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Catherine D. Hilliard

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Corpus Christi, TX

Hilliard Martinez Gonzales LLP
719 South Shoreline Boulevard
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Phone: 800-491-1493
Fax: 361-882-3015
Selected to Rising Stars: 2007, 2010, 2013 - 2014
Licensed in Texas Since: 1999
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Appellate
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Attorney Profile

As a managing partner at Hilliard Martinez Gonzales L.L.P., Catherine D. Hilliard is the first Hispanic female partner at the firm and handles cases of personal injury for the residents of Texas who have been injured by the wrongdoing of another party. A former litigation defense attorney for a decade, Ms. Hilliard has been a member of the firm for 12 years. She also handles product liability and appellate cases for personal injury.

Ms. Hilliard is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas and the state of Texas. A licensed attorney since 1999, she is a confident, experienced, passionate advocate and protects the rights of her clients, getting them the compensation they need to move on after an injury.

While she was earning her Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University School of Law, Ms. Hilliard was a member of the St. Mary’s Law Review. Before attending law school, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1996 from the University of Texas at Austin. Currently, she is a member of the Corpus Christi Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas and the American Bar Association.

Automotive accidents, injuries caused by medical procedures or drugs, traumatic brain injuries, amputations, disfigurement, burns and spinal cord injuries are just a few of the cases Ms. Hilliard handles at the firm. She works to recover compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, property damage, loss of income, lost opportunity and any other negative impact an injury has on an individual or family.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10%Appellate
Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Appeals


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2007, 2010, 2013 - 2014

About Catherine D. Hilliard

First Admitted: 1999, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2007, 2010, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas, 1999
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member, Corpus Christi Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • Member, American Bar Association

Educational Background

  • University of Texas Austin, B.A., 1996

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Member, St. Mary's Law Review, St. Mary's University School of Law, 1999
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Office Location for Catherine D. Hilliard

719 South Shoreline Boulevard
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Phone: 800-491-1493

Fax: 361-882-3015

Last Updated: 5/20/2022

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