Allison Arabian Hill


Allison Arabian Hill is a partner in the firm’s Orange County office and a member of the Appellate Practice. The emphasis of her practice is on civil appeals and writs, and post-trial motions, where an appeal is anticipated.

Ms. Hill has personally drafted over 80 appellate briefs, writs and petitions in the appellate courts in the State of California and in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Allison Arabian Hill is a partner in the firm's Orange County office, where she has been a member of the Appellate Practice Group since 2006. Ms. Hill has assisted in the filing of over 100 briefs, writs and petitions in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the California Supreme Court, and the California Courts of Appeal. Of those briefs, she has personally drafted 80. Her practice also includes assisting trial counsel with the preservation of legal issues where an appeal is anticipated, including the preparation of post-trial motions.

Her efforts as an appellate lawyer have resulted in decisions affirming defense judgments following bench and jury trials, as well as dismissals at the pleading and summary judgment stage. She has represented clients on a broad range of issues including business and personal injury torts, product liability, employment law, franchise disputes, professional liability, trademark and patent litigation, probate, insurance coverage and bad faith, Proposition 51 and apportionment, attorneys' fees, discovery sanctions, premises liability, lender liability, eminent domain, bankruptcy, and anti-SLAPP. Recently, Ms. Hill persuaded the Court of Appeal to extend quasi-judicial immunity to a court-appointed guardian ad litem in McClintock v. West 219 Cal.App.4th 540 (2013).

Published Decisions

  • McClintock v. West 219 Cal.App.4th 540 (2013) (extending quasi-judicial immunity to a court-appointed guardian ad litem)
  • Mattuk v. Guttman, 173 Cal.App.4th 1191 (2009) (affirming a judgment in a legal malpractice action arising from patent litigation)
  • Applera Corporation v. MP Biomedicals, LLC 173 Cal.App.4th 769 (2009) (affirming enforcement of a patent licensing agreement)
  • Jay Bharat Developers, Inc. v. Minidis, 167 Cal.App.4th 437 (2008) (affirming a preliminary injunction in a franchise dispute).
  • Kirkeby v. Superior Court 33 Cal.4th 642 (2004) (finding fraudulent conveyance sufficient basis to file a lis pendens)


  • State Bar Admissions
    • California




  • Armenian Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • American Jurisprudence Award Constitutional Law
  • American Jurisprudence Award Criminal Law


University of California, Hastings College of Law

Juris Doctor, 1990

  • Member, Hastings Law Journal
  • Senior Note Editor, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly

University of California, Los Angeles

Bachelor of Arts, 1987, cum laude

LBJ Internship, Congresswoman Bobbi Fiedler (21st District), Washington D.C.

Judicial Extern, California Supreme Court Associate Justice Joyce L. Kennard

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