A TEXAS LAW FIRM with a NATIONAL REPUTATION for RELENTLESSLY PURSUING JUSTICE.
At HMG, our attorneys are dedicated to correcting societal wrongs. We understand grave social justice and civil rights violations occur – and we believe in fighting to make things right for the powerless, the wounded and the bereaved.
We believe in tirelessly fighting for social justice and civil rights issues, restoring the voices – and faith – of those too afraid to speak. We are not afraid to tackle cases involving:
Hilliard Martinez Gonzales has fought against gun violence, representing victims of the deadly November 5, 2017, Sutherland Springs, Texas shooting, at the First Baptist Church. The attack was Texas’ deadliest shooting and the fifth-deadliest mass shooting in the United States. HMG attorneys Bob Hilliard and Marion Reilly represented Ryland Ward, a 5-year-old boy, who sustained life-altering injuries in the shooting, as well as his mother, Chancie McMahan. They also represented Scott Holcombe, who lost seven family members including his mother, during the rampage. HMG attorneys not only sought recovery for the victims, but also enforcement of existing laws to prevent such tragedies from occurring again.
Hilliard Martinez Gonzales fights for international human rights. In August 2020, Paul Rusesabagina, the man portrayed as a hero in the Academy Award-nominated movie Hotel Rwanda, was taken against his will to Rwanda and charged with terrorism, murder, and other crimes. Rusesabagina boarded a GainJet plane believing he was going to Burundi. Instead, GainJet took him to the Rwandan capital, Kigali. In partnership with Rusesabagina’s family and international human rights groups, Bob Hilliard agreed to join Mr. Rusesabagina’s legal team. In December 2020, Hilliard and the legal team filed an action against GainJet, alleging that Rusesabagina was kidnapped and flown to Rwanda without due process.
Hilliard Martinez Gonzales has also taken on systemic racism by fighting discrimination in the banking industry. HMG recently won a large settlement against a financial institution that imposed unreasonable standards on its Black customers. The sizable settlement marked a victory against the widespread, racist phenomenon known as “Banking while Black.” The settlement provided funds to the victims of discrimination in the bank industry. It also required the banks to agree to policy changes and education – the first steps to eradicating systemic racism.
Danny Ray Thomas was unarmed and clearly in mental distress when a Harris County (Houston) deputy shot and killed him just moments after arriving on the scene. Bob Hilliard joined forces with renowned civil rights attorney, Ben Crump, to file a lawsuit on behalf of Mr. Thomas’s family, holding the county and the officer responsible for the wrongful death.
Unarmed and standing on Mexican soil, 15-year-old Sergio Hernandez was shot to death by a U.S. Border Patrol agent. Our team took the case to the U.S. Supreme Court to argue for Constitutional protection of noncitizens on foreign soil.
Koua Fong Lee was imprisoned for criminal vehicular homicide, but we proved that acceleration defects in Lee’s Toyota caused the accident. Mr. Lee was freed. The Innocence Project of Minnesota honored founding partner Bob Hilliard with their first “Never Forgotten Award.”
In the wake of the horrific June 12, 2016 shootings in Orlando, HMG represented the families of victims against the gun makers that manufactured and marketed the military-style weapons used by the shooter.
Tell us about your case, even if other attorneys have turned you down. We’ll stand with you for justice. Call us at 1-800-334-3298 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation. If we take your case, we will work on a Contingent Fee basis, which means you don’t pay us unless we win.
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