construction site injuries; premises liability including slip/trip and fall injuries; dangerous conditions that lead to injury; defective products; defective devices, including medical devises; defective and dangerous medications

    22 years, 1,000 cases

James V Hill, incredible reputation, integrity and dedicated attorney

James V Hill, attorney at Russell & Hill, PLLC, makes his home in Snohomish County along with his wife and three children. A lifelong resident of the county, Jim has devoted his law practice to helping people obtain the benefits and compensation they deserve, both in personal injury cases as well as social security disability claims.

After graduating with academic honors from Seattle University School of Law, Jim went to work at a law firm that provided legal defense for multiple insurance companies. Working as a lawyer for the insurance companies provided valuable experience and insight into how insurance companies do business, how they value claims, and what they look for when litigating a claim against a plaintiff.

In 2002, with the knowledge and information he learned working as an insurance defense attorney, Jim transitioned his legal practice to focus solely on representing injured people against the insurance companies. Jim’s experience working for insurance companies has given him the knowledge to bring a successful claim for injury and the insight to avoid the pitfalls that exist in the settlement and litigation process. Jim has successfully represented hundreds of Snohomish and King county residents in personal injury claims.

In 2005, Jim Hill had a handful of personal injury clients ask him for help with their applications for Social Security Disability benefits. After successfully helping these clients obtain disability benefits, Jim noticed similarities between the two areas of legal practice. In both instances, injured people needed help fighting for the compensation that they deserved against entities much larger than an individual – whether the fight was against an insurance company or the federal government. Out of that experience grew a passion to help people with disabilities obtain their rightful benefits.

When a physical or mental health condition leaves a person unable to work on a full time, sustained basis, Jim represents the client in all proceedings with the Social Security Administration to get his clients the disability benefits they need and deserve. Most clients have a hearing in front of a federal administrative law judge, and Jim makes sure that his cases are prepared thoroughly and presented in a manner that will best deliver a favorable ruling.

Jim Hill continues to be busy with his vibrant and growing law practice at Russell & Hill, PLLC. He splits his time representing hundreds of local people in both personal injury claims and disability claims.

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Location

Russell & Hill, PLLC, Everett Law Firm
3811-A Broadway
Everett, WA, 98201
Russell & Hill, PLLC, Spokane Law Firm
1212 N Washington Street, Suite 122
Spokane, WA, 99201
Russell & Hill, PLLC, Portland Law Firm
ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER
121 SOUTHWEST SALMON STREET, 11th FLOOR
PORTLAND, OR, 97204
Russell & Hill, PLLC, Vancouver Law Firm
4400 NE 77th Ave #275
Vancouver, WA, 98662
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Reviews

