Ursula Mecabe

Attorney, Hill & Ponton, P.A.

Ursula began working with Hill and Ponton in 2017 as a claims advocate – assisting in evidence development on veterans’ cases while attending law school. Law is a second career for her, and after years of working in the hospitality industry, she felt called to find meaningful work helping the people in her community.

She attended the University of Central Florida and graduated with “Honors in the Major” in Legal Studies. She authored a thesis on the legal landscape of Worker’s Compensation in Florida. She received several academic scholarships and earned magna cum laude distinctions.

Ursula was an academic scholarship recipient and attended law school at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Minnesota. She focused her studies on poverty law, bankruptcy, tax, and estates and wills and received an award for the highest grade in her business entity taxation course. She researched and studied the systemic racial issues within the VA and its processes and how VA’s claims process perpetuates poverty among veterans. She earned her J.D. with magna cum laude distinctions.

Outside of working with our nation’s veterans, Ursula is a mother and wife in a beautiful, blended family with six children. She enjoys traveling, gardening, and spending time at home with her family.  

Practice Areas

  • Veterans Law

Bar Admissions

  • Florida Bar


  • University of Central Florida, B.S. Magna Cum Laude
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law, J.D. Magna Cum Laude


  • National Organization of Veteran Advocates


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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