Areas of Practice

HKC Law Firm was founded with one goal in mind: To treat our clients like family. We pride ourselves on keeping you informed on all aspects of your legal situation, from start to finish.


We take injuries seriously.


Let us help you sort through the immigration process.


Representing your interests.


On your side to interpret contract law.



HKC Law Firm was founded with one goal in mind: To treat our clients like family. We pride ourselves on keeping you informed on all aspects of your legal situation, from start to finish.

Unlike most firms, when you contact HKC Law Firm you will speak to an attorney, not a paralegal or assistant. HKC Law Firm provides a unique legal experience unavailable anywhere in the Rio Grande Valley. You can expect an attention to detail never experienced before.

Consultations and one on one attorney phone calls are free.

HKC Law Firm is dedicated to giving back to the community. We understand the social responsibility that comes with being a law firm and embrace them. This firm seeks to help out those that cannot help themselves, and will never turn away an individual with financial constraints.

The Law Journal

Prudent advice for our clients.

The Common Law vs. Statutory Law

What’s the difference between “common law” and “statutory law”? Here’s a snapshot fromย Wikipedia: Common law as opposed to statutory law and regulatory law Black’s Law Dictionary, 10th Ed., gives as definition 1, “1. The body of law derived from judicial decisions, rather than from statutes or constitutions; [synonym] CASELAW, [contrast] STATUTORY LAW.”[4] (Black’s Law Dictionary […]

The Origin of the Law

We talk about prudent practices, but when and where did the law begin? One branch is the Manu Smriti or “codes of Manu.”

About The Attorney

Hitesh K. Chugani was born in Laredo, Texas and was raised in McAllen, Texas. He attended South Texas High School For Health Professions in Mercedes, Texas and later graduated from the University of Texas Pan American (now the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley) with double majors in Criminal Justice and Sociology. After undergrad, he attended St. Mary’s University School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor. While attending St. Mary’s School of Law, he was a founding member of the Asian Pacific American Law Student’s Association and was active in mock trials and student trial advocacy. Upon graduation, he received St. Mary University School of Law’s Certificate of Pro Bono Service Award. Mr. Chugani currently lives in McAllen, Texas and serves the entire Rio Grande Valley.

Client Testimonials

  • positive review  I had the privilege of having Mr. Chugani represent me in court. I can honestly say this experience re instilled in me trust in the judicial system as Mr. Chugani fought for me from the beginning until the end. No brokering back room deals for his clients, Mr. Chugani believes in his clients and will fight for their rights till the bitter end. I had the honor of watching this man's knowledge of the law play out in the court room. After countless attempts by the opposing side, Mr. Chugani remained steadfast, and never once faltered. Ultimately my case was dismissed. I strongly recommend Mr. Chugani. If you are in a fight within the court system, this is who you want on your corner. - Pedro Balderas

    thumb Pete Balderas
    November 9, 2018

    positive review  Hitesh K. Chugani recently represented me in a highly critical and sensitive legal situation I was involved in. It was immediately evident through working with him that he was/is knowledgeable, experienced, and respectful. During the legal process he spent ample time walking me through the process and ensuring that I understood what was expected of me. Hitesh and his office provided excellent service, demonstrating professionalism and personal attention to all details of my upcoming legal situation. I highly recommend Hitesh K. Chugani-HKC Law Firm!

    thumb OJ Gonzalez
    September 8, 2019

    5 star review  Attorney Chugani is truly THE lawyer you want on your side. Chugani is incredibly knowledgeable, proactive, organized, and experienced. At the beginning of my case, he asked me what was the most important thing to me and did everything he could to win my case. And he did. Although it wasn't an easy case, he was persistent and always with the same energy as day one. You know you have a great lawyer when the courtroom applauds for him after defending you. Thank you, Mr. Chugani.

    thumb Tomรกs Saenz Jr.
    August 20, 2018
  • 5 star review  Hitesh is a ruthless advocate for his clients. I'm proud to have worked with him.

    thumb Alex Aguirre
    January 12, 2018

    5 star review  HKC is a reliable and trustworthy firm that understands their clients.

    thumb Adan Garcia
    October 10, 2017

    5 star review  Amazing firm!!!! Honest, giving, trustworthy, and fair!!! He is willing to go above and beyond. His advice is the best and he truly CARES about his clients and their rights. More than anything, he knows the law and knows how to fight in the client's best interest without backing down or sacrificing what is right. He gives advice anytime!!! He's not just your 9:00-5:00, on the clock attorney!! I would recommend this firm to anyone!!!!

    thumb Angela Forte
    September 4, 2015