Alexander H. Hill

Associate, Portland Office

Direct Dial: 503.499.4428

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 2013
  • Washington, 2017

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2016


  • Albany Law School - J.D., 2013
  • American Educational Institute - Senior Claims Law Associate, 2008
  • Oregon Police Corps Academy - 2001
  • Portland State University - B.A., Psychology; Minor, Sociology, 2001
  • Wicklander-Zulawski School of Interviewing and Interrogation - 1998

Practice Experience

Alex Hill's practice focuses on business and insurance law throughout Oregon and Washington. As a former police officer and claims professional for a large insurance company, Alex brings a unique perspective to Bullivant's Business Law group. His professional experience in criminal and insurance investigations provides him with advanced training and experience in interviewing, investigations and negotiations. Alex enjoys leveraging this non-traditional background to provide his clients with a distinct, think-outside-the-box approach to evaluations, analysis and resolution options.

Alex regularly represents and advises small and larger businesses regarding a wide variety of legal matters including contract disputes and liabilities, entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, and general litigation matters.

Alex Hill is a graduate of the Oregon Police Corps and served as a police officer for almost two years with the Portland Police Bureau. Since practicing law, Alex's representation has included assisting police officers under investigation by administrative agencies for various employment-related violations and responding to agencies in connection with charges against officers' certifications. His current practice includes a wide variety of employment defense, including regular and repeated representation of a local private university in connection with claims made by both employees and students.

Alex received his undergraduate degree from Portland State University and his Juris Doctorate from the nation's oldest independent law school, Albany Law School. In law school, he interned with the New York State Department of Insurance, Executive Offices, where he clerked for the Special Prosecutor, focusing on criminal prosecution of insurance fraud claims throughout New York. Alex also researched and drafted advisory opinions on various insurance related topics. Additionally, he interned with his law school's Low Income Taxpayer's Clinic, where he represented clients with federal and state tax liabilities under a student practice order. He received the Albany Law Clinic & Justice Center Award for his work there. Alex also actively participated in moot court, and in 2013 was ranked in the top third of the Northeast Region Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court competitors, and was Editor in Chief of International Law Studies, an online academic forum for the publication of international and comparative law studies.

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Defense Research Institute (Member, 2016-Present)
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (Member, 2016-Present)
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (Member, 2015-Present)
  • International Association of Arson Investigators (Member, 2015-Present)
  • Oregon Claims Adjusters Association (Member, 2015-Present)
  • Multnomah Bar Association (Member, 2013-2016; Young Lawyers Section, Service to the Public Committee, 2013-2016)

Awards and Honors

  • Named as a "Rising Star" in Oregon Super Lawyers (2021, 2019, 2018 — Business Litigation)
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©: Ones to Watch (2021 - Insurance Law; Commercial Litigation)

Outside the Firm

Outside of the office, Alex enjoys cheering for the Blazers, classic cars, keeping up with the latest superheroes with his sons, and raising a new puppy with his wife.