Charleston, WV
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Charleston, WV 25301
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J.D., Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law (2005)

B.A., Journalism, University of Georgia (2002)

  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Middle District of Georgia
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Canon B. Hill

Special Counsel

Canon Hill is a member of the firm's Education Group. She concentrates her practice in the areas of education law and employment law.

Her education law experience includes advising school districts on employment matters, such as personnel investigations, discipline and discharge, and compliance with federal laws. She has represented school districts in employee termination and discipline hearings, EEOC charges and student matters, including disciplinary hearings and complaints filed with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. 

Canon has also represented school districts in numerous matters involving special education and Section 504 students in a variety of settings, including IEP meetings, manifestation determination review meetings, early resolution sessions, mediations and due process hearings.

She has developed, revised and conducted policy reviews for multiple boards of education, and prepared procedural manuals and employee handbooks for various school districts and private employers. Canon has worked on Title IX policies and procedures for secondary and higher education. In addition, she has conducted annual training seminars on state and federal laws for school administrators, and advised government entities on compliance matters with state open records and open meeting acts.

In her employment law work, Canon focuses on preventative counseling for public and private sector employers on a wide variety of matters, including federal, state and local obligations, harassment and discrimination, wage and hour issues, and employee hiring, discipline and discharge.

Professional Highlights

  • Member, Bowles Rice Recruiting Committee

Representative Cases

  • Baldwin County School District, OSAH-DOE-SE-1705130-05-Teate, Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearing (March 6, 2017) (Allegation of failure to provide Free and Appropriate Public Education)
  • Canty-Aaron v. Bibb Cty. Sch. Dist., Civil Action No. 5:14-CV-300 (CAR), 2016 WL 3876437, (M.D. Ga. July 15, 2016) (Allegations of discrimination based on race, age and gender, and retaliation)
  • Dukes-Walton v. Atlanta Indep. Sch. Sys., 336 Ga. App. 175, 784 S.E.2d 37 (2016) (Termination of administrator regarding testing improprieties)
  • T.B. et al. v. Bibb County Board of Education, et al., United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, Civil Action No. 5:10-CV-186 (MTT) (Student-on-student Title IX claim, Section 1983 claim and state law claims)
  • Member, The West Virginia State Bar
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia, 2006-Present
    • Education Law Section, 2008-Present; Young Lawyers Division, 2006-2012
  • National School Board Association
  • Georgia School Board Association
  • Macon (GA) Bar Association, 2008-Present
    • Treasurer, 2016
  • Macon Young Lawyer Division, 2008-2012
    • President, 2011
  • Georgia Young Lawyers Leadership Academy, 2010
  • Towaliga (GA) Bar Association, 2007-2009
    • President, 2009; Treasurer/Secretary, 2008
  • Henry County (GA) Bar Association, 2006-2008
  • Evaluator, Georgia Mock Trial Program, 2008-2012
  • Women for Economic and Leadership Development, Charleston, West Virginia Chapter
  • Volunteer, Holz Elementary School, Charleston, West Virginia
  • Volunteer, Samuel Hubbard Elementary School
  • Macon-Middle Georgia Alumnae Chapter, Delta Delta Delta, 2004-Present
    • President, 2011-2012
  • Leadership Butts County, 2007
  • Henry County (GA) Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, 2005-2007
  • Leadership Henry County, 2006