Board certified in civil trial law, Wesley Hill balances a successful practice in intellectual property and business litigation. With more than 30 trials to his credit, including over 20 patent cases, Mr. Hill brings broad courtroom experience to every case he handles.
Mr. Hill’s trial successes include significant plaintiff’s verdicts as well as no-liability findings for defense clients. Most recently, he obtained substantial damage awards and willful patent infringement findings for Saint Lawrence Communications, LLC against Motorola Mobility (to read more, click here) and Cellular Communications Equipment, LLC against Apple, Inc. (To read more, click here.). Other recent trial successes include a defense win for Alixa Rx and Golden Living Centers, defeating claims by Tech Pharmacy for patent infringement, fraud, and theft of trade secrets, and a state court victory for a small business owner sued after a failed business venture. Mr. Hill has also successfully litigated and resolved cases involving franchise operations, business partnerships, breach of contract, and oil and gas issues. Based on his federal criminal defense experience, Mr. Hill often advises clients in cases with overlapping civil and criminal liability. Having assisted clients with the resolution of hundreds of cases, Mr. Hill understands how to identify clients’ priorities and achieve their objectives, whether through litigation, settlement, or trial.
A former briefing attorney to the Honorable T. John Ward, former United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, Mr. Hill is chairman of the Eastern District of Texas Local Rules Committee and is intimately familiar with practice in the district. He graduated second in his law school class at Texas Tech University (J.D., 2001) and received the Texas Young Lawyers Association State Moot Court Best Advocate Award. A native East Texan, Mr. Hill also is a graduate of the University of Texas at Tyler (B.A., 1998).