About Zachary Hiller
Attorney and Mediator
Mr. Hiller’s practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property and commercial transactions. As a Houston attorney, he has extensive experience in assisting corporations and start-up businesses in developing commercialization strategies and enforcing their intellectual property. A cornerstone of Mr. Hiller’s practice is litigation avoidance. He prepares as if every issue will be taken to a jury. This allows him to strategically position his clients for potential lawsuits. As a result, Mr. Hiller has become known for solving disputes and obtaining advantageous settlements without ever having to step into a courthouse. However, when litigation can not be avoided, you will have the advantage of Mr. Hiller’s experience in successfully representing clients in intellectual property disputes.
Before law school, Mr. Hiller attended Washington University in St. Louis where he earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and played for both the Washington University football and rugby teams. While attending South Texas College of Law, Mr. Hiller clerked as a judicial intern for both the Honorable Wesley Steen in the Southern District of Texas and the late Honorable Fred Edwards of the 9th District Court in Montgomery County, Texas. By working under these two Judges, Mr. Hiller was granted invaluable insight into the minds of judges and of the inner workings of the judicial system as a whole.
While still in law school, Mr. Hiller was awarded the Spring 2009 Taylor Writing Award. His article, “The Promise and Peril of TRIPs”, was selected for publication in Currents: International Trade Law Journal, for which he served as both Notes and Articles Editor for two years. The article analyzes the effects of the World Trade Organization’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs). Specifically, this pertains to developing countries and their relationships with industrial nations, focusing on Latin America and the United States. Mr. Hiller was also awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for excellent achievement in the study of Intellectual Property Litigation in the Spring of 2010.
Life Outside the Office
In his spare time, Mr. Hiller enjoys spending time with his wife and son. They can often be found at Hermann park visiting the zoo, science museum, or rolling down the hill at Miller Outdoor Theater. Retired from the competitive BBQ scene, Mr. Hiller's extracurricular focus has moved to William Price Distilling, which he co-founded with his college roommate. Mr. Hiller also volunteers his time with the Houston United Rugby Team as its Director of Rugby, the Texas Rugby Union as a board member, and the Texas Rugby Referee Association where he dons a whistle while reminiscing of glory days past.
Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars: 2019 - 2023
Houstonia Magazine Top Lawyer: Intellectual Property 2016 - 2021
AVVO Client's Choice Award: 2014
Zachary was extremely helpful with the trademark application process for my business. He was very knowledgeable and took the time to thoughtfully and meticulously answer all of my questions. I plan to continue to use him for any and all ongoing intellectual property issues that may come up. I would recommend him with the utmost confidence.