Administrative Presiding Justice Brad R. Hill

Hon. Brad R. Hill
Administrative Presiding Justice, Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District (Fresno)

Current Term: Sept. 15, 2021 - Sept 14, 2024
Membership: Voting member reappointed by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye
Internal Committees: Executive and Planning Committee, Chair; Judicial Branch Budget Committee, Litigation Management Committee


Justice Brad Hill serves as the administrative presiding justice of the Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District. Before his appointment to the Court of Appeal in 2006, Justice Hill was a judge in the Superior Court of Fresno County. While at the Fresno court, he served as presiding judge (2003-2004), assistant presiding (2000-2002), and as a member of the court’s Executive Committee (1998-2006).

Justice Hill previously served as a member of the Judicial Council as a trial judge (2000-2003) and then as an appellate justice (2007-2010). Throughout his judicial career, Justice Hill has served on many Judicial Council committees and workgroups. He currently chairs the council’s Court Facilities Advisory Committee, which provides oversight of the judicial branch construction program for trial and appellate courts throughout the state.

Justice Hill is active in judicial education, having served on many committees of the council’s Center for Judicial Education and Research. He has also served on the Alumni Board of Governors for both the Hastings College of Law and Fresno State University. In addition, he has served on the Board of Directors for the Fresno County Law Library, Fresno County Young Lawyers Association, and the Fresno Regional Foundation Before his appointment to the bench, Justice Hill was a partner at McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth, specializing in civil litigation. More >>