Our Legal Team
Our attorneys and paralegals have the knowledge and skills you need to help you with your legal issues today, and give you the peace of mind you deserve.
A native Washingtonian, Clint Morgan was raised in Skagit and Mason Counties. He won’t share with us his age, but judging from his disintegrating physical appearance which seems to be melting into a puddle of slush like a snowball in the Sahara, he was born during the Jurassic period. Sometime around the Lincoln administration, Clint graduated from Western Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and minors in Economics and Communications. Initially employed in the financial services industry, Clint earned his Certified Financial Planner designation from the College for Financial Planning in Denver in 1985, and graduated from the University of Washington Law School in 1992. Originally a partner in the firm of Brown, Jones & Morgan, Clint joined with Rob Hill to found Morgan Hill, P.C. in 1995.
As an attorney, Clint has settled millions of dollars in personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice cases, and has effectively represented hundreds of clients in the areas of family law, estate planning, probate and civil litigation. Clint is the local referral attorney for the Washington Education Association and the Teamsters Union, and served on the Board of Trustees of the Thurston County Bar Association from 2003-2007. Clint serves on the board of WaDads, a Washington-based advocacy group addressing the needs of families with disabled children. Clint is also trained in mediation, and offers his services as a mediator in family law and other civil disputes. To contact Clint regarding mediation services, click here. A Charter Member of the International Blues Foundation and a musician of sorts, Clint plays the office piano and sings until his staff begs for mercy. To visit Clint’s music website, click here. A graduate of the Missouri Auction School and a member of the Certified Appraiser's Guild, Clint is also a trained personal property appraiser and a certified auctioneer - just in case the legal profession doesn't afford him the opportunity to talk enough.
Rob MORGAN Hill
Rob Morgan Hill is a founding member and managing attorney of the Morgan Hill Law Firm. Raised in New York, he has been an Olympia resident since 1987. He earned his B.A. in Journalism and Broadcasting at the State University of New York College at Buffalo in 1987 and completed his education at the University of Washington School of Law in 1992. Prior to entering private practice he worked in public information and as a budget and policy analyst under Governors Gardner and Lowry.
Rob's practice includes family law, criminal law and personal injury law. He works primarily in five Washington counties - Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Pierce and Grays Harbor - and has litigated cases before the Washington Court of Appeals Divisions I and II as well as the Washington Supreme Court. He serves as a substitute family court commissioner in Thurston County and has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Thurston County Bar Association, where he has acted as the editor of the Association's newsletter and proudly compiled the worst meeting attendance record of any Board Member in the organization's history.
Rob says his practice style is a client-focused one.
"People often come to me saying that they have heard that I am an aggressive litigator," he says, "and I have to clarify that. I am aggressive when the client's objectives are best advanced by being aggressive. But in reality, the client's interests are often advanced by negotiation and compromise, and sometimes even by charm and humor. The trick is to know my client, know my client's goals, and to figure out how best to advance those goals."
In some cases, of course, there is no room for compromise. For years, Rob has represented Washington teachers accused of criminal conduct with students. Teachers are extremely vulnerable to such accusations, he says, because a mere allegation by a student can result in substantial damage to career and reputation. If proven, the allegations can result in permanent loss of professional credentials and often severe criminal penalties, including imprisonment. Rob has worked hard for his educator clients who have been faced with such accusations, placing the Morgan Hill law firm among the leaders in defending Washington teachers.
When not practicing law, Rob is a husband to Jane and father to three daughters. He is a singer/guitarist and award winning songwriter (Song of the Year finalist 2004, Christian/Gospel category), whose original songs are featured on two CDs, including his most recent release with his band Game Six, the 2009 album God, Love & Mexico, winner of a 2009 GrIndy Award from radioindy.com. He is also an award winning humorist (Best Humor Column 1995, Washington Press Association), screenwriter (Finalist, Washington State Film Commission Screenplay Competition, 2000), and standup comic who has appeared at Caroline's on Broadway in New York City and The Comedy Store in West Hollywood.
Tye Menser practices criminal defense and family law.
Tye graduated with honors from Harvard College in 1993 and graduated from law school at the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) in 1997. For three years Tye practiced commercial and intellectual property litigation in large firms in Chicago and Palo Alto, California.
In 2001, Tye followed his Muse to Arctic Alaska, joining the Alaska Public Defender Agency and representing Native Alaskans in the remote village of Kotzebue, and later Fairbanks. In 2002, Tye was named felony supervisor for Northwest Alaska, supervising indigent criminal defense for 13 villages and an area larger than the state of Indiana. During his 6 ½ years with the Alaska Public Defender Agency, Tye handled all aspects of adult criminal defense, juvenile delinquency, and dependency matters, and amassed trial victories in areas as diverse as DUI, drug possession, and sexual assault.
In 2007, Tye and his family relocated to Olympia and Tye joined Morgan Hill as an associate attorney. In his limited spare time, Tye plays banjo and sings with a traditional bluegrass band, the Oly Mountain Boys, and an electric outlaw-country band, Rodeo Kill. Check out what he’s up to at myspace.com/olymountainboys and myspace.com/tyemenser.
Megan Rue joined Morgan Hill in 2010 representing consumer debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. She also practices general civil litigation, and is getting acquainted with the practice area of Family Law.
Megan grew up in the Seattle area and holds a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the University of Idaho. Prior to attending law school, Megan served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon, West Africa and worked in the bankruptcy department at Routh Crabtree Olsen in Bellevue. She is a member of the Olympia Area Rowing Club, plays the guitar, and has aspirations to learn the accordion.