Who We Are

Michael Hiller is a Texas Board Certified family lawyer with over 33 years of legal and mediation experience handling all kinds of family law cases. His goal is to fight for you and your family through a higher standard of practice.

Michael has been ranked 4X in the top 1% of lawyers nationwide by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He helps clients with various family law issues such as divorce, child custody, property divisions, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, mediation, and collaborative law. He is known for working with you, the client, to provide innovative solutions while offering a traditional practice.

His Collaborative Arbitration - A HIGHER STANDARD OF PRACTICE - should be YOUR model for your divorce or child custody case. He implements as many of these standards as possible in every case he handles.


Interested in more than just facilitating divorce through the courts, Michael was one of the first lawyers in Texas to become a mediator 33 years ago. He attended the very first training in Texas for collaborative divorce. Michael is also one of the few lawyers dedicated to helping couples learn better relationship skills. For example, his reconciliation law practice focuses on marriage improvement, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and divorce and anti-divorce petitions. 

Michael has been certified and trained in many areas, such as Divorce Trials, Collaborative & Reconciliation law, and Mediation. He is a founding member of The American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators (AACFL), an organization dedicated to educating lawyers about financial and property issues. Michael has experience with narcissistic spouses who commit financial abuses and try to “screw you” out of your fair share of your marital estate. He will fight for you and your children in this challenging but not impossible situation.

In 2018, he received attorney training from Children 4 Tomorrow (C4T) for handling cases involving high-conflict personalities and parental alienation. He has discovered that finding the most efficient way to handle these complex cases is critical. He will guide you toward assessing your ex, lawyer, and judge's attitude toward your subject. He will help you be realistic about what you can afford and balance that with how your case can be resolved. Finally, he will help you determine what you will likely deal with after your case ends. Then, he will customize his approach for the best outcome.

Last but not least, Michael is a family man. He has been married to Minette Hiller since 1982 and has five children, including a son-in-law and a daughter's fiance—one born in '91, two in '92, and one each in ‘94 and ‘07. He finds the key to maintaining a healthy family is to make them Number 1 while still making his clients Number 1!  He says the keys to rearing successful children are being tough, loving, and having fun!


 Curriculum Vitae and Resume

Bar Certifications

  • Certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization 1998
  • Licensed to practice law in Texas and Federal Courts, Southern District of Texas since 1989-1990

Michael's New Approaches, Professional Experience and Associations

  • Hiller and Associates, P. C. or Hiller Law Firm since 1993 – Michael Hiller, owner, principal lawyer, Board Certified * family law * TX Board of Legal Specialization, 1998; practicing family law full-time since 1989
  • Legal Programs Created/Additional Certifications/Special Training: Reconciliation law, Collaborative arbitration, parental alienation, and High conflict Personality litigation
  • Start2FinishArbitration
  • “Divorce Court, Collaborative & Reconciliation law” – Three Track Family Law, created 2008 – Michael Hiller
  • American Bar Association Boot Camp for Trial Lawyers, family law, 2000
  • Collaborative law, various pieces of training taken and taught 2000 – 2013
  • Mediation Certification, 1991, and several other trainings
  • LifeSquared and LifeChampionSports, Inc. – Family, Marriage, and Couples Negotiation/Coaching, created by Michael Hiller, 2004
  • Reconciliation Law and Mediation – created by Michael Hiller, 2008
  • A higher standard of practice -  through Collaborative Arbitration, but always with an approach to reduce cost, stress, and the time your case takes - 2023 through '24.

Classes/Seminars Taught and Presentations

  • Collaborative Family Law, 2003
  • Workshop Leader, Family Law Mediation Training Seminar, South Texas College of Law, 1999
  • Presenter, The Process of Collaborative Law, Pasadena Bar Association, 2001
  • Presenter, Valuation in family law, Family Inns of Court, 1999
  • Presenter, Rights and Duties, Family Inns of Court, 2000
  • Presenter, Trials of Batterers, Family Inns of Court
  • “Estate Planning for Athletes”, Videotape & Live 2005
  • Mental Toughness Training for Advisors and their Clients and Families, 2008
  • Divorce Court, Collaborative & “Reconciliation Law ” – Three Advice Type Program – numerous presentations, speaking engagements – local, national conferences and on the radio since 2009

