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Jeffrey A. Hines

Jeffrey A. Hines

Denton, Texas

Associate

940-387-3518, 800-768-1169

877-927-4525

jhines@hbwvlaw.com

JEFFREY A. HINES graduated from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Honors in Economics (1976), and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from the University of Houston Bates College of Law (1979). He served in the Trial Division of the Dallas County (Texas) District Attorney’s Office from 1979-1987, and rose through the ranks to become a Chief Felony Prosecutor. During his tenure there, Mr. Hines tried more than 300 cases to verdict before juries and numerous bench trials, in both County and District courts. He was recognized for his work there by the Dallas County Rape Crisis Center with its Community Service Award. Thereafter, Mr. Hines entered the private practice of law in Plano, Texas, where he expanded his areas of practice to include Probate, Guardianship, Deceptive Trade Practices, Collections, Landlord-Tenant, Probate Litigation, Trust and Estate Administration, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Contracts, Mechanic’s Liens, and Breach of Fiduciary Duty.

Mr. Hines is a member of the State Bar of Texas (Criminal Law; Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law; and Litigation Sections). He has been admitted to practice before all the state and county courts in Texas, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas, the Fifth and Eleventh U. S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

He is currently the President of the George McGarrah Cemetery Association. His Texas roots can be traced back six generations to the time of the Republic of Texas and the founding of Collin County. He has also served as an Elder in the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) and an Assistant Scoutmaster and Troop Quartermaster of Troop 574 in Carrollton, Texas. He is a Past President of the Dallas Fly Fishers.

Areas of Practice:

  • Criminal Law
  • Probate
  • Guardianship
  • Probate Litigation
  • Deceptive Trade Practices
  • Collections
  • Mechanic’s Liens
  • Trust and Estate Administration
  • Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Driver License Suspensions/Revocations
  • Occupational Driver Licenses
  • Driving While License Invalid
  • Handgun Licenses
  • Homeowners Association Litigation
  • Animal Law
  • DWI/DUI
  • Drug Possession and Delivery
  • Probation Revocations
  • Violations of Protective Orders
  • Pre-Trial Diversions
  • Early Release from Probation
  • Theft/Credit Card Abuse/Shoplifting
  • Fraud
  • Burglary/Robbery/Kidnapping
  • Weapons Offenses/Places Weapons Prohibited
  • TSA Civil Fines
  • Assaults
  • Expunctions and Non-Disclosures
  • Criminal Mischief/Criminal Trespass
  • Business Litigation
  • Restraining Orders and Injunctions
  • Real Estate Law

Bar Admissions:

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member, Texas Pro Bono College
  • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas

Education:

  • Bates College of Law University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1979
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Austin College, Sherman, Texas, 1976, B.A.
    • Honors: Economics

Published Works:

  • “Family Violence & Divorce Proceedings” Co-Author, Headnotes, publication of the Dallas Bar Association, 2008
  • “Family Violence Spawns Multi-Headed Hydra”, Voice for the Defense, Publication of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2008
  • “When You Need To Think Like A Civil Litigator”, Denton County Lawyer Publication of the Denton County Bar Association, 2012
  • “Expunctions and Non-Disclosure Petitions,” a paper presented to the Flower Mound Bar Association, October 26, 2012.
  • “Texas Supreme Court Affirms Mediated Settlement Agreements in SAPCR Suits,” The Denton County Lawyer, a Publication of the Denton County Bar Association, November 2013.

Published Opinions:

  • City of Celina v. Lewis Dickerson and Dorothy Stambaugh; 2013 Tex. App. LEXIS 13147 (Tex. App. Dallas Oct. 22, 2013).

Testimonials

“Jeff was assigned to takeover my case after my original attorney passed away. Thus he had to try to understand a very complex situation that was over 5 years. His diligent effort and strategy proved to be successful in being able to negotiate a very good settlement. I would recommend Jeff to anyone that is looking for a hard working, smart attorney. ”

— John

“Mr. Hines has been a phenomenal help to me and my business. My contract dispute case was incredibly complex and time consuming to unravel. Most attorneys I presented the problem to lost interest very quickly, which I assume was due to the time it would take to fully understand the situation, much less litigate it. Mr. Hines did not hesitate and aggressively went through each and every issue with me in person. In my profession I deal with attorneys on a regular basis, and I typically tell clients that attorneys not returning calls or being able to see you is standard practice and nothing personal. To my amazement, Mr. Hines has been available nearly every time I have tried to contact him, and when he was not he promptly called back. In addition to this he frequently exchanged e-mails with me to keep me updated on the situation. Lawyers I have had in the past would bill by the hour as expected, but would be very limited as to the detail about the charges. Mr. Hines bills would have great detail about what each and every hour was spent doing, and even separated charges for paralegals etc. Obviously I highly recommend Mr. Hines if you have any business legal problems, and while I have not experienced his expertise in other legal matters, I am confident that his talents could easily extend to many different aspects of law.”

— Review on Findlaw.com

“Mr. Hines is a very devoted person when it comes to your case, he will sit through with you and explain in detail about what's going on and how he can and will help you get through it. He stays up to date with you and I would recommend him for all the advice and help that he offers in his expertise.”

— Review on Findlaw.com

“Mr. Hines has seen me through a very long and arduous civil suit against a former business colleague. For over a year and a half, Mr. Hines has been incredibly helpful, informative and has guided me through every turn of my case with unparalleled professionalism and expertise. I would, and have, recommended him to anyone seeking legal help in a business dispute. When choosing an attorney there is no way of actually knowing how they will handle themselves when the plan meets opposition, I was lucky enough to find Mr. Hines and have absolutely no regrets.”

— Avvo.com

“Jeff (Hines) represents our association and has handled a number legal issues and defended the interests of the association well. He is well versed in property law and is thorough in his review of the applicable statues. Jeff is a good litigator and presented our case before the court well and professionally”

— Avvo.com

“Jeffrey proceeded to take all of the details/facts to form a defense that when presented to the DA they simply dropped the case. He is the real Perry Mason! ”

— Avvo.com

“Very good man here I highly recommend him”

— Jordan Dillon