Mike Hilgers

Contact:
Office: Lincoln
402-218-2103
mhilgers@hilgersgraben.com
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Experience:
Fish & Richardson P.C. (Dallas) - Litigation
United States Court of Appeals for Fifth Circuit (New Orleans) - Law Clerk

Education:
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., Editor, The University of Chicago Law Review
Baylor University, B.S., cum laude, Economics

Admissions:
Nebraska
Texas
U.S. District Court for Nebraska
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Awards:
Rising Star, Litigation by Super Lawyers (2017)
Rising Star, Litigation by Super Lawyers (2016)
Rising Star, Litigation by Super Lawyers (2015)
Rising Star, Litigation by Super Lawyers (2014)
Rising Star, Litigation by Super Lawyers (2013)

Mike Hilgers

“If I have a complex problem that might lead to litigation or already is in litigation—no matter where in the country—I trust Mike and his team to handle it.”

Mike is a first-chair trial attorney who helps individuals and companies solve their complex legal problems in courtrooms across the country. From intellectual property and commercial cases to internal investigations, Mike has represented clients from small businesses in Nebraska to the country’s largest Fortune 500 companies.

He maintains his national practice from his home state of Nebraska, where he lives with his wife, Heather, and his four children Alice, Elsie, Clara Jane and Mike.

Recent Successes

Prism Technologies v. T-Mobile USA, Inc.:  Mike’s client T-Mobile achieved a complete defense verdict after a two-week jury trial. Mike represented T-Mobile in a multi-year, $100 million patent case as local counsel and was part of the trial team, picking the jury, cross-examining key witnesses, and advising on local strategy issues.

Clear with Computers v. Valmont: Mike resolved the web technology patent case for his client, Valmont Industries.

Camris Technologies v. Siemens, et al.: As lead counsel, Mike resolved the dispute favorably for his client Camris Technologies. After defeating defendants’ dispositive motion and winning a variety of discovery motions, the case resolved on the eve of trial.

Kaavo v. Tier 3, et al.: Mike represented CenturyLink-owned companies in two related patent cases, both involving cloud computing technology, filed in the District of Delaware. Mike argued and won motions to stay discovery in each case; after a successful Alice motion invalidating the independent claims of the parent patent, the cases settled.