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.
VA Benefits Claims
Social Security Disability
Admitted to Practice Before:
Social Security Administration
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
State of Missouri
District of Columbia
*Practice limited to these courts
Personal Message from Timothy:
I became a lawyer because, like my father Kenneth Hiller, I wanted to help ordinary Americans who found themselves in vulnerable situations. From day one of my legal career that is exactly what I have done.
While enrolled at Saint Louis University School of Law I took an internship with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri where I represented Missourians who were being preyed upon by unscrupulous debt collectors. Three to four days a week I would appear in city court and watch as hard working Americans struggling to get by (often times appearing in their mechanic’s uniform, or their waitressing outfit) were 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 I was able to prevent unscrupulous collection attorneys from robbing hard working Americans of their precious earnings, my commitment to helping ordinary Americans in vulnerable situations grew.
Following this job, I 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, I had heard a great deal about how difficult life could be for disabled Americans. However, it wasn’t’ until my work with injured and disabled railroad workers that I began to gain a real-world appreciation for their struggle. Even simple tasks such as making it up to a third floor courtroom was a process and a struggle for many of my clients. I could only imagine what they went through on a daily basis. It was at this time that I began to realize that joining his father’s firm was the perfect way to fulfil my drive to help ordinary Americans in vulnerable situations. As fate would have it however, there would be a yearlong detour.
I graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2011 near the top of my class. At that time, there was a foreclosure crisis going on in America at a level not seen since the Great Depression. Putting my plans to join my father’s firm on hold, I 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, I 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, I could begin to hear Buffalo calling, and the prospect of returning home to join my father’s firm was too much to turn down.
In 2012, I finally joined my father and began working on behalf of the disabled full-time. Since that time, I have worked tirelessly on behalf of disabled Americans, fighting to make sure that they get the Social Security, or VA benefits, that they deserve. I cannot promise you specific results, and I would be lying to you if I said that it was easy to obtain Social Security or VA benefits. However, I promise that I take your case personally. Helping you improve your life is why I wake up in the morning. I look forward to representing you.
Timothy Hiller, Esq.