Brian Hill

Principal Attorney, Hill & Ponton, P.A.

Brian handles the veterans’ disability claims in our firm. He is a native Floridian. He is also a Vietnam Veteran. He served as a helicopter pilot for the Navy in the Gulf of Tonkin doing SAR missions. Brian is married to Carol Ponton. They have five children and ten grandchildren.

Brian became involved in veterans’ claims shortly after Congress changed the law in 1988 to allow lawyers to work with veterans. He has been a member of the Court of Appeals of Veterans Claims since 1993. With the change in the veterans law that occurred in December 2006, he is now able to represent veterans at the Regional Office level.

He has represented both injured plaintiffs and defendants in all types of aviation matters in Florida and across the country. He has been listed as a member of the Million Dollar Advocate Forum and as a Florida Super Lawyer.

Practice Areas

  • Veterans Disability Law
  • Aviation Accident Law


  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Florida, 1969
  • Order of Coif, University of Florida Law School, 1974


  • University of Florida, BA 1969
  • University of Florida, J.D

Bar Association Memberships

  • Volusia County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Court of Appeals of Veterans Claims Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • Florida Bar Association
  • U.S. Distrist Court, Southern District, Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District, Florida
  • Court of Appeals of Veterans Claims
  • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Prior Employment

  • U.S. Navy, Naval Aviator
  • Attorney, Maguire, Voorhis & Wells, Orlando, Florida
  • Partner, Swann and Haddock, P.A., Orlando
  • Principal Attorney, Taraska, Hill & Growner, P.A.


Supporting Veterans Nationwide

  • Thank you to the firm of Hill & Ponton!! Brian Hill and his staff were able to get my 100% disability with the VA for my exposure to herbicides in Thailand. I have been fighting for this for many years and kept getting denied, after consulting with Hill & Ponton I decided to let them help me and it was the best decision I could have made. I found their professionalism to be outstanding.

    – Chip P.

    North Carolina

  • They got my disability rating after I was denied twice. They knew exactly how to format and submit the claim. I was rated 50%, Hill & Ponton weren’t done, they found other medical that related to exposure and submitted additional claims. I could not have received a disability rating without Hill & Ponton. If you need help, choose Hill & Ponton.

    – Thomas D.


  • The service provided by Hill and Ponton was exemplary. The lawyers and staff took care of every aspect with respect and understanding of the clients needs. In my case, as a new widow, they patiently walked me through each step. They kept me informed of the progress. I cannot say enough about the service they provided. Thank you Brian and staff.

    – Judith K Zitzewitz


  • As a Vet you may have filed a disability claim, and if you want to win your claim you need to call Hill and Ponton. I didn’t know what to do about my condition or status until I made the call. At H&P they not only took my case, but made me feel like family. They changed my life and they will change your life too. It’s true! In my opinion you can’t do better and you won’t regret it!

    – Paul K



About Hill & Ponton

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