OUR HISTORY

Founded in 2009, Hill Duvernay and Associates, LLC has handled trial work, litigation and mediation. The Firm has represented clients throughout the State of Georgia in both misdemeanor and felony cases. In addition to Criminal Law, our Firm provides assistance to clients in the areas of Personal Injury and General Family Law.

Hill Duvernay and Associates, LLC has three law offices throughout the Metro-Atlanta area. Since our company opened in 2009, we have treated every client with professionalism, dignity, care and respect.

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Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay, Attorney at Law

MANAGING PARTNER

Attorney Hill Duvernay graduated from The University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from the University of Georgia School of Law where she focused her second and third years of study on Trial Practice and Criminal Defense. She is proud of her reputation as an Attorney who is not afraid to go to trial, but who also possesses the finesse and wisdom to negotiate and settle disputes. Attorney Duvernay is a member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay is from Ellenwood, Georgia and has practiced law in McDonough, Georgia since the Firm opened its doors in 2009. Attorney Hill Duvernay assists clients in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury, trusts and estates and family law.

Attorney Duvernay is compassionate, caring, and tenacious when it comes to advocating for her clients. In her spare time, Attorney Duvernay gives back to the community by volunteer coaching her high school alma mater’s mock trial team.

Onyema Anene Farrey, Attorney at Law

OF COUNSEL

Mrs. Onyema Anene Farrey is the founder and managing partner of Anene & Associates, LLC located in the heart of the city of Atlanta. Attorney Farrey serves as Of Counsel to Hill Duvernay and Associates and she represents our clients in hotly contested and litigated family law matters. Onyema graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors degree in Risk Management & Insurance and a Certificate in Leadership. She obtained both her Masters of Business Administration and Juris Doctor degrees from Stetson University in Florida.

Onyema is respected in the legal community and among her colleagues as a highly intellectual and fearless litigator. She, unlike many lawyers, will seek to obtain justice for her clients in the courtroom in each and every case.In addition to practicing law, Onyema is an Instructor at American Intercontinental University for the criminal justice department. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

 

Jessica Bilz

PARALEGAL

Jessica Bilz is the Case Manager and Paralegal for all cases taken on at Hill Duvernay and Associates, LLC. She closely assists Attorney Hill Duvernay in case preparation and legal research. Additionally, Jessica drafts legal documents, compiles case files, and has close communication with clients to keep them informed of case updates as they arise. Jessica is patient, kind, understanding, and compassionate. She is readily available to address client concerns and to foster open communication between our clients and our attorneys.

Ms. Bilz also assists Attorney Hill Duvernay during trials and hearings. She has several years of experience working in both the private and public sector of the legal community. She is an advocate for community involvement and improvement and hopes to put her community advocacy to work within the judicial system.