Jeffrey V. Hill

Jeffrey V. Hill

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Portland, OR

Hill & Lamb LLP
 | 1000 SW Broadway, Suite 1780
Portland, OR 97205
Phone: 503-417-1104
Fax: 503-290-2420
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Insurance Coverage (40%),
  • Professional Liability: Defense (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (20%),
  • General Litigation (0%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • French
    Attorney Profile

    Jeffrey Hill grew up abroad and is a runner, cyclist and historian. Jeff and his wife are very proud parents of two sons; a lawyer and a scientist. His practice emphasizes complex insurance coverage litigation, fire cause and origin and professional liability. He is a French speaker and he uses his language in his business, personal writing and speaking opportunities in France and Belgium. Jeff hopes to one day finish research for his book – and the book itself – on the lives of two of his heroes: La Fayette and his equally extraordinary but less well known spouse, Adrienne de Noailles.

    Jeff is a partner at Hill & Lamb LLP and has practiced law in Portland since 1981. He manages civil litigation in all courts but primarily in Oregon and Washington. He handles matters in areas of complex insurance coverage particularly including environmental, directors’ and officers’ liability; casualty defense, including bodily injury, property damage claims and fire cause and origin; professional liability of insurance and real estate agents and other professionals; and, general civil litigation. Jeff has managed and tried complex matters, including trials lasting several months. Jeff has been retained to handle cases in many states, in addition to Oregon and Washington, and he has managed the nationwide exposures to insurance clients in the areas of environmental liability, Federal Employer Liability Act (FELA) and securities law.

    Jeff is an active member, Member of the Board of Directors and past Chair, of Eagle International Associates, Inc., an international network of lawyers and claims professionals. He is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel and Defense Research Institute and state and federal courts of Oregon and Washington.

    White Papers

  • Environmental Litigation in the United States (2004) - Delivered in French at Eagle International Associates Seminar in Brussels, Belgium

  • Federal Court Jurisdiction (2008) - Delivered in French at Eagle International Associates Seminar in Paris, France

  • About Jeffrey Hill

    Admitted: 1981, Oregon

    Professional Webpage:


    • Nominated and invited to join prestigious international defense attorney organization., Member, International Association of Defense Counsel, 2011

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, 1981
    • Washington State Bar Association, 1985
    • Eagle International Associates, Inc. (Member Board of Directors), 2004
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, 1985
    • Oregon State Bar, 1981
    • International Association of Defense Counsel, 2011
    • United State District Court for the District of Oregon, 1981
    • Defense Research Institute, 1982

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Oregon Commnuity Foundation  

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Annual Meeting Speaker in Brussels, Belgium. Environmental Liability and the New European Directive; La Responsabilité Environnementale et La Nouvelle Directive de l’Union Européenne. Environmental Insurance Coverage Litigation in the United States, A General Historical Overview; Litige sur La Couverture d’Assurance Environnementale aux États-Unis: Présentation Historique Générale., Speaker, Eagle Internation Associates, Inc , European Insurance Representatives, 2004
    • Planned entire seminar and presented on the topic of Liquor Liability presented by Eagle International Associates., Seminar Chair and Speaker, Liquor Liability, Insurance Professionals In Richmond, Virginia, 2011
    • Presented on the topic of Indemnity at the meeting of the largest insurance adjusters organizaion meeting in Anchorage, Alaska., Speaker, The National Association Of Independent Insurance Adjusters, 2010
    • Planned and spoke at the 2010 Eagle International Associates Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illionois., Seminar Chairman and Speaker, Eagle International Associates Annual Meeting, Illinois Area, Insurance Professionals In Chicago, 2010
    • Annual Meeting Speaker in Paris, France. Trial Courts and Lawsuits in The United States, A General Overview; Les Juridictions de Première Instance et Les Procès aux États-Unis, Vue d’Ensemble , Speaker, Eagle International Associates, Inc. Annual Meeting., European Insurance Representatives, 2008
    • Jeff spoke in the Frence language at the international insurance confernece presented by Eagle International Associates, Inc. at its Annual Meeting on October 11, 2013. The seminar which was attended by more than one hundred senior European insurance representatives concerned Directors and Officers Liability issues and insurance in the European Union and the United States. Jeff presented his paper and remarks entitled Couverture de l’assurance responsabilité des administrateurs et dirigeants de société : Problèmes actuels aux États-Unis and answered questions., Speaker, Vaste et omniprésent chapitre de la responsabilité : Administrateurs et dirigeants de sociétés et Produits, Eagle International Associates, Inc., European Insurance Representatives, 2013
    • Jeff spoke on April 11, 2013 at The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance Annual Meeting addressing topics related to Insurance Unfair Claims Practices Acts in the various state in the United States. , Speaker, Insurance Unfair Claim Practices Acts in the United States, The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Insurance Industry Representatives, 2013


    • Trial and Appellate Counsel for major defendant insurer in largest environmental insurance coverage dispute in Oregon history. Cascade Corp. v. American Home Assurrance Co., et. al., 2006
    • Lead Counsel for corporate defendant in major wrongful death claim:Estate of Kenneth Wicher v. Reed, et. al., Multnomah County Circuit Court No. 1101-00561, 2011
    • Lead Counsel for insurer accused of bad faith. Concept Entertainment Group, LTD v. First Mercury Insurance Company, USDC (District of Oregon) CV 00730-BR., 2011
    • Trial Counsel for plaintiff in early important environmental insurance coverage claim.St. Paul Fire v. McCormick & Baxter Creosoting, 324 Or 184, 923 P2d 1200 (1996), 1998

    Educational Background:

    • Washington State University, BA Economics , 1978
    • Seattle University School of Law, JD, 1981

    Industry Groups

    • Environmental
    • Insurance
    • Professional Liability.
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    Office Location for Jeffrey V. Hill

    1000 SW Broadway
    Suite 1780
    Portland, OR 97205

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    Last Updated: 4/2/2020

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