Eve Hill

Disability Rights Attorney and Advocate


Eve Hill, a leading disability rights attorney and advocate previously, served as Senior Vice President of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. In 2011, Ms. Hill joined the law firm of Brown, Goldstein, and Levy. At the Burton Blatt Institute, she was responsible for the Institute's work on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), disability civil rights, and communications issues. In the same year, she was appointed to the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. She is responsible for the Division's disability related work. Ms. Hill has implemented and enforced disability civil rights laws in the state government, federal government, and private nonprofit sectors. She was the District of Columbia's first Director of the Office of Disability Rights, responsible for implementation of the ADA throughout District Government. She served as Executive Director of the Disability Rights Legal Center, a leading nonprofit disability advocacy group in Los Angeles, where she focused on ADA litigation, special education advocacy, and mediation of disability rights cases. She was a Supervisory Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice's Disability Rights Section, where she supervised ADA investigations, created the Department's ADA Mediation Program, and developed the Department's ADA building code certification program. She was also a Visiting Associate Professor at Loyola Law School and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California School of Law and Loyola Marymount University, where she taught disability rights, special education, and dispute resolution. Ms. Hill is the co-author of "Disability Civil Rights Law and Policy," both as a case book and a treatise. She received the 2007 Distinguished Service Award from the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, was a Durfee Foundation Stanton Fellow in 2006, and won the 2002 State Bar of California Diversity Award. Lawdragon recognized Ms. Hill as one of the top 3,000 plaintiffs' lawyers in the US and Los Angeles Magazine rated her as one of the top 5 percent of lawyers in Los Angeles County. A native of Maine, Ms. Hill received her J.D., cum laude, from Cornell Law School and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Sweet Briar College. She is admitted to practice law in Maine, California, and the District of Columbia.