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Hillery Rappoport Kaplan

Divorce and separation Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2002
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Hillery

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I have been practicing family law for over 15 years and have extensive experience in a variety of cases including divorce, child custody issues, modifications, and child support issues.  I worked for a well established family law attorney upon graduating from law school, and then  had my own practice for over eight years.  In September 2012, I had an opportunity to join Noelke English Maples St. Leger and Blair and have been with this firm since that time.  I have also practiced employment law, commercial litigation, and trademark law, so I have a broad depth of experience in other areas as well.  


Noelke Maples St. Leger Bryant, LLP
901 S. Mopac Expressway
Barton Oaks Plaza II, Suite 200
Austin, TX, 78701-1530


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Posted by Carl | October 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The Best of a Bad Situation
Hillery helped me successfully navigate numerous challenges that resulted from a lengthy and difficult child custody case. She was responsive, informative, and extremely patient with regard to all of my questions and concerns. More important, it seemed like she genuinely cared about doing what was best for me and my daughter. Because of that, I feel that I got the best deal possible. I feel very fortunate to have found Hillery to help with my case, especially after some very disappointing and frustrating experiences with some other lawyers in Austin. All family lawyers are not created equal and, in my opinion, Hillery stands head and shoulders above the rest.
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Posted by Africa | February 1, 2015
Hillery (True Blessing to Me and My Family)
I feel very honored to be able to provide a positive review for my lawyer and friend who has been a true blessing to me and my family for many years. I have been knowing Hillery Kaplan since 2005. I had just moved back to Texas from Louisiana and desperately needed to transfer my case to Texas to get from under LA stipulations of my child custody case. Hillery was the only lawyer who was willing to accept my case and the only one who knew what to do. I have trusted her for many years. It is because of her professionalism, honesty, and being well versed in Texas laws that she has assured my sons and I are protected by law to live without continuous contests from my ex. When I needed Hillery the most, she was there for me. She was diligent and aggressive in my favor. Her actions spoke magnitudes and as a result we were able to resolve my case doing something that at the time had never been successfully accomplished in Williamson County. Hillery has also assisted my family members and friends with various lawful advise and support. I strongly recommend anyone who is in need of advice and/or counsel to seek it from Hillery Kaplan. Thank you for this opportunity.
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2013
Exceptional Attorney
Hillery Kaplan is one of the most experienced, professional, knowledgeable, articulate, hard-working, driven and personable lawyers in Texas. It is a rare person that has all of these attributes and knows how to brilliantly channel these skills to consistently win case after case for her clients. Even though Austin has no shortage of experienced, qualified attorneys, Hillery Kaplan stands out as one of the best. If you need someone to represent you, this is the person you want on your side.
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Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2012
Responsive and thorough attorney
Hillery took on my complex and highly unusual divorce case on very short notice, and she got me through it on the deadline and without a single hitch. She found things to include (and delete) in my settlement decree that I never would have caught otherwise. She was scrupulous in her fairness to both me and my ex-wife, and she always handled communications promptly and with discretion. She even put in late hours on a Sunday evening during her vacation to make sure things were 100% ready for a court date on Monday. She is a valuable asset to her excellent firm.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 375-375 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Noelke Maples St. Leger Bryant, LLP
  • 2012 - Present
  • Contract Attorney
  • Law Office Of Robert Notzon
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Hillery R. Kaplan, P.C.
  • 2004 - 2012
  • Clerk
  • Honorable Judge Arnold Rappaport
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Associate
  • Bankston & Richardson, LLP
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Summer Associate
  • Locke Lidell & Sapp, LLP
  • 2000 - 2000
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  • Emory University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Texas
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998


  • Emory University Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Austin
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Leadership Academy
  • 2014 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified - Family Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2016
  • National Champion
  • Saul Lefkowitz National Moot Court Competition
  • 2001
  • Best Oralist
  • Saul Lefkowitz National Moot Court Competition
  • 2001


  • Texas Paralegal Journal
  • Signs You Should Speak With a Divorce Lawyer
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Texas Attorney General
  • Family Law: What Every Lawyer Should Know
  • 2016
  • Texas Family Law Practice for Paralegals
  • Getting Started: Initial Interview, Pleadings and Hearing
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

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Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"In the 10 years I have known and practiced with and around Hillery, she has proven over and over again to be unfailingly honest, hardworking, and so very talented at every aspect of the family law practice. Some lawyers are good in court, some are good researchers, some are good at connecting with clients: Hillery does it all--as well or better than anyone I know, myself included. I would send my own family to Hillery."
Family Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hillery is an excellent attorney, and I highly recommend her to anyone seeking a family law attorney. Hillary is a strong advocate for her clients, and is well respected among the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hillery Kaplan is fantastic family attorney. Not only does she have over ten years of experience but she is thorough and incredibly personable. Mrs. Kaplan has always impressed me with her ability to couple a no-nonsense approach without losing that human compassion which keeps her clients returning to her time and time again. Mrs. Kaplan has a wealth of knowledge regarding both the law and the local Travis County community which she expertly uses to serve each and every one of her clients' individual needs. Given the nature of family law and the level of emotion that can be involved in such cases, I cannot think of a more capable, compassionate attorney I would recommend to assist families through their legal matters."
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Austin Divorce and separation Lawyer Hillery Rappoport Kaplan
Hillery Rappoport Kaplan
Divorce and separation Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 21 years