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Mary Kirk Hillyard
Partner (Retired)

Mary Kirk Hillyard, a native of Coronado, California, graduated from San Diego State University in 1972. After working in the medical education field, she attended the University of California, Hastings School of law, from which she graduated in 1979. She was admitted to the California State Bar and Northern District of the Federal Court in 1980.

Ms. Hillyard began her legal career in 1981 when she joined the firm of Glaspy & Glaspy. She became a partner there in 1988. before leaving in 1993 to become the resident partner of the San Francisco office of Prindle, Decker & Amaro LLP.

Initally, her practice involved a broad range of casualty defense litigation including product liability, premises liability, toxic tort, construction defect and personal injury. She currently specializes in product and premises liability, with an emphasis in asbestos and pharmaceutical litigation.

Ms. Hillyard is a member of the California and San Francisco County Bar Associations. the Defense Research Institute and the Association of Northern California Defense Counsel.