Maxwell Hiltner Esq.

Maxwell Hiltner Esq.

Location:
Akron, Ohio
Phone:
234-200-1568
Fax:
330-253-7174
Email:

Hiltner has built a multi-state law practice focusing solely on criminal defense. During that time he's successfully defended and tried to juries cases as simple as misdemeanor theft and as complicated as felony murder. In doing so, Hiltner has gained a reputation as one of the most respected trial lawyers in Northeast Ohio and is currently a faculty instruction each year at the University of Akron School of Law Trial Academy where he teaches trial advocacy.

Hiltner graduated from the University of Akron School of Law, with honors, and received his Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Political Science from Ashland University where he was a 3-time academic All-American in both soccer and track.

Prior to his final year of law school, Hiltner was one of three law students in the county invited to spend the summer in Dubois, Wyoming at Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College where he worked in the nation's recognized trial attorneys. Hiltner was also able to work directly with Gerry Spence himself, who has never lost a criminal case in his 60+ year career.

Hiltner now competes in the courtroom where he represents those charged with misdemeanors and felonies in both state and federal court in Ohio and West Virginia. His cases have been featured on CBS 48 hours, and Crime watch daily.

Hiltner zealously advocates for the rights of his clients whether the venue is in a local municipal court in front of a magistrate or in a federal courthouse involving negotiations with United States Attorneys, agents from the IRS, Department of Labor, and FBI.

Areas of Practice

  • 90% Criminal Defense
  • 10% Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2013
  • West Virginia, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia, 2014

Education

  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio
    • J.D.
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Member, Mock Trial Team
    • Honors: Regional Champion, TYLA National Trial Competition
  • Ashland University
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Honors: 3-time academic All-American in both soccer and track
    • Major: History and Political Science

Classes/Seminars

  • Summer Trial Academy , Dana Cole, 2016 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • The Ohio State Bar Association
  • The Summit County Bar Association
  • The American Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College
  • Mannion Gray, Associate Trial Attorney, 2013 - 2014
  • MMFL Law, Of Counsel, 2014 - Present