Batman first encountered Hamilton Hill when the Clock King attempted to kill him. Batman managed to save Hill and stop the Clock King. Getting tired of Batman always stopping him Lew Moxon decided to use his connections in city hall. Moxon had Hamilton Hill declare Batman an outlaw and fire James Gordon and replace him with the corrupt Gillian B. Loeb. This caused an outrage of the Gotham populace. Several Gotham citizens protested Hill's decision and he was eventually run out of office. Later when evidence was found against Black Mask and his oranization Hill was arrested.