HILARY BRICKEN is a business and regulatory compliance attorney with Harris Bricken in Los Angeles. The Puget Sound Business Journal named Hilary as one of seven deal makers of the year for 2013. In 2015, Hilary was named to the Puget Sound Business Journal’s top list of “40 Under 40” businesspeople for the Puget Sound region. In 2017, the American Bar Association (ABA) named Hilary one of the top 40 young lawyers nationwide. From 2014 to 2017, for each year, Hilary was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyer’s magazine. Hilary also authors a weekly column for Above the Law, which features content on marijuana policy and regulation. MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, The New York Times, and other major media outlets have turned to Hilary for her on-the-ground perspective on emerging business law. Hilary is also an aggressive litigator, having argued and won contentious cases in Superior and District court. She regularly appears before City Councils and community forums, where she advocates tirelessly for the local businesses she represents.
JULIE HAMILL practices with Harris Bricken in Los Angeles. She is a fearless advocate for businesses and organizations striving to master government processes, avoid litigation, and ultimately foster an environment that allows them to grow freely. Her experience working for federal and local governments and agencies has provided Julie with a unique perspective and an ability to foster cooperative relationships with city, county and other public agency staff. Julie frequently appears before commissions and councils to achieve the best results for her clients.
Julie has extensive experience handling matters ranging from code enforcement, land use, and tort claims, to writs, appeals and constitutional and civil rights cases. She has advocated for cities and other public agencies for years, and previously served as a city prosecutor and deputy city attorney, advising planning commissions and city councils on zoning, land use, and CEQA issues. Julie received her J.D., from American University Washington College of Law.