I contacted Mr. Hildes regarding a civil rights matter and was extremely impressed with his dedication and professionalism. While we might expect competent legal representation in exchange for their legal fees, not all attorneys show genuine compassion for the client and passion for the process of law. Mr. Hildes excels here and I was impressed with his strong written language skills and his ability to process and affirm the law. While outwardly mild mannered, Hildes is a legal pitbull and I'd eagerly hire him again if needed. He has an admirable commitment to social justice that other lawyers would do well to emulate. The only drawback do his professional services is that he works independently and cannot provide the same range of legal services or scheduling opportunities of a larger firm.