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Boyd Hill


Office: Irvine

Phone: 949.851.7491

Fax: 949.752.0597


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Boyd L. Hill is a Shareholder in the Firm’s Land Use Group, and focuses on real estate and land use entitlement matters. Mr. Hill has significant experience in commercial leasing, purchase and sale, title review, escrow and financing matters. He has worked on municipal organization (LAFCO), general and specific plan, use permit, variance, development fees and environmental (CEQA, RWQCB) matters. As a former municipal attorney, Mr. Hill is familiar with municipal authority, procedures, financing, contracting, code enforcement and other legal issues, including those under the Brown Act, Public Records Act, Claims Act, Eminent Domain Law and Political Reform Act. As a former water district attorney, he also has experience with water transfers, water rights, water management plans, groundwater recharge and storage, conjunctive use, water sales, water treatment, groundwater remediation, certificates of participation, financing, Clean Water Act and water fees. Mr. Hill has represented developers, entertainment companies, property owners, mobile home parks, waste haulers, retail supermarkets, trucking companies, private lakes, investors, hospital groups, cities, water agencies and other special districts. He has appeared and tried matters in California and federal courts and before State and City administrative hearings.


  • State Bar of California
  • Orange County Bar Association


  • University of Virginia, School of Law, J.D., 1988
  • Brigham Young University, Garden Grove, CA, B.A., 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court Internship, 1984


  • State Bar of California
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society

Classes & Seminars:

  • Proposition 218 Workshop for Special District and Local Government Institute, 2006
  • Conflicts of Interest Seminar for Association of California Water Agencies, 1995

Published Cases & Works: 

  • City of Barstow v. Mojave Water Agency (2000) 23 Cal.4th 1224
  • “The 2014 California Water Bond—A Fluid Situation”, O.C. Lawyer, August 2014
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