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Social Justice Lawyers in Texas & Across the Country

Committed to Righting Societal Wrongs

Navigating the complex landscape of seeking justice can often feel like an insurmountable challenge, especially when pitted against formidable adversaries who seem to wield overwhelming power. Hilliard Law’s social justice attorneys are steadfastly committed to being your unwavering allies in the pursuit of justice.

At the heart of their mission lies the unwavering commitment to provide robust advocacy and legal representation for individuals and communities who have been historically marginalized or ensnared within the web of systemic injustices. At Hilliard Law, our lawyers transcend the confines of conventional legal practice, recognizing the imperative for societal transformation as they labor diligently to secure equality and justice for all. 

Our attorneys are not just legal professionals; they are passionate advocates for their clients and staunch defenders of social justice and civil rights. We recognize the serious injustices that persist in society, affecting the powerless, the wounded, and the bereaved. Our mission is clear: we are committed to making things right.

The social justice attorneys on our team go beyond the courtroom, actively engaging with communities to understand their unique needs and challenges. By developing a deep understanding of the issues at hand, we can effectively represent our clients’ interests both inside and outside the legal arena. This approach allows us to address the root causes of injustice and work towards comprehensive solutions.

One of the hallmarks of our practice is our unwavering commitment to empowering our clients and ensuring their voices are heard. We provide a safe and supportive space for individuals to share their experiences and concerns. This open dialogue fosters a trusting and collaborative relationship, allowing us to tailor our legal strategies to best serve our clients’ specific needs. At Hilliard Law, we firmly believe that your voice matters, and we are dedicated to amplifying it in pursuit of justice.

Advocating for Victims of Gun Violence

Bears witness to the heart-wrenching aftermath of mass shootings that have left deep scars on communities across our nation. These senseless acts have inflicted immeasurable pain, robbing countless lives, causing profound physical and emotional injuries, and plunging communities into a harrowing abyss of trauma and grief. What amplifies the tragedy is that these horrifying events occur everywhere: sacred spaces of worship, schools, bustling shopping centers, lively dance clubs, and the very heart of workplaces.

Guiding Hilliard Law is a dedicated team of social justice attorneys, fueled by boundless empathy and armed with a wealth of experience in navigating the intricate terrain of mass shooting cases. In these deeply distressing circumstances, innocent victims often find themselves caught in the crosshairs of assailants driven by racism, hatred, or personal vendettas. Hilliard Law’s attorneys remain unwavering in their steadfast commitment to seeking justice on behalf of these victims and their grieving families.

Hilliard Law is proud to have advocated for those affected by the tragic events of November 5, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. This horrific incident stands as one of the deadliest in Texas history and ranks as the fifth-most devastating mass shooting in the United States.

Attorney Bob Hilliard, of Hilliard Law, spearheaded the legal representation for Ryland Ward, a resilient 5-year-old who endured life-altering injuries in the Sutherland Springs shooting, and his mother, Chancie McMahan. Additionally, Hilliard Law provided unwavering support to Scott Holcombe, who tragically lost seven family members, including his mother, during the heart-wrenching rampage. 

In the wake of the horrific June 12, 2016 shootings in Orlando, Hilliard Law represented the families of victims against the gun makers that manufactured and marketed the military-style weapons used by the shooter.

The commitment of Hilliard Law goes beyond securing just compensation for the victims; it extends to the rigorous enforcement of existing laws aimed at preventing such heart-rending tragedies from recurring.

Battling Institutional Racism

In a landmark achievement, the firm achieved a significant victory by securing a substantial settlement against a financial institution responsible for imposing unjustifiable standards on its Black customers. This legal triumph marked a resounding blow against the pervasive and deeply troubling issue often referred to as “Banking while Black.”

The far-reaching settlement not only delivered much-needed relief to the victims of discrimination within the banking sector but also compelled the institutions involved to implement crucial policy changes and educational initiatives. These measures represent the inaugural steps towards dismantling the deeply rooted structures of systemic racism that have persisted for far too long.

Hilliard Law’s tireless efforts in this case illustrate our unyielding dedication to rectifying societal injustices and advancing the cause of social equality. Our work serves as a powerful testament to the impact that legal advocacy can have in effecting positive change and dismantling the deeply ingrained barriers of systemic racism.

Legal Support Against Police Harassment & Brutality

Police harassment and brutality can have severe consequences for victims and erode trust in law enforcement agencies.

Police harassment involves unwarranted and often repeated actions by law enforcement officers that target individuals based on factors such as their race, ethnicity, gender, or socioeconomic status. This can include unjustified stops, searches, questioning, or surveillance. Harassment by police can also manifest as verbal abuse, intimidation, or the use of discriminatory tactics. Such actions can leave individuals feeling harassed, intimidated, and violated, even if no physical force is involved.

