Social Justice & Civil Rights | Practice Areas | HMG LLP

We do the right thing. Many law firms refuse difficult social justice and civil rights cases, but we are proud to tackle them. We believe in fighting for the rights of the powerless, the wounded, and the bereaved.

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We are committed to fighting for issues of social justice and civil rights on behalf of the most vulnerable members of our society. At HMG, this commitment to give a voice to the voiceless is a passion that drives the success of our law firm.

Standing Up For Danny Ray Thomas

Danny Ray Thomas was unarmed and clearly in mental distress when a Harris County (Houston) deputy shot and killed him just moments after arriving on the scene. Bob Hilliard joined forces with renowned civil rights attorney, Ben Crump, to file a lawsuit on behalf of Mr. Thomas’s family, holding the county and the officer responsible for the wrongful death.

Stopping U.S. Border Patrol’s unwarranted deadly force

Unarmed and standing on Mexican soil, 15-year-old Sergio Hernandez was shot to death by a U.S. Border Patrol agent. Our team took the case to the U.S. Supreme Court to argue for Constitutional protection of noncitizens on foreign soil.

Freeing an innocent Vietnamese refugee from prison

Koua Fong Lee was imprisoned for criminal vehicular homicide, but we proved that acceleration defects in Lee’s Toyota caused the accident. Mr. Lee was freed. The Innocence Project of Minnesota honored founding partner Bob Hilliard with their first “Never Forgotten Award.”

Standing with Orlando’s grieving families

In the wake of the horrific June 12, 2016 shootings in Orlando, HMG is representing the families of victims, filing a lawsuit against the gun makers that manufactured and marketed the military-style weapons used by the shooter.


Tell us about your case, even if other attorneys have turned you down. We’ll stand with you for justice. Your initial consultation is free. If we take your case, we will work on a Contingent Fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if we win a monetary award or recovery of funds for you.

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