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Posted by Andrew | May 1, 2020
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He did what he said he was going to do he did a good job at it and delt with the insurance company's and I didn't have to deal with that which made it easier for me
Posted by Deanna | March 31, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Helped us when nobody else cared to!
We were in a very serious auto accident rear ended from a distracted driver Jim stayed with us every step of the way from beginning to end on my case he got me a settlement that was very fair we still are working on my husband's case he was injured more seriously and required 2 Surgeries without any hesitation we would definitely recommend him to everyone!
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Would highly recommend & would hire again!
I would recommend Jim Hill to anyone who needs a lawyer for car accidents or whatever. I hired Jim to help with my car accident and he did everything he could to help and get everything handled.
Posted by Jeff | October 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
More than i hoped for
Russell & Hill, PLLC are very professional and knowledgeable. Jim Hill and Diana represented me in my automobile accident. After 2 years of dealing with an insurance company their best offer was $3,600, I enlisted Jim Hill to represent me. When it was all said and done I received a net check in the amount of $107,000. I highly recommend Russell & Hill, PLLC.
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Posted by Ron | October 9, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
I consulted with and hired Jim to resolve an auto accident settlement that had been dragging on for too long. Jim and his legal team immediately worked the case. Their ability to quicky navigate challenges, problem solve, and negotiate favorably on my behalf was extremely beneficial. Jim and his team delivered a settlement that was better than expected. Great lawyer to work with!
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Posted by V. | July 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
If you've been hurt, call Jim Hill!
Mr. Hill and everyone else at his practice have been kindly guides for me throughout the process of navigating insurance company yahoos after my accident. Without their help, I would have long ago given up on this process. And although my neck and back will never be the same, I can walk away from this experience not like a victim but as a survivor. A huge thank you!
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Posted by Cory | July 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer!
The process was very smooth with Jim and his team! Kept me updated and everything went smoothly. Would absolutely work with him again!
Posted by Anthony | January 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Jim and his team were great! They kept me informed on what was going on and always gave me good advice. If I ever need a lawyer again Im going to Jim!!
Posted by Branden | January 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Sales Toyota of lake city
My experience with jim was awesome he took care of everything for me. I was only expecting to get my medical expenses paid but jim was able to get all of those paid and still net me a pretty significant lump sum of money
Posted by Kaylee | October 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing!
Jim hill was really great to work with, I got in a car accident while I was pregnant and he took care of everything and made the whole experience of hiring an attorney and signing all the paperwork so easy. I got a way better settlement than I was expecting! Jim hill is great (:
Posted by Catherine | August 12, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Caring Service
I contacted Jim Hill after two previous attorney visits with other lawyers with no “connection”. Jim returned my e-mail quickly and set up a conference call. Jim provided me with knowledgeable and caring advice, including explaining the legal system and options. I would definitely recommend Jim to anyone as he demonstrates the willingness and capability to support his clients. I look forward to continuing with Jim to resolve my scenario.
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Posted by Kevin | August 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The Right Legal Team At The Right Time!
Personal injury due to an auto accident can be a shock to your body and a major disruption to your life, work and family. The Everett Law Office of RUSSELL & HILL will guide you on the right path to recovery if you are a victim of personal injury due to an auto accident. In my case, I am sincerely grateful to Jim Hill and his Legal Team for their professionalism, guidance, and support. The Right Legal Team At The Right Time!
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Posted by Monty | May 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Would highly recommend
I had a case that stemmed from an automobile accident that had happened over a year before. My condition kept getting worse and I knew that when the spine specialist said that I needed surgery I needed to contact an attorney. Jim was very straightforward with the difficulties of the case since so much time had lapsed etc. I was lucky enough that I had kept all the information from the accident and had documented it with my employer etc. Jim was able to get me a very respectable settlement and all of my medical bills covered.
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Posted by Lubia | December 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
I had a car accident a year ago and Mr. Hill took care of my case. I can't say anything but good things about him and his team. I'm very pleased with the outcome of my case and I highly recommend his services. The best attorney I've ever had!
Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick and to the point
James Vincent Hill gave me quick and to the point advice on what kind of attorney I needed for my specific situation.
Posted by Sonya | May 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I'd give him 50 stars if I could
I just have to say Jim was nothing but professional and amazing to work with. He handled my case quickly and won!! He was always there to listen to me, give me advise, take my phone calls, even the frantic ones. Lol. He responded quickly to all my emails, which is amazing. He made me feel like I was the only client he had. If you're looking for an attorney to respect you, listen to you, be honest and treat you right, Jim is most definitely the attorney for you.
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Posted by Dave | April 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Efficient and Profesional Law Firm
Jim Hill and his paralegal Dan Schaaf handled my personal injury case efficiently and professionally. I am very pleased with the results. I got the impression that Jim and Dan knew more about the accident scene and the circumstances of the accident than the insurance company. When confronted with the research done by Russell & Hill, the insurance company moved to what I consider a speedy and fair settlement. The entire process only took nine months. I thought it might take longer. I highly recommend this law firm!
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Posted by Michael | March 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Jim Hill
Jim Hill represented me. He did a great job in the outcome for which I needed his services.. I would rate him very highly and would use him again in the future. Great job Jim Hill. Thanks
Posted by Will Cox | August 19, 2014
Superb and responsive ; look no further
In the 6+ years I have worked with Jim Hill/Law Offices of Russell and Hill, I can honestly say I have never been anything less than full satisfied and impressed from beginning to end in all matters they handled on my behalf. Jim and his office are extremely responsive with their communications and updates throughout the entire process. Never once did I feel like I was in the dark as to what was being done with my case, the next step or anything required of me in the process. Being a small business owner, having anything taken off my plate is always a welcome addition and Jim time and time again has been able to do that with my various legal needs over the years. Lastly, I can't give enough credit to Jim for his integrity and sincerity in all dealings. At no time have I ever questioned that Jim was acting in my best interest and in absolute genuine fashion of the law and ethics. There are no ambulance chasers here, period. Jim says what he does and does what he says without reproach. Giving Jim a single opportunity will guarantee a client for life as it has in my case and the 100+ referrals I've sent his way.
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Posted by Ann | July 24, 2014
Super awesome!
I am not usually one to say anything good about an attorney but Jim I will. I originally got another attorney before I got Jim and I am glad I got him. He looked out for my interests more than he was concerned for his own and his staff was extremely helpful to me too. He kept me informed and up to date in everything that was going on and worked for what I wanted rather than just pushing for the simple solution. I would recommend him to other people and will if I come across anyone who needs an attorney! Thanks Jim for being helpful and caring!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Russell & Hill, PLLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of James Vincent Hill
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Phillips & Webster, PLLC
  • 2000 - 2002

