Our Lawyers and Staff

Michael Hiller

Portrait of Michael HillerMichael Hiller has practiced family law for over 27 years. Growing up in a family of attorneys, he enjoys the advantage of law being in his blood. Fortunately, Michael’s genes include other ambitions besides the law. While many lawyers are only known for their work, Michael believes that everyone should live a balanced life. While the demands of a busy law practice can sometimes prevent continual balance, Michael makes the effort to enjoy time with family – his wife of 35 years and his children. He is thankful for his staff who work with him on a regular basis – they give him the time to live a balanced life. Besides his family, Michael finds joy in meditating, swimming, biking and other sports. He is an avid lover of movies, the outdoors and being with his friends. Although family members think he’s working when he talks about his ideas in family law, he also considers his concepts as a labor of love. For example, Michael believes that many marriages and families could be improved by getting more sleep. Because of this concept, when Hiller Law’s website launched in June 2013, he began an eight-week project to get eight hours of sleep each night.

Nancy Whittemore, Associate

Portrait of Nancy WhittemoreNancy Whittemore has exclusively practiced family law and Houston divorces since she joined Hiller Law. With more than 20 years experience, her expertise extends throughout a variety of fields. Her role at Hiller Law includes researching questions of law, drafting difficult motions in technical areas, assisting Michael, representing clients in court and formulating strategies to meet client goals. As a wife and mother with a diverse background in chemical engineering, management and marketing, Nancy brings an unique perspective to finding creative solutions to client needs.

Cortney Kaighen, Legal Assistant

Portrait of Courtney KaighenCortney has served as a legal assistant for ten years and has been around family law her entire life. At Hiller Law, Cortney manages drafting pleadings, handling discovery and preparing the client and attorneys for court, mediation and conferences. Cortney oversees all communication between the firm and courts and between Hiller Law and other counsel. She is also in charge of communicating with clients.