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Maxwell Russell Hiltner

Criminal defense Attorney at Akron, OH

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    West Virginia - WV 9 years
    Ohio - OH 10 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State WV
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found

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

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Max graduated from the University of Akron School of Law, with honors, and received his Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Political Science from Ashland University where he was a 3-time academic All-American in both soccer and track.

Max now competes in the courtroom where he represents those charged with misdemeanors and felonies in both state and federal court in Ohio and West Virginia.

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137 King James Way
Ste 201
Akron, OH, 44308


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Posted by Paul | October 21, 2014
Honest, Dependable Representation
Maxwell did an outstanding job representing my case. He looked out for my best interests. His work ethic was apparent in the way he promptly and thoroughly followed through with all the preparations for my case. I am very satisfied with the outcome.
Posted by Randall | October 19, 2014
Helped me with a 1st degree misdemeanor charge
Max always responded to my mail emails. He always kept me informed on developments in the case and possible outcomes. He is confident in court and developed multiple courtroom strategies. At a time when many people have no confidence in any aspect of the judicial system, Max restores some of that confidence.
Posted by Collister | October 13, 2014
Max Hiltner
As my lawyer Max Hiltner had me readily informed and up to date about everything that was happening. I was never confused and anytime something new came about he handled it quickly and did everything needed to get a good outcome for me. Hiltner was at all court hearing and made the whole process easy as possible for me.
Posted by Paul | October 10, 2014
Excellent Communication, Accountability, and Knowledge Throughout a DWI/DUI Case
This was the first (and hopefully only!) occasion in which I needed to hire a lawyer. I did my due diligence by asking personal friend, who is a lawyer out-of-town, for recommendations in Cleveland. He came back with two options; one who had been practicing for 30 years (and his expensive rates reflected this) and another, Max, who had only been practicing for one year (his rates were much more reasonable). He assured me that Max was extremely intelligent and had a great drive to be an extremely successful lawyer. So I decided to give Max call just, thinking that an initial conversation would be beneficial for me to judge the situation. I called him on a Saturday afternoon and to my surprise he was more than willing to chat with me at length. He took a good 40 minutes out of his weekend to speak with me. Not only was I impressed by his past triumphs in the courtroom, but his calm, understanding and easy to talk to demeanor was endearing. By the end of the conversation I legitimately felt as if I was speaking with an old friend. On top of that, he agreed to move around his schedule to meet me at the downtown courthouse on Monday morning. Monday rolled around and I was immediately glad to have him there. There were complications that arose and I would have been clueless on how to handle them. This was just the start. Throughout the process, Max was extremely knowledgeable on how to proceed in every situation. He always met me on time and always was pleasant to work with. Whenever I needed anything, I could call, text or email and he would respond promptly. His knowledge of the courtroom landscape and all the politics involved were invaluable. He worked extremely hard in writing a lengthy notice of suppression (I believe this is what it was called) which ended up being accepted. This resulted in the court offering a plea which I accepted. Not to mention, I complicated the situation by driving under a suspended license. Just like telling your parents or boss that you did something wrong, I was nervous to call Max. When I called, he was more than understanding. I absolutely could not believe it. I had just potentially ruined everything he had going for us in the DUI case and he spoke to me in such a calm matter. With this charge, I was facing jail time and was extremely nervous. Again, working with Max was so calming. He never beat around the bush when giving me information but nevertheless made me feel confident with his knowledge and positive attitude. In this case he was able to get everything dropped by working with the prosecutor. In conclusion, if I were ever again in a situation where I required a lawyer, I would absolutely call Max. I could not have received better outcomes and could not have had a better time working with someone in an extremely stressful situation. He has a genuine care for your situation and after all is said and done, he will be someone you can call your friend.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-225 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Mills, Mills, Fiely, & Lucas
  • 2014 - Present
  • Criminal Trial Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Maxwell R. Hiltner, Ltd
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate
  • Mannion Gray
  • 2013 - 2014


  • University of Akron School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor- Cum Laude
  • 2013
  • University of Akron School of Law
  • Litigation Certificate (Trial Advocacy and Dispute Resolution)
  • 2013
  • Ashland University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Legal Cases

  • State v. Felony Gun Charges
  • F-4 gun charges dismissed, Client pleaded No Contest to a 1st degree misdemeanor, no jail, $50 fine, and community service.
  • State v. DUI Client
  • OVI dismissed, client pleaded No Contest to Failure to Control and a tail light infraction, no jail time, merely fines.
  • State v. Graduate Student OVI
  • The BAC test results were inadmissible, OVI dismissed, and my client plead to a non-moving violation of having Physical Control of MV while intoxicated, his license was assessed 0 points, no jail, and he merely paid fines and court costs.
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  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2013 - Present
  • Akron Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (0)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Max is a fantastic litigator who deeply cares for his clients. His dedication to the practice of law shows on every case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. If you're looking for someone to aggressively protect your rights and provide a zealous legal defense, you need to hire Max. His experience, expert legal analysis, and ability to portray his client's cases in the most powerful and meaningful light possible makes him a premier attorney in his respective fields."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Max is an excellent advocate continually seeking to improve his skill. He attended Gerry Spence's famous Trial Lawyers College, and he's proved his value to his clients in the courtroom."
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