During law school, and even before, Matthew Hill gained a broad understanding of the practice of law having interned and clerked for a Texas County District Attorney’s Office (twice), a Texas District Court Judge, a large Civil Defense firm, and for the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office in San Antonio. Upon receiving his license from the Texas Supreme Court, Mr. Hill struck out on his own and began his legal career operating his own firm, albeit on a much smaller scale than M. J. Hill & Associates, PLLC.
In June 2007 he began working for what became one of San Marcos’ largest litigation firms. After three and one half years, Mr. Hill decided it was time to make a change and in December 2010 he left his former firm, and opened the doors to M. J. Hill & Associates, PLLC in January 2011 as the firm’s President and Managing Attorney.
During his career Mr. Hill has been responsible for litigating matters in both state and federal courts on behalf of numerous clients. This includes spending over two and one half years very early in his career defending and litigating an alleged $20 million lawsuit in federal court, which was ultimately resolved in his client’s favor. Having survived that “trial by fire,” he applies the experience he gained to the firm’s litigation practice, whether a matter involves general or complex disputes, or appealing an adverse decision to the appropriate court. Mr. Hill has a unique ability to think outside the box, asserting novel legal theories and arguments, and his approach has proven itself time and again to benefit his clients.
Mr. Hill is a litigation attorney with a practice focus on family and divorce law. He also maintains a selective criminal defense and general litigation practice. Mr. Hill has experience in all phases of litigation and trial, ranging from the simple drafting of documents to arguing cases before courts and juries. He has experience as a trial attorney, has appeared and argued countless hearings, taken and defended numerous depositions, represented clients in dozens of formal and informal mediations, and his most recent jury trial was in March 2012. Mr. Hill does not like watching from the sidelines, he much prefers being in the game.
On a personal note, Mr. Hill was born in Casper, Wyoming, and lived in seven different cities all over the state since first moving to Texas in 1981. Mr. Hill personally experienced the difficulty of divorce in 2016-2017 and has a new understanding of what his clients go through. He now lives with his two children in the hill country between San Antonio and Austin. In what spare time he has, Mr. Hill enjoys spending time with his kids, participating in community events and contributing to local groups and charities. He also enjoys traveling and fishing with his children and extended family.