Chase Hilton

Chase Hilton joined Burns Charest after spending several years representing the indigent at the Dallas County Public Defender’s Office. While there, he served as lead and co-lead counsel on numerous jury trials, in addition to maintaining an active trial docket. Chase now brings his wealth of experience trying criminal cases to juries to litigating civil disputes.

After receiving his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University, Chase moved to Texas to attend Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, where he graduated cum laude and served as the Managing Editor of the SMU Law Review. During law school, he interned with the United States Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Louisiana.

An avid outdoorsman, Chase spends his time outside of work running, biking, and staying active.



Education & Background

SMU Dedman School of Law, 2017, cum laude
Louisiana State University 2014, summa cum laude

Admissions & Honors

Recognized for a Top 100 Verdict in the nation by the National Law Journal (2022)
Lawdragon 500 X – The Next Generation, 2023-2024
State Bar of Texas
Northern District of Texas
Southern District of Texas
Western District of Texas
Eastern District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit


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