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Matthew John Hill

also known as Matthew Hill, Matthew J. Hill

About me

During his career Mr. Hill has been responsible for litigating matters in both state and federal courts on behalf of numerous clients. This includes spending over two and one half years very early in his career defending and litigating an alleged $20 million lawsuit in federal court which was ultimately resolved in his client’s favor. Having survived that “trial by fire,” he applies the experience he gained in the firm’s litigation practice whether a matter involves general or complex disputes, or appealing an adverse decision to the appropriate court. Mr. Hill has a unique ability to think outside the box, asserting novel legal theories and arguments, and his approach has proven itself time and again to benefit his clients.

Mr. Hill is a litigation attorney with a practice specifically focused on family and divorce law and criminal defense. He also maintains a selective civil litigation practice. Mr. Hill has experience in all phases of litigation and trial, ranging from the simple drafting of documents to arguing cases before courts and juries. He has experience as a trial attorney, has appeared and argued countless hearings, taken and defended numerous depositions, formal and informal mediations, and his most recent jury trial was in March 2012. Mr. Hill does not like watching from the sidelines, he much prefers being in the game.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 30%
    9 years
  2. Child Custody: 20%
    9 years
  3. Divorce: 20%
    9 years
  4. Uncontested Divorce: 10%
    9 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Hourly ($100-375/hour), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Milena Christopher

    I have had the pleasure of working with Matthew Hill on several cases, and he is a pleasure to work with. As an attorney, he is exceptionally smart, knows the law and articulates his position well. He is an advocate for his client, while maintaining a civil relationship with opposing counsel. He and his staff are very responsive to our calls and emails, which is an important aspect of getting the work done efficiently, thus making it less costly for the client. Overall, an excellent attorney.


    Milena Christopher Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Katherine Ellen Shipman

    I frequently receive requests for referrals in the Austin/San Marcos/Hill Country areas, and I feel confident sending them to Matt Hill. I've known Matt for many years, and his intelligence and keen wit are of great benefit to his clients.


    Katherine Shipman Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

M. J. Hill & Associates, PLLC

1913 Dutton Drive
Ste. 406
San Marcos, TX, 78666


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200608/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rated Attorney, Family LawLead Counsel2016
Certificate of Completion, 30 Hour Advanced Family Law MediationA.A. White Dispute Resolution Center, University of Houston Law Center2015
Rated "10.0, Superb"Avvo2015
Best S.A. Lawyers 2015 -- Family LawSan Antonio Scene Magazine2015
Rated Attorney, Family LawLead Counsel2015
Rated Attorney, Family LawLead Counsel2014
Certificate of Completion, 40 Hour Basic MediationCenter for Public Policy Dispute Resolution, University of Texas School of Law2014
Rated Attorney, Family LawLead Counsel2013
Contributor Level 10Avvo2013
Contributor Level 9Avvo2013
Rated AttorneyLead Counsel2012
Contributor Level 8Avvo2012
Contributor Level 7Avvo2011
Honors Fraternity MemberPhi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity2006
Dean's ScholorshipSt. Mary's University School of Law2003
Distinguished StudentCollege of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyM. J. Hill & Associates, PLLC2010 - Present
AttorneyDavid K. Sergi & Associates, P.C.2007 - 2010
Attorney/OwnerLaw Offices of Matthew J. Hill2006 - 2007
InternUnited States Attorney's Office Western District Of Texas2006 - 2006
Law ClerkUnderwood, Wilson, Berry, Stein & Johnson, P.C.2005 - 2005
InternMidland County District Attorney's Office2004 - 2004
InternMidland County District Attorney's Office2000 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Texas, Administration of Rules of Evidence CommitteeMember2016 - Present
American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution SectionMember2014 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionMember2014 - Present
Texas Family Law FoundationMember2014 - Present
Better Business BureauAccredited Business2013 - Present
San Antonio Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2011 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Computer and Technology SectionMember2011 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Family Law SectionMember2010 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2010 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Litigation SectionMember2007 - Present
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of TexasAdmitted to Practice2007 - Present
Hays County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of TexasAdmitted to Practice2007 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2006 - Present
Phi Delta Phi International Legal FraternityAlumnus2006 - Present
Texas Aggie Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Hays County Bar AssociationDirector2013 - 2016
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - 2013
San Antonio Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember2008 - 2013
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember2006 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Landlord/Tenant DisputeJoint Motion to Dismiss
Possession of Marijuana < 2 OZ.Dismissed
Furnishing Alcohol to a MinorDismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Course Materials: Extreme Family Law Makeover XIVProfessionalism – Avoiding the Big One2016
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St Mary's University of San Antonio School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Texas A&M UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Extreme Family Law Makeover XIVProfessionalism – Avoiding the Big One2016
The Practice of Law -- Series 1 of 4The Ethics of Fee Agreements and Firm Bank Accounts2015
Hays, Comal and Caldwell Bench Bar Conference 2015Professionalism2015
Hays County Bench Bar Conference 2014Navigating the “New” Rule 212014
Family Law Essentials 2013How to Use the Internet to Get Information For Your Case2013