Brown, Goldstein & Levy LLP
In February 2017, Eve Hill, one of the nation’s leading disability rights attorneys, joined Brown Goldstein & Levy, where she continues to pursue her devotion to civil rights. Her wide-ranging experience complements the firm’s dedication to high-impact disability rights cases and its advocacy on behalf of individuals with disabilities and their families. Eve is co-leader of Inclusivity, BGL’s Strategic Consulting Group.
From 2011 to January 2017, Eve served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, where she was responsible for oversight of the Division’s disability rights, education, and Title VI enforcement and the American Indian Working Group. She was part of the negotiating team for the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled; testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to support ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; enforced accessibility requirements for websites and other digital technology; implemented Olmstead community integration requirements in employment and education; and enforced disability rights in education, testing, and health care.
Eve is the former Senior Vice President at the Burton Blatt Institute of Syracuse University, where she was responsible for the Institute’s work on the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability civil rights, and communications issues.
Preceding her employment at the Burton Blatt Institute, Eve was the District of Columbia’s first Director of the Office of Disability Rights, responsible for ensuring compliance with the ADA throughout District government. This position gave Eve an insider’s view on investigations of complaints, informal dispute resolution, litigation consultation, training, and disability policy development.
As the Executive Director of the Disability Rights Legal Center at Loyola Law School, Eve managed all aspects of this non-profit disability rights organization and supervised all major programs, including the Civil Rights Litigation Project, Disability Mediation Center, Cancer Legal Resource Center, Community Outreach Program, and Education Advocacy Project.
Cornell Law School Public Service Award, 2013
National Disability Institute Allen Jensen Humanitarian Public Policy Award, 2014
Award of Excellence, Disability Rights Legal Center and the University of La Verne College of Law, 2017
Honored at the 10th Anniversary of the DC Office of Disability Rights, 2017
National Disability Mentoring Coalition’s Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame, 2018
Council of Parent Advocates and Attorneys (COPAA) Distinguished Service Award, 2020
Maryland Super Lawyer, 2021-2023
The Washington Lawyers’ Committee awarded its Outstanding Achievement Award to Brown, Goldstein & Levy for Eve Hill and Abigail Graber’s work to make absentee voting accessible to Virginia voters with print disabilities (Gary v. Virginia Department of Elections) (2021).
Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment and Civil Rights Lawyers, 2021 & 2022
Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, 2022 & 2023