Maxwell (Max) Hiltner is an experienced attorney who has battled for his clients in litigation since graduating from the University of Akron School of Law, receiving a certification in trial advocacy and dispute resolution.  Max Graduated from from Akron with honors.  While at Akron, Max did more than just attend classes.  He was a member of the Mock Trial Team when he was named the Regional Champion at the TYLA National Trial Competition. During his undergraduate years at Ashland University, Max was a 3-time academic All-American in both track and field while earning his degrees in History and Political Science.

Even as a student, Max was committed to helping people in need of representation throughout the course of litigation.  While at Akron, he served as a legal intern where he handled and resolved appellate cases.  Max believes that a person who is in the middle of litigation can be at their most vulnerable point and it is important to have a trustworthy, competent attorney there to guide them:

When people need legal help and may not know the ‘ins and outs’ of the litigation process, it is my responsibility as their counsel to not only fight to the end for their best interest, but to ensure my client feels secure and at peace during and after litigation.

– Maxwell Hiltner

Despite being one of the most successful trial attorneys in Ohio, Max continues to be a student of the law.  He was invited to work with the nation’s most recognized trial attorneys in Dubois, Wyoming at Gerry Spence’s Trail Lawyer’s College, where he spent weeks working tirelessly to become a better trial lawyer under the tutelage of the nationally-regarded Gerry Spence.

Max enjoys representing client’s in land disputes, condemnation hearings and other types of land taking cases.  He knows that 5th amendment takings can sometimes be one of the most important moments of his client’s life.

Max continues to live the active lifestyle he did at Ashland and Akron.  He continues to run and engage in other outdoor activities in his free time.


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