Matthew Hill

Managing Shareholder, Hill & Ponton, P.A.

Mr. Hill focuses his practice on representing disabled veterans.  He is a member of the Florida Bar and the Washington D.C. Bar.  He is licensed to practice before the United States District Court in and for the Middle District of Florida, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.  He represents veterans and their dependents across the nation.

In addition to representing the disabled, Mr. Hill is a recognized authority on VA law.  He has authored several books on VA service connected benefits.  Mr. Hill gives presentations across the nation on VA disability compensation.   He is the treasurer for the board of directors of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA).

Mr. Hill attended the University of Florida and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish in 2002.  He was elected into Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Cum Laude.  He attended law school at the University of Florida and was awarded the book award in Trial Practice.  He earned his law degree in 2005.  Before attending the University of Florida, Mr. Hill spent a year in Uruguay where he became fluent in Spanish.

After graduating law school, Mr. Hill was a Judicial Law Clerk to The Honorable Anne C. Conway, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.  While working for Judge Conway, Mr. Hill drafted orders, researched complex legal issues, and attended trials and hearings.  Mr. Hill also assisted  Judge Conway when she sat by designation with the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia.

Practice Areas

  • Veterans Disability Law and Social Security Law


  • National Organization of Veteran’s Advocates.  Currently serving on the Board of Directors as Treasurer
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • Ethical Considerations in Dealing with Impaired Clients and VA Fiduciary Issues
    Columbia, Missouri
  • Winning a VA Appeal in the Regional Office
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • VA C&P exams
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • VA rating & effective dates
    Portland, Oregon
  • Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims panel with the Honorable Magaret Bartley
    San Diego, California.
  • VA compensation issues with National Guard and Reservists claims
    Washington, D.C.
  • Basics of a VA Service Connected Compensation Claim
    Altoona, Wisconsin


Bar Admissions

  • Florida Bar
  • D.C. Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Prior Employment

  • Judicial Law Clerk to The Honorable Anne C. Conway,
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Bar Association Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association


  • University of Florida, BA Cum Laude
  • University of Florida School of Law, JD Cum Laude


  • Elected to the academic honorary fraternity Phi Beta Kappa
  • Received Book Award in Trial Practice at the Levin School of Law


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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