Mr. Hillsley is a Partner in MKC&I’s Philadelphia office. He is a graduate of Widener University School of Law and Ithaca College. Mr. Hillsley is an experienced civil litigator who has tried a number of cases to verdict. His practice is broad-based, including the fields of product liability, environmental and toxic torts, professional liability, general liability, construction, trucking and transportation, commercial litigation, employment claims, and general business litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hillsley was a partner at small law firm in Philadelphia.
Product liability litigation is a major aspect of Mr. Hillsley’s practice. Over the last 18 years, he has represented a variety of manufacturers and distributors in cases involving industrial machinery, electrical products, plastic injection molding, and consumer products, among others. In environmental and toxic tort litigation, Mr. Hillsley has extensive experience handling claims of asbestos and benzene exposure, as well as health effects of products in the petroleum industry. In his toxic tort work, he is involved in cutting-edge genetic testing for markers that show pre-disposition for leukemia, a topic on which he spoke at the 2016 CLM Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. In construction litigation, Mr. Hillsley has defended numerous lawsuits against property owners, general contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, and equipment suppliers involving construction defects and construction site accidents resulting in personal injury, death, property damage, and business losses.
Mr. Hillsley is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.