Kris Hill chose to become an attorney because he saw it as an effective way to help people in a time of need; becoming their voice in a complex legal system.
Kris believes—truly believes—that everyone deserves a vigorous defense when they are facing a criminal allegation. He acts on behalf of people who have been accused or charged with felonies, misdemeanors, and OVIs; counseling them in the immediate aftermath and representing them throughout the entire process—in front of magistrates, prosecutors, judges, and juries. Kris uses his ability to evaluate all facts and identify the most critical issues to adequately inform, protect, and defend his clients in negotiations, motions, trials, and appeals.
''People who get caught up in actions or events that trigger criminal allegations or charges are vulnerable to the system,'' explains Kris. ''Too often, in the heat of the moment, they say or do things that can hurt their case in a court of law. Although I’m certainly not there when ‘it’ happens, I can be there as quickly as possible to help my client navigate those first important hours when they’re being questioned or charged.''
Kris says that the difference between early representation and not immediately calling counsel is significant. Whether you’ve been in trouble with law enforcement before, or not, there are critical missteps to avoid at all costs.
''In all cases, you have the right to remain silent and the right to call an attorney,'' adds Kris. ''The only thing you must do, when asked by law enforcement, is to state your name and address. The more you speak, the more complicated your case becomes, even if you are innocent.''
- Law Degree: Ohio Northern University College of Law
- Undergraduate: Denison University
- High School: Tri-Valley High School
- Muskingum County Bar Association
- Ohio State Bar Association
- Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- In his personal time, Kris likes spending quality time with family and friends, traveling abroad, and coaching soccer.