Franklin S. Hill

Senior Attorney

SMU Dedman School of Law
J.D. with honors, 2016

Texas A&M University, B.A. Anthropology, 2004
B.A. Anthropology, 2004

Boy Scouts of America
Eagle Scout, 1999


Phone: 972.371.5256
Facsimile: 972.371.5251

Professional Summary

Frank Hill represents clients in a wide variety of civil matters at Byrne, Cardenas & Aris, LLP, ranging from automobile and aviation insurance defense, to oil and gas catastrophic injury claims, to complex commercial litigation.

He is responsible for all aspects of litigation in his cases, and has significant pleading, discovery, motion practice, mediation, and trial preparation experience. In early 2017, Frank drafted key motions and trial briefs, as well as the proposed jury charge, for the firm’s successful defense of a Texas prosecutor facing disbarment for alleged ethical violations.

Prior to joining Byrne, Cardenas & Aris as a full-time attorney, Frank clerked for the firm, utilizing his skills as a legal writer and researcher to obtain favorable results for the firm’s clients, and developing essential litigation skills. During law school, he participated in the courtroom-intensive SMU Dedman School of Law Criminal Justice Clinic, coordinating more than 50 case files as a student-attorney, and representing clients in misdemeanor courts in Dallas County.

He also served as Chief Counsel for the Criminal Justice Clinic, helping to guide and educate other student-attorneys. Additionally, Frank served as the Vice President of Public Relations for the SMU Real Estate Law Association, and was a member of the Aggie Law Society.

Frank likes to spend his free time outdoors, and is an avid golfer, hunter, and camper. He also plays several musical instruments, and writes original music. Frank enjoys reading, cooking, and travelling with his wife Kaydee.


  • • State Bar of Texas
  • • United States District Court:
        Northern District of Texas

Professional Affiliations

  • • State Bar of Texas
  •    • Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Section
  •    • Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section
  • • Dallas Bar Association
  • • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • • American Bar Association