Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee & Deitzler, PLLC
R. Edison (Ed) Hill is a member/partner in the law firm of Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee & Deitzler, p.l.l.c. He founded this firm in June 1980 after leaving a large, corporate law firm where he had worked as an associate for three years. Mr. Hill is a trial attorney and spends his professional career exclusively representing individuals who have been seriously injured or families of those who have lost their lives as a result of others’ negligence.
R. Edison Hill began his education at West Virginia University where he obtained a B.A. degree in biology in 1972. He went on to attend West Virginia University College of Law and obtained his law degree in 1976.
Upon graduating from law school in 1976, Mr. Hill served as a law clerk the Honorable K. K. Hall, Judge of the U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, for one year. Thereafter, he worked for a period of three years (1977-1980) as an associate for the law firm of Jackson, Kelly, Holt & O’Farrell in Charleston, West Virginia. In June 1980, Mr. Hill began the law firm of Hill & Wood in Charleston, West Virginia, which firm evolved to Hill & Peterson in 1984, and then to the present firm (Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee & Deitzler, PLLC.) in 1991.
R. Edison Hill currently serves as Chairman for the Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority, which is the governing board for Yeager Airport, located in Charleston, West Virginia. He has served on the Yeager Airport Board of Directors since July 1993.
Mr. Hill is a member of the following: American Association for Justice (Life Member); West Virginia Association for Justice; West Virginia State Bar; Kanawha County Bar Association; Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association; Southern Trial Lawyers Association; Consumer Attorneys of West Virginia; and Christian Legal Society. He is board certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. This board certification has been continuous since March 14, 1991. Mr. Hill served as President of the West Virginia Association for Justice in 1993-1994 and remains on its Board of Governors.
Mr. Hill is an aviation enthusiast and has held a private pilot’s license since 1984. He is instrument rated and qualified to fly multi-engine aircraft. He currently owns and operates a Beechcraft Baron and utilizes his aircraft for professional traveling. Boating is another favorite pastime of Mr. Hill. He and his family (including his wife, three children, and four grandchildren) enjoy cruising the Kanawha River, which passes through Charleston, West Virginia. As a lover of exotic plants, Mr. Hill enjoys growing a variety of orchids in his own greenhouse, adjacent to his home. Mr. Hill is a member of Christ Life Church in Charleston, West Virginia.