Cary E. Hiltgen

Cary E. Hiltgen

President
Location:
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Phone:
405-605-9000
405-590-1947 (Cell)
Fax:
405-605-9010
Email:

For more than thirty years, Mr. Hiltgen has focused his practice in the areas of products liability defense, insurance defense, commercial litigation, and transportation litigation. He continues to add to that experience through the representation of companies of consumer goods and products, manufacturing industries and the insurance market. Mr. Hiltgen and his firm have represented a number of national and international corporations, serving as national, regional, and local trial counsel.

Mr. Hiltgen is a long-time active member of DRI, The Voice of the Defense Bar. He has both served on and worked with DRI's Board of Directors and DRI's Law Institute. Mr. Hiltgen served as President of DRI in 2010 and is currently a Senior Advisor for DRI.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Products Liability Law
  • 10% Personal Injury - Defense
  • 20% Contract Litigation
  • 20% Railroad Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1995
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2003

Education

  • Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    • J.D. - 1980
  • Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri
    • B.S. - 1976
  • Hutchinson Community College, Hutchinson, Kansas
    • A.A. - 1974

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who Legal of Business Lawyers, The International Bar Association, 2009 - 2011
  • Who's Who Legal of Product Liability Lawyers, The International Bar Association, 2008 - 2011
  • Oklahoma Super Lawyer, 2006
  • Terex Corporation Outstanding Product Liability Attorney, 2003
  • DRI Leadership Award, 2003
  • DRI Service Award, 2006
  • Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel Recognition of Merit, 2006
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Terex Corporation Outstanding Product Liability Attorney 2003, 2006, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • DRI, The Voice of the Defense Bar, Member, 1986 - Present
  • DRI, The Voice of the Defense Bar, Senior Advisor, 2012
  • DRI, The Voice of the Defense Bar, Immediate Past President, 2011
  • DRI, The Voice of the Defense Bar, President, 2010
  • DRI, The Voice of the Defense Bar, President-Elect, 2009
  • DRI, The Voice of the Defense Bar, First Vice President, 2008
  • DRI, The Voice of the Defense Bar, Second Vice President, 2007
  • DRI, The Voice of the Defense Bar , Board of Directors, 2003 - 2006
  • Law Institute Committee, Member, 2001 - 2006
  • Products Liability Committee, Chair, 2001 - 2003
  • Products Liability Committee, Vice-Chair, 1999 - 2001
  • Agricultural, Construction, Mining and Industrial Equipment SLG, Co-Chairman, 1997 - 1999
  • Fire & Property Damage SLG, Co-Chairman, 1995 - 1997
  • Lawyers for Civil Justice, Board Member, 2007 - Present
  • International Association of Defense Counsel , Member, 1988 - Present
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, Member, 2010 - Present
  • Products Liability Advisory Council, Member, 2006 - Present
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Council, Member, 2011 - Present
  • Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel, Member, 2003 - Present
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association, Member, 1981 - Present
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Member, 1981 - Present
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association, Member, 1994 - Present

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Tau Kappa Epsilon