timothy hiller

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Saint Louis University School of Law, 2011
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Maryland at College Park, 2008

Admission

  • New York State
  • State of Missouri
  • District of Columbia
  • Social Security Administration
  • Veterans Administration
  • United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Affiliations

  • Erie County Bar Association
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR)
  • National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates

Timothy Hiller

Timothy became a lawyer because, like his father, Kenneth Hiller, he wanted to help ordinary Americans who found themselves in vulnerable situations. From day one of his legal career this is exactly what he has done.

Timothy went to Saint Louis University School of Law on a full tuition scholarship. During his second year, he earned a spot on the Saint Louis University Public Law Review. He focused his scholarship on the intersection of sentencing policy and prison reform. He graduated in 2011 near the top of his class.

While enrolled at Saint Louis University School of Law he took an internship with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri where he represented Missourians who were being preyed upon by unscrupulous debt collectors. Three to four days a week he would appear in city court and watch as hard working Americans, who were struggling to get, ushered into a crowded court room like cattle. Once there, they were made to wait for up to two hours simply to have collection attorneys in fancy suits attempt to trick them into paying debts which the collection lawyers could rarely prove they were entitled to collect upon. Every time Tim was able to prevent unscrupulous collection attorneys from robbing hard working Americans of their precious earnings, his commitment to helping ordinary Americans in vulnerable situations grew stronger.

Following this job, he was hired as a law clerk for a firm which represented injured and disabled railroad workers seeking compensation for injuries sustained on the job. Growing up as the son of committed disability attorney like Kenneth Hiller, he heard a great deal about how difficult life could be for disabled Americans. However, it wasn’t until his work with injured and disabled railroad workers that he began to gain a real-world appreciation for their struggle. Even simple tasks such as making it up to a third floor courtroom were a process and a struggle for many of his clients. He could only imagine what they went through on a daily basis. It was at this time that he began to realize that joining his father’s firm was the perfect way to fulfil his drive to help ordinary Americans in vulnerable situations. As fate would have it however, there would be a yearlong detour.

In 2011, when Tim graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law, there was a foreclosure crisis going on in America at a level not seen since the Great Depression. Putting his plans to join his father’s firm on hold, he went to work representing distressed homeowners against the faceless banking conglomerates who were attempting to rob them of not only their homes, but their dignity as well. Every day, he would wake up at the crack of dawn and drive all over the state of Missouri, from small towns which consisted of nothing more than a courthouse and a church, to big metropolitan courthouses in Kansas City and Saint Louis, all to keep ordinary families in their homes. It was truly rewarding work; but after a year, he could begin to hear Buffalo calling, and the prospect of returning home to join his father’s firm was too difficult to turn down.

In 2012, he finally joined his father and began working on behalf of the disabled full-time. Since that time, he has worked tirelessly on behalf of disabled Americans, fighting to make sure that they get the Social Security, or VA benefits, that they deserve. Tim wants you to know that while he cannot promise you specific results, and he would be lying to you if he said that it was easy to obtain Social Security or VA benefits, but he can promise you that he would give his all to ensure that you receive the benefits that you deserve. Helping claimants improve their life is why he wakes up in the morning. He looks forward to representing you.