The Firm

LydiaHillsThe Hills Firm is a general practice law firm assisting clients throughout the New York City area in a variety of legal matters.  The firm provides efficient and cost-effective legal representation for New York City and Long Island (Suffolk and Nassau County) businesses, corporate entities  and individuals.  The firm proudly offers a range of legal services for Entreprenuers, established Corporations and Businesses, and Non-Profit Organizations.  Some of our practice areas for individuals include Immigration, Bankruptcy, Tax, Divorce, Family Law, Consumer Debt, Drafting & Negotiating Contracts, Wills, Trusts & Estates and Landlord/Tenant. For details about the services we provide, please see the overview of practice areas.

Owner Lydia C. Hills, a native of the City of New York, founded The Hills Firm on a unique combination of professionalism, assertiveness, personalized service and an innate passion for advocacy and service to others.  She is dedicated to promoting and protecting the rights and interests of her clients, while providing prompt, effective legal counsel.  She take a results-oriented approach to the practice of law, and is known for offering affordable, professional, honest legal advice to every client.

Education

Fordham University School of Law  – Juris Doctorate Degree, 2009

Member – Fordham Law School Journal of Corporate and Financial Law
Recipient – Edith Giuldi Platt Public Interest Law Award – Magna cum laude
Recipient – Ruth Whitehead Whaley Award

Herbert H. Lehman College – Bachelor of Arts – Political Science – Cum Laude, 2004

Lehman Scholars Program Graduate
PHI BETA KAPPA
PI SIGMA ALPHA -National Political Science Honor Society
PHI SIGMA TAU – International Philosophy Honor Society

State Court Admissions

Court Admissions New York State
U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of New York (EDNY),
U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York (SDNY)
U.S. Tax Court.

Federal Court Admissions

Eastern District DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
Southern District of New York
U.S. Tax Court

Professional Associations

American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
New York City Bar Association
Brooklyn Bar Association

Associations

Nigerian Lawyers Association (Public Relations Officer)
BWEL – Black Women in Entertainment Law