Hill Law Office


Steven L. Hill

Attorney Steven L. Hill


Pendleton, OR





Steve has been an attorney for more than 25 years. He established his own law office in 1999 to advocate for injured people and their families. Prior to that, he practiced law at Kottkamp & O'Rourke, LLP, beginning in 1994. He is admitted to practice in both state and federal courts in Oregon.

He is a member of the American Association for Justice, a member and former board member of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, the Oregon State Bar and 6th Judicial Bar District Association. Steve is recognized as one of the top personal injury lawyers in the state by Oregon Super Lawyers, which evaluates attorneys on peer recognition and professional achievement.

Outside the office, Steve spends time with his family and loves reading, traveling, skiing, following his beloved Minnesota Vikings and volunteering. He often can be found coaching little league or cheering on his kids at school assemblies, swimming practice and the like. Steve is a member of Rotary International, which is focused on worldwide service efforts such as the eradication of polio. He is a past president of the Pendleton Rotary Club, and he organized a trip that allowed 20 Rotarians to travel to China and meet with the Beijing and Shanghai Rotary clubs.

Steve earned his Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in English from Oberlin College. He was born in Chicago, raised in Minneapolis and is raising two young children with his wife Jane.
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Areas Of Practice

  • Personal Injury Plaintiff

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 1993


  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio
    • Juris Doctor
  • Oberlin College
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: English

Honors and Awards

  • Selected to the Oregon Super Lawyers list, 2014 - 2020
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • One of the Top Personal Injury Lawyers in the State, Oregon Super Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Member and Former Board Member
  • Oregon State Bar, Member
  • 6th Judicial Bar District Association, Member

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Member, Rotary International
  • Past President, Pendleton Rotary Club

Past Positions

  • Kottkamp & O'Rourke, LLP, 1994 to 1999

“I had a friend that was in need of a Local attorney. Being friends with a highly rated Attorney from Portland, I asked him if he knew of anyone in Eastern Oregon that was very good. He didn’t hesitate and said Steve Hill in Pendleton. So I refered my friend to him and his case was a high profile injury claim against a Major US company. Not an easy case but he must have gotten my friend a pretty good settlement because he had an ear to ear smile for a couple of weeks after he announced that his case had been settled.
So due to a vehicle accident I found myself in need of an attorney and didn’t hesitate, going directly to Steve. He did a fantastic job on my case as did his staff. They kept me up to date and informed as my case progressed. I’m 100% happy with how it turned out and I highly recommend Steve and his staff if you’re ever in need of a first class attorney.”

– Cary Sherrow: October, 2020

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“Hill Law Office rocks! Having never been injured in a car accident before, I had no idea what to expect. Steve and the staff at Hill Law Office walked me through it very gently, honestly and were open-minded with me. I appreciated their help so much. The whole office staff is warm and wonderful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I would recommend Hill Law Office to anyone in need of a personal injury attorney.”

– L. Hansen: October, 2020

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“I was hit by a car resulting in a broken collar bone, months of rehabilitation, and summer plans that had to be cancelled. After several months of negotiating with the responsible party’s insurance company I was unable to reach what I considered a reasonable settlement so I contacted Hill Law Office.
Steve provided me with affordable, sound advice in a low-pressure environment and he and his staff were helpful, responsive, and easy to work with. The result was a net-settlement that exceeded my expectations and that I am sure I would not have been able to achieve without the help of Steve and his staff.
Initially I was uncertain about contacting an attorney because I didn’t want the hassle, I was concerned about the cost, and I was sure I could handle things my own. Turns out I was wrong on all accounts. My only regret is that I didn’t contact Hill Law Offices sooner.”

– Scott F.: June, 2019

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“Steve’s office is caring, compassionate and very knowledgeable. They were by me during one of the most difficult times in my life. I put my full faith in Steve and his team and they did not let me down. I would highly recommend Steve Hill to anyone looking for a personal injury attorney. They are great!”

