Mr. Hill has tried over 300 jury trials in state and federal courts, as well as many arbitrations. Some recent cases of note include his representation of a business client-plaintiff in a complex commercial litigation case in a four week jury trial in Tarrant County, Texas, in 2006. That trial concluded with a jury verdict in favor of the client in excess of three million dollars (with exemplary damages in excess of two million dollars). Mr. Hill also recently successfully defended a client in a multi-million dollar contract dispute involving a real estate development. In addition, he recently successfully defended a specific performance and damage case arising from a multi-million dollar real estate transaction. In 2009, he recovered a $2.6 million verdict in a real estate jury trial in Fort Worth, half of which was for punitive damages.
Bachelor of Law, cum laude Southern Methodist University,
Southwest Law Review; Order of Wolsack Member; John Leddy Jones Memorial Scholarship Holder; Thomas Jefferson Award Recipient; First in Day Division Class; Outstanding 2nd Year Law Student Award Recipient
Bachelor of Arts, with honors University of Texas at Arlington, 1963
Majors: History and English
U.S. Attorney General's Award, Department of Justice American Board of Trial Advocates (Advocate); Charter Member of American Inn of Court (Master of the Bench); Member, Southwestern Law Journal, 1964 - 1965; Member: State Bar of Texas; Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
General Civil Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Constitutional Law; Employment Law; School Law Arbitration
ADMISSIONS AND AFFILIATIONS:
Bar admissions: State of Texas, 1966; U.S. Court of Claims and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1969; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1971; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 1975; U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 1977; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1982; U.S. Supreme Court, Illinois, 1993
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