NEIL HILLYARD 2018-03-23T14:37:45+00:00


Neil Hillyard is a trial lawyer with more than 40 years of experience representing personal injury victims. His practice covers all types of accidents leading to injury or death, including those related to:

Despite what insurance companies say about us, I take great pride in being a personal injury lawyer. I like going after the insurance company, the hospital, or the doctor on behalf of my client. It gives me great satisfaction to level the playing field for my client. – Neil Hillyard


Denver Personal injury attorney Neil Hillyard

Brief Background 

Mr. Hillyard grew up in a small farm town in Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1968. After working as a probation and parole officer for the state of Missouri in St. Louis for a year, he attended and graduated from the University of Denver Law School in 1972.

Throughout his entire legal career, spanning more than four decades, Mr. Hillyard has focused on exclusively representing accident victims and injured people. This includes both individual victims, as well as groups of victims (including an entire neighborhood in a gas leak case against a Chevron Oil gas station).

His consistent dedication and successes have earned him many professional distinctions and honors. From 1986 to 1987, Mr. Hillyard served as President of the Colorado Trial Lawyers. He was awarded that organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003. He is a Fellow in the International Society of Barristers, an invitation-only organization of trial lawyers from around the world. He has taught trial practice to other lawyers and has been called upon numerous times to speak and write about representing victims of injury or death of a loved one. In addition to being named in Best Lawyers in America for over 25 consecutive years, Mr. Hillyard has been named in Super Lawyers every year since that publication was started. Both of these recognitions are designated by peer (other lawyers’) vote.

Over his legal career, Mr. Hillyard has had multiple jury verdicts and settlements in excess of a million dollars, including a settlement in excess of $10 million. These verdicts and settlements have included awards for cases involving injuries or deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and other accidents.

Mr. Hillyard has been married to his wife, Sherry, since 1975. They have two sons. He is a long-time motorcycle rider and enthusiast, and he loves fly fishing, especially with his sons and his wife.

Professional Memberships, Admissions & Associations

  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Past President)
  • Colorado Bar Association (Member)
  • Denver Bar Association (Member)
  • Douglas-Elbert County Bar Association (Member)
  • Arapahoe County Bar Association (Member)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates , ABOTA (Member)

Professional Awards, Distinctions & Honors 

  • Recognized as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” for over 25 years in three practice areas – Plaintiff’s Personal Injury, Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice and Plaintiff’s Product Liability (1989 – Present)
  • Peer selected as one of the “Best Lawyers” in Medical Malpractice
  • Featured in Super Lawyers Magazine (2014) – Recognized for exemplary skills and knowledge in personal injury and named as one of Colorado’s Top Attorneys
  • Named to “Denver’s Top Lawyers” by 5280 Magazine (10 years in a row)
  • Awarded the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2003)
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers
  • President, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (1986 – 1987)

Client Testimonials for Neil Hillyard

Cool, calm, honest, and eager to get things done right, that’s our man Neil Hillyard. I was in a casino bus accident and am so lucky and glad to be here and alive and to have had Neil as my attorney and friend. When you spend many, many hours on the phone or in his office, he gets to know you and you get to know him and believe me he is a very concerned attorney about the welfare of one’s life. Beside Neil and his support, he has a wonderful office staff, especially Debbie, his right hand girl. Good People! – Micky

After contacting several law firms concerning my son’s brain injury, I was finally referred to Neil Hillyard. Neil took our case when others would not. His staff offers nothing but exceptional service and support. Thanks again Neil. – Dean

My wife passed away during anesthesia for minor surgery. I contacted Neil to represent me, my daughter and son in a malpractice suit. Neil and his staff were great to work with and they did a very professional job. If the need should ever arise again, I would have Neil and staff represent me. Thanks Neil for a job well done.  – Bill




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Denver, Colorado 80202