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Jonathan Lawrence Hilton

Litigation Attorney at Reynoldsburg, OH

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2016
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    2016 recipient of the Dlott Award for excellence in litigation. Represented inventors, pharmaceutical distributors, and Fortune 100 companies in litigation while at Jones Day.

    7 years, 250 cases

  2. Business
    Represents small business towners (typical yearly revenue $2 to $10 million) providing full service from LLC formation and operating agreements to litigation in court. Clients include tech startups, trucking companies, real estate investors, constr

    7 years

  3. Family
    Has litigated family law cases through trial.

    7 years

Jonathan Hilton: Chess Champion.

Jonathan Hilton became the youngest-ever Cincinnati Chess Champion at age 15, and he earned the National Master in chess title the following year. By the time he was in college, he was the #4 player in the State of Ohio.

He treated law school with the same intensity and focus that he brought to the chessboard, graduating first out of 97 law students. He also scored in the top 0.2% nationally on the Multistate Bar Examination, a six-hour, 200-question test covering seven diverse legal subjects.

At Hilton Parker LLC, Mr. Hilton’s typical business clients include small businesses (often with yearly revenues between $1 million and $10 million) such as trucking companies, construction companies, restaurant owners, real estate investors, and tech start-ups. He provides full service from LLC formation and operating agreements to litigation in both state and federal court.

Mr. Hilton also provides wills and trusts, powers of attorney, and other estate planning documents to clients in the Columbus metropolitan area. He has litigated family law cases through trial, and he has successfully represented mothers, fathers, children, and seniors.


While in law school, Mr. Hilton was a legal researcher and briefwriter for the boutique securities and class action law firm Markovits, Stock & DeMarco, LLC, where he contributed substantially to several successful legal arguments in multimillion-dollar federal trial and appellate court cases. Mr. Hilton’s precise writing and in-depth legal researched helped the firm uphold an $11.4 million verdict against Toyota on appeal; obtain an $80 million class action settlement with Duke Energy; and reinstate a lawsuit by the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System to continue its securities fraud lawsuit against Freddie Mac.

Mr. Hilton also externed for two different justices—the Honorable Justice Judith Ann Lanzinger of the Ohio Supreme Court and the Honorable Justice David John Newman of the High Court of Botswana. In Botswana, Mr. Hilton worked on important issues in criminal justice, such as the role of flogging as a role of punishment.

Mr. Hilton was awarded the Stanley M. Chesley and Hon. Susan J. Dlott Award in Litigation; the Graydon, Head & Ritchey Advocacy Prize; the Thompson, Hine Advocacy Prize; and the Ernest Karam Outstanding Excellence Award for his skill in litigation.

After law school, Mr. Hilton joined Jones Day, one of the most prestigious practices in the United States and a “Fearsome Four” litigation firm. At that firm, Mr. Hilton had the privilege of working closely with former law clerks to the U.S. Supreme Court. He also gained valuable trial experience, seeing one of his intellectual property cases go to trial during his first year on the job—a rare occurrence for a young associate.

Establishing Hilton Parker LLC as an Award-Winning Firm

In 2017, Mr. Hilton started his own practice in Reynoldsburg, Ohio and quickly gained a reputation as a top litigator. Mr. Hilton has represented clients in over a hundred federal cases, resulting in him being named by SuperLawyer® as a Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Reynoldsburg and Pickerington. He was selected for the 2020 issue of The Top 100 Attorneys Magazine, and he was also named to the 2021 and 2022 “Rising Stars.” In the span of four short years, the Hilton Parker LLC brand has been recognized for its high-quality work in state and federal courts. Today, it is one of the most well-regarded firms regularly serving Reynoldsburg and Pickerington, Ohio.

