The Department of Psychology honored Celeste Hill, a distinguished alumna, at our awards program on May 17, 2014. Hill received her A.B. from the University of Illinois in 1982, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with majors in psychology and philosophy. In 1986, she received her Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University School of Law.
Hill is a partner in the Chicago-based law firm of Clausen Miller P.C., where she has practiced since 1986. A counselor and trial attorney, Hill has broad experience handling complex commercial matters, including the representation of domestic and foreign markets in major property insurance disputes and the prosecution and defense of liability claims in the construction and products liability fields. Her commercial litigation experience also includes the handling of banking and intellectual property disputes.
Hill is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, and she is currently Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association Property Insurance Law Committee of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. For several years, Hill served on the Judicial Evaluation Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. Hill is a life member of the University of Illinois Presidents Council and she has served on the Alumni Advisory Board to the Department of Psychology since its inception in 2008.