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Leigh Hilton

Estate planning Attorney at Denton, TX

5.0   64 reviews

Licensed for 29 years

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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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Licensed for 29 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1993
Updated 10/23/2022

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Leigh Hilton, PLLC
Leigh Hilton, PLLC
401 S. Main Street
Aubrey, TX, 76227
Leigh Hilton, PLLC
124 McMakin
Bartonville, TX, 76226
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Posted by PLEASE POST USING MY MIDDLE NAME - "Juanita". Thank You | September 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
All Estate Planning Documents were expertly created!
I hired the Leigh Hilton Estate Planning Firm to update all of my estate planning documents from another State to Texas - my new home. The process was painless for me, as the Firm handled all things I needed and included somethings I didn't know I needed. I feel my estate is secure well into the uncertain future. Thank You Leigh Hilton, for your truly fine professional staff. Juanita
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Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2020
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Estate Planning and Trust Preparation
Leigh Hilton completely updated our estate plans and documents We recently moved to Texas and needed to redo our trusts, wills, powers of attorney, etc., so they would conform to Texas laws. In addition, because many years had passed since our previous estate plans had been drafted and our circumstances had changed, we needed to change distribution of our assets and update the trusts for our children, We found Leigh and her assistants to be extremely thorough and very responsive. Our questions were answered promptly and completely. Paperwork was prepared in a timely fashion and we are confident the practice will provide follow-on advice as we move to implement Leigh's recommendations. We highly recommend Leigh Hilton.
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2021
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Living Trust Preparation
Well organized and cooperative. Easy to work with and very professional. Customer friendly staff. Flexible scheduling and committed to best product to fit personal circumstances.
Posted by Julian | February 23, 2021
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Exceptionally Qualified Lady
Leigh's staff and herself are all qualified in their field of expertise. I thoroughly enjoyed Leigh's expertise and efficiency in producing a quality Trust. Leigh is very thorough in documenting what you have to say during the initial Trust and changes you provide her after the Trust is established. Her staff is above reproach. Her seminars provide excellent information that she provides at no cost, and guest speakers she invites who have expertise in their professional field. I am currently in the process of using one of Leigh's guest speakers as of this writing to help me plan for a major change in two-years.
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Posted by Tony and Adonna | January 8, 2021
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Informative and patient
We had already set up a trust in another state. We attended several seminars at which she presented specific information on different estate planning topics. We did a free consultation with one of Leigh’s paralegals. We decided we need to update our trust to be Texas friendly. Then life happened. Over a year later we finally met with Leigh to do the update. Extremely easy to accomplish. What we appreciated was that her firm let us go at our own speed—no phone calls urging yes to finish. And we can continue to attend free seminars. Once you are Leigh’s client, you are a client forever
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Posted by Mark | November 23, 2020
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Excellent Service
Caitlin was there to help with all the legal matters that happened after the sudden passing of my wife. I am truly grateful!
Posted by Norman | June 3, 2020
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Pandemics will not stop the show.
We started our estate planning process at the very start of the pandemic shutdown. Leigh worked with us throughout the time in a safe and considerate manner, Appropriate precautions in our office visits were taken and it was very much appreciated. The product was delivered on time and all promises were kept. Leigh came highly recommended by a trusted financial advisor and I agree with his recommendation.
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Posted by Kenneth | May 23, 2020
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Great job
They took time to answer all of our questions. In fact, they went the extra mile for us by answering other concerns about another issue that we had. I would recommend them for anyone that needs help with estate planning. They are very professional at all times.
Posted by Carol | February 10, 2020
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review
I hired Leigh Hilton to do a new will, trust, living will and medical directives. I was very pleased with the professionalism, and guidance in getting the necessary paperwork completed and filed.
Posted by Gilbert | November 6, 2019
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Efficiency at it's Best
My wife and I attended one of Leigh's seminars on “Who Gets Your Stuff When You Die” and decided that we had procrastinated setting up a Will for to long. We set up an appointment with her staff to help us draw up our wills and other end of life issues. We always felt comfortable with her staff and the processes they went through to help us understand all of the paperwork involved. They did an outstanding job for us.
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2019
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Estate Planning
I used Leigh for Elder Law when doing my parents estate. She was great and was always there for me when I needed her. So when it was time for us to do our estate planning, we went back to her. She has now completed that for us.
Posted by Dan | October 22, 2019
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Probate Attorney in Denton County
I needed an attorney for a simple probate case in Denton County. I did an internet search and compared the comments for several attorneys and settled on Leigh Hilton because of her background and other recommendations. I was not disappointed in my choice. Everyone in her office was a pleasure to deal with and I was guided through every step of the way through to completion. They did what they said they would do and in a timely and professional manner. You can't ask for much more than that.
