Pamela A. Hill


BA, University of Rochester
JD, Boston University School of Law


Pamela Hill is an environmental lawyer with over thirty years of experience as an attorney at the US Environmental Protection Agency. From 1991 until 2011, when she left EPA, she was the deputy regional counsel at the Agency’s New England Regional Office. In that capacity she had senior management responsibilities for the legal work performed by the Region under federal law. Ms. Hill has experience working on all the major federal environmental statutes and has served in various EPA supervisory positions, including as chief of legal units responsible for Superfund and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and for the Clean Air Act and Toxic Substances Control Act. She actively participated in the national development of EPA’s hazardous waste regulations as well as EPA’s Superfund legislative reauthorization proposals and administrative reforms. She also was active in the development of the Region’s Urban Initiative and has provided legal advice on environmental justice and issues arising under Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to top level government managers. Ms. Hill was a senior legal advisor to the national Executive Steering Committee implementing EPA’s Environmental Justice Strategy. Ms. Hill started working at EPA in 1977, first at EPA Headquarters in Washington, and later in the New England Office. She has taught environmental law at Boston University School of Law since 1995. She has also taught at Northeastern University School of Law, and has been a guest lecturer at the Harvard School of Public Health and Vermont Law School. She has frequently appeared as a speaker at Bar Association and Continuing Legal Education forums, and has published articles in the New England Law Review and elsewhere. In 2017 Oxford University Press published her book, Environmental Protection: What Everyone Needs to Know.

Ms. Hill received her BA from the University of Rochester and JD from Boston University School of Law. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.

In the Media
View all profiles