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John E. Hill

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Oakland, CA

Law Offices of John E. Hill
333 Hegenberger Road, Suite 500
Oakland, CA 94621
Phone: 510-929-3127
Fax: 510-729-6333
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1970
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

John E. Hill is a personal injury attorney with over 50 years of legal experience. He is the founder of the Law Offices of John E. Hill in Oakland, California, serving victims of construction site accidents and other catastrophic injuries. He represents clients throughout the East Bay area, including all of Alameda and Contra Costa counties. 

Mr. Hill graduated from the University of Illinois in 1962 with a bachelor’s degree. He earned his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1969. He also holds a certification in mediation from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law. 

An accomplished trial lawyer, Mr. Hill is board-certified as a pretrial advocate and a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is qualified to appear before all California state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Central and Eastern Districts of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. 

Over the years, Mr. Hill has recovered high sums in settlements and verdicts for his clients. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and several other professional organizations, including the Alameda County Bar Association, The Bar Association of San Francisco, The State Bar of California, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

In honor of his successful legal career, Martindale-Hubbell awarded Mr. Hill an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating, reflecting high legal capability and ethics. The Melvin M. Belli Society and the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association have also presented him with awards.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About John E. Hill

First Admitted: 1970, California

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • The American Board of Trial Advocates
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California
  • American Association of Justice, Member
  • American Bar Association
  • California, 1970
  • The Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Past President, Board of Directors, Melvin M Belli Society
  • Charter Member, President's Club Member, American Association of Justice
  • Member, Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, BALIF (Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom)
  • Judiciary Committee, BALIF (Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom)
  • Sustaining Member, Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chair, "Mel Award" Committee, Melvin M Belli Society
  • Co-Chair, Judiciary Committee, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Sustaining Member, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member, Board of Directors, Melvin M Belli Society


  • , Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated for over 34 years
  • , Million Dollar Advocates
  • , Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
  • , San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, 2013
  • , Super Lawyer for 8 years in category of “ Personal Injury Plaintiff: General”

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Certificate from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution for 42 hours of training in Mediating the Litigated Case
  • Certified Specialist: Civil Trial Advocate, Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1999

Pro bono/Community Service

  • We provide pro bono legal services to La Raza Centro Legal, Inc., a non profit community law center in Oakland, CA


  • See Resume/CV below.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author, So You Have a Case in Alameda County: What You Should Know, The Trial Lawyer

Educational Background

  • University of Illinois, B.A., cum laude, 1962
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Office Location for John E. Hill

333 Hegenberger Road
Suite 500
Oakland, CA 94621

Phone: 510-929-3127

Fax: 510-729-6333

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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