Hill Law Office
Hill Law Office represents people who are dealing with the aftermath of serious injuries.
Attorney Steve Hill and his experienced staff are prepared to help you at a time when you may feel overwhelmed. We will guide you through the complex insurance claims process to make your experience as successful, efficient and stress-free as possible.
What are your legal options? Steve will meet with you to talk about your options and identify whether you need an attorney. There is never a cost for this consultation. Please complete our online contact form to schedule your meeting with Steve.
Old-Fashioned Values, Cutting-Edge Legal Representation
At Hill Law Office, we pride ourselves on being a hands-on law firm. In today’s world where so much is done online, many people might say that is old-fashioned. But we know that representing people means working with them — not just clicking a button. We are serious about our responsibility to help people who are dealing with life-changing injuries and the legal challenges that follow.
We also pride ourselves on providing quality, cutting-edge legal representation so you don’t have to travel to Portland or some other metropolitan area to hire an attorney. We live here so we know that sometimes you can’t get everything done locally. You may have to drive a long way to buy a part, see a medical specialist or even catch a flight. But when it comes to hiring an attorney with a winning track record you do not need to travel outside the region.
We encourage clients to ask other lawyers, judges, friends and neighbors what they think of us as people and professionals. We are proud of the reputation we have achieved, and we are here to help those in need of quality representation.
Proud Residents Of Eastern Oregon
Steve Hill moved to Eastern Oregon to build his practice and raise his family because he likes to live in the kind of place where they know you at the hardware store, where the mountains are close by and where the daily commute to work is 15 minutes, if you decide to walk.
He enjoys living in a place with a proud history of volunteerism and civic engagement. He contributes time and resources to programs like the Oregon East Symphony, Children’s Museum of Eastern Oregon, Pendleton Center for the Arts, Babe Ruth Baseball and the Art Center’s Rock & Roll Camp. He takes every opportunity to share the history of Pendleton and encourage people to visit, not just during the Pendleton Round-Up, but any time of year.
Meet Attorney Steve Hill
Steve Hill is a husband and father of two young children. He has more than 25 years’ of legal experience in Oregon and is admitted to practice in both the state and federal courts. Steve grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio in 1986 and spent years working as a daily newspaper reporter on the Iron Range of northern Minnesota. Before graduating from law school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1993, he spent a number of years teaching in Milan, Italy. During law school, Steve worked for two years at a law firm that focused exclusively on helping injured people. When he moved to Oregon, he initially worked on the defense side of civil injury cases, which provided him with a valuable perspective that continues to help him resolve cases for injured people today.
In 2013, Steve was named Employer of the Year by the Pendleton Chamber of Commerce. He has volunteered his time as a board member for the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association and as the president of the Pendleton Rotary Club and is a longtime member of the American Association for Justice. To learn more about attorney Hill, please view his attorney profile.
Steve is recognized as one of the top personal injury lawyers in the state by Oregon Super Lawyers, which evaluates attorneys based on peer recognition and professional achievement.
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Meet Our Staff
Darcey Ridgway is the firm’s legal assistant. She has worked with Steve since 2003. Darcey graduated from Washington State University with a B.A. in Political Science and from Moorpark College with an A.A. in Wildlife Education. Darcey returned to her hometown of Pendleton after many years away at college and working as an elephant trainer at Six Flags Marine World.
Darcey handles scheduling matters, insurance and Medicare issues and keeps in touch with clients about their medical treatment. She handles a variety of pre-litigation and litigation matters and the administrative tasks associated with settlements. Darcey’s favorite parts of her job are meeting new clients, setting up new files and giving clients good news when their claims or cases are resolved.
Darcey is active in Altrusa and is also on the board of the Education Foundation of Pendleton. Darcey enjoys swimming, cooking and is a big football fan.
Lorena Inocencio is a legal secretary and receptionist. She is often the first person people speak with when they call and the first person they see when they arrive in the office. She joined the firm in 2006. Lorena speaks Spanish fluently and provides interpretation in meetings with Spanish speaking clients.
Lorena grew up in Hermiston where she lives with her husband and two children. She enjoys spending time with her extended family, working out and running.
Andrea Mercado is a document manager and has been at the firm since 2006. She speaks Spanish fluently and works closely with Spanish speaking clients. Andrea grew up in Pendleton. She is a dedicated member of her congregation. She loves spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys cooking, traveling, running and trying new things.