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Leigh Hilton

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Probate, Corporate & Incorporation, Real Estate

About Me

Leigh Hilton is dedicated to providing you with the peace of mind of knowing you have made the best legal decisions throughout your lifetime to protect your loved ones from divorce, creditors and lawsuits. You will receive comprehensive and personalized estate planning counsel whether you are a couple, family or individual. We will serve you by first listening closely to your goals, dreams and concerns.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Estate Planning: 40%
    22 years
  2. Trusts: 20%
    22 years
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 15%
    22 years
  4. Corporate & Incorporation: 10%
    22 years
  5. Other: 15%
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Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

15 total 

  • Albert E. Vacek Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Leigh for several years and have discussed legal issues with her from time to time. She is extremely well versed in the area of Estate Planning and Probate law and very well liked by her clients. I strongly recommend her services.

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    Albert Vacek Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Darcy Elizabeth Loveless

    I recommend Leigh Hilton. I have found her competent, detailed, and willing to be creative while explaining practically why some creative solutions might or might not work in a later litigation. I have referred several people to her and received positive feedback over a period of several years. I highly endorse Leigh.

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    Darcy Loveless Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Leigh Hilton

924 N. Elm
Denton, TX, 76201

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199308/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Accredited Estate PlannerNational Association of Estate Planners & Councils2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Board Certified in Commercial and Residential Real EstateTexas Board of Legal Specialization2000
American Jurisprudence Prize for ExcellanceSouth Texas College of Law1990

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney at LawLeigh Hilton, PLLC2010 - Present
Estate Planning and Elder Law AttorneySawko & Burroughs Attorneys At Law2007 - Present
OwnerLeigh Hilton, L.P.2005 - 2007
PartnerHilton & Davidge, L.P.1995 - 2005
AssociatePhillips & Hopkins, P.C.1994 - 1995
AttorneyDallas Court of Appeals1993 - 1994

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of TexasGrievance Committee-District 142014 - Present
ElderCounselMember2010 - Present
Toulouse Graduate Board UNTDirector2006 - 2012
WealthcounselMember2005 - Present
Dallas County Bar AssociationReal Estate Section Chair2003 - 2005
Denton Regional Medical Center Ethics CommitteeN/A1995 - Present
Professional organizations and associationsN/A1995 - Present
Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section, DentonMember1994 - Present
Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section, Texas Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Rotary InternationalDirector1994 - Present
State Bar CollegeMember1994 - 2001
Denton County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
South Texas College of LawLaw Review1990 - 1992

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Estate of Robert Noel ConnellJudgement declaring heirship
Estate of Ione AlbersIndependent executor appointed

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Denton County Bar newsletterHIPAA-privacy laws2006

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor Summa Cum Laude1992
University of North TexasAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1989

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Top 12 Estate Planning MistakesTop 12 Estate Planning Mistakes2014
Medicaid/Veteran's benefitsMedicaid/Veterans Benefits2014
Flower Mound Bar AssociationTop 12 Mistakes2014
A friends PlaceTop 12 Mistakes2014
Top 12 Estate Planning MistakesTop 12 Estate Planning Mistakes2012
Speech for Modern WoodmenTop 12 Mistakes in Estate Planning2012
Small Business Success SeminarLegal Issues for the Small Business Owner2012
Medicaid MazeVeterans & Medicaid Planning2012
How to Protect Your and Your Parents' AssetsHow to Protect Your and Your Parents' Assets2012
Advanced DirectivesAdvanced Directives2010
Law officesLiving Trusts2007
IRA Inheritance TrustIRA Inheritance Trust2007
RotaryIdentity Theft2006
Denton Independent School DistrictLiving Trusts2006
Denton Bar AssociationOil and Gas law2004
Denton County Bar AssociationReal Estate Law1997
Denton Independent School DistrictEstate Planning1995