425 South Perry Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104

Dana B. Hill

SHAREHOLDER

Telephone 205-271-1780
Fax 205-271-1799
Email dhill@hillhillcarter.com

Mrs. Hill’s practice focuses on the areas of education/public school law, employment law and general litigation. Dana counsels and advises educational entities and their officials on various matters, including, student discipline, personnel management, Title IX compliance, policy development, board governance, safety and security measures, special education issues, and employment discrimination laws. Dana currently serves as general and special counsel to several Alabama boards of education and has represented nearly twenty other local school districts in both circuit court and federal district court, as well as on appeal to the Alabama appellate courts and the Eleventh Circuit. Throughout her tenure as a school lawyer, Dana has successfully defended her clients in obtaining multiple case dismissals and summary judgment rulings.

Noteworthy

  • Obtaining ruling from the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals upholding the board of education’s termination of a teacher after school surveillance footage showed the teacher pushing a student against the wall
  • Obtaining mandamus relief from the Alabama Supreme Court and overruling circuit court’s denial of immunity for a school board, its board members and an elementary school teacher.
  • Securing early dismissal of age discrimination claim brought by employee against a board of education in federal district court
  • Obtaining favorable ruling from the Eleventh Circuit affirming district court’s entry of summary judgment for the school district, its superintendent, and two administrators on discrimination claims brought by a student alleging her same-sex teacher had sexually harassed her.
  • Securing dismissal of parent’s wrongful death case brought in state court against a board of education, its board members and other school officials

Bar Admissions

ALABAMA

2000

U.S. CIRCUIT COURTS

Eleventh Circuit

U.S. DISTRICT COURTS

Northern District of Alabama

Middle District of Alabama

Southern District of Alabama

Education

2000

Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Birmingham, Alabama, J.D.

Honors

Merit Scholarship Recipient
Scholar of Merit, Women & the Law
Cordell Hull Teaching Fellowship, Legal Research & Writing

1997

Alabama State University
Montgomery, Alabama, B.S., summa cum laude

Honors

Presidential Scholarship Recipient

Honors & Awards

Alabama Rising Stars®, by Thomson Reuters – School and Education Law (2010)

Associations

ALABAMA STATE BAR

Leadership Forum, Class IV, Member
Diversity in the Profession Committee
Secretary (2008-2009)
Member (2009-2010)

BENCH AND BAR ADVISORY COMMITTEE,
U.S. DISTRICT COURT OF NORTH ALABAMA

Member (2015)

ALABAMA COUNCIL OF SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEYS

Board of Directors (2011-2013)
Member (2009–Present)

NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARD ASSOCIATION, COUNCIL OF SCHOOL ATTORNEYS

Member (2009-Present)

SHELBY COUNTY BAR

Member (2000-Present)

BIRMINGHAM BAR ASSOCIATION

Member

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION

Member

Community Involvement

GIRLS INCORPORATED OF CENTRAL ALABAMA

Chairperson
Personnel Committee (2010-2013)
Board of Directors (2008-2014)
Committee of 25 (2005-2008) Junior Board Member,

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