A founding member of Sullivan Hill, member of its Executive Committee and chair of the Insolvency and Commercial Bankruptcy practice group, Jim Hill practices primarily in the areas of bankruptcy, insolvency and commercial law. His bankruptcy experience includes representation of creditors, bankruptcy trustees and select bankruptcy debtors in Chapter 11 business reorganization cases, and he has served as a court-appointed examiner and mediator. Mr. Hill also works regularly with clients on asset sales and acquisitions, on state and federal court receivership cases, and on business workouts, restructuring and dissolution matters, among other commercial law matters.
Mr. Hill is the inaugural Chair of the Board of Representatives of the California Lawyers Association (CLA), representing nearly 100,000 current California attorneys and other members of its various Sections. He is the current CLA Board Representative of the Business Law Section (BLS), of which he was the chair in 2016-2017 when it was still part of the State Bar of California. Prior to that, Mr. Hill was co-chair of the BLS Insolvency Law Committee (2012-2013).
Mr. Hill was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 25th, 24th and 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law. He was further recognized in Best Lawyers® as the 2019 and 2017 Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law “Lawyer of the Year” in San Diego. Previously, Mr. Hill was named on the San Diego Business Journal’s Best of The Bar list for 2016.
Mr. Hill was named Mediator of the Year by the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California in 2013 and again in 2014-2015. He has an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell and was named a Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights as well as Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy by Martindale-Hubbell and American Lawyer Media. Mr. Hill has also been recognized as a Super Lawyer in the field of Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights in 2007-2018 and was named a Top San Diego Lawyer in 2015-2018 by San Diego Magazine.