Matthew J. Hill

Partner

Biography

As part of the merger of the Eggleston Law Firm, PC and M. J. Hill & Associates, PLLC, Matthew J. Hill joined the Eggleston Law Firm, PC as a Partner in January 2021. Matthew’s practice is focused primarily within the counties south of Austin, and he now leads the firm’s mediation and appellate practice teams. He received his undergraduate degree in political science from Texas A&M University in December 2002, and graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law in May 2006. He has been licensed to practice law in the State of Texas since November 2006. Matthew has been a credentialed mediator since 2014, having received his basic mediation training from the Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution at the University of Texas School of Law, and advanced family law mediation training from the A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center at the University of Houston Law Center. Having continued his membership for over ten straight years, Matthew is also now a Fellow of the Texas Bar College. Matthew served on the State Bar of Texas Administration of Rules of Evidence Committee from 2016 through 2019, and presently serves on the State Bar of Texas District 15 Grievance Committee, as the Chair of Investigatory Panel 15-4. During his career, Matthew has been recognized as a Rising Star, twice, and most recently a 2021 Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine in his first year of eligibility. He has also maintained a rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell since 2018. On a personal note, Matthew is divorced, a single father to two daughters, and makes his home with them in the hill country between Austin and San Antonio, Texas. In what little spare time he has, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his daughters, as well as camping and fishing.

Pratice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2007
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Texas, 2007

Education

  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • Juris Doctor – 05/2006
    • Honors: Dean’s Scholarship Recipient, 2003 – 2004
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science – 12/2002
    • Honors: Distinguished Student – College of Liberal Arts, Fall 2001
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Family Law, Dispute Resolution, and Litigation Sections
  • Comal County Bar Association
  • Hays County Bar Association
  • Hays County Bar Association, Member of Board of Directors, 2013-2016
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law, Dispute Resolution, and Litigation Sections
  • Texas Family Law Foundation
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas, Maintaining Member

Classes and Seminars

  • Presenter/Speaker: “Navigating the Spine Chilling Waters of the ‘New’ Rule 21″, Hays County Bench Bar Conference, 2014
  • Presenter/Speaker: “How to Use the Internet to Get Information For Your Case”, Family Law Essentials CLE Seminar, 2013
  • Certificate of Completion of 40 Hour Basic Mediation Training, Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution, University of Texas School of Law, TMTR Approved Course/Program, 2014
  • Certificate of Completion of 30 Hour Advanced Family Law Mediation Training, A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center, University of Houston Law Center, TMTR Approved Course/Program, anticipated 2015

Honors

  • Lead Counsel Rated/Peer Recommended, Leadcounsel.org, 2012 – Present
  • Peer Endorsed, 10/10 Rating, AVVO.com, 2015 – Present
  • Best S.A. Lawyers 2015 – Family Law
  • San Antonio Scene Magazine, 2015
  • Top Family Law Lawyers, San Antonio Scene Magazine, 2015, 2017, 2018
  • Peer Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018-Present

Published Works

  • Web Articles: “Are you considering a divorce? Are you prepared for the changes?” March 2014
  • Web Articles: “Gay marriage cases again bring debate to Texas,” January 2014
  • Web Articles: “Texas family law: pros and cons of pro se divorce and divorce forms,” August 2013
  • Web Articles: “Making your joint child custody arrangement in Texas work,” May 2013

Fraternities

  • Phi Delta Phi