Published Works/Writing/Blogs

Mediation & Arbitration of Sports Disputes, (Co-Author), BYU Law Review Family mediation Article, (Co-Author), Houston Health & Fitness, February, 1993 Various Blogs on Hiller's Three Track Family Law – www.HillerLaw.com

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • 245th District Court, 1995, Associate Judge Candidate
  • LifeSquared, Family Coaching and Estate Planning Program, 2004
  • Creator and Founder
  • Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1992 – 1994, Board Member
  • Attorney for Negotiated Resolutions, 1994 – 1996,
  • Founding Member/Board of Directors
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • The Burta Rhoads Raborn family law Inns of Court, 1999 – 2003
  • Barrister
  • Collaborative Family Lawyers of Houston/Speakers' Bureau, 2003, Chair
  • Governor's Open File for Appointments List, 2001 – 2005
  • Houston Chapter, 1995 – 2001
  • Board of Directors, American Jewish Committee, 1996 – 2001
  • 100 Jewish Men, 2002-2003 Board Member
  • Governor's Short List for Judicial Appointment, 2001
  • 309th District Family Court Board Member
  • Greater Houston Healthy Marriage Coalition
  • 2008 Secretary/Treasurer, Houston Bar Association, Collaborative Law Section
  • 2008 Marketing Committee, Collaborative Family Lawyers of Houston Practice Group
  • 2008 Reconciliation Law™ Practice Founder
  • “Three Track Family Law” For Marriage and Divorce – 2008 through Present

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas, 1989 – Present
  • US Federal District Court Southern District - Current

Recent Blog Posts


  • Randy Recommends Michael Hiller

    “I owe Michael a debt of gratitude for his guidance and advice, which allowed me to reconcile with my wife. I have no doubt that had the divorce gone through, he would have represented me as well as anyone, but he left thousands of dollars in fees on the table by keeping me out of court. I would ...
  • Anonymous Recommends Michael Hiller

    “I am delighted with how Michael and his team handle my case. I highly recommend Hiller Law.”
  • Karen Recommends Michael Hiller

    “Mr. Hiller has assisted me and my husband in our fight to maintain the integrity of our family. He has been compassionate, honest, and willing to champion us against false accusations. If he had been my attorney during my divorce from my ex-husband, I don't believe I would have had the degree of...
  • Tony Recommends Michael Hiller

    “Michael and his team never backed down. Since I was divorced, his law team worked well together to resolve an unresolved property division issue. Thank you so much to Michael for his persistence and professional handling of my case."
  • Ilya Recommends Michael Hiller

    “Michael has proper knowledge and experience in family law, but I most appreciated his valuable guidance and attention to intricate details in a not-so-standard case."
  • James Recommends Michael Hiller

    “Mr. Hiller was very knowledgeable and thorough in handling the complicated Modification of my divorce decree. He took my case after others told me they could not help me and saw it through to a successful outcome. He was thoughtful and caring. I highly recommend him to others seeking legal help ...
  • Joshua Recommends Michael Hiller

    “I am so lucky to have found Hiller Law for my child custody case. As an out-of-state resident, I needed someone I could trust with the legal proceedings in Texas while I was in Virginia. The Hiller Law team made each step extremely easy and stress-free. They communicated with me every step of th...
  • Tim Recommends Michael Hiller

    “Michael Hiller and the Hiller Law Firm are dedicated to helping clients achieve their goals in divorce cases out of state. This includes the possibility of reconciliation. Michael's approach allows room for a couple to reconcile rather than turning the case into a war that results in no turning ...
  • Ghadir Recommends Michael Hiller

    “Michael led my divorce and child custody case, which was quite a complex process due to being a high-conflict case. He was always available for questions, offered the best legal advice for complex situations and explained it to me well, and above all, was supportive of me and my goals and helped...
  • Anonymous Recommends Michael Hiller

    “I hired Mr. Hiller and his team to represent me in a high conflict custody case and would recommend his firm. He is extremely experienced with parental alienation cases and will work diligently to help your children grow and thrive. He gives children a voice and is likely one of the most educate...