S. Chancellor “Chance” Hill
S. Chancellor “Chance” Hill


Phone: 719.448.4059

Fax: 719.635.4576


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Legal Secretary

Joyce Chase

Areas of Emphasis

Labor & Employment

Employment Litigation

Labor Relations

Workplace Counseling


  • Juris Doctor, University of Michigan Law School, 2015
    • Notes & Comments Editor, Michigan Law Review
  • Master of Arts in Security Studies, with honors, Georgetown University, 2010
  • Bachelor of Arts in Government, Dartmouth College, 2001

S. Chancellor “Chance” Hill is an Associate in Sherman & Howard’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. He assists clients in the area of employment, government contracts, construction and general commercial litigation. Prior to becoming an attorney, Chance was an intelligence officer with the United States Navy and an analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency.

Professional Activities


  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado



  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
  • The Ben S. Wendelken Inn of Court
  • El Paso County, Colorado, and American Bar Associations
  • CU Board of Regents, Elected Representative from Colorado’s 5th congressional district
  • Former Member, Mayor’s Young Professionals Task Force
  • Former Member, Government Affairs Council, Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Elected Bonus Member, El Paso County GOP Central Committee
    • Veterans Task Force & Republican Leadership Initiative
  • Former Member, Colorado Springs Rising Professionals
  • Former Member, Golden Bee Committee
  • Former Member, Winter Night Club at the Broadmoor
  • Former Member, Citizens Outreach Group, Advisory Council to the El Paso County Board of Commissioners
  • Bighorn Leadership Program, Class of 2017
  • Leadership Program of the Rockies, Class of 2016-2017



Honors and Awards
  • Colorado Bar Association, “Gary McPherson Outstanding Young Lawyer Award” Top 10 Finalist (2019)
  • El Paso County Bar Association, “Brian S. Gardner Outstanding New Attorney Award” (2019)
  • City of Colorado Springs, “Mayors Young Leader Award – Finalist” in Education (2019)
  • Colorado Springs Business Journal, “Rising Star” (2017)
Publications and Presentations






  • Top Ten Wage & Hour Traps Under the FLSA and Colorado Wage Claim Act
    Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference
    May 2018
  • Garcetti, Franks, and Beyond…
    Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference
    May 2017
Previous Experience
  • Analyst, Central Intelligence Agency, 2010-2013
  • Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, 2008-2009
  • Lieutenant (Junior Grade), U.S. Navy, 2006-2008
  • Ensign, U.S. Navy, 2004-2006