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Awards & Accolades

Winning together with industry recognition


Our awards are reflections of success for both our firm and our clients – they symbolize the strong relationships we’ve built and stories we’ve told – together.

  • Super Lawyers/ Rising Stars
    Super Lawyers/ Rising Stars

    Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected from more than 70 practice areas and all firm sizes.

    The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.



  • Best Lawyers/ Best Law Firms
    Best Lawyers/ Best Law Firms

    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.

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

    Hilliard Law (formerly Hilliard Martinez Gonzales LLP) has been recognized as a Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firm” every year since 2020.  The firm 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

    Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch

    Best Lawyers® has also recognized the following Hilliard Law 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.

  • National Trial Lawyers
    National Trial Lawyers

    The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers.

    The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization comprised of America’s top young trial attorneys. Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those individuals who meet stringent qualifications and specialize in the legal practice of criminal defense or civil plaintiff.

  • The Litigation Counsel of America
    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.
  • Corpus Christi Bar Association Lawyer of the Year
    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. This award is presented annually by the Corpus Christi Bar Association. The criteria include, but are not limited to, professional proficiency, outstanding achievement in legal advocacy, service to the profession, service to the Corpus Christi Bar Association, and service to the community.
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
    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.

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