Mark Hines, Attorney-at-Law

Johnson County, Texas Attorney

Mark Hines, Attorney at LawMark and his family have lived in Cleburne for many years. He was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, where his father practiced medicine. At the age of 16, Mark became an Eagle Scout, an accomplishment he is still proud of today. After attending college at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas (where he double majored in Business Administration and Finance), Mark attended law school at The University of Houston.

After practicing briefly in Corpus Christi and San Antonio, Mark decided to move to Cleburne. His initial plan was to live in a new place, meet some new people, and move on after a couple of years. Mark’s plans changed quickly after he met his wife-to-be, a local girl named Lindsey. Many years later, and after two kids, two horses, two dogs, Mark is happily stuck in Cleburne and has no plans of leaving any time soon.

Mark is a Member of the Texas Bar Association and the Johnson County Bar Association. Mark is also a member of the Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Section of the State Bar of Texas. Mark also enjoys being active in the local community. He is the Treasurer of the Johnson County Bar Association, is on the Leadership Committee for the Chamber Of Commerce Young Professionals, and enjoys getting involved at his local church.

Areas of Practice

Real Estate (residential and commercial)

  • Deeds
  • Contracts
  • Purchase and Sale Documents
  • Lending Documents
  • Construction Documents
  • Development Projects
  • Leases
  • Mechanic's Liens
  • Property Disputes
  • Governmental Compliance

Corporate Formation and Representation

  • Creating Corporations, LLC's, etc.
  • Drafting Corporate Documents
  • Handling Purchase and Sale of Business
  • Collections
  • Corporate Representation in Litigation

Estate Planning

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Power of Attorney
  • Medical Power of Attorney
  • DNR/Physician's Directive
  • Designation of Guardian
  • Other Related Documents

Probate

  • Probate of Will
  • Probate as Muniment of Title
  • Affidavit of Heirship
  • Small Estate Affidavit

Foreclosures

Guardianship

  • Guardianship of the Person
  • Guardianship of the Estate

Litigation

Litigation Percentage
15% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Board Certified in Residential Real Estate

Certified Legal Specialties
Board Certified in Residential Real Estate

Bar Admissions
Texas, 2006

Education

  • University of Houston College of Law, Houston, Texas
    J.D. - 2006
  • St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas
    B.A. - 2002
    Business Administration and Finance

Honors and Awards

  • Eagle Scout

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Bar Association, Member
  • Johnson County Bar Association, Member
  • Johnson County Bar Association, Treasurer
  • State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Sections, Member

Kevin Maxwell, Attorney at Law

Professional & Experienced Lawyer

Kevin graduated from the Texas A & M University School of Law (formerly Texas Wesleyan School of Law) in May of 2011, where he was a member of the law review and moot court honor society. While attending law school, Kevin had the privilege of serving as an intern for both a Federal District Judge and Federal Bankruptcy Judge. Since graduation, Kevin has primarily practiced in Johnson County, Texas, working for three and a half years for the firm of Lummus, Hallman, Pritchard & Baker, P.C.

Recently, Kevin and his wife, Stephanie, purchased a home just outside of Cleburne and adjacent to the farm his family acquired. As a result of this, Kevin is learning to run the farm along with continuing his law practice. Kevin and Stephanie have been married since 1988 and are working hard to complete their move to Cleburne, having temporarily located to Dallas to give their youngest son, Hayden, the opportunity to attend Dallas Academy.

In the spring of 2017, Hayden will graduate from Dallas Academy and his family’s transition to Cleburne will be completed. In addition to Hayden, Kevin and Stephanie have two older “children”. Kendall, their daughter, who will be attending North Texas State University, having completed her Associates Degree at Richland College. And Cole, their oldest son, who just completed his service in the United States Air Force and who returned home to help Kevin run the farm and to enroll at Hill County College where he will begin work towards earning a Construction Management Degree.

Prior to attending law school, Kevin completed his undergraduate work at the University of Texas at Arlington, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance in 1989. Upon graduation, he accepted a Financial Analyst position with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. While working for the Federal Reserve, Kevin also served as a Bank Holding Company Inspector and Bank Examiner during the height of the then existing banking crisis.

In 1994, Kevin embarked on a second career in the residential construction industry, beginning as a construction manager and progressing to a project manager for a large local home building contractor. Eventually, Kevin took the opportunity to open his own contracting company, and in 1999 opened Covenant Builder Group, Inc. Kevin grew the company from $1.3 million in revenues during its first year of operation to over $4.0 million in revenue. However, with the next banking and housing crisis progressing, and with Stephanie’s encouragement, Kevin decided to pursue his long-held dream of becoming an attorney.

Kevin’s background in banking, financial analysis and the construction industry has served him well since entering the practice of law. He relied heavily on this experience while working closely with Jim Hallman in his estate planning, probate, real estate and corporate law practice. Upon Mr. Hallman’s retirement, Kevin decided to join forces with Mark Hines to form the firm, Hines & Maxwell, PLLC, where he carries on in the same practice areas he practiced while working with Mr. Hallman.

Since coming to Cleburne, Kevin has been active in the Johnson County Bar Association, and the Texas Bar Association, and also serves as council for the Cleburne Economic Foundation. Upon finalizing their move to Cleburne, Kevin and Stephanie look forward to being able to join a local church and having the opportunity to become more active in the local community.

Areas of Practice

  • Business

Education

  • Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas
    (formerly Texas Wesleyan University School of Law)
    J.D. - April, 2011
  • University of Texas at Arlington
    B.A. - 1989
    Finance

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Cleburne Economic Foundation
Hines & Maxwell, PLLC

Our Practice Areas

At Hines Maxwell in Cleburne, Texas we practice real estate law, business and commercial law, civil litigation, estate planning, and probate / estate administration. Hines-Maxwell provides legal counsel you can trust! We are proud members of our community, and we care about the people and businesses that call Cleburne and Burleson home.

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