John F. Hill

Firm: Buckingham
Location: Akron - OH

  • 3800 Embassy Pkwy, Suite 300
    Akron, OH 44333
  • Tel : 330.376.5300
  • Fax : 330.258.6559

John F. Hill is the Litigation practice group leader at Buckingham.

“I am a courtroom lawyer. I represent business owners with a focus on doctors, lawyers, and other professionals. I am the first phone call for clients who have a serious problem that is in court, or may be heading to court.

I handle cases involving business interference, shareholder disputes, and insurance and other contract disputes. These kinds of problems distract business owners and cause them to feel angry and uncertain. It’s my job to make these problems go away by acting forcefully, yet professionally, leaving my clients feeling relieved and satisfied with our results.

My wisest clients seek my advice before an issue turns into a dispute. So I often serve as a boardroom counselor to companies who trust that I understand their industry and business goals. I think that clients are best served by a courtroom lawyer who can help to avoid the courtroom if possible but win there, if necessary.”

  • Named Best Lawyers in America® ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in the Akron area (2016, 2018)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® (2008-2019), in three distinct categories: commercial litigation, “Bet-the-Company” litigation and personal injury
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers Business Edition® for Personal Injury Law (2015)
  • Named by Best Lawyers in America® as ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in “Bet-the-Company” litigation (2010)
  • Selected for inclusion in Ohio’s Super Lawyers® (2005-2017), as voted by his peers
  • Recognized in Ohio Super Lawyers® Top 100 (2016)
  • Recognized in Super Lawyers Business Edition® for Business Litigation (2015)


Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs is Northeast Ohio’s business law firm. We’ve served the Akron, Canton and Cleveland areas for over 100 years; therefore, this region has become our home and the businesses in this region have become our family. We don’t just represent you. We support you and stand by you; we understand your business and become an extension of it; we celebrate with you and cheer for you; we go to great lengths for you, and we listen to you. For all of these reasons we are more than a business law firm. We are your partner in business.

We have thrived over the years because of this work ethic. Our long history in the region reflects the depth of experience our attorneys possess, not only in the practice of law, but in the industries you live and breathe every day. We know that we have to understand your business in order to protect it, a philosophy established by our founding fathers.

The Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs partnership was founded in 1913 between Frank J. Rockwell, a former county prosecutor and future mayor of Akron, and Princeton University Graduate Charles T. Grant. An esteemed labor and employment attorney, Lisle M. Buckingham joined in 1929, and Gillum H. Doolittle, a distinguished trial lawyer, joined in 1934. Finally, Edmund Burroughs, a Harvard Law School graduate and former editor of the Harvard Law Review, joined in 1943.

We have continued to add talent and evolve as times change. However, the integrity upon which our firm was built is still reflected in our people and in the services that we provide.

Today we are recognized as one of the top business law firms in the region, but we are so much more than that. Find out why Buckingham is the law firm of choice for hundreds of Northeast Ohio businesses.