Steven Hilst

Steven Hilst

Of Counsel
Los Angeles, California

Steven Hilst has over 25 years of experience fighting the insurance companies on behalf of injury victims and their families. Steven prepares each case as if it will go to trial and will do so if his clients are being treated unfairly by the insurance companies. Throughout his career Steven has obtained over $50,000,000 on behalf of his clients.

Since 2001 Steven has been an active member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, an invitation only association which includes the top trial attorneys throughout the United States. He is also an active member of The Million Dollar Advocates Club, an honor reserved for only 5% of attorneys. He is also ranked as a Master with The American Inns of Court and has served on the Board of Directors of The William J. Rea/ ABOTA Inns of Court.
Mr. Hilst has also successfully argued appeals, two of which resulted in published opinions.  These cases are now used as legal precedent by other attorneys.
Steven obtained his Bachelors Degree from The University of Southern California in 1984 and his Doctorate Degree in Law from Santa Clara University School of Law.
 Mr. Hilst also serves on the Board of Directors of The Trojan Club of Beach Cities, which raises contributions for scholar athletes. He is also a member of St. James Catholic Church, where he has served as a lector and taught adult religious education.

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1988


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • J.D. - 1987
    • Honors: University Sponsored Tutor to Law Students
  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • Diploma in Law - 1988
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. - 1984
    • Major: Political Science


  • Faculty, Jack Daniels / ABOTA Trial School

Honors and Awards

  • American Inns of Court, Master

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Attorneys (ABOTA), Member, 2001 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, Member
  • The William J. Rea/ ABOTA Inns of Court, Board of Directors, 2001 - 2006
  • The Million Dollar Advocates Club, Member
  • The Justice Carlos Moreno Trial Practice Inn of Court, President

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors, The Trojan Club of Beach Cities
  • Member, St. James Catholic Church