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2019
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Wonderful Experience
Leigh and her team are professional, caring, and thorough. Not only did she update our Living Trust, the extent to which we were guided and counseled through the process was remarkable. No stone was left unturned, and we left having complete confidence in our legal standing.
Posted by Lynn | July 26, 2019
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Estate Planning Updated
We moved to Texas in 2017, so needed to have our Estate Planning documents from Illinois updated to meet Texas law and our current situation. Leigh and her associates were extremely thorough and efficient, providing updated Estate Planning documents for both my wife and me. Her documents cover not only our current situation, but almost any contingency that could occur in the future. We are pleased with her work and would recommend her firm to anyone needing Estate Planning legal assistance.
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Posted by Darla | September 26, 2018
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Truly protects who I love and what I own
I have known Leigh Hilton for many years, through several marketing groups and events that we both have attended. I’ve had many opportunities to ask her questions about Elder Law, and several special areas about trust and wills . So I felt very comfortable in recommending her to my brothers as we discussed my parents estate. I think I can speak for them, in the fact that Leigh was very knowledgeable about Elder Law, answered all of our questions and some we didn’t even think of. I appreciate the fact that she was dealing with three children in three different states and still managed to be very accommodating with schedules and different sets of questions.Very successful experience. Round Two! When it came time for my husband and I to update our own wills and trusts, it was an easy decision to go back to Leigh. She has expertise in several specific, more complicated areas that we needed help with, and was very patient as all the details sunk in over a course of time, and we realized at different times we needed to make changes in some wording, and decisions. It was a relief to know that she really knew the advice, choices, and situations that she was presenting, and the complexity of things did not phase her at all. She brought up different ideas that we would never have had the knowledge base to even ask. She was once again very accommodating, and I didn’t feel that she was going to “set a timer“ for every phone call or email that we needed a quick answer for. (Believe it or not that happened to me personally with a different attorney in town many years ago, regarding a completely different issue. Unbelievable! ) Whether it’s a question regarding seniors, special needs trusts, businesses, blended marriages, or people with special needs, Leigh has experience with it all, and it takes only minutes in conversation with her to realize that she is an honest person, who loves her work, and has her clients best interest at heart. There is no attorney “Facade”, she truly wants to protect everyone that you love, and everything that you own! Thank you again Leigh, along with your wonderful team, for all you have done for us. D. F. V.
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Posted by Carol | September 4, 2018
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Elder Law, Wills, Trusts
My husband and I, along with my 94-year old mother, needed to update our wills and trust plus the other necessary documents, such medical powers of attorney, etc. During our first meeting with Ms. Hilton, it becames apparent to all three of us that she really knew what she was talking about, and she was able to explain even the complicated things so that we all understood them. The services that she provided were above and beyond what we expected, and we were very appreciative of what she did for us. In fact, we have gone back to her since she completed the first part of what we needed, in order for her to do more for us. We highly recommend Ms. Hilton and her firm.
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Posted by Barbara | August 25, 2018
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Great Job!
Leigh was very patient and made it easy to understand all the ins and outs of Estate Planning. I would recommend her to anyone that is looking for a kind and knowledgeable layer.
Posted by Lori | July 19, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Wonderful consultation
Leigh was wonderful and quite helpful. I'm so happy to have found someone who is knowledgeable and can protect my interests.
Posted by Winona | April 4, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Great listener! Very helpful!
I met with Leigh to go over the trust my parents had done 20+ yrs ago. My dad passed away 13 yrs ago but Mom & I had been in denial. The trust needed updates and I needed some instructions as to what to watch out for and/or what could be better or avoided in the long run. Many thanks to Leigh & Tammy!!!.
Posted by Linda Kirsch | July 20, 2017
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Great Attorney!!!
After my Mother passed away, Ms Hilton helped me resolve some problems that I was having with Mom's affairs. She was so easy to talk to and was able to get things straightened out in a short amount of time. I would definitely recommend her and her staff. They were all very professional and I was very pleased with everyone. I would definitely recommend her!
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Leigh Hilton, PLLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney
  • Sawko & Burroughs Attorneys At Law
  • 2007 - Present
  • Owner
  • Leigh Hilton, L.P.
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Partner
  • Hilton & Davidge, L.P.
  • 1995 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Phillips & Hopkins, P.C.
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Attorney
  • Dallas Court of Appeals
  • 1993 - 1994
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Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor Summa Cum Laude
  • 1992
  • University of North Texas
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Estate of Robert Noel Connell
  • Judgement declaring heirship
  • Estate of Ione Albers
  • Independent executor appointed

