Meet Brian Hill

Brian graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in political science in 2005. He then earned his Juris Doctorate from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, graduating cum laude in 2013. He received a Certificate of Merit in Estate Planning and an Honors Scholarship while at Cooley Law School. The certificate of merit is given to the student who earns the highest grade in their class in that subject.

Brian clerked with the Monroe County, Michigan Probate Court and the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division, dealing with white collar crime. Prior to Law School, Brian worked for the Travis County District Clerk’s Office and in banking.

Bar Admissions

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 2015
Texas, 2014

​Certified Legal Specialties

Probate and Guardianship Ad Litem Certification, by the State Bar of Texas Minimum Continuing Legal Education*​

Education

Western Michigan Cooley Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
J.D. cum laude – 2013
Law Review: Western Michigan Cooley Law Review, Senior Associate Editor, 2012 – 2013

University of Texas, Arlington, Texas
B.A. – 2005
Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

Estate Planning, Certificate of Merit, 2013, Western Michigan Cooley Law School

Professional Associations and Memberships

Denton County Bar Association, Member
Denton County Young Lawyers Association, Member
​Denton County Young Lawyers Association, Treasurer, 2016-2017
​Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation, Fellow
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Elder Law Committee, Member
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Elder Law Committee, Co-Chair 2017
Dallas Bar Association, Probate, and Memorial and History Committee, Member
Dallas LGBT Bar Association, Scholarship Committee Co-Chair
State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section Member
State Bar of Texas, LGBT Law Section, Council Member
​Texas Guardianship Association, Member
Texas Young Lawyers Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

James H. Horton Law Firm, PC, Attorney
Law Offices of Brian Hill PLLC, Attorney
Monroe County Probate Court, Law Clerk
United States Department of Justice – Antitrust Division, Law Clerk
Travis County District Clerk, Court Clerk II

Pro Bono Activities and Volunteer Work

City of Irving, Advisory Committee on Disabilities, Place 6, 2016-2018
​City of Irving, Teen Court Judge, 2017
Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
Texas Probate & Guardianship Ad Litems Facebook Page, Founder & Moderator

*Brian is not certified in any area of the law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Texas Certified Private Professional Guardian