The resources, expertise, and resolve to meet every challenge.

The Hilliard & Shadowen team has extensive courtroom experience, so we know how to meet the challenges of complex cases. We have the resources, knowledge and professional expertise to achieve the best possible results.

Catherine Hilliard


CATHERINE HILLIARD FOCUSES HER PRACTICE ON SIGNIFICANT MASS TORT AND MULTIFACETED COMMERCIAL LITIGATION.

Mrs. Hilliard is Of Counsel to the firm and is licensed to practice law in the state courts of Texas, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Western Districts of Texas and the United States Supreme Court.

Before joining the firm she gained substantial experience as a litigation defense attorney with Gonzales Hoblit Ferguson LLP, one of the largest litigation defense firms in South Texas. In 2005, she became the first female Hispanic partner and served as managing partner of the firm.

She is a member of the American Bar Association and the Corpus Christi Bar Association. She was selected by Thomson Reuters as a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2007, 2010 and 2013.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas-Austin in 1996 and her Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s Law School in 1999, where she was a member of the St. Mary’s Law Review. She is a native of San Diego, Texas.

Our People


Bar & Court Admissions

  • Texas State Bar, 1999
  • Southern & Western United States District Courts of Texas
  • United States Supreme Court


Education

  • JD, St. Mary’s University School of Law, 1999
  • BA, University of Texas at Austin, 1996 


Professional Associations & Accolades

  • American Bar Association
  • Corpus Christi Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters 2007, 2010, 2013