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Leigh Hilton

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Leigh Hilton is dedicated to providing you with the peace of mind of knowing you have made the best legal decisions throughout your lifetime to protect your loved ones from divorce, creditors and lawsuits. You will receive comprehensive and personalized estate planning counsel whether you are a couple, family or individual. We will serve you by first listening closely to your goals, dreams and concerns.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Estate Planning: 45%
    23 years
  2. Trusts: 20%
    23 years
  3. Wills: 15%
    23 years
  4. Probate: 15%
    23 years
  5. Corporate: 5%
    23 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Guy Ben Garner III

    Leigh is a great estate planning and probate lawyer. I have entrusted her with some on my own clients when they needed legal services in the Denton area. She is dedicated to her family, her clients, and her profession! She and her staff take care of business. You will never go wrong having Leigh as your counselor.

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    Guy Ben Garner Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Frank Garland Lyle

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known her for a long time. Leigh is an excellent estate planning and probate attorney that I have referred several clients to. I have received nothing but positive feedback. Leigh is extremely knowledgeable in her field and puts her clients' interests first. She charges reasonable fees and I will continue to refer clients to her when needed. She also represents clients in matters dealing with elderly law issues and I know that she is very knowledgeable and competent in this area of the law as well.

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Contact info

Leigh Hilton, PLLC

918 N. Elm Suite 100
Denton, TX, 76201

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199307/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Accredited Estate PlannerNational Association of Estate Planners & Councils2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Board Certified in Commercial and Residential Real EstateTexas Board of Legal Specialization2000
American Jurisprudence Prize for ExcellanceSouth Texas College of Law1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawLeigh Hilton, PLLC2010 - Present
Estate Planning and Elder Law AttorneySawko & Burroughs Attorneys At Law2007 - Present
OwnerLeigh Hilton, L.P.2005 - 2007
PartnerHilton & Davidge, L.P.1995 - 2005
AssociatePhillips & Hopkins, P.C.1994 - 1995
AttorneyDallas Court of Appeals1993 - 1994
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of TexasGrievance Committee-District 142014 - Present
ElderCounselMember2010 - Present
WealthcounselMember2005 - Present
Denton Regional Medical Center Ethics CommitteeN/A1995 - Present
Professional organizations and associationsN/A1995 - Present
Denton County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section, DentonMember1994 - Present
Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section, Texas Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Rotary InternationalDirector1994 - Present
Toulouse Graduate Board UNTDirector2006 - 2012
Dallas County Bar AssociationReal Estate Section Chair2003 - 2005
State Bar CollegeMember1994 - 2001
South Texas College of LawLaw Review1990 - 1992
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Estate of Robert Noel ConnellJudgement declaring heirship
Estate of Ione AlbersIndependent executor appointed
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Denton County Bar newsletterHIPAA-privacy laws2006
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor Summa Cum Laude1992
University of North TexasAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Top 12 Estate Planning MistakesTop 12 Estate Planning Mistakes2014
Medicaid/Veteran's benefitsMedicaid/Veterans Benefits2014
Flower Mound Bar AssociationTop 12 Mistakes2014
A friends PlaceTop 12 Mistakes2014
Top 12 Estate Planning MistakesTop 12 Estate Planning Mistakes2012
Speech for Modern WoodmenTop 12 Mistakes in Estate Planning2012
Small Business Success SeminarLegal Issues for the Small Business Owner2012
Medicaid MazeVeterans & Medicaid Planning2012
How to Protect Your and Your Parents' AssetsHow to Protect Your and Your Parents' Assets2012
Advanced DirectivesAdvanced Directives2010
Law officesLiving Trusts2007
IRA Inheritance TrustIRA Inheritance Trust2007
RotaryIdentity Theft2006
Denton Independent School DistrictLiving Trusts2006
Denton Bar AssociationOil and Gas law2004
Denton County Bar AssociationReal Estate Law1997
Denton Independent School DistrictEstate Planning1995