Hines & Maxwell, PLLC

Your Advocate in Real Estate Law

Hines & Maxwell, PLLC is your trusted legal partner in Cleburne, Texas. We are deeply rooted in the community, serving Johnson County and the surrounding areas with a commitment to excellence, integrity, and personalized service. Our firm stands out in the realm of real estate law, led by Attorney Mark Hines, the only lawyer in Johnson County to be board certified in residential real estate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Mark's board certification is a testament to his exceptional expertise and dedication in the field of real estate law. This prestigious certification, earned by only about 7% of all Texas attorneys, distinguishes Mark as a leading attorney in his field. It is a mark of excellence and a distinguishing accomplishment, achieved through an extensive peer review process and a thorough written examination administered by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Real Estate Law & More

At Hines & Maxwell, PLLC, we offer a comprehensive range of legal services in addition to our emphasis on real estate law. Our legal expertise extends to handling deeds, contracts, purchase and sale documents, property disputes, and more for both residential and commercial properties.

We understand the complexities of real estate transactions and disputes, and we are committed to providing practical, results-oriented solutions to our clients' real estate legal issues.

Our approach is simple: we listen, we understand, and we help. We take the time to understand your unique situation, your needs, and your goals. We then work diligently to provide the legal support and guidance you need, always with your best interests at heart.

We believe that our clients are more than just cases; they are our neighbors, our friends, and our community. That's why we strive to build long-lasting relationships based on trust, respect, and mutual understanding. When you choose Hines & Maxwell, PLLC, you're not just getting a lawyer; you're gaining a partner who will stand by your side every step of the way.

Mark Hines, Attorney-at-Law

Mark Hines


Attorney Mark Hines 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 State Bar of Texas and the Johnson County Bar Association. He currently serves as the district chairperson of the District 7 grievance committee for the State Bar of Texas, which analyzes and processes grievances filed against attorneys in that district.

Mark also serves on the Real Estate Legislative Affairs Committee for the Real Estate Probate and Trusts Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, which is responsible for reviewing new legislation and informing other practitioners of the legislation which impacts real estate, probate, and trust attorneys. Mark is a past board member of the Cleburne Chamber of Commerce and is a past Treasurer of the Johnson County Bar Association.

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
  • Foreclosures

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


  • Guardianship of the Person
  • Guardianship of the Estate

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified in Residential Real Estate

Board Certified - Texas Board of Legal Specialization - Residential Real Estate Law

Why should you opt for an attorney with Board Certification in Residential Real Estate Law?

The prerequisites for this certification are:

  • A minimum of 5 years of full-time law practice as an active member of the Texas State Bar;
  • At least 3 years of experience in Real Estate Law, with a yearly minimum of 30% significant engagement in general Real Estate Law and a yearly minimum of 20% concentration on Residential Real Estate Law specifically;
  • Endorsements from judges and fellow lawyers in the field, who have been thoroughly vetted;
  • Completion of 20 hours of continuing legal education in Real Estate Law, approved by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS);
  • Fulfillment of all TBLS Standards for Attorney Certification; and
  • Successful passing of a rigorous 6-hour examination in Real Estate Law.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2006


  • 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

The Experienced Local Law Firm

Connected To Our Texas Community

As proud members of the Cleburne, Texas community, we at Hines & Maxwell, PLLC deeply care about the individuals and businesses that call Johnson County, Texas their home. When you consult with our attorneys, you can expect a welcoming environment where you can comfortably discuss your concerns.

Whether you're navigating your responsibilities as an executor or dealing with a complex business partnership dispute, we are here to provide professional, top-tier legal counsel in a relaxed setting.

Our firm's deep connections within Johnson County and its vibrant communities enable us to tap into a wealth of resources. We know exactly who to reach out to for answers to any questions that may arise, and our established relationships with respected local businesses often allow us to extend our resources beyond our own offices. At Hines & Maxwell, PLLC, our clients are our utmost priority, and we are committed to always acting in your best interest.

I recently was in the process of selling a large piece of property and needed Mark's expertise in real estate law to help me with some complex issues. Mark went to extra effort to set make time to accommodate me, despite his busy schedule. He was extremely helpful and put my mind to ease about the many legal questions I had. I would not hesitate to use him again and would certainly highly recommend him to any of my friends or family.

Keith A Johnson County, Texas

Mark & Kevin are great attorneys! When you need real estate / business attorneys, you should definitely call Hines-Maxwell

Erica H Cleburne, Texas

Don't hesitate to give Mark at Hines & Maxwell a call. He'll take good care of you.

Kevin W Cleburne, Texas

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