Awards for achievement. These are reflections of success for our firm and for our clients. It’s gratifying to win national awards for our work because they symbolize the work we put in to every case for every client.

Our Awards

SUPER LAWYERS/RISING STARS

TEXAS

  • Bob Hilliard, 15-Year Award, 2003, 2004, 2006-2022
  • Rudy Gonzales, 2006-2015, 2017-2022
  • Michael Richardson, 2008, 2010, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Catherine Hilliard, Texas Rising Star, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2014
  • Marion Reilly, Texas Rising Star, 2016-2022
  • Alex Hilliard, Texas Rising Star, 2021-2022
  • John C. Duff, Texas Rising Star, 2021-2022
  • Matthew McMullen, Texas Rising Star, 2021-2022

ILLINOIS

  • Benjamin O’Connor, Illinois Rising Star, 2021-2022
  • Jakub Banaszak, Illinois Rising Star, 2021-2022

BEST LAWYERS/BEST LAW FIRMS

U.S. News – Best Lawyers®  “Best Law Firms”

Hilliard Martinez Gonzales LLP has been recognized as a Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firm” every year since 2020. HMG was awarded this recognition in Metropolitan Tier 1 – Corpus Christi for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs.

Best Lawyers® has also recognized Robert C. Hilliard for his professional excellence in The Best Lawyers in America for 2021, 2022, and 2023. He has been recognized in the following categories:

  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than 12.2 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys. In 1981, Best Lawyers was founded on the following principle: the best lawyers know who the best lawyers are. This principle has remained unchanged.

Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch

Best Lawyers® has also recognized the following HMG attorneys as “Ones To Watch”. These awards are recognitions given to attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence. “Ones to Watch” recipients typically have been in practice for 5-9 years.

  • Marion Reilly – 2023
  • Jessi Pritchett – 2023
  • Benjamin O’Connor – 2021, 2022, 2023

THE APPELLATE LAWYERS

Marion Reilly has been selected to The Appellate Lawyers 2022 nationally recognized appellate lawyers directory. The Appellate Lawyers guide provides an up-to-date overview of leading appellate lawyers across the country.   Featured attorneys are selected based on the results of peer nominations, in-depth research, and client feedback. Each year, only one attorney and firm per state is selected and recommended.

CORPUS CHRISTI BAR ASSOCIATION LAWYER OF THE YEAR

Bob Hilliard was named the Corpus Christi Bar Association’s Lawyer of the Year in 2021, the inaugural year for this distinction.

NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS

  • 2019 Bob Hilliard, Top 100 Trial Lawyers/Civil Plaintiff
  • 2018 Bob Hilliard, Top 100 High-Stakes Litigators
  • 2017 Bob Hilliard, Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2021 Marion Reilly, Top 40 Under 40
  • 2021 Aissa Barrera, Top 40 Under 40
  • 2021 Emily Beeson, Top 40 Under 40

ELITE TRIAL LAWYER OF THE YEAR

  • 2017 Bob Hilliard nominated in Public Justice category
  • 2016 Bob Hilliard awarded title in Products Liability category
  • 2015 Bob Hilliard awarded title in Motor Vehicles category
  • 2002 Chris Pinedo jointly awarded title in Public Justice category

THE LITIGATION COUNSEL OF AMERICA

An invitation-only honorary society for trial lawyers. Membership is limited to 3,500 Fellows, less than one-half of one percent of U.S. lawyers. Bob Hilliard is one of those Fellows.

CERTIFICATION

Bob Hilliard is double certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law (1992) and Personal Injury Trial Law (1990). Fewer than 1% of Texas attorneys are double certified.

AMERICAN BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCATES (ABOTA)

ABOTA is a national association of experienced trial lawyers dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial.

  • Bob Hilliard
  • Rudy Gonzales

MARTINDALE-HUBBELL

  • AV Preeminent Rating

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