Founding member and former president of the Austin Collaborative Law Group. Recognized as a Rising Star* lawyer by Texas Monthly in 2004 and 2006.
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  • Board Certified - Texas Board of Legal Specialization | Family Law
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Gregory Hitt

Gregory Hitt

Sole Practitioner
Location:
Austin, Texas
Phone:
512-774-6696
Fax:
512-477-2828
Email:

Gregory Hitt received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1988, as a graduate of the Plan II Honors Program. Mr. Hitt graduated from the University of Texas Law School in 1992, and immediately went to work for a mid-sized Austin, Texas law firm, Small, Craig & Werkenthin (now Jackson Walker). In 1995, Mr. Hitt opened his own law practice and has been a solo practitioner ever since. Mr. Hitt is licensed in Texas state courts, and the United States District Court, Western Districts of Texas.

When Mr. Hitt opened his own law practice, he committed himself to providing personal service to his clients. Mr. Hitt has maintained that commitment to personal service even as his practice has grown over the years. He personally investigates, prepares and tries the cases he accepts, resulting in an intimate knowledge of the facts of each case, as well as its strengths and weaknesses. Mr. Hitt is accessible--occasionally answering his own phone, though a full-time receptionist/secretary usually handles incoming calls. Mr. Hitt promptly returns telephone messages. Mr. Hitt is also accessible by e-mail via a broadband, high-speed internet connection capable of handling large file transfers.

Since opening his own law practice, Mr. Hitt has represented a variety of clients, including families, individuals, construction companies, housing authorities, and owners of subsidized housing. In the area of family law, Mr. Hitt has handled divorce, custody disputes, division of assets and debts, modifications of prior orders, enforcement actions, name changes, and other matters. Mr. Hitt has received training in collaborative law, a new form of alternative dispute resolution for family law cases. If you are interested in learning more about collaborative law, please visit some of the links on the web links page.

Mr. Hitt has drafted wills and other planning documents for many clients, and has represented clients in will contests. Mr. Hitt has represented general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and an engineer in a variety of cases, including bond claims under the McGregor Act involving public works projects, collection cases, professional liability, and breach of contract cases. In the area of subsidized housing, Mr. Hitt has represented housing authorities and owners of subsidized housing in matters pertaining to the Section 8 program, the Housing Assistance Payments Contract, admission criteria, termination of assistance, disputes regarding calculation of assistance level (including the income disregard); a well as matters pertaining to the conventional public housing program, including evictions, admission, lease interpretation and modification, drafting lease agreements, termination notices, and grievance procedure.

As an interested citizen and attorney, Mr. Hitt attended the Supreme Court Advisory Committee hearings on changes to the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure pertaining to evictions, and participated in the Ad Hoc Committee meeting designed to work toward solutions to problems presented by the current eviction rules.

Mr. Hitt's office is located at Far West Boulevard and the MoPac Expressway. The office is equipped with the latest computer technology, including high-speed Internet access with state and federal legal research capabilities and e-mail.

Mr. Hitt is committed to providing quality, cost-effective legal representation. His philosophy is that knowledge of the client's issues and objectives, as well as preparation, knowledge of the law, investigation of the facts, and proper evaluation can often prevent the necessity of lengthy and expensive litigation. However, if litigation is necessary, Mr. Hitt has been successfully in aggressively representing clients in a variety of matters.

 

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Adoption
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D.
  • University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA
    • B.A.
    • Major: Plan II Honors Program

Representative Clients

  • Individuals and Families
  • Public Housing Authorities & Owners of Subsidized Housing

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, Collaborative Family Law, People's Law School, Travis County Bar Association, 2004

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Austin Young Lawyers' Association, Director, 1997 - 2000
  • Travis County Bar Association, Solo/Small Firm Section, President, 2003 - 2004

Past Employment Positions

  • Small, Craig & Werkenthin, Associate, 1992 - 1995

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Attorney, Volunteer Legal Services