Bar and Court Admissions
- Texas, 1999
- Southern & Western United States District Courts of Texas
- United States Supreme Court
Mrs. Hilliard is licensed to practice law in the state courts of Texas, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Western Districts of Texas and the United States Supreme Court.
Prior to joining Hilliard Martinez Gonzales LLP, Mrs. Hilliard spent ten years working as a litigation defense attorney with Gonzales Hoblit Ferguson LLP, one of the largest litigation defense firms in South Texas. In 2005, she became the first female Hispanic partner and served as managing partner of the firm.
Mrs. Hilliard is a member of the American Bar Association and the Corpus Christi Bar Association. Mrs. Hilliard was selected by Thomson Reuters as a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2007, 2010 and 2013.
Mrs. Hilliard’s service to the community is extensive. She has been on St. Edward’s University Board of Trustees since 2016 and currently serves as Treasurer. She is Chair of the Incarnate Word Academy’s School Board of Directors and has been a member of the board since 2016. She currently serves on the boards of Triumph Over Kid Cancer Foundation, Art Museum of South Texas, Fryderyk Chopin Society of Texas, and the Bailando International Dance Festival.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas-Austin in 1996 and her Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s Law School in 1999, where she was a member of the St. Mary’s Law Review. Mrs. Hilliard is a native of San Diego, Texas.