William B. Hill, Jr. has been one of the most iconic figures on the Atlanta legal landscape for more than 40 years, building a reputation as a lawyer who is honest, trustworthy, informed and tireless.
As a shareholder at Polsinelli, an Am Law 100 firm with more than 800 attorneys in 20 offices, Hill has a reputation for versatility.
Hill has split his career between the public and private sectors, first with the Georgia Attorney General’s office, where in 1987, while Director of the Criminal Division, he argued a case (without notes and won) to the United States Supreme Court. It was the first time the state of Georgia had been represented on oral argument by an African- American lawyer. Shortly after, Hill was appointed to a state court judgeship and later named a Superior Court judge.
Hill has successfully represented automotive, pharmaceutical, hospitality industry and private companies and individuals in numerous state and federal courts throughout the country.
Hill takes seriously his obligation to give back and mentor. As an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law, Hill leads by example, teaching the next generation of lawyers to practice law passionately.