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John E. Hilton 
 

Jack Hilton's breadth of appellate experience has involved a wide range of complex and challenging issues in many areas of civil, commercial, and domestic relations law.

John E. "Jack" Hilton, a founding principal of the firm, has been in private practice since 1975. His areas of concentration include civil litigation and construction law, and he holds primary responsibility for the firm's appellate practice. He also advises clients on bankruptcy matters from the creditor's perspective.

Jack was recognized for his appellate skills by Missouri Lawyers Weekly for his successful advocacy in one of the "Ten Most Important Decisions" rendered by the Missouri Court of Appeals in 2001. His breadth of appellate experience has involved a wide range of complex and challenging issues in many areas of civil, commercial, and domestic relations law.

Jack is admitted to practice before state and federal courts in Missouri and has been involved in litigation in other states on a case-specific basis. He has served on committees for both the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and the Missouri Bar Association.

Education

Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Mo., 1975;

  • Saint Louis University Law Journal, editor

Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Mo., B.A., Political Science, cum laude, 1972

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • 7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Appellate Practice Committee
  • Missouri Bar Association, Real Estate Committee
  • Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Commission, City of Frontenac, Mo.