Police brutality refers to the use of excessive and unnecessary force by law enforcement officers during interactions with individuals. This excessive force can result in physical harm, injury, or even death. Examples of police brutality include the use of batons, firearms, tasers, or other weapons when it is not justified by the situation. Brutality may also involve unnecessary physical aggression, such as chokeholds, beatings, or improper restraint techniques. These actions violate the individual’s civil rights and can lead to serious physical and psychological trauma.

Instances of police harassment and brutality have sadly become all too common in our society. It is essential to know that you deserve legal support when faced with such injustice. Our social justice attorneys are ready to stand by your side, ensuring that your rights are protected.

Police harassment and brutality can have long-lasting effects on individuals and communities. It can erode trust in law enforcement, create a climate of fear, and perpetuate systemic injustices. Both police harassment and brutality raise significant concerns about the abuse of power by law enforcement officers and can have lasting negative impacts on the victims and the communities they serve. In many cases, these incidents highlight the need for accountability, transparency, and reforms within law enforcement agencies to ensure that officers are held responsible for their actions and that the rights and safety of all individuals are protected during interactions with the police. 

An impactful demonstration of our strong commitment to justice is the case of Danny Ray Thomas. He tragically lost his life when a Harris County (Houston) deputy shot him, even though he was unarmed and clearly experiencing mental distress, just moments after arriving at the scene. In a powerful collaboration, Bob Hilliard partnered with the renowned civil rights attorney Ben Crump to file a lawsuit on behalf of Mr. Thomas’s grieving family. This legal action aimed to hold both the county and the responsible officer accountable for Mr. Thomas’s wrongful death.

At Hilliard Law, our attorneys are relentless in their pursuit of justice when it comes to cases involving police harassment and brutality. We understand the importance of holding law enforcement accountable for their actions and ensuring that victims receive the compensation and closure they deserve.

Border Patrol Harassment & Brutality: Seeking Justice

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Advocacy & Representation for Victims of Social Injustices

At Hilliard Law, our unwavering dedication to the cause of social justice and civil rights is evident in our tireless efforts. We serve as champions, restoring the voices and faith of those who may have hesitated to speak out.

We recognize the profound impact of small cases, often overlooked but with immense power to drive meaningful change. Our social justice attorneys are firmly committed to supporting individuals confronted by injustice within their own communities. As we prevail in these cases, we set potent precedents, igniting inspiration not only within local spheres but also resonating in neighboring areas.

Beyond our local endeavors, our resolve to shape national policies and laws remains steadfast. Through strategic litigation and advocacy, we actively take on high-profile cases and confront unjust laws head-on, aiming for lasting transformation that benefits individuals and communities across the nation.

We believe in tirelessly fighting for social justice and civil rights issues. We are not afraid to tackle cases involving:

  • Gun Violence
  • Institutional Racism
  • Police Harassment and Brutality
  • False Arrest
  • Border Patrol Harassment and Brutality
  • Denial of Your Right to Legal Representation or Due Process
  • Corporate Harassment and Brutality
  • Corporate Grievances

Real Results ReaL Justice

  • $50
    Million Settlement*
    Class Action

    Mr. Hilliard was the lead class counsel in Haese v. H&R Block, a class action lawsuit involving every Texan who received a rapid refund from H&R Block (approx. 300,000 plaintiffs). He assisted other class counsel in forcing H&R Block to disclose it received kickbacks for arranging loans between its tax preparation clients and predatory lenders.

  • $20
    Million Settlement
    Property Damage

    On the eve of the arbitration hearing, Hilliard Law attorneys obtained a $20 Million settlement on behalf of Nueces County, Texas for property damage that occurred as a result of Hurricane Harvey.

  • $13.5
    Million Verdict
    Predatory Lending

    In 2005, Mr. Hilliard represented multiple plaintiffs in litigation with Ocwen Loan Services, LLC (formerly Ocwen Federal Savings Bank) on allegations of predatory lending. Mr. Hilliard tried two cases which resulted in combined verdicts of $13.5 million.

  • Confidential
    Bank Discrimination

    Hilliard Law attorneys secured a large confidential settlement against a financial institution that imposed unjust and discriminatory standards on its Black customers. The sizeable settlement marked a victory against the widespread, racist phenomenon known as “Banking while Black.”

Social Justice Attorneys Dedicated to Fixing Societal Wrongs

Hilliard Law’s social justice attorneys embody an extraordinary commitment to their clients and the broader community. We understand that true change begins with addressing injustice on all fronts, and they work diligently to make this vision a reality. Our attorneys possess the knowledge, experience, and passion required to navigate complex legal landscapes and challenge systemic inequities.

Whether you find yourself ensnared in the grip of police harassment, unjustly subjected to a false arrest, or facing the repercussions of border patrol misconduct, Hilliard Law’s social justice lawyers stand as unwavering pillars of support. We are not merely legal representatives but compassionate allies dedicated to ensuring that your rights are upheld and justice is served.

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