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Washington State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In Re: SSA Matter of T. Clark
  • Over $100,000.00 award for retro-active benefits.

Associations

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle
  • 2002 - Present
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Eagle Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014
  • Invited Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2010
  • Cum Laude
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2001
  • Dean's List
  • Washington State University
  • 1996
  • Cum Laude - Honors Graduate
  • Washington State University
  • 1996
  • Dean's List
  • Washington State University
  • 1995
  • Honor Society - Member
  • Golden Key - WSU Chapter
  • 1995
  • Honor Society - Member
  • Phi Kappa Phi - WSU Chapter
  • 1995
  • Dean's List
  • Washington State University
  • 1994
  • Honor Society - Member
  • Golden Key - WSU Chapter
  • 1994
  • Honor Society - Member
  • Phi Kappa Phi - WSU Chapter
  • 1994
  • Honor Society - Member
  • Golden Key - WSU Chapter
  • 1993
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Publications

  • Washington State Senate
  • Aid to Low Income Families in Washington State
  • 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • Social Security Summit - 2013
  • Answering Web-Based Social Security Inquiries
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (14)
Endorse James
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Jim for over 2 years and know his dedication to clients. He is an excellent advocate to have on your side--compassionate with clients and tough but fair with opponents. Your personal injury claim is in good hands with Jim and the team at Russell and Hill. They will work hard on your case to get the best result possible. In addition to his work with auto accident and other personal injury clients, Jim has vast knowledge in the area of social security. He is understanding of the difficulty facing those too disabled to work. You are in good hands with this attorney on your side."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jim is an excellent attorney and a great guy. He maintains excellent communication with his clients and is a well-respected attorney in his the community. I endorse Jim without hesitation."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Although he is new to Avvo it is immediately apparent that Mr. Hill has a lot of experience. His answers are accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim is a proven effective advocate for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jim is a knowledgable, conscientious, and dependable attorney who works hard for his clients. I recommend Jim to any potential client seeking competent and well-experienced representation in a personal injury or Social Security disability case."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jim Hill is an excellent attorney who works diligently to see that his clients get the personal injury settlements and Social Security benefits they deserve. He is also a great mentor and a caring person who is friendly, accessible and easy to work with."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jim has years of experience, and is an incredibly knowledgeable attorney. He is a passionate advocate for his clients, and works hard to achieve the results his clients want. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim is extremely well versed in Personal Injury matters and his clients are fortunate to have him as their attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend contacting James Hill with Russell and Hill, PLLC for your Social Security disability or personal injury claim. James has years of experience in representing personal injury clients, and I know he will devote his personal attention to your claim."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jim since law school where he excelled. He has a straight-forward approach to litigation, which better equips him to communicate with his clients. Jim is indefatigable in the court room and his clients receive the benefit of his hard work."
Litigation Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jim is a fantastic advocate for his clients. He has a very keen legal mind and knows the law. He also knows how to posture a case to get the best results for his clients. I have worked alongside Jim for over 8 years. He is an extremely knowledgeable and respected attorney. His work is of the highest quality. It is my pleasure to give him my endorsement"
Unknown Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jim is great attorney who knows the law and really cares about his clients. He works hard and gets great results in cases. I endorse his work and recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim and I have known each other for over 10-years. Jim's hard work and dedication to achieving his client's goals in an effective and efficient manner has established him as a very well respected attorney in the legal community. I wouldn't hesitate to refer a matter to Jim."
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