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Maxwell R. Hiltner, Esq.

Maxwell “Max” Hiltner is a trial lawyer, trying cases in state and federal courtrooms across Ohio and West Virginia. Max has handled thousands of criminal matters ranging from minor misdemeanors to murder, obtaining countless dismissals and dozens of not guilty verdicts for his clients. While building his trial career, Max formed Hiltner Law, ltd., to bring a more personal, hands on, approach to representing people charged with crimes that could affect their career, family, and freedom. 

Max’s successes in the courtroom have been featured on CBS’ 48 Hours, Law & Crime network, and Crime Watch Daily, as well as countless other publications.

In addition to preparing for trial or being in trial, Max is a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College in Wyoming and was recently selected to join the teaching faculty.  Additionally, Max teaches trial advocacy at the University of Akron School of Law’s Summer Trial Academy.

Max also lectures, presents, and/or teaches trial advocacy to various legal organizations throughout Ohio including Bar Associations, law schools, and other lawyers.

Max has degrees in History, Political Science, and Philosophy from Ashland University, where he was also a full-scholarship, two-sport athlete, and multiple time Academic All-American in both Soccer and Track. 

Max’s affiliations include:

Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College- Staff

University of Akron School of Law Summer Trial Academy- Adjunct Professor

Max is admitted to practice in:

Ohio (State and Federal)

West Virginia (State and Federal)


Mobile : (330) 475-3164

Office : (330) 253-7171

Fax : (330) 253-7174

Hiltner Law, ltd.

The Delaware Building

137 King James Way, Ste 201

Akron, OH 44308

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