Jonathan Hilton: Experience
Jonathan Hilton became the youngest-ever Cincinnati Chess Champion at age 15, and he earned the National Master in chess title the following year. By the time he was in college, he was the #4 player in the State of Ohio.
He treated law school with the same intensity and focus that he brought to the chessboard, graduating first out of 97 law students. He also scored in the top 0.2% nationally on the Multistate Bar Examination, a six-hour, 200-question test covering seven diverse legal subjects.
At Hilton Parker LLC, Mr. Hilton’s typical business clients include small businesses (often with yearly revenues between $1 million and $10 million) such as trucking companies, construction companies, restaurant owners, real estate investors, and tech start-ups. He provides full service from LLC formation and operating agreements to litigation in both state and federal court.
Mr. Hilton also provides wills and trusts, powers of attorney, and other estate planning documents to clients in the Columbus metropolitan area. He has litigated family law cases through trial, and he has successfully represented mothers, fathers, children, and seniors.
While in law school, Mr. Hilton was a legal researcher and brief writer for the boutique securities and class action law firm Markovits, Stock & DeMarco, LLC, where he contributed substantially to several successful legal arguments in multimillion-dollar federal trial and appellate court cases. Mr. Hilton’s precise writing and in-depth legal researched helped the firm uphold an $11.4 million verdict against Toyota on appeal; obtain an $80 million class action settlement with Duke Energy; and reinstate a lawsuit by the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System to continue its securities fraud lawsuit against Freddie Mac.
Mr. Hilton also externed for two different justices—the Honorable Justice Judith Ann Lanzinger of the Ohio Supreme Court and the Honorable Justice David John Newman of the High Court of Botswana. In Botswana, Mr. Hilton worked on important issues in criminal justice, such as the role of flogging as a role of punishment.
Mr. Hilton was awarded the Stanley M. Chesley and Hon. Susan J. Dlott Award in Litigation; the Graydon, Head & Ritchey Advocacy Prize; the Thompson, Hine Advocacy Prize; and the Ernest Karam Outstanding Excellence Award for his skill in litigation.
After law school, Mr. Hilton joined Jones Day, one of the most prestigious practices in the United States and a “Fearsome Four” litigation firm. At that firm, Mr. Hilton had the privilege of working closely with former law clerks to the U.S. Supreme Court. He also gained valuable trial experience, seeing one of his intellectual property cases go to trial during his first year on the job—a rare occurrence for a young associate.
We represent business owners at all stages—from startups looking to initially incorporate or register their companies to established businesses with yearly revenue between $2 million and $10 million. In the startup phase, we help entrepreneurs evaluate the right business form (LLC, corporation, S Corp, sole proprietorship, or partnership) to save on taxes and protect their personal assets. As companies grow, we also represent shareholders who are being “bought out” or whose startups are being acquired.
Mature companies hire us for our ability to prosecute and defend lawsuits, negotiate deals, and fend off frivolous litigation that endangers the bottom line. We have experience in areas such as filing for temporary restraining orders to enforce noncompete agreements; suing business partners or other companies for breach of contract; and bringing actions to obtain payment for work completed.
Establishing Hilton Parker LLC as an Award-Winning Firm
In 2017, Mr. Hilton started his own practice in Reynoldsburg, Ohio and quickly gained a reputation as a top litigator. Mr. Hilton has represented clients in over a hundred federal cases, resulting in him being named by SuperLawyer® as a Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Reynoldsburg and Pickerington. He was selected for the 2020 issue of The Top 100 Attorneys Magazine, and he was also named to the 2021 and 2022 “Rising Stars.” In the span of four short years, the Hilton Parker LLC brand has been recognized for its high-quality work in state and federal courts. Today, it is one of the most well-regarded firms regularly serving Reynoldsburg and Pickerington, Ohio.