Deputy Solicitor, Energy & Mineral Resources
Jason A. Hill is the Deputy Solicitor for Energy & Mineral Resources. He provides “legal guidance, counsel, interpretation, and advisory services on legal matters arising from public lands law and water law.” According to Hill’s LinkedIn profile, the position is “aligned largely to the subject matter area of the Assistant Secretary for Land and Mineral Management, with the main focus on Offshore Minerals and Royalty Management, Onshore Minerals, Renewable Energy, and Surface Mining.”
Previously, Hill was a Senior Counselor in the Bureau of Land Management from August 2018 to June 2019, where he “provided counsel on the initiatives under the purview of the Director to ensure programs and policies adhere to departmental goals, policies, and objectives,” and a trial attorney in the Natural Resources Section, Environment & Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) for 10 years, from 2008 to 2018. Prior to working at DOJ, Hill worked as an attorney at two Houston law firms, Meyer Knight & Williams (2006 to 2008), where he “began the firm’s first environmental practice area,” and Sullins Johnston, Rohrbach & Magers (2001-2005). He worked as a consultant at Weston Solutions, Inc. for less than a year in 2001. While in law school, he interned in the Environmental Crimes Division of the Harris County, Texas Office of the District Attorney where he gained “experience with environmental enforcement.”
Hill graduated from University of Houston Law Center in 2001 and from Baylor University in 1998. He also earned a LLM degree in Environmental & Natural Resources Law from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2006.