Nix Patterson, LLP

Cody Hill

Associate / Austin


Baylor Law School, Juris Doctor (2015) with concentrations in Business Litigation and General Civil Litigation

University of St. Andrews, Scotland (2015): Academy of the Advocate, The Advanced School of the Trial

University of Texas at Austin, B.S., 2011, Political Communications; Minor: Business Foundations, McCombs School of Business

Awards and Academic Honors

National Order of the Barristers

Dean’s List

Baylor Law Review

Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 3L Baylor Law Review Student of the Year

Top Advocate at The Advanced School of the Trial, Academy of the Advocate, University of St. Andrews, Scotland

National Mock Trial and Moot Court Competitor

Academic All Big XII Team

Athletic Director’s Honor Roll

Texas Cowboys Service Organization, 2010 Newman Class

Professional Associations and Memberships

State Bar of Texas

Texas Trial Lawyers Association

Austin Bar Association

Austin Young Lawyers Association

Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association

American Association for Justice

AAJ Securities Litigation Group

AAJ Class Action Litigation Group

AAJ Qui Tam Litigation Group

Bar and Court Admissions


U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma

U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

Community Involvement

Board Member, The Everybody Helping Foundation, an Austin-based non-profit corporation and startup organization focused on technologically-advanced charitable giving


Co-Author, Professor James E. Wren & Cody . Hill, Resolving the Quandary of Conflicting Mandatory Venue Statutes in Texas, 68 BAYLOR L. REV. 85 (2016)


As an associate in the firm’s commercial litigation group, Cody Hill has a diverse practice focused on securities fraud and corporate governance litigation, energy and natural resources litigation, False Claims Act whistleblower litigation, complex class actions, commercial disputes and crisis management. Cody has experience representing aggrieved individuals and consumers, investors, business entities, state agencies and whistleblowers.

While pursuing his undergraduate degree, Cody was a four-year letterman as a defensive back on the University of Texas football team and played in the 2010 Big XII Championship and National Championship games. Cody also was a member of the Texas Cowboys Service Organization. Following his undergraduate studies, Cody clerked for Broadus A. Spivey for two years in Austin, Texas, and assisted Mr. Spivey in preparing and trying numerous cases to jury verdicts in state and federal courts. This experience confirmed Cody’s desire to become a trial lawyer.

During his time at Baylor Law School, Cody competed as an active member of the school’s mock trial and moot court teams in a number of national trial and appellate advocacy competitions and received a scholarship to be 1 of 8 U.S. law students to attend The Advanced School of the Trial at the Academy of the Advocate at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where he received the Top Advocate Award. Today, Cody regularly appears in state and federal courts across the country on behalf of the firm’s clients.