Hunter T. Hillin is a seasoned veteran of litigation. He started his career in 1986 as a prosecutor in Dallas, Texas, where he gained substantial trial experience. He then served as legal counsel to the Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport Board, adding expertise in almost every area of local government, employment, and general business practice. For the last thirty years, Hunter has represented a diverse range of clients in civil litigation, including birth injury, medical malpractice, product liability, pharmaceuticals, real estate, business transactions, and employment disputes.
For over a decade, Hunter represented numerous physicians and hospitals. Twenty years ago, after medical and hospital malpractice resulted in an injury to his child, Hunter dedicated himself to representing only patients and their families when catastrophic injuries change their lives forever.
Hunter's prior representation of defendants gives him insight into their evaluation and strategies He has secured numerous multimillion-dollar settlements and judgments for his clients. Many of Hunter's clients have stayed in touch. Pictures of children who hove grown up at their own pace over the years fill his office. Some of Hunter's clients have proudly sent graduation pictures because their children had the best chance to thrive due to the resources Hunter secured for their future.
RECORD VERDICT IN GWINNETT COUNTY - $13.9 MILLION
Hunter won a verdict of $13.9 million as lead trial counsel against Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, Georgia, based on medical personnel's failure to intervene and rescue an unborn baby girl who was experiencing oxygen deprivation for hours before birth. This is the largest medical malpractice verdict ever in the history of Gwinnett County.
RECORD VERDICT IN HAMILTON COUNTY - $22.6 MILLION
Hunter chose the Cincinnati, Ohio jury that awarded $22.6 million for birth trauma after the unborn baby girl was injured due to a Pitocin-induced assault on her brain by excessive contractions for many hours before delivery. Hunter worked up the case entirely and tried it with his former law partner. This was the largest verdict in Hamilton County's history in a medical malpractice case.
VERDICT IN BEXAR COUNTY - $6.8 MILLION
Hunter tried a birth injury case involving the failure to timely diagnose placental abruption and intervene before a lack of oxygenated blood to her brain catastrophically damaged the unborn baby girl. The Son Antonio, Texas jury returned a verdict for $6,769,559.
Hunter has recovered multimillion-dollar settlements for many families in his home state of Texas and many states across the country. He has recovered numerous settlements as high as $8.5 million in birth injury cases. In 2017 alone, Hunter recovered $16.8 million in settlements in birth injury cases. Net recoveries to clients in 2017 totaled $9,086,482.57.
Hunter was nominated to Super Lawyers in 2020. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the college for trial lawyers across the country, led by Gerry Spence. Hunter serves as chair and co-chair on two different Birth Trauma Litigation Group committees, a section of the American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA). Hunter is an Invited lecturer at various professional events and is a recurring lecturer for the pre-law/pre-med program at the University of Texas at Dallas and the forensics studies program at the University of Texas in Austin.
Hunter was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, but he has called various places home over the years. He has an extensive network of friends and colleagues across the country. He lives with his wife of 25 years in Austin, Texas. When he is not at work, you can usually find him working on other challenging projects like building motorcycles, repairing and rebuilding clocks, and woodworking. He also enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.