James P. Hill

James P. Hill


Sullivan Hill Rez & Engel, APLC

Recognized since 2017

San Diego, California

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Commercial Litigation

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
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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 served two terms as the inaugural Chair of the Board of Representatives of the California Lawyers Association (CLA) from its launch in January 2018 through October 2019, representing nearly 100,000 current California attorneys and other members of its various Sections. He previously served as the 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.

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Location

  • 600 B Street, 17th Floor
    San Diego, CA 92101

Education

  • The University of Texas at Austin , J.D., graduated 1978
  • The University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Journalism, graduated 1974

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1978
  • California, 1979

Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute - Member
  • American Bar Association- Subcommittee on Business Bankruptcy - Member
  • American Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • California Bankruptcy Forum - Member
  • California Lawyers Association - Chair of the Board of Representatives
  • California Lawyers Association Business Law Section - Board Representative
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees - Member
  • San Diego and California Receivers Forum - Member
  • San Diego Bankruptcy Forum - Member
  • San Diego County Bar Association - Member
  • San Diego Flight Corp. - President

Court Admissions

  • State of California
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern, Central and Northern Districts of California

Sullivan Hill Rez & Engel, APLC
San Diego, California

8 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

2 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, San Diego (2019)
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, San Diego (2017)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation

Awards:

  • Best Lawyers® as the “Lawyer of the Year” in San Diego in 2019 and 2017 in the fields of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law as well as Commercial Litigation- 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th editions
  • Top Rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell and American Lawyer Media in Commercial Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights and in Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyer in the field of Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights in 2007-2021
  • Top San Diego Lawyer in 2015-2021 by San Diego Magazine
  • The Daily Transcript’s “50 Influential Leaders” in the San Diego business community for 2018
  • Mediator of the Year by the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California in 2013, 2014 and 2015

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