Vic Hill | Marietta Family Lawyer
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Divorce and family law matters are of key importance in people's lives and touch upon essential aspects of your lifestyle and identity. The decisions you make today can result in a brighter tomorrow for you and your children. Mr. Hill is rated AV - Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. The comforting guidance and solid support of a skilled family law attorney is essential to this process to help you transition to a serene, secure post-divorce future. In Marietta, Georgia, and surrounding areas, you will find the experienced divorce and family representation you need — and attentive personal service you deserve — at Hill / Macdonald, LLC with its experienced Marietta divorce and family lawyers.
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Please describe a case(s) in the last year or two where you made a big difference.
In the last year, I represented one of the parties in the case Rutter v. Rutter. It was an appeal to the Georgia Court of Appeals and then to the Georgia Supreme Court on certiorari. The case dealt with overlapping issues of domestic law, criminal law and legislative procedure/statutory construction. Ultimately, the case created a new focus in Georgia on the rights of privacy that do or do not exist between spouses.
How did you build a successful practice?
I built a successful practice by picking a practice area, concentrating my work in that area, staying abreast of changes in the law in that area, associating myself with other experts in that area, and contributing to the enhancement to that area of practice in the community.
What should clients look for in a lawyer?
Clients should look for a lawyer who can not only hear what their needs and desires are, but who can offer experienced advice as to how attainable those desires may be. Once the lawyer and client reach an agreement of the goal, the attorney should be able to move forward to achieve that goal.
How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
Local knowledge in especially important in family law cases because so much discretion is afforded the trial judge. Each judge is different and will have a different approach to the same case. Having a familiarity with the judge before whom one practices helps the lawyer to prepare the case in a way that will be influential to THAT judge.
What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?
In a free phone consultation, I try to hear a short version of what is happening in the case and what the client wants. I introduce myself and my abilities to the client and I try to give the client a short version idea of how he/she may attain his/her goal. That may change after all of the facts of the case are fleshed out later, but I try to give the client a general idea of what to expect.
What information do you need in a free phone consultation?
In a free phone consultation, I would need to know the client's name; the posture of the case; the kind of case; the Court where the case is/would exist; who the opposing counsel is, if applicable; and what the client wishes to achieve.
What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?
I strive to maintain close contact with my clients. The constraints of busy practice don't make that easy, but with modern technology I succeed in maintaining good communication.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
The most rewarding aspect of my job is seeing a client finish a case in a better situation than when he/she first came to me.
What are your other interests in addition to law?
My family, music, painting, history.
Are you involved in your community?
I am active in my church and several civic organizations.
|Attorney||Baskin & Baskin, P.C.||N/A||2003-2007|
|Attorney||Roach & Geiger, P.C.||N/A||2001-2003|
|Partner||Custer, Hill & Associates, P.C.||N/A||1999-2001|
|Attorney||Custer & Hill, P.C.||N/A||1998-1999|
|Georgia State University College of Law||J.D.||Law School||1995|
|State / Court||Date|
|Court of Appeals of Georgia||07/31/2002|
|Georgia Supreme Court||05/12/1999|
|United States Supreme Court||03/29/2010|
- Barrister, Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law American Inn of Court
Member, Marietta Kiwanis (1999–present)
Member, Cobb County Bar Association (1998–present)
Member, Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity (1995–present)
Member, State Bar of Georgia (1995–present)
Honors & Awards
- Martindale-Hubbell, Peer Review Rated Preeminent-AV (2013)
Peer Review Rated-Distinguished, Martindale-Hubbell (2012)
Peer Review Rated - Distinguished, Martindale-Hubbell (2011)
Peer Review Rated - Distinguished, Martindale-Hubbell (2010)
Peer Review Rated - Distinguished, Martindale - Hubbell (2009)
Peer Review Rated - Distinguished, Martindale-Hubbell (2008)
Peer Review Rated- Distinguished, Martindale-Hubbell (2007)
Cobb Justice Foundation Chariman, Cobb County Bar Association (1999)
Case Conclusion Date:October 21, 2013
Outcome:Reversed and remanded.
Description:Erroneous modification of child support was reversed and remanded.
Case Conclusion Date:August 14, 2013
Outcome:Reversed and remanded.
Description:Trial court denied legitimation petition and terminated father's parental rights in the legitimation action. Trial court denied motion for new trial without a hearing.
- Watch Out: Someone may be watching, Family Law Review (2012)
Obtaining Discovery from the Guardian Ad Litem, Family Law Review (2007)
Summary Judgement and Partial Summary Judgement in Domestic Relations, Family Law Institute (2005)
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|Verified Credentials||Date Verified|
|(1995) Licensed as Attorney in Georgia. Verified with State Bar of Georgia.||April 30, 2014|
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Be Careful: Someone May be Watching(2014-05-02 15:22:38)
Analysis of Rutter v. Rutter and its effects on Georgia law.
Obtaining Discovery From The Guardian Ad Litem(2014-05-02 15:33:17)
Analysis of strategies for working with a Guardian Ad Litem
Georgia's New Child Support Law: Boon for Some...Bane for Others!(2014-05-02 15:35:45)
Analysis of Georgia's New Child Support Statute
Things To Expect During A Divorce Case(2014-05-02 15:38:57)
Analysis of what a party could expect during divorce proceedings.
Fee:An initial fee is required before representation commences. Work done is billed at the hourly rate against the initial fee. Initial fees are determined based upon the specific facts of a case.