Andrea M. Hill Partner


Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2002 - Ontario


Primary office:  Hamilton




Andrea M. Hill

Andrea M. Hill is a partner and litigation lawyer. Her practice focuses on estate litigation, commercial litigation and the defence of professional negligence claims.

Andrea acts on behalf of estate trustees, attorneys for property/personal care and beneficiaries in will challenges, passings of accounts, dependants’ relief claims, applications to remove trustees, guardianship applications, and in the interpretation of wills.

Her commercial litigation practice involves breaches of contract, shareholder disputes, debtor/creditor actions, broker/dealer liability and new home warranties.

Andrea is preferred counsel for LawPRO and defends solicitors’ negligence actions across Ontario.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Andrea worked in Washington, D.C. as a legislative assistant to two Members of the United States House of Representatives and as a lobbyist at a national constitutional and civil rights organization.

Andrea is a frequent speaker on issues of estate litigation, commercial litigation and legal practice management.
 

Career & Recognition

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  • 2019

    • Community
       2019
      Member, Uniform Law Conference of Canada Project on E-Wills
  • 2016

    • Career
       2016
      Partner, ESB Lawyers LLP (2016–2018)
    • Community
       2016
      Vice-Chair, Estates and Trusts Subcommittee, Hamilton Law Association
    • Community
       2016
      Member-at-Large, Trusts and Estates Law Section — Section Executive, Ontario Bar Association
  • 2010

    • Community
       2010
      Member, Continuing Professional Development Committee, Hamilton Law Association
  • 2006

    • Career
       2006
      Associate, ESB Lawyers LLP (2006–2016)
  • 2004

    • Career
       2004
      Associate, Hodgson Post LLP (2004–2006)
  • 2002

    • Career
       2002
      Associate, Torys LLP (2002–2004)
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2002
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2000

    • Education
       2000
      Queen's University, LLB
  • 1992

    • Education
       1992
      McGill University, BA

Memberships

  • Hamilton Law Association
  • Halton County Law Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Estate Planners’ Council of Hamilton
  • “Distribution of Funds – Contested,” presented at Hamilton Law Association’s 17th Annual Estates & Trusts Seminar, February 2019
  • “Court Update”, presented at Law Society of Ontario’s Estate Accounting 2019 seminar, January 2019
  • “Current Issues in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion”, presented at Hamilton Law Association’s 18th Annual Advocacy Conference, December 2018
  • Facilitator at Hamilton Law Association’s Estates & Trusts Workshop, October 2018
  • “Administering the Insolvent Estate”, presented at Law Society of Ontario’s Practice Gems: Probate Essentials 2018, September 2018
  • “Succession Planning and Contingency Planning for Your Practice”, presented at Halton County Law Association’s Estates and Family Law Seminar, May 2018
  • “Avoiding Conflicts of Interest in Estate Administration”, HLA Journal, December 2017
  • “Ethical Issues in Probate Matters”, presented at Law Society of Ontario’s Practice Gems: Probate Essentials 2017, September 2017
  • Planning Chair at Hamilton Law Association’s Advancing into Partnership, March 2017
  • “Powers of Attorney”, presented at Hamilton Law Association’s 15th Annual Estates & Trusts Seminar, February 2017
  • “Using Social Media to Market your Practice”, presented at Hamilton Law Association’s Corporate Commercial Law Seminar, October 2016
  • “Interpretation Issues that Arise During the Probate Process”, presented at Law Society of Ontario’s Practice Gems: Probate Essentials 2016, September 2016
  • “Discussion of Common Fact Scenarios”, presented at Halton County Law Association’s Estates and Family Law Seminar, May 2016
  • Planning Co-Chair at Hamilton Law Association’s Business Development for Women Lawyers, January 2016
  • “The Dos and Don’ts in Estate Practice Management”, panelist, Ontario Bar Association, November 2015
  • “Drafting Errors”, presented at Law Society of Ontario’s Practice Gems: Probate Essentials 2015, September 2015
  • “The Drafting Lawyer as Witness in a Will Challenge Proceeding”, presented with Liza C. Sheard at Halton Country Law Association’s Estates and Family Law Seminar, May 2015
  • “Knowing When to Walk Away”, presented at Hamilton Law Association’s 9th Annual Current Issues in Commercial Litigation Seminar, February 2014
  • “Conflict Frontiers”, presented at Law Society of Ontario’s Conflicts of Interest in your Civil Litigation Practice, February 2014
  • “Estate Planning that Leads to Estate Litigation”, presented at Estate Planners’ Council of Hamilton, February 2014
  • Moderator at Hamilton Law Association’s Avoiding Communications Errors, February 2014
  • “What are Real Estate Lawyers Being Sued for Today”, presented at Hamilton Law Association’s Emerging Issues in Real Estate, November 2013
  • “Getting to the Point: Advocacy Tips”, presented at Hamilton Law Association’s Practical Tips for the Courtroom: for Articling Students and New Lawyers, September 2013
  • “Getting to the Point”, presented at The Advocates’ Society’s 2013 Court House Series, February 2013
  • Moderator at Hamilton Law Association’s Workplace Harassment Policy: Bill 168 and its Application to Law Firms, May 2012
  • Moderator at Hamilton Law Association’s Dealing with Self-Represented Litigants, January 2012
  • “Joint Ventures: What are They, and Rights and Remedies”, presented at Hamilton Law Association’s 6th Annual Current Issues in Commercial Litigation Seminar, March 2011
  • “Undertakings and the Inevitable Refusals Motion”, presented at Ontario Bar Association’s Divine Discoveries: Building a Great Case, December 2008
  • “An Individual’s Rights to Access to Personal Information under the New Federal Privacy Legislation”, co-authored with Wendy M. Matheson for Ontario Bar Association’s Privacy: Balancing Private Rights and Business Interests, November 2000
  • Tarion Warranty Corporation v. New Millennium Homes Inc., 2015 ONCA 246
  • 9272 v Tarion Warranty Corporation, 2015 CanLII 72280 (ON LAT)
  • Tarion Warranty Corporation v. New Millennium Homes Inc., 2013 ONSC 4339
  • MacDonald v. MCAP Service Corporation, 2013 ONSC 4473
  • Hall v. Watson, 2010 ONCA 839
  • Groen v. Harris, 2010 ONCA 621
  • Wilson v. DeBonis Estate, 2009 CanLII 1666 (ON SC)
  • Frenchmen's Creek Estates Inc. v. Tuckernuck Mortgage Administration Inc., 2009 ONCA 89
  • Frenchmen's Creek Estates Inc. v. Tuckernuck Mortgage Administration Inc., 2008 ONCA 107
  • Erin (Town) v. Violo, 2005 CanLII 35772 (ON CA)