Wesley Hilton | Clinton Missouri Personal Injury & Criminal Defense Attorney

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As a partner at Cover & Hilton Law, LLC, Wesley D. Hilton aggressively represents his clients in Clinton, Missouri, in the surrounding counties, and throughout the state of Missouri. Wes dedicates his law practice primarily to the areas of personal injury and medical malpractice, while also accepting cases in the areas of family law and criminal defense. He focuses 100 percent of his practice on litigation. Wes has a strong family law practice and he has considerable experience assisting clients in divorce, paternity establishment, child custody and visitation, adoptions, and juvenile law. Wes obtained his bachelor's degree from Missouri Southern State University, graduating with honors in criminal justice. Upon graduation, he attended law school at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor. Wes is licensed to practice in the State of Missouri. Since completing law school, he has been admitted to litigate cases before the Circuit Courts of Missouri, the Missouri Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Missouri. Wes is also licensed to practice law before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri. Prior to forming Cover & Hilton Law, LLC, along with his partner, Wes was a partner at a firm in Kansas City, Missouri, where he litigated on behalf of a large number of clients in the areas of personal injury and medical malpractice throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. Wes is a member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys as well as the Missouri Bar Association. He devotes 60 percent of his practice to personal injury and medical malpractice cases, including wrongful death matters. Mr. Hilton focuses the remaining 40 percent of his practice on helping people with family law matters and on the vigorous representation of people who have been accused of a crime.

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Please describe a case(s) in the last year or two where you made a big difference.
In 2014-2015 I represented a young woman who was raped by a sheriff's deputy in his squad car during a jail transport. We were able to gather evidence relevant to show knowledge by the defendant's of similar prior conduct. The case was resolved in Federal Court.

How did you build a successful practice?
I began my career working for a very smart and successful trial attorney who had been trying personal injury cases for 30 years. I gained invaluable experience from him for 6 years. That experience has allowed me to be successful in my own practice.

What should clients look for in a lawyer?
Someone they can trust first and foremost. I strive to provide my client's with personal attention. I want them to feel that if they ever need me they can email or call and I will respond asap.

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
Knowing a little about the jurisdiction is certainty important in all cases. It is helpful to the cases to know the judge's character and disposition. It is also helpful to fully understand local court rules in all jurisdictions were cases are being litigated.

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?
Normally I am able to tell the client what I can do for them and how my services will be helpful to them. I can also give them a rough idea of what my services will cost.

What information do you need in a free phone consultation?
I need the client to tell me everything they know about their case from the beginning and what their expectations are.

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?
I have experience litigating a wide variety of cases in the large city environment and in rural county courts. I believe my experience and my ability to provide personal attention to clients sets me apart.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
Knowing that a client has placed their trust in me and I was able to meet their goals and expectations.

What are your other interests in addition to law?
I am an avid hunter, golfer and outdoors enthusiast.

Are you involved in your community?
I am very involved in the community. I am active in Rotary Club and political interest groups. I am the vice president for Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter of Henry County.

Position Organization Location Duration
PartnerCover & Hilton Law, LLC 2015 - Present
PartnerHankins, Conklin & Hilton, PC2008 - 2015
School Degree Major Graduation
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawJ.D. Law School2008  
Missouri Southern State UniversityBachelorsCriminal Justice, Law Enforcement2005
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Missouri2008
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys | Member | 2008 - Present
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Wesley Hilton
137 West Franklin St.
Clinton, MO 64735
38.3709926,-93.7776684

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137 West Franklin St.
Clinton, MO 64735


Other Locations:
  • Cover and Hilton Law, LLC
    281 S. Jefferson, Suite F
    Lebanon, MO 65536
    Phone: (417) 588-0104
    (by appointment)

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