Melisande Hill

Sandy is known for obtaining extraordinary results by "thinking outside of the box".  She has great case management skills and is often solicited to train other trial lawyers.

Position: Partner

Sandy was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. She was admitted to the bar in Virginia in 1980 and subsequently moved to New York and was admitted to the New York bar in 1981.

Previously she had been an Associate of Harry H. Lipsig (the largest Plaintiff’s personal injury firm in the City of New York at that time). In 1983 Sandy moved on to join a boutique plaintiff's personal injury firm and became a partner in 1985. There she worked on multiple complex plaintiffs personal injury cases resulting in multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements.

In August of 1997 Sandy partnered with Cheryl Eisberg Moin in order to provide clients with personalized representation that is both caring and results oriented.

Sandy is frequently known by clients as being “The lawyer in the family”. She is always ready to provide assistance and referrals for all of their legal needs.

Sandy's hallmarks are: empathy, compassion and persistence. Her clients find her easy to communicate with, and willing to fight for their rights even in difficult situations. Sandy frequently prevails where others fail. She knows her clients and their cases very well and maintains hands-on involvement for all aspects of each case.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., with honors, 1976; J.D., 1979, Law Review). Ms. Hill served on the Law Review at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Martindale Hubbell Listing Rated AV.

Martindale Hubbell Listing Rated AV

“A public confirmation of the status [Ms. Hill] has achieved as a highly respected, ethical member of the Bar. It signifies that [her] legal abilities are the very highest standard and that [her] professional ethics and conduct are above question. [Ms. Hill] now joins a select group of attorneys who have been recognized by their peers for their legal expertise and professional reputation".

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Elected to University of North Carolina Law Review;
Member of the Virginia State Bar;
Member of New York State Trial Lawyers Assoc.

Primary Practice areas
Medical Malpractice; Injuries to Children; Nursing Home Neglect; Police Brutality; Premises Liability; Construction Accidents;
Bicycle, auto, trucking and subway accidents

Recent Verdicts and Settlements

$750,000 Settlement for a NY Construction Worker

Sandy Hill negotiated a $750,000 Settlement for a 47 year old NY Construction Worker who was employed by a waterproofing company. The injury victim, who constructs scaffolds, fell down a defective stairway while on the job in Manhattan and underwent surgery for a broken leg.

Hill & Moin continues to seek maximum compensation for victims of New York Construction accidents and individuals who suffer personal injury due to the negligence of others.

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Sandy was interviewed on TV regarding a recent case where multiple clients lost their fingers (because of a faulty screw), while riding the escalator at Madison Square Gardens.


“Ms. Hill - Words cannot fully express our gratitude…. When others did not believe, you saw hope and took on the case, when it seemed all was failing you found ways to turn things around…"

J. Rivera

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