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Firm Overview

Hill Law Offices, PC, has been incorporated since April 2009. Prior to this, we were Hill Law Office, an owner-operated solo law firm, established in June 2007.

Our firm focuses entirely on estate planning for families, and cases in the probate court. These cases include wills, trusts, probate, trust administration, and conservatorships.

Example cases

All of my cases are handled in a very personal and professional manner, and are only accepted if I believe that there is a good foundation for pursuing the clients' interests.

We assist trustees in fulfilling all legal requirements of administering a trust, including noticing beneficiaries, marshaling assets, paying valid claims and distribution to beneficiaries.

Probate cases are handled in a similar manner to trust administration, but also require that we file documents with the proper court and attend court hearings.


Conservatorships are kept personal and confidential.
Main Office

Main
935 University Avenue
Sacramento  CA  95825

Phone
  • (916) 568-0212
Fax
  • (916) 568-0213

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

We offer a FREE 30-minute consultation for all estate planning services (wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, etc.), and will quote a flat fee for services after the consultation for your consideration. After an initial telephone intake discussion, other services are typically billed at the normal hourly rate for the office consultation.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Estate planning services are generally flat fee services. At the end of our initial 30-minute FREE consultation, I will have the information I need from you to quote a specific price for your estate plan. Probate fees are set by law and will be explained to you anytime you need to know. All other rates for services vary depending on the service. Some are flat fee, and others are based on an hourly rate. If you mention that you found me on Nolo, you will receive a 5% discount on services.

Hourly Rates

We will be happy to quote our hourly rates to you upon your request.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Office Manager

Heidi

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Probate
Susan is a Certified Specialist by the State Bar of California in the area of Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. Under this area of expertise, we handle estate plan drafting, probate, trust administration, conservatorships and guardianships.
Our firm will work with you closely on your estate planning, probate, and trust needs. We strive to work with you as individuals, to address your needs and wishes at a level as intimate and personal as you desire, and all information will be held in absolute strict confidence within our firm. By allowing you to share your personal information with us, we can help you to achieve your goals. This personal, confidential approach also applies to any needs regarding conservatorships or guardianships.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I enjoy estate planning, probate and trust administration, because they all allow me to assist clients to limit expenses and losses, and help them to preserve assets for themselves and their families.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Everyone should be aware of the legal issues involved in their own matters because all decisions in a case are ultimately their own, and should be well thought out. Our role is to help educate the client on their matters so they can make well-informed decisions. Any additional research the clients do on their own can only help us to have more meaningful and productive conversations.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am always willing to review and comment on documents created by clients.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I am willing to consider serving in an advisory-only capacity, and have done so on a number of cases. Whether or not I will agree to do so on an individual matter will depend on the complexity and nature of the specific case.

Susan C. Hill

I am a State Bar Certified Specialist in the area of Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law. I served as a law clerk for the California Superior Court, Sacramento, Probate Division in 2006, prior to opening my own law firm.

Analytical abilities, logical thinking and organizational skills are key to good legal work, and are all areas I have developed over the years. I have very strong math skills and have many years of experience in financial areas, including accounting and taxation.

My strengths are my knowledge and experience in a focused area of law. My style is to provide personal attention to each case that is tailored to fit each client's individual needs.

Personal interests:

I enjoy natural history and science, vegetarian cooking, music, travel, golf and my family.

License
  • Bar Number: 249614
    California , 2007
  • Bar Number: 25542
    Arizona , 2008
Education
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 2006
    Sacramento, CA
    Estate Planning Concentration
  • California State University, Sacramento
    Bachelor of Science , 1998
    Sacramento, CA
    Environmental Science with a Minor in Biology

Sabina Trumble

Sabina is an associate attorney at Hill Law Offices, PC. She has over three years of experience in the areas of estate planning, probate and trusts. You will find her to be extremely helpful and easy to talk to regarding your matters.
License
  • Bar Number: 263646
    California , 2009
Education
  • Monterey College of Law
    Juris Doctor , 2009
    Class Ranking: 1
    Highest Honors

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