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Susan E. Hill
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Last updated: 4/1/2017
Susan E. Hill
Membership Type: Active (attorney for 6+ years)
Professional Information
Hill & Piibe, Immigration Attorneys
L.A. PacMutual Building
523 W. Sixth St., Ste. 737
Los Angeles
90014  United States
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213.622.8775 (Phone)
213.622.5383 (Fax)
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Additional Information
Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California 1993
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 1989 (English/French)

Hill & Piibe, Immigration Attorneys: Partner 1998-present
Pepperdine University School of Law: Adjunct Professor (Immigration Law) 2005 - present
Pepperdine University School of Law: Asylum Law Clinic, Founder and Supervising Attorney 2008 - 2012

Social/Volunteer Organizations
WLALA - Board Member and Co-Chair for the Domestic Violence Project 2004-2009
American Immigration Lawyers Association - 1998 - present (member and speaker at CLE events)
LA County Bar Association (Immigration Section) - 1998 - present (member and speaker at CLE events)
Human Options (Immigration Clinic) 2015 - present
Bresee Foundation, Advisory Council 2015 - present
National “Super Mentor” Committee for the National Center for Immigrant and Refugee Children, 2005-2006
UCLA School of Law’s El Centro Asylum Law Clinic, Supervising Attorney, 2004-2007

Moot Court Judge, Pepperdine University School of Law, 1997-2003: judging mock trials and appellate arguments.
More Information
Speaker on community education at events sponsored/organized by schools, churches, nonprofit organizations, business organizations and more.

Published Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Decisions:

Khodagholian v. Ashcroft, 355 F.3d 1003 (9th Cir. 2003)(successfully defended green card from charges of abandonment);
Andia v. Ashcroft, 359 F.3d 1181 (9th Cir. 2004)(successfully challenged the requirements for motions to reopen in removal proceedings);
Garcia-Gomez v. Ashcroft, 498 F.3d 1050 (9th Cir. 2007)(successfully advanced clients’ meritorious excuse for late-filed appeal brief);
Cordoba v. Holder, 726 F.3d 1106 (9th Cir. 2013)(successfully established status of "land owner" as a qualifying social group for purposes of asylum law protections)
Vargas-Garcia v. Ashcroft, 287 F.3d 882 (9th Cir. 2002)(successfully challenged rules for filing appellate briefs);
Falcon-Carriche v. Ashcroft, 350 F.3d 845 (9th Cir. 2003)(challenging BIA’s new and restrictive streamlining regulations)
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