Susan C. Hill, President and Managing Attorney

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 Specialist in 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