Matthew J. Hill

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Austin, TX

The Eggleston Law Firm, PC
 | 12400 State Highway 71 W, Suite 350-322
Austin, TX 78738
Phone: 800-524-0139
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%),
  • Appellate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Matthew J. Hill focuses his practice primarily on family law matters from the firm's San Marcos, Texas office location. Drawing upon his extensive general civil litigation experience, he provides effective advocacy for clients throughout Central Texas, including Kyle, Buda, Austin, Blanco, Seguin, Lockhart and New Braunfels. Admitted to practice before all Texas state courts, Mr. Hill is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

    Mr. Hill's practice largely consists of the representation of people whose marriages are coming to an end and who are thus having to deal with such related matters as property division, child and spousal support, and child custody and visitation. While he is a forceful advocate for his clients in the courtroom, his training and certification in mediation allows him to often help them reach an accord on some of these issues through the use of that alternative dispute resolution method. Mr. Hill also assists clients who have already divorced and who are seeking the modification to or the enforcement of existing support and parenting orders, and his family law background additionally includes the preparation of prenuptial and postmarital agreements, adoptions, paternity issues, and the representation of domestic violence victims who are seeking protective orders. Highly regarded by his fellow attorneys, he has maintained an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo, in addition to his "Rising Star" and "Super Lawyer" ratings.

    Mr. Hill pursued his legal education at St. Mary's University School of Law, and he served several internships while he was there, including one with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2006. He is a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and many other professional groups.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 80%Family Law
    • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • 10%Appellate
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Father's Rights

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

    Super Lawyers: 2021 Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020

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    About Matthew Hill

    Admitted: 2006, Texas

    Professional Webpage: https://www.lonestarlawfirm.com/attorney/matthew-j-hill/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Super Lawyers, Family Law, Texas Monthly, 2021, Super Lawyers
    • Texas' Outstanding Young Lawyers, Rising Stars, Texas Monthly, 2019-2020, Super Lawyers
    • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018 - 2021, Martindale-Hubbell
    • Peer Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2017, Martindale-Hubbell
    • Top 1%, America's Most Honored Professionals, American Registry, 2019-2020, American Registry
    • America's Most Honored Professionals, American Registry, 2017 - 2018, American Registry
    • Rated 10.0 "Superb" by Avvo, 2016 - 2021, Avvo
    • Avvo Rated, 2014 - 2016, Avvo
    • Top Family Law Lawyers, San Antonio Scene Magazine, 2015, 2017 - 2019, San Antonio Scene Magazine
    • Best S.A. Lawyers, “Family Law”, San Antonio Scene Magazine, 2015, San Antonio Scene Magazine
    • Lead Counsel Rated/Peer Recommended, Family Law, Leadcounsel.org, 2012-2021, Leadcounsel.org
    • Recipient, Dean's Scholarship, St. Mary's University School of Law, 2003 - 2004
    • Distinguished Student, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University, Fall 2001

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Admitted to practice in United States District Court, Western District of Texas, 2007
    • Admitted to practice in United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas, 2007

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Texas Bar College, Fellow
    • Texas, 2006
    • State Bar of Texas, District 15 Grievance Committee, 15-4 Panel Chair, 2020 – present
    • Texas Supreme Court
    • Comal County Bar Association
    • Current Maintaining Member, College of the State Bar of Texas, 2010
    • Member, Texas Family Law Foundation, 2014
    • Hays County Bar Association Board of Directors, (Director, 2013-2018)
    • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity
    • Member, Hays County Bar Association, 2007
    • Member, American Bar Association (Litigation, Dispute Resolution, and Family Law Sections), 2006
    • San Antonio Bar Association (Family Law Section since 2011), 2008
    • Member, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2011-2012
    • Member, State Bar of Texas (Litigation, Dispute Resolution, and Family Law Sections), 2006

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member, Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, 2011  

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Speaker on the topic "How to Use the Internet to Get Information For Your Case" at the Family Law Essentials 2013 CLE Seminar, San Marcos, Texas, State Bar Of Texas Family Law Section (course Sponsor), September 25, 2013 (SBOT Approved CLE)
    • Making your joint child custody arrangement in Texas work, May 2013
    • Texas family law: pros and cons of pro se divorce and divorce forms, August 2013
    • Gay marriage cases again bring debate to Texas, January 2014
    • Are you considering a divorce? Are you prepared for the changes?, March 2014
    • Speaker/Presenter on the topic "Navigating the Spine Chilling Waters of the "New" Rule 21" at the 2014 Hays County Bench Bar Conference, October 30, 2014, Dripping Springs, Texas (SBOT Approved Ethics CLE -- Course No. 901303104), HaysCountyBarAssociation(courseSponsor), www.texasbar.com/AM/CustomSource/Wrapper/members/onlinetools/coursedetail.asp?courseid=901303104, 2014
    • Speaker/Panel Member on the topic "Professionalism for Lawyers" at the 2015 Hays, Caldwell and Comal County Bench Bar Conference, October 1, 2015, Dripping Springs, Texas (SBOT Approved Ethics CLE -- Course No. 901327609), (course Sponsor), 2015
    • Speaker/Author: “Professionalism – Avoiding the Big One,” SABA Family Law Section, sanantoniobar.site-ym.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=702845&group=, 2016
    • Presenter/Speaker: “The Ethics of Fee Agreements and Firm Bank Accounts,” Hays-Caldwell County Young Lawyer’s Association, Hays-CaldwellCountyYoungLawyer'sAssociatino, December 2015

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Received Certificate of Completion of 30 Hour Advanced Family Law Mediation Training, TMTR Approved Course/Program, A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center, University of Houston Law Center, March 2015
    • Received Certificate of Completion of 40 Hour Basic Mediation Training, TMTR Approved Course/Program, Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution, University of Texas School of Law, December 2014

    Educational Background:

    • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, Juris Doctor, 2006
    • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, Bachelor of Science, Political Science, 2002
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    Office Location for Matthew J. Hill

    12400 State Highway 71 W
    Suite 350-322
    Austin, TX 78738

    Phone: 800-524-0139

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