Associations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Grievance Committee-District 14
  • 2014 - Present
  • ElderCounsel
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Wealthcounsel
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Denton Regional Medical Center Ethics Committee
  • 1995 - Present
  • Professional organizations and associations
  • 1995 - Present
  • Denton County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Rotary International
  • Director
  • 1994 - Present
  • Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section, Texas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section, Denton
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Toulouse Graduate Board UNT
  • Director
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Dallas County Bar Association
  • Real Estate Section Chair
  • 2003 - 2005
  • State Bar College
  • Member
  • 1994 - 2001
  • South Texas College of Law
  • Law Review
  • 1990 - 1992
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Accredited Estate Planner
  • National Association of Estate Planners & Councils
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Board Certified in Commercial and Residential Real Estate
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2000
  • American Jurisprudence Prize for Excellance
  • South Texas College of Law
  • 1990
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Publications

  • Denton County Bar newsletter
  • HIPAA-privacy laws
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Flower Mound Bar Association
  • Top 12 Mistakes
  • 2014
  • A friends Place
  • Top 12 Mistakes
  • 2014
  • Top 12 Estate Planning Mistakes
  • Top 12 Estate Planning Mistakes
  • 2012
  • Speech for Modern Woodmen
  • Top 12 Mistakes in Estate Planning
  • 2012
  • Small Business Success Seminar
  • Legal Issues for the Small Business Owner
  • 2012
  • Medicaid Maze
  • Veterans & Medicaid Planning
  • 2012
  • How to Protect Your and Your Parents' Assets
  • How to Protect Your and Your Parents' Assets
  • 2012
  • Advanced Directives
  • Advanced Directives
  • 2010
  • Law offices
  • Living Trusts
  • 2007
  • IRA Inheritance Trust
  • IRA Inheritance Trust
  • 2007
  • Rotary
  • Identity Theft
  • 2006
  • Denton Independent School District
  • Living Trusts
  • 2006
  • Denton Bar Association
  • Oil and Gas law
  • 2004
  • Denton County Bar Association
  • Real Estate Law
  • 1997
  • Denton Independent School District
  • Estate Planning
  • 1995
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (24)
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Leigh for several years and have discussed legal issues with her from time to time. She is extremely well versed in the area of Estate Planning and Probate law and very well liked by her clients. I strongly recommend her services."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend Leigh Hilton. I have found her competent, detailed, and willing to be creative while explaining practically why some creative solutions might or might not work in a later litigation. I have referred several people to her and received positive feedback over a period of several years. I highly endorse Leigh."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Leigh Hilton is professional, knowledgeable and a great lawyer!"
Unknown Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leigh is a great Texas estate planning attorney. She clearly cares about her clients and has the knowledge and expertise to create the solutions that her clients need."
Estate planning Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leigh is extremely professional and knowledgeable in probate and estate law. She has the ability to analyze any issue, regardless of how complex, and formulate the best solution for her clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Leigh Hilton is a brilliant and caring attorney. She works very well with her clients, who are often elderly or in crisis. I would refer a matter to her without hesitation."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Leigh several times and have always been pleased. I have also referred her to my clients many times and they have always been happy with what she did. I give her my highest recommendation."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Leigh for over 10 years and she is very competent, street-wise and detail minded. I would trust her with my own estate work without a moment's hesitation. Rocky Haire"
Trusts Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Leigh is very experienced and honest."
Trusts Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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