Hilliary Powell

Associate

  • location icon Los Angeles, CA
    633 West 5th Street
    Suite 4000
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

Hilliary Powell is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and is a member of the General Liability Practice. Hilliary represents insured and private businesses in all forms of disputes, including cases arising out of professional negligence, general negligence, breach of contract, statutory claims, premises liability and all other civil disputes. Hilliary has also worked with Lewis Brisbois’ Labor and Employment group, and has experience defending employers in individual and multi-plaintiff lawsuits regarding workplace discrimination, harassment, failure to accommodate, failure to engage in the interactive process, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour claims. Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois as an associate, Hilliary worked as a law clerk for Lewis Brisbois' Summer Associate Program. 

While in law school, Hilliary was a member of UC Hastings' nationally-ranked Intercollegiate Trial Team, and also served as an editor for the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly Journal. As a law student, Hilliary worked as legal intern for the environmental non-profit The Sierra Club, and also spearheaded efforts to create a vegetable garden for juvenile inmates at Alameda County Juvenile Hall. Hilliary also had the unique opportunity as a law student to represent clients in Social Security and In Home Supportive Services appeals before Administrative Law Judges through the UC Hastings Community Justice Clinic. In her free time, Hilliary continues to hone her trial skills by staying involved with Hastings' Trial Team and serving as an alumni coach.

While an undergraduate student at UC Davis, Hilliary worked at the California State Capitol as a legislative intern for Assembly Member Noreen Evans (Sonoma County; Napa County).  In this capacity, Hilliary worked directly with Assembly Members and Senators, legislative staff, and lobbyists on legislative bills for the State Budget.

Published Opinion

Dillon v. Avis Budget Group, Inc., No. CV 18-3870-MWF,  2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 119166; 2018 WL 3475529 (C.D. Cal. July 13, 2018)

Foreign Languages

German

Admissions

  • State Bar Admissions
    • California
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Central District of California
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California

Admissions

California

United States District Court, Central District of California

United States District Court, Eastern District of California

Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Alameda County Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • Pfaff Trial Lawyer Scholarship, 2017 Recipient
  • UC Hastings Dean’s Scholarship, 2014-2017 Recipient
  • 2016 San Francisco Trial Lawyer Association, Mock Trial Competition – First Place
  • 2016 Golden Gate University Bernie L. Segal Criminal Mock Trial Competition – Finalist
  • 2017  Texas Young Lawyer Association Mock Trial Competition – Semifinalist

Education

University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Juris Doctor, 2017

Received Certificate of Concentration in Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • UC Hastings Trial Team, 2015-2017
  • Constitutional Law Quarterly, Senior Articles Editor, 2016-2017

University of California, Davis

Bacherlor of Arts, 2010

Majored in Comparative Literature and German

Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin

German Literature, 2009-2010

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