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 from 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

  • 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.

    Tomás Saenz Jr. Avatar Tomás Saenz Jr.
    August 20, 2018

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

    Adan Garcia Avatar Adan Garcia
    October 10, 2017

    I would like to say thank you for outstanding service your law firm has extended to me. You have been over the top amazing, organized, and timely. Your personality and professionalism are huge assets to your firm ... Thank you again from the bottom of our heart �VKR Family

    Salinas E Myrna Avatar Salinas E Myrna
    February 17, 2018
  • positive review  A year ago today, New Years Day, I was in a major car accident. In the emergency room, I called my family. One of the next calls I made was to Hitesh. Mr. Chugani was on the other side of the world on vacation, and he *still* took my call first time. Even some of my family members didn’t answer my call. Hitesh did. I am going to make this as brief as possible, but it is important that anyone reading this understands. Hitesh implored me to focus on recovering myself and he would handle everything on the legal end. Well, he most certainly did. Far above and beyond. However, what truly touched my heart was how often he would check in on me to make sure that I was doing okay. He would ask about how I’m feeling emotionally and physically constantly. I write this as my eyes swell with tears because other than my mother, nobody checked in on me and exhibited more genuine care for my emotional well being (as well as physical) like Hitesh did. Everything he said would happen, came to pass. He went so far above and beyond that it is impossible for me to put into words what he means to me and my heart. He was (and is) not only the consummate professional and incredible at what he does, but he is such an amazing human being. He gave me far and away the best customer service experience I’ve ever had in my life. I will carry that with me as long as I live. Thank you, Hitesh. One year later, I’m driving again, I have recovered and everything that was bad is now just a memory and in the past. But everything you did for me and how you went above and beyond will live with me in my heart and soul for the rest of my life. The greatest customer service experience of my life was given to me by HKC Law. The highest personal and professional recommendation I can possibly give. I would say Hitesh is a one in a million, but he is not. He is an absolute gem. They just don’t make them like him. This is the highest recommendation I can possibly give. And should anything ever happen again involving any type of legalities, I can rest assured that I will place it in the hands of the absolute best, HKC Law. I won’t even have to think twice. Give any legal issues to HKC Law, and then just rest. I promise you that you will get the greatest outcome possible. I always keep one of his cards next to my car keys, so that I may always remember all he did for me. But to be honest, I don’t need it. I think about him and thank God for him everyday of my life. Thank you, Hitesh, with all my heart.

    Joshua Fraustro Avatar Joshua Fraustro
    January 2, 2019

    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

    Pete Balderas Avatar Pete Balderas
    November 9, 2018

    Hitesh is a ruthless advocate for his clients. I'm proud to have worked with him.

    Alex Aguirre Avatar Alex Aguirre
    January 12, 2018