Frank Hill

Areas of Practice

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Constitutional Law
  • Employment Law
  • School Law
  • Arbitration
  • Lender Liability


Frank Hill began his career as a Justice Department lawyer in the Civil Rights Division in 1966. Based in Washington, D.C., he was assigned to represent the United States in civil rights litigation throughout the Deep South and westward. That experience could be literally trial by fire: one of his first trials at the age of 26 was a school desegregation case in Columbia, South Carolina, which he tried alone.

In his 47-year career, he has tried over 300 trials in both state and federal court.

Over the last few years, he has obtained numerous jury verdicts and judgments, as well as settlements, in sums well in excess of $1,000,000.

In addition to complex contracts, real estate, trust and fraud cases, he has litigated successfully against many banks and lenders with recoveries well in excess of $2,000,000, each. Frank’s outside interests are primarily reading both literature and history, as well as gardening.

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas (1966)
  • State Bar of Illinois (1993)
  • U.S. Court of Claims (1969)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas (1969)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit (1971)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas (1975)
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas (1977)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (1982)
  • U.S. Supreme Court (1993)


  • Bachelor of Law, cum laude, Southern Methodist University (1966)
  • Bachelor of Arts (with honors), History & English University of Texas at Arlington (1963)


  • Super Lawyers
  • U.S. Attorney General’s Award
  • Department of Justice American Board of Trial Advocates (Advocate)
  • Charter Member of American Inn of Court (Master of the Bench)
  • Member, Southwestern Law Journal, 1964 – 1965
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Order of Wolsack
  • John Leddy Jones Memorial Scholarship
  • Thomas Jefferson Award
  • First in Day Division Class
  • Outstanding 2nd Year Law Student Award Recipient


  • Annually to college faculty groups (Texas Community College Faculty Association and various local community college associations).

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