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Mr. Duke Hildreth has focused his entire legal career on criminal law and trying cases in court before a judge and jury.

Before joining Hildreth & Rueda Law as a defense attorney, Mr. Hildreth was a criminal prosecutor for over eight years. He tried crimes from DWI to felony murder. With all the knowledge he gained from working as a prosecutor, he understands how the prosecution thinks and acts in a criminal case, so he can plan a more effective defense for his clients.

Mr. Hildreth has tried hundreds of cases in his legal career and his been very succesful in achieving Not Guilty Verdicts for his clients.  His extensive trial experience is very advantageous in defending clients facing criminal misdemeanor and felony charges throughout Central Texas including the Austin metro area as well as Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Caldwell, Bell, McClennan, Burnet, Llano, Comal, Bexar, Blanco, Gillespie and Guadalupe Counties.

Mr. Hildreth is passionate about the law, “I believe in my clients, and I believe in exhausting every avenue to achieve justice for my clients.”

When Mr. Hildreth is not working he enjoys spending his time with his wife and children.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. DUI & DWI: 50%



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TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199708/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Community LeaderAustin Community Leadership2013
Regional RecognitionWestern Hills Association2011
Excellence & Dedicated ServiceTravis County2006
Dedication to Youth of Williamson CountyWilliamson County2001
Outstanding PerformanceSmith County Bar Association1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHildreth & Rueda2011 - Present
Criminal Defense AttorneyDuke Hildreth, Attorney at Law2006 - 2011
Prosecuting AttorneyTravis County District Attorneys Office2001 - 2006
Juvenile ProsecutorWilliamson County Attorney's Office2000 - 2001
Prosecuting AttorneySmith County District Attorney's Office1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Travis County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Williamson County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DWI jury trialNot Guilty
2nd Degree Felony DismissedCase Dismissed
Driving While IntoxicatedDismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Austin American StatesmanJerell Lamar Trial2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Tech University School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A1997
University of TexasPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Press ConferenceDefending Attempted Capital Murder in Austin Texas2013
Inquiry into wrongful conviction of MortonWrongful Conviction- Change of Venue2012
Craigslist KillerRole of Defense Attorney in Murder Charges2011
Johnson High SchoolCriminal Process2006
Travis County District Attorney's OfficeCross Examination Techniques2003