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Our Attorneys

Frank Hill. the managing director at Hill Gilstrap, P.C.,  began his career as a Justice Department lawyer in Washington, D.C.  His experience at the Justice Department established a foundation for litigating the most sophisticated disputes.  Upon moving to Texas, Frank began litigating cases in both State and Federal Courts and his superior attorney skills have brought his client’s victory after victory. Mr. Hill has been designated a Super Lawyer by attaining a high degree of peer recognition and decades of professional achievement.

Areas of Practice

  • Construction Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Law Litigation & Trial Attorney
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Debtor Protection Litigation

M. Scott Stooksberry, a senior counsel at Hill Gilstrap, P.C., is an AV® rated attorney with over 25 years of private law firm experience representing a diverse client base that has included large and small companies, trucking and logistics, one of the largest vehicle leasing companies in the U.S., a public school district, private schools, corporate executives, and individual business entrepreneurs involved in a variety of industries (i.e., trucking, vehicle leasing, foundation repair, extended consumer warranty, healthcare, real estate, finance, hospitality, manufacturing, and education) in connection with business and real estate transactions, and business litigation.

Mr. Stooksberry has been the lead transactional attorney for the law firm since 2001. He has extensive experience in complex business transactions as well as business litigation. His experience in business litigation, allows him to anticipate complications that might arise in any complex transaction. “Realizing the different perspectives allows us to create a clear, accurate contract that will prevent litigation or mitigate the risks of future litigation.”

He has been lead counsel on numerous multi-million dollar transactions and he has been a key member of the litigation team for numerous cases resulting in verdicts, judgments, or settlements in excess of one million dollars (including one of the top 100 verdicts in Texas in 2019). Mr. Stooksberry graduated from Texas A&M University, with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Management), and the University of Texas School of Law, with a J.D.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Transactions, including Entity Formation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate, Employment and Severance Agreements, Confidentiality, Noncompetition, and Nondisclosure Agreements
  • Lending Transactions
  • Business Litigation

Hunter Cox, a senior counsel at Hill Gilstrap, P.C., is a native of Arlington, Texas.  After graduating from Arlington Martin, he attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman.  After graduating from OU, he attended the University of Oklahoma College Of Law. He has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 2016.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Construction Law
  • First Amendment Law

Anne Michels, a senior counsel at Hill Gilstrap, P.C., has extensive litigation experience involving business torts, commercial litigation, employment law, products liability defense, commercial bankruptcy, and constitutional law. She is an extraordinary attorney who in the past has practiced extensively in Federal Court in the District of Columbia and Maryland.  With tons of experience Anne continues to win cases for clients in Texas State Courts.

Areas of Practice

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Constitutional Law
  • Employment Law

Stefanie Klein is counsel to Hill Gilstrap, P.C., where she has spent decades helping business clients avoid, litigate, arbitrate, and resolve disputes. For individual clients, she has taken on lenders, builders, municipalities, public employers, and private universities. She has won the loyalty of long-time clients by her commitment to hearing their needs and achieving their goals.

Area of Practice

  • Appellate Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation

David Penn is an attorney with Hill Gilstrap P.C. who strives to maintain the exemplary reputation and trust of our firm by fighting for our clients. David is known for his trial successes in complex, high-stakes litigation, as well as his management of complicated corporate transactions for public and private companies of all sizes.

Area of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Construction Litigation

Adam Holden is an attorney at Hill Gilstrap P.C. who strongly believes that the best representation for our clients comes from hard work and preparation that includes looking at every angle of the dispute. Before coming to the Hill Gilstrap law firm, Adam worked for the District Attorney’s office in Smith County prosecuting State felony and misdemeanor violations of the law.  Adam loves Civil Law and hence he left the DA’s office and came to Arlington, Texas to help our residents with civil litigation.  

Area of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Litigation