- Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
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, and construction companies. 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.
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 1301 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Suite C-120. 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
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Child Support
- Custody & Visitation
- Texas, 1992
- U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
- The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
- University of Texas, Austin, TX
- Major: Plan II Honors Program
- Individuals and Families
- Public Housing Authorities & Owners of Subsidized Housing
- Speaker, Collaborative Family Law, People's Law School, Travis County Bar Association, 2004 to 2004
Honors and Awards
- Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Austin Young Lawyers' Association, Director, 1997 to 2000
- Travis County Bar Association, Solo/Small Firm Section, President, 2003 to 2004
Past Employment Positions
- Small, Craig & Werkenthin, Associate, 1992 to 1995
Pro Bono Activities
- Volunteer Attorney, Volunteer Legal Services