Hilgers Graben Announces Addition of Attorney Cynthia Schmidt
Hilgers Graben PLLC is excited to announce the addition of Cynthia Schmidt to its Dallas-based litigation team.
Formerly an associate with Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher LLP, Cynthia graduated from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law magna cum laude and is admitted to the bars of Texas, Northern District of Texas, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
“I am thrilled to be joining such a dynamic team at Hilgers Graben,” Cynthia said. “The chance to provide clients exceptional quality work, without charging them big law rates, was very attractive to me. And when I observed the positive culture at the firm that Mike, Andrew, and the rest of the partnership have created in such a short time, the decision was virtually a no-brainer.”
“We’re incredibly excited to have Cynthia on our team,” said firm founder Mike Hilgers. “Her extensive experience representing working in high-stakes complex litigation will be a real asset for our clients. We are thrilled to have her class action litigation expertise and federal court experience on our team.”
Cynthia received her undergraduate degree in theology and political science from the University of Notre Dame, where she was elected president of her class and vice president of the university’s student body.
Mike Hilgers Named Midwest Super Lawyer
Hilgers Graben PLLC’s founding partner, Mike Hilgers, has been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Great Plains Super Lawyers list. Each year, attorneys who have demonstrated excellence in the practice of law are recognized as “Super Lawyers” by the Super Lawyers rating service. The service identifies and recognizes outstanding lawyers across more than 70 practice areas. From intellectual property and commercial cases to internal investigations, Mike has successfully represented clients from small businesses in Nebraska to the country’s largest Fortune 500 companies.
Mike started the law practice with two employees in 2011. The firm has grown to over 30 lawyers with offices in Lincoln, Dallas, and Denver and was recently recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the 5,000 fastest growing private companies in the United States for the third year in a row. Prior to starting his career in private practice, Mike clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Mike graduated from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was an editor on the law review.
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Hilgers Graben Adds New Attorneys Dallin Jack, Samuel Settle
The complex litigation firm Hilgers Graben PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of Dallin Jack and Samuel Settle to its litigation team in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Jack graduated from The University of Chicago Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review. He recently completed a judicial clerkship on the
Nebraska Supreme Court for the Honorable Jonathan Papik. Settle graduated from Harvard Law School where he was a Dean’s Scholar Prize winner and a teaching fellow for CopyrightX at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.
“We are excited to add Dallin and Samuel to our growing team,” said firm founder Mike Hilgers, “Our model is built on recruiting and retaining first-classlitigators to Nebraska. Dallin and Samuel fit our mold – extremely sharp people who fit our culture. Their work will greatly benefit our clients and help fuel our growth into the future.”
“Hilgers Graben is a unique law firm without a real equivalent in the industry,” Jack said. “It is exciting to join one of the fastest-growing law firms in the United States.”
“I am thrilled to be at Hilgers Graben,” Settle said. “I look forward to fighting for Hilgers Graben clients and representing their interests in the courtroom. The firm’s collection of highly-credentialed and talented lawyers along with its growth mindset and eye for innovation are a real draw.”
Jack graduated with honors from Brigham Young University with a major in Economics, while Settle completed his undergraduate studies in Political Science and History with high distinction at Penn State University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.