Hilgers Graben Announces Transition of Ownership to Heather Hilgers
LINCOLN, Neb. – Hilgers Graben PLLC is excited to announce the beginning of its next stage of growth with the formal transition of ownership to Heather Hilgers. Ms. Hilgers helped co-found the firm and has served on its Board of Directors for the past two years.
Ms. Hilgers takes ownership of the firm from her husband and co-founder, Mike Hilgers, who is transitioning out of private practice following his election to be the next Attorney General of Nebraska.
“I’m in a somewhat unique position in that I can be both a veteran of this firm and a new presence at the same time,” said Ms. Hilgers. “My job will be to work with our executive team to shepherd the firm through its next phase of growth while making sure we stay true to the people-first, disciplined business model that has fueled its incredible success over the last 12 years, during which we have grown to over 100 attorneys around the country.”
“Our leadership team could not be more excited for Heather to take on this new role at the firm,” said firm Chief Executive Officer Sterling Miller. “I have known Heather for 15 years, and she is a great person and leader—smart, diligent, and detail-oriented. She personifies the firm’s core values. Her engagement in this role will simply cement the firm’s bright future.”
Partner Andrew Graben, who heads the firm’s litigation team, echoed Mr. Miller’s comments. “The firm’s model—smart business practices, financial discipline, and adherence to our positive core values—has driven our success. I have known Heather for nearly my entire career, and no one is better situated to build on our positive culture and maintain our model than Heather,” he said.
“Hilgers Graben is powered by its people, and its ability to attract and retain world-class litigators and discovery counsel depends on a strong, people-first culture,” said firm partner Carrie Dolton, who heads the firm’s EDGE discovery counsel group. “Heather has been a part of building the firm’s ‘no jerks’ culture since Day 1, and she is the perfect fit to help power our team into its next phase of growth.”
Hilgers Graben PLLC is an elite nationwide litigation firm specializing in complex commercial and intellectual property litigation, discovery counsel services, and trademark services. The firm leverages low-cost locations and innovation to provide top-notch legal services while significantly driving down costs for its clients. It has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America four times. The firm was named a “Best Law Firm” for 2022 and 2023 by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers in America. The firm has offices in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Miami and West Palm Beach, Florida, St. Louis, San Diego, and Washington D.C. \