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Hilton Parker LLC
7544 Slate Ridge Blvd
Reynoldsburg, OH, 43068


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Manpreet | December 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney to have worked on a Fair Debt Collection Protection case
Mr. Jonathan and his team worked on my case related to FDCPA and his team was always communicating when needed throughout the process. A great law firm and great team.
Posted by Kristine | March 26, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
So pleased
My daughter and I recently hired Jonathan Hilton regarding child custody agreements pertaining to my grandson and we couldn’t be happier with the services he provided. From the very first initial consultation to the very last conversation/wrap up of this case, Jonathan was so thorough, clear, concise, knowledgeable, articulate and empathetic. He was quick with communication and never hesitated to take extra time to explain things or go over subjects until we had a clear plan and understood everything at all times. He made this whole process so much more comfortable because of his kind, patient demeanor. His prices were affordable and so worth it. I can’t say enough good things about Mr. Hilton. If you need an attorney, look no further—this guy is the one you want.
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Posted by Jaime | February 9, 2022
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Awesome Experience!
My husband and I worked with Jonathan Hilton of Hilton Parker LLC to write our wills, living wills, and powers of attorney. He was very friendly and made us feel comfortable as we were talking about very difficult subjects. Jonathan was incredibly knowledgeable of the process - it felt like he had done this hundreds of times! He made sure to explain everything in great detail, especially when there were law terms my husband or I were unfamiliar with. I had some requests for my will that I thought would be silly or nit-picky, but Jonathan was patient/nonjudgemental and did not make me feel like I was making inconvenient requests. A couple more things to note: the office was cozy and professional, and even better, the price didn't break the bank! Overall, we are so happy we chose to work with Jonathan Hilton. We highly recommend him and would work with him again in the future.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 375-475 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • Hilton Parker LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate
  • Jones Day
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Clerk to the Hon. Justice Newman
  • High Court of Botswana
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Briefwriter & Legal Researcher
  • Markovits, Stock & DeMarco
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Volunteer
  • Legal Aid Society Of Greater Cincinnati
  • 2012 - 2013
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  • University of Cincinnati
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • University of Cincinnati
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2013

Sample of Legal Cases

  • GlaxoSmithKline LLC v. Eighth Judicial District, et al.
  • Ongoing
  • Gill v. American Elite Recovery LLC
  • Judgment
  • Donovan v. FirstCredit, Inc.
  • Reversal of Order Granting Defendant's Motion to Dismiss
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  • Ohio Mock Trial Program
  • Mock Trial Judge
  • 2023 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2020 - 2022
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • French
  • German

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • SuperLawyers Top Business Litigator in Pickerington, Ohio
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Attorneys Magazine
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Chesley Award in Litigation
  • University of Cincinnati
  • 2016
  • Judge William H. Lueders Prize
  • University of Cincinnati
  • 2015
  • John R. Sayler Prize in Evidence
  • University of Cincinnati
  • 2015
  • Ernest Karam Outstanding Excellence Award
  • University of Cincinnati
  • 2014
  • Graydon, Head & Ritchey Advocacy Prize
  • Graydon, Head & Ritchey
  • 2014
  • Henry Otterman Real Property Prize
  • University of Cincinnati
  • 2014
  • Thompson, Hine Advocacy Prize
  • Thomas Hine LLP
  • 2014
  • Gustavus Henry Wald Memorial Prize for Contracts
  • University of Cincinnati
  • 2013
  • Henry A. Morrill Constitutional Law Prize
  • University of Cincinnati
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE On-Demand
  • Opposing the Motion to Dismiss
  • 2023
  • Board Games & Strategy Freshman Seminar
  • The Intersection of Board Game Strategy and Gambling Law
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

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Business Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jonathan for years and I am always impressed with his intelligence, ability to take control of any situation, and produce amazing results for his clients. I highly endorse Jonathan in business and litigation matters."
Reynoldsburg Litigation Lawyer Jonathan Lawrence Hilton
Jonathan Lawrence Hilton
Litigation Attorney
Reynoldsburg, OH
Licensed for 7 years