PITTSBURGH, PA (October 12, 2018) Today, Mayor William Peduto nominated Yvonne Hilton to be the next City Solicitor of the City of Pittsburgh.
Hilton began working for the City of Pittsburgh in August of 1997 as an Assistant City Solicitor, was promoted to Associate City Solicitor in 2009, and then was promoted to Deputy Solicitor in 2014.
Hilton is replacing former City Solicitor Lourdes Sanchez, who left the city in March to return to private legal practice.
"I am honored that Yvonne Hilton has agreed to continue to serve the employees and residents of this City. Acting Solicitor Hilton has been a diligent public city servant for 21 years in our legal department and has shown a commitment to equitable enforcement of the law and compassion for those she serves, " said Mayor Peduto.
“I am grateful and appreciative of the opportunity that Mayor Peduto and Chief of Staff Gilman have given me to be City Solicitor and continue to serve the City I love,” said Acting Solicitor Hilton.
Hilton is admitted to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Western District Court of Pennsylvania, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and was selected to be a Pennsylvania Attorney “Rising Star” in 2005 and 2006.