Cody L. Hill has successfully represented clients in high-stakes cases across the country. Cody has worked at Nix Patterson his entire legal career and has developed a diverse practice primarily focused on class actions, securities fraud, corporate governance, government representation, whistleblower actions, oil and gas litigation, business disputes, and personal injury cases.
Since joining Nix Patterson in 2015, Cody has contributed to the firm’s successful prosecution of numerous cases and recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars for its clients. Examples of Cody’s experience include his representation of:
- Institutional investors and shareholders – Cody recently was one of the firm’s lead lawyers in a securities fraud class action against SeaWorld in which the firm recovered a $65 million class settlement just 1 week prior to trial.
- State Governments – Cody was a member of the firm’s trial team that represented the State of Oklahoma in the first trial in the country against opioid manufacturers in 2019. Overall, the firm’s representation of the State of Oklahoma in opioid litigation resulted in the recovery of over $900 million in settlements for the State.
- Oil and Gas Royalty Owners – Cody has represented royalty owners in numerous class and individual actions, recovering hundreds of millions of dollars from some of the largest oil and gas companies in the world.
- Whistleblowers – Cody has represented whistleblowers in reporting fraud to the SEC, DOJ and Treasury Department, and successfully litigated False Claims Act qui tam actions involving healthcare and other fraud on behalf of the government.
Before law school, Cody was a four-year letterman on the University of Texas football team that played defensive back, including in the 2010 Big XII and National Championship games. After college, Cody spent two years clerking for his mentor and a legendary Texas trial lawyer, Broadus Spivey. Observing Mr. Spivey try numerous cases to jury verdicts confirmed Cody’s desire to become a trial lawyer.
At Baylor Law School, Cody competed in multiple national competitions as a member of the school’s mock trial and moot court teams. As a result of his success in trial advocacy, Cody was awarded a scholarship to to attend the Advanced School of the Trial at the Academy of the Advocate at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where he was named the Top Advocate. Cody’s work on the Baylor Law Review also earned him the distinction of being named the Baylor Law Review Student of the Year in his 3L year.