CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Dec. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Law Journal released its annual list of America's Elite Trial Lawyers, naming Bob Hilliard, founding partner, Hilliard Muñoz Gonzales LLP, as the top lawyer in the nation in the Products Liability category. He was similarly honored last year in the Motor Vehicles category. The National Law Journal cited Hilliard's historic $575 million settlement with General Motors for his clients who suffered death or injury caused by GM's faulty ignition switch.
BOB HILLIARD WAS THE FIRST ATTORNEY TO SUE GM
Bob Hilliard was a key player in the pursuit of claims against General Motors and was named co-lead counsel in the unprecedented, class-action lawsuit against the automaker. He represented 1,385 clients who lost loved ones or were injured in auto crashes caused by GM's defective ignition switch.
MORE THAN 100 LAW FIRMS WERE VETTED
The National Law Journal teamed up with Law.com to select law firms that won substantial victories in complex cases that impacted the law and legal business. Law firms across the nation were considered and only fifty were chosen. Selection criteria were extensive and included verdict dollar amounts, complexity of procedure and substantive law, and the firm's willingness to take on large cases and persevere in the face of adversity.
"It's an honor to be on the list of America's Elite Trial Lawyers. We work zealously to achieve victories in complex cases that have an impact on the law and bring justice for the families we fight for."
"Our role as plaintiffs' lawyers is to seek justice for those who have been wronged and can not fight for themselves."
"There are so many tragedies across America. It's a huge responsibility to seek justice for our clients but our experience and passion prevails."
ABOUT HMG http://www.hmglawfirm.com/
Hilliard Muñoz Gonzales LLP (HMG) specializes in mass torts, personal injury, product liability, commercial and business litigation, and wrongful death. Hilliard Muñoz Gonzales LLP has been successfully representing clients in the United States and Mexico since 1986.
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