Alex Hilliard | Texas Trial Attorney | HMG LLP

Alex Hilliard

Alex Hilliard is a dedicated advocate for those who have been injured or have lost a loved one due to another party’s negligence. Alex is committed to championing his clients’ interests, understanding the challenges they face, and helping them secure compensation for their losses.

Alex’s top priority is achieving the most just case resolution for his clients, be it trial or settlement, which is seen in his tireless investigation and persistence. He has distinguished himself with the loyalty and support he shows to his clients in his determination to ensure that their voices are heard.

His kindhearted nature makes him perfect for his position in personal injury and wrongful death cases – he handles clients with the sensitivity that is required, yet is committed to researching and crafting a strategy that strengthens each case. He brings passion on behalf of those he serves and shares empathy with those victims of tragedy at all times.

Having clerked at HMG for three years while attending St. Mary’s Law School, Alex worked on many aspects of personal injury and wrongful death litigation, including the high-profile ignition-switch litigation against General Motors. HMG represented injury victims and families of those killed in accidents caused by GM’s defective ignition switch and their concealment of safety defects. This multi-district litigation is considered the single largest product liability litigation in US history, resulting in a $575 million settlement.

In September 2018, Alex was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Litigation Committee for the MSU/Nassar Class-Action in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan.

Currently, Alex is part of a class action litigation team that represents diesel truck owners fighting against U.S. auto manufacturers — Ford, General Motors, FCA (Chrysler) — for allegedly selling millions of diesel trucks equipped with defective CP4 fuel injection pumps that disintegrate and destroy the truck’s engine, leaving consumers with repair bills that range from $8,000.00 to $20,000.00 per vehicle.

Alex is a sought-after speaker and he regularly presents on cutting-edge legal topics. This year, Alex will address audiences across the country about how law firms can improve results by conducting in-house mock trials. In the past year, Alex has lectured at the Advanced Personal Injury Law Conference in Dallas, on the latest tactics in the financial aspect of budgeting a personal injury lawsuit, and was a featured speaker at the Texas ALP 2018 Fall Education Conference. Alex regularly speaks at continuing education events for the Texas Bar College and the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial, Civil Appellate, and Personal Injury Trial Law, and was honored to speak at the 2018 LitiQuest Litiquest 2018 conference at Google Headquarters in New York.

Alex often gives back to his community by working with local middle school, high school, and college mock trial teams. He enjoys working with the students and helping them expand their knowledge in mock trial techniques.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email Alex. An initial consultation is available at no cost to you.

Early Years

Alex received his undergraduate degree from The University of Texas in Austin where he was named an Academic All American on the varsity tennis team. He played tennis for four years, traveling across the nation competing in both singles and doubles tournaments, while maintaining his studies for his major in Middle Eastern History with a minor in English Literature.

Alex graduated from St. Mary’s School of Law in San Antonio in May 2017 with honors. While in law school, Alex remained an avid competitor. As a member of the mock trial team, Alex led St. Mary’s to its first national championship at the William Daniel National Invitational Mock Trial Competition in Atlanta. He earned multiple individual advocacy awards for his ability to effectively present legal arguments.

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Bar and Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Court: Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Courts: Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas

Education

  • JD 2017, St. Mary’s Law School, San Antonio, Texas
  • BA 2013, University of Texas at Austin, Texas

Professional Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Corpus Christi Bar Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas

Presentations and Speeches

  • Doing Good, Doing Well 
    Panel Discussion with John Morgan, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Benjamin Crump, Alex Hilliard, Brian Panish at Litiquest 2018 presented by Morgan & Morgan – Google Headquarters, New York City New York (November 6, 2018)
  • Border Shootings: Mexico and the US may share a 2,000-mile border, but the origins of their legal traditions are oceans part.
    Texas ALP 2018 Fall Education Conference – in Corpus Christi, Texas (October 12th & 13th, 2018)
  • Trying and Defending a Personal Injury Case on a Budget
    Advanced Personal Injury Law CLE presented by the Texas State Bar and Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas – Dallas, Texas (August 29-31, 2018)

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