George Hittner is a Managing Director in our Texas Partner Practice Group. In this role, George is focused on partner and practice group placement as well as Texas office openings for established law firms.
George and his wife, Erica, and two children, Henry and Hazel, live in Houston and Austin (with their myriad pets). In their free time, George and his family enjoy escaping the hustle and bustle of the city to be at their ranch near La Grange.
Prior to joining Major, Lindsey & Africa, George spent seven years as general counsel, corporate secretary and senior vice president of Government Relations at American Traffic Solutions (ATS), a North American market leader in traffic safety solutions. At ATS, George managed the company’s full spectrum of legal and legislative affairs, including building the company’s in-house legal and legislative teams. While at ATS, he was named “Litigator of the Year 2013” by the Arizona Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel and Az Business Magazine based on his legal work in the road safety photo enforcement industry.
A Texas native, George previously served as the statewide campaign manager for the successful re-election campaign of the former Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice. He also worked for then-Governor George W. Bush’s successful re-election campaign and in the Texas State Legislature for a State Senator, and he served as a White House appointee at the United States Department of Labor. George began his legal career in the Business Litigation and Labor and Employment sections of the Houston office of Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.
George actively consults on various civic, political and community affairs on the local, state and federal levels. He served as a member of the initial onboarding “beachhead team” at the United States Department of Transportation for Secretary Elaine Chao.
George has been a frequent lecturer on the subjects of law, American government and politics.
The University of Texas School of Law: J.D.
University of Virginia, Darden Graduate School of Business: M.B.A.
The University of Texas, LBJ School of Public Affairs: Master of Public Affairs
Texas A&M University: B.S., Political Science
Wentworth Military Academy: A.A.
State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Arizona
Bar of the United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Arizona
United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
Boy Scouts of America (National Council Committee Member; Eagle Scout)
Houston Firefighters Foundation, Founder and Board Member
Houston Police Foundation, Founding Member