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About the Hill Group, LLC

Through hard work and education, there can always be a solution to any problem your family may face. At the Hill Group, Dan is committed to educating every client he serves so that they can make the right choices for their loved ones. Dan teaches weekly seminars that introduce the concepts behind estate planning, asset protection and Medicaid planning to anyone in the community looking for answers. When he is not working to help your family, Dan spends his time with his own family; living his dream of raising his two beautiful children, James and Josie, alongside his best friend in life, his wife, Janice.

Founder of the Hill Group

Daniel D. Hill, Esq.

Dan earned his Juris Doctor from the Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, after earning his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. A recipient of a full academic scholarship, Dan earned numerous academic distinctions during his law school career. He graduated magna cum laude in the top five of his class, was appointed to serve as an internal editor for the Widener Law Review, was published twice before graduation and was designated as a Law and Government Scholar. His academic success led Dan to begin his professional career serving as a judicial clerk in the Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster County.

Dan’s passion for the law led him to a diverse legal career where he achieved great success at every turn. He has practiced in commercial construction litigation, maritime law, and suretyship, and spent twelve years as an owner of a practice focused solely on family law issues. His hard work and dedication have earned him a reputation for providing thorough and compassionate advice to any client he is fortunate enough to assist. Over the past 15 years, Dan has concentrated his life and his legal practice on helping families with any issues they face. A true believer in public service, he has also dedicated an extraordinary amount of time to serving his community. He has been a member of numerous charitable boards throughout his career, including time spent as the President of his local school board.

  • 20+ Years of Experience
  • Practical Solutions

  • Passionate About Public Speaking

  • Professional, Compassionate & Friendly Guidance

  • Elder Law

  • Medicaid Planning

  • Special Needs Planning

  • Estate Planning & Administration

Director of Operations

Carol Wright-Burkett

Carol currently serves as our Director of Operations and works to ensure that our client’s needs are met daily. She manages the Acorn Club, coordinates and runs our boot camps for healthcare providers/financial advisors, and works with community leaders to schedule educational and informative events for our clients. Carol is dedicated to ensuring that our systems, processes, and service meet 100% of the expectations of all who visit The Hill Group!

Her educational pursuits earned her a master’s degree in Corporate Communication, an undergraduate degree in Professional Studies from Duquesne University, and a paralegal degree from Harrisburg Area Community College.

Carol came to The Hill Group with more than 30 years of experience relating to estate planning, intellectual property, family law, litigation, and criminal law. She has also served as adjunct faculty for colleges and universities since 2005, teaching coursework relating to the communication curriculum. Teaching is one of her strongest passions, and often she is quite moved by the growth she sees in her students. Her passion for education and impressive experience make her a perfect fit for leading our daily operations at the Hill Group.

Outside the legal arena, Carol served as the Director of Marketing and Circulation for a niche magazine, bringing the publication from negative numbers to the healthiest numbers in the company’s history. One of Carol’s many interests is writing, and she has published a variety of short articles for casual reading and enjoyment.

Above and beyond all else, Carol treasures the opportunities she enjoyed while traveling with her husband during his tenure in the United States Air Force. She often speaks of the many cultures she encountered and how privileged she feels to have met such interesting and diverse people. Carol and her husband continue to travel whenever possible to new places and to meet scores of interesting people!


Jesse Z. Burkett

Jesse is our Drafting Coordinator and Asset Transfer Specialist. He assists Attorney Hill to ensure that each client’s wishes are properly incorporated into their estate planning documents. In his role as Asset Transfer Specialist, Jesse assists clients in issues related to funding as well as assisting their families with the transfer of assets after death.

Jesse’s responsibility at the Hill Group is to continuously apply and approve the streamlined processes and procedures we have created to make post death administration as stress-free as possible for those family members that have been tasked to carry out the wishes of their loved ones. Jesse also serves as the Funding Coordinator for our clients because he wants to ensure your assets are funding properly while you are still here. By doing so he can ensure that everything was done correctly. That way, when he is helping your family after your gone, it will be as easy as possible to make that transition of your assets happen. From beginning to end, Jesse’s attention to detail makes him a perfect fit for this role at the Hill Group, where he diligently works to make sure your family will have the peace of mind it deserves.

Jesse’s six years of management experience in the retail industry have served him well in developing and modernizing the processes The Hill Group utilizes in order to make our funding services painless and functional for our clients!

Jesse is currently attending college to earn a paralegal degree. He was also nominated to attend a Leadership and Diplomacy conference in Washington, D.C., where he worked with various military leaders and elected officials to discuss leadership and conflict management strategies. American history is Jesse’s first love, and his driving passion is community service. He eventually hopes to run for public office in order to bring new ideas and innovations to our communities in order to improve and educate all constituents!