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Matthew John Hill

also known as Matthew Hill, Matthew J. Hill

Practice areas:

Family, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Child Support, Uncontested Divorce, Mediation, Litigation, Marriage & Prenuptials, DUI & DWI

About Me



During his career Mr. Hill has been responsible for litigating matters in both state and federal courts on behalf of numerous clients. This includes spending over two and one half years very early in his career defending and litigating an alleged $20 million lawsuit in federal court which was ultimately resolved in his client’s favor. Having survived that “trial by fire,” he applies the experience he gained in the firm’s litigation practice whether a matter involves general or complex disputes, or appealing an adverse decision to the appropriate court. Mr. Hill has a unique ability to think outside the box, asserting novel legal theories and arguments, and his approach has proven itself time and again to benefit his clients.

Mr. Hill is a litigation attorney with a practice specifically focused on family and divorce law and criminal defense. He also maintains a selective civil litigation practice. Mr. Hill has experience in all phases of litigation and trial, ranging from the simple drafting of documents to arguing cases before courts and juries. He has experience as a trial attorney, has appeared and argued countless hearings, taken and defended numerous depositions, formal and informal mediations, and his most recent jury trial was in March 2012. Mr. Hill does not like watching from the sidelines, he much prefers being in the game.



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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Child Custody: 20%
    9 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 20%
    9 years
  3. Family: 20%
    9 years
  4. Uncontested Divorce: 10%
    9 years
  5. Other: 30%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($125-350/hour), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

13 total 

  • Katherine Ellen Shipman

    I frequently receive requests for referrals in the Austin/San Marcos/Hill Country areas, and I feel confident sending them to Matt Hill. I've known Matt for many years, and his intelligence and keen wit are of great benefit to his clients.

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    Katherine Shipman Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Diana Elizabeth Buss

    I endorse this lawyer. Matt is a great lawyer. He is well respected in his community and is very knowledgeable in the area of criminal law. I would recommend him to anyone that needs assistance in a criminal or family law matter.

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    Diana Buss Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact Info

M. J. Hill & Associates, PLLC

1913 Dutton Drive
Ste. 406
San Marcos, TX, 78666

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200608/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rated "10.0, Superb"Avvo2015
Best S.A. Lawyers 2015 -- Family LawSan Antonio Scene Magazine2015
Certificate of Completion, 30 Hour Advanced Family Law MediationA.A. White Dispute Resolution Center, University of Houston Law Center2015
Certificate of Completion, 40 Hour Basic MediationCenter for Public Policy Dispute Resolution, University of Texas School of Law2014
Contributor Level 10Avvo2013
Contributor Level 9Avvo2013
Contributor Level 8Avvo2012
Contributor Level 7Avvo2011
Honors Fraternity MemberPhi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity2006
Dean's ScholorshipSt. Mary's University School of Law2003
Distinguished StudentCollege of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University2001

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing AttorneyM. J. Hill & Associates, PLLC2010 - Present
AttorneyDavid K. Sergi & Associates, P.C.2007 - 2010
Attorney/OwnerLaw Offices of Matthew J. Hill2006 - 2007
InternUnited States Attorney's Office Western District Of Texas2006 - 2006
Law ClerkUnderwood, Wilson, Berry, Stein & Johnson, P.C.2005 - 2005
InternMidland County District Attorney's Office2004 - 2004
InternMidland County District Attorney's Office2000 - 2000

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution SectionMember2014 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionMember2014 - Present
Texas Family Law FoundationMember2014 - Present
Better Business BureauAccredited Business2013 - Present
Hays County Bar AssociationDirector2013 - Present
San Antonio Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2011 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Computer and Technology SectionMember2011 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - 2013
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2010 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Family Law SectionMember2010 - Present
San Antonio Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember2008 - 2013
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of TexasAdmitted to Practice2007 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of TexasAdmitted to Practice2007 - Present
Hays County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Litigation SectionMember2007 - Present
Phi Delta Phi International Legal FraternityAlumnus2006 - Present
Texas Aggie Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember2006 - 2013
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2006 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Landlord/Tenant DisputeJoint Motion to Dismiss
Possession of Marijuana < 2 OZ.Dismissed
Furnishing Alcohol to a MinorDismissed

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. Mary's University School of LawLawJuris Doctor (J.D.)2006
Texas A&M UniversityPolitical ScienceBachelor of Science (B.S.)2002

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Hays County Bench Bar Conference 2014Navigating the “New” Rule 212014
Family Law Essentials 2013How to Use the Internet to Get Information For Your Case2013