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Hilary Diane Unger

About me

I received both my Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Florida, (go Gators!), and I am admitted to practice in the state courts of Texas, New York and New Jersey, as well as in the federal courts in the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas and the District of New Jersey. I have made CPS Defense and criminal law the primary focus of my practice.

During my twenty-three years of practice, I have handled thousands of CPS and criminal cases.


Over the course of my legal career, I have worked as a public defender, an assistant district attorney, a criminal defense attorney in private practice, and as both an ad litem and defense attorney in CPS cases. I understand what it takes to prepare a successful defense, and I always go the “extra mile” for my clients.


Place of Birth:

Miami Beach, Fl.


Languages spoken: Vietnamese, English

Practice areas


  1. Child Abuse: 60%
  2. Child Custody: 25%
  3. Criminal Defense: 15%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Marcos Adolfo Adrogue

    Hilary is a dedicated and hardworking attorney. She pursues all possible avenues of defense and obtains the best possible results for her clients. I endorse this lawyer.


    Marcos Adrogue Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Tyrone Cedric Moncriffe

    I endorse this lawyer. Hilary is an exceptional trial lawyer. She has great courage and fights with all of her heart for her clients.She is well respected by the criminal defense bar and she is one of the best human beings that i know.


    Tyrone Moncriffe Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Unger & Hershkowitz

8431 Katy Freeway
Suite - 201
Houston, TX, 77024


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200607/16/2016
NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 198903/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerUnger & Hershkowitz2007 - Present
N/ALaw Office of Hilary Unger2004 - 2007
Staff AttorneyNew York County Defender Services1998 - 2004
A.D.A.Kings County District Attorney's Office1993 - 1995
Staff AttorneyLegal Aid Society of New York1989 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law American Inn Of CourtAssociate2013 - Present
National Association of CPS Defense AttorneysICWA Section Chair/East Texas Coordinator2013 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Family Law SectionN/A2012 - Present
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In the Interest of G.F. and A.P.F.The Appellate Court overruled the Trial Court's finding that an appeal alleging ineffective assistance of counsel on the part of the ad litem was frivolous.
People v. Alexander, 214 A.D.2d 678Judgment Affirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Harris County Criminal Defenders Association (HCCLA) DefenderA PRIMER ON CPS FOR THE CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of FloridaMarketingB.S.B.AN/A
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A