Hunter may be the newest estate planning attorney at our firm, but he’s no stranger to Denton—and neither is his family.
Believe it or not, Hunter is a proud seventh-generation Dentonite. In a matter of a few seconds, he can trace his family’s deep roots as far back as the early 1900s, when the Sargent General Store was the go-to place in town for residents who needed everything from peanuts to hardware and feed.
“My grandmother showed me a photo. Their phone number was 14; that was a long, long, time ago,” Hunter said with a laugh. “When I was first told, it didn’t mean as much because I was young. But it’s wild to know how deep those roots go.”
Hunter added, “There’s definitely a draw to being in Denton. Why would you leave?”
The longest Hunter has been away from Denton was when he went to college. He got his bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in public administration before going to Texas A&M University School of Law. Upon graduation, he quickly high-tailed it back to Denton.
He worked for two years as a personal injury lawyer with Sawko & Burroughs PC and then spent three years with Minor & Jester PC, dabbling in everything from family law and bankruptcy to estate planning and probate.
He joined our firm in August and felt like he finally is where he belongs.
“When I was in school, I always had the idea of doing estate planning. It just never quite lined up that way until now,” Hunter said. “Once I got the chance to work here, it was a no-brainer. Leigh Hilton has a stellar reputation in Denton. Everyone I have spoken to speaks highly of her because she obviously has the knowledge but is also a very pleasant person to be around. I think everyone here is fantastic.”
When he’s not working, Hunter is busy spending quality time with his family. He and wife, Rachel, have been married since 2014. They have two girls, Addie, 2, and Amelia, two months, and currently live in Aubrey with their dog, Bailey.
“We love being in Denton County,” Hunter said. “As soon as I finished school, I knew I wanted to come back home.”