– Sarah Robins: January, 2019

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“I was hit by a vehicle while crossing the street and I suffered serious and permanent injuries. I hired Steve Hill to help me with my case and I was immediately impressed by his compassion, knowledge and professionalism. Steve and his staff guided and protected me throughout the entire process. The sincerity that Steve and his team showed was exceptional!”

– Haley Flemmer: January, 2019

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“I would like to say a huge “Thank you” to Mr. Steve Hill and his legal team for all the work they did to prepare for my court case. Not once did they waiver in their work to find experts to testify on my behalf and explain the injury I received when we were hit by a drunk driver.
Again thank you all so much for not giving up, and keeping me focused on the end result.”

– Pattie B.: September, 2017

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“In February 2013, my quiet world was turned upside down by a head on collision with a drunk driver, the very night my first grandchild was born! You would think surviving a horrific crash means the worst part is over, but it really isn’t, the nightmare begins the day after. I needed someone I could trust and someone who would take care of my best interest. That someone was Steve Hill and Hill Law Office. He made sure I had the time I needed to heal and deal with the aftermath of that night, while sheltering me from the barrage of phone calls and paperwork from the insurance companies who wanted nothing more than a rush settlement. My well-being was always the #1 priority and I always felt that way. I truly, highly recommend Hill Law Office, they are the exact people you dream of having on your side and they are people you can wholeheartedly TRUST.”

– W. Terpening: April, 2015

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“I was injured at a hotel where I stepped on part of a syringe. I spoke with Steve Hill and asked for assistance in recovering medical costs. Steve and his staff were very professional and courteous. He knew exactly what to do with my case. He reached a settlement with the insurance company representing the hotel, which allowed me to cover all of my medical costs. If it wasn’t for Steve Hill and his staff, I would have ended up covering the costs myself and the owners of the hotel would have allowed me to do so. Thank you Steve and staff. You guys are wonderful and run a top rate firm.”

– K. Ward: February, 2015

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“Comfort and conversation.” Those were the words that Joni Mitchell wrote in the late ’60s and they came to mind when I first met Steve and his marvelous staff during a difficult period in my life. I was involved in two major motor vehicle accidents in a 13-month period and all of my concerns were quickly and professionally addressed by Steve and his staff. If I could, I would send up a bouquet of balloons that say, “Pick Steve Hill as your attorney.” Comfort, caring and conversation!”

– M. Jackson: January, 2015

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“Steve and his staff are 180 degrees from the stereotype of attorneys. They truly care about your well-being. Their first priority is your health. When you are 100% only then will they start talking dollars. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Hill Law Office again in a New York minute. If you ever need good, caring, tough representation, call Hill Law Office.”

– Joe Thompson: December, 2014

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“Steve and his staff were on top of things during the entire process from beginning to end. They all make you feel as though you are their top priority no matter what! I received more of a settlement than I ever imagined without having to go to court, which was a huge relief for me. If I ever go through another personal injury, I would not hesitate to call Steve Hill and his staff.”

– Catie M.: December, 2014

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“I was in a motor vehicle accident involving a driver who ran a stop sign. He received a ticket for failure to stop. I was injured, and my vehicle was totaled. His insurance company refused to accept responsibility. I made one phone call, and met with Steven Hill. He knew exactly what to do. I am very grateful to Steven. I was all alone, hurt, and angry. His knowledge and trustworthiness got my life back on track. Please don’t hesitate to call him.”

– Burt M.

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“Mr. Hill impressed me with his sincerity, ability to listen, preparation of my case, keeping me informed, and reaching an acceptable resolution. I was equally impressed with the Hill Law Office staff who always made me feel welcome and not hesitant to call when I had any questions. I would certainly recommend the Hill Law Office to friends and family.”

– David A.

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“Hill Law Office provided me with superior quality legal representation, while virtually eliminating the anxiety and stress associated with a lawsuit. Steve, Darcey and staff treated me with the highest level of respect and understanding while guiding me through a difficult process. I would recommend them to anyone seeking experience and professionalism with any legal matter.”

– M. Van Riper

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