About Hiller Law

Michael Hiller portrait

Our mission is to provide Family, Divorce Law and Mediation services in a highly professional and efficient manner.  Although we are strong courtroom Lawyers, we offer various tools to resolve conflict and we believe that all cases have the potential to be resolved peacefully.   Even if a case can’t be resolved peacefully, we can help you to better manage conflict.

Our attorneys have extensive legal experience handling all types of family law issues. Our entire team is specifically trained to deal with high conflict situations and they routinely utilize those skills to handle various family law matters.

We have recently introduced “New Ways 4 Families????®”, a program designed to manage conflict even in the highest conflict situation. Our practice strongly focuses on high conflict cases including but not limited to: high income and high net worth divorce, complex divorce litigation, child custody, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, mediation and collaborative law, paternity, adoptions and constitutional family law. We offer a variety of options to best serve your legal needs and we work to make any difficult situation less stressful. Our goal is to serve as your necessary legal team and provide sound legal advice and counsel that you may not find elsewhere.

Even if your situation is low conflict, you can benefit from our services. Our vision for the future of family law and conflict management is that individuals, couples, children and families benefit from the utilization of conflict management skills, making family law less stressful and more effective.

I. Trial Lawyers

Nancy Whittemore portraitHiller Law will help you decide if going to court is the right move for your specific case. As Houston divorce lawyers, we believe there should always be a reasonable attempt to negotiate an agreement before proceeding to court. While initial negotiations aren’t always immediately resolved, our next move is to quickly get your case to court. We are known for our toughness and success in the courtroom, and our team will be by your side until the divorce is final. We use discretion to advise when you should be in the courtroom and when we can solely handle the hearings. At Hiller Law, our team of experts keep your best interest in mind at every stage of the process.

II. Collaborative Law

We believe collaborative law is an effective option for a broad range of family issues including divorce and custody cases. In this scenario, a contract is signed between both parties that allows our team to work toward the resolution for your case outside of court. At Hiller Law, our team has many years of experience in advising alternatives to court cases by suggesting informal resolutions for busy professionals or cost-conscious couples. Our goal is to help you decide what is best for your situation, and the best option isn’t always to proceed to court.

III. Reconciliation law

If you and your spouse are thinking through what a divorce will mean for your family, Hiller Law suggests looking into marriage education as a first step. This is a rapidly developing concept which focuses on learning the necessary skills for understanding relationships. At Hiller Law, we are trained in several marriage education programs, and we have information that can help your family arrive at the best decision.

Hiller Curriculum Vitae and Resume

Bar Certifications

Certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1998
Licensed to practice law in Texas and Federal Courts, Southern District of Texas since 1989-90

Professional Experience and Associations

Hiller and Associates, P. C. or Hiller Law Firm since 1993 – Michael Hiller, owner, principal lawyer, Board Certified * family law * TX Board of Legal Specialization, 1998; practicing family law full-time since 1989
Legal Programs Created/Additional Certifications/Special Training:
“Divorce Court, Collaborative & Reconciliation law” – Three Advice Types, created 2008 – Michael Hiller
American Bar Association Boot Camp for Trial Lawyers, family law, 2000
Collaborative law, various trainings taken and taught 2000 – 2013
Mediation Certification, 1991, and several other trainings since
LifeSquared, and LifeChampionSports, Inc. – Family , Marriage and Couples Negotiation/Coaching, created by Michael Hiller, 2004
Reconciliation law – created by Michael Hiller, 2008
American Bar Association Boot Camp for Trial Lawyers, family law, 2000
Certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1998

Classes/Seminars Taught and Presentations

Collaborative family law, 2003
Workshop Leader, family law mediation Training Seminar, South Texas College of Law, 1999
Presenter, The Process of Collaborative Law, Pasadena Bar Association, 2001
Presenter, Valuation in family law, Family Inns of Court, 1999
Presenter, Rights and Duties, Family Inns of Court, 2000
Presenter, Trials of Batterers, Family Inns of Court
“Estate Planning for Athletes”, Videotape & Live 2005
Mental Toughness Training for Advisors and their Clients and Families, 2008
Divorce Court, Collaborative & “Reconciliation Law ” – Three Advice Type Program – numerous presentations, speaking engagements – local, national conferences and on radio since 2009

Published Works/Writing/Blogs

Mediation & Arbitration of Sports Disputes, (Co-Author), BYU Law Review
Family mediation Article, (Co-Author), Houston Health & Fitness, February, 1993
Various Blogs on Hiller’s Three Advise Type Program – www.Hiller Law.com

Professional Associations and Memberships

245th District Court, 1995, Associate Judge Candidate
LifeSquared, Family Coaching and Estate Planning Program, 2004
Creator and Founder
Houston Bar Association, family law Section, 1992 – 1994, Board Member
Attorney for Negotiated Resolutions, 1994 – 1996,
Founding Member/Board of Directors
State Bar of Texas, family law Section
Houston Bar Association, family law and Collaborative Sections
The Burta Rhoads Raborn family law Inns of Court, 1999 – 2003
Collaborative Family Lawyers of Houston/Speakers’ Bureau, 2003, Chair
Houston Chapter, 1995 – 2001
Board of Directors, American Jewish Committee, 1996 – 2001
100 Jewish Men, 2002-2003 Board Member
Governor’s Open File for Appointments List, 2001 – Present
Governor’s Short List for Judicial Appointment, 2001, 309th District Family Court
Board Member, Greater Houston Healthy Marriage Coalition, 2008
Secretary/Treasurer, Houston Bar Association, Collaborative Law Section, 2008
Marketing Committee, Collaborative Family Lawyers of Houston Practice Group, 2008
Reconciliation Law™ Practice Founder, 2008
“Three Advice Type Program “ For Marriage and Divorce – 2008 through Present

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1989
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1990
University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, 1989, J.D.
Rice University, undergraduate
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, 1978, B.A.
Major: Communications and Post graduate work in psychology

Tel: (713) 784-9500
Fax: (713) 784-9508
1770 St James Pl, Ste 150
Houston, Texas 77056