Mr. Duke Hildreth has focused his entire legal career on criminal law and trying cases in court before a judge and jury.
Before joining Hildreth & Rueda Law as a defense attorney, Mr. Hildreth was a criminal prosecutor for over eight years. He tried crimes from DWI to felony murder. With all the knowledge he gained from working as a prosecutor, he understands how the prosecution thinks and acts in a criminal case, so he can plan a more effective defense for his clients.
Mr. Hildreth has tried hundreds of cases in his legal career and his been very succesful in achieving Not Guilty Verdicts for his clients. His extensive trial experience is very advantageous in defending clients facing criminal misdemeanor and felony charges throughout Central Texas including the Austin metro area as well as Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Caldwell, Bell, McClennan, Burnet, Llano, Comal, Bexar, Blanco, Gillespie and Guadalupe Counties.
Mr. Hildreth is passionate about the law, “I believe in my clients, and I believe in exhausting every avenue to achieve justice for my clients.”
When Mr. Hildreth is not working he enjoys spending his time with his wife and children.
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Licensed since 1997
Free Consultation (30 minutes)
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Duke Hildreth is an excellent attorney. Duke is a fierce advocate for his clients. He is smart, hardworking, and fearless. I have observed Duke many times during trials or hearings in District Court and I have always been impressed with his preparation, skill and passion. I endorse this lawyer.
Frank Bryan Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1997||05/24/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Community Leader||Austin Community Leadership||2013|
|Regional Recognition||Western Hills Association||2011|
|Excellence & Dedicated Service||Travis County||2006|
|Dedication to Youth of Williamson County||Williamson County||2001|
|Outstanding Performance||Smith County Bar Association||1998|
|Partner||Hildreth & Rueda||2011 - Present|
|Criminal Defense Attorney||Duke Hildreth, Attorney at Law||2006 - 2011|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Travis County District Attorneys Office||2001 - 2006|
|Juvenile Prosecutor||Williamson County Attorney's Office||2000 - 2001|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Smith County District Attorney's Office||1998 - 2000|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Travis County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Williamson County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Austin American Statesman||Jerell Lamar Trial||2009|
|Texas Tech University||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||N/A||1997|
|University of Texas||Philosophy||Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|Press Conference||Defending Attempted Capital Murder in Austin Texas||2013|
|Inquiry into wrongful conviction of Morton||Wrongful Conviction- Change of Venue||2012|
|Craigslist Killer||Role of Defense Attorney in Murder Charges||2011|
|Johnson High School||Criminal Process||2006|
|Travis County District Attorney's Office||Cross Examination Techniques||2003|