Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Hilary Creary
Hilary Creary has been volunteering with Legal Aid Programs in Broward since 1998. During this time, she has assisted over 75 clients, mostly helping survivors of domestic violence to resolve their family law issues. Hilary has also volunteered with the Legal Aid Telephone Advice and Counsel Hotline since 2017.
Hilary Creary received her B.A. and J.D. from Nova Southeastern University. At her practice, Hilary Creary, P.A., she practices in all areas of family law and is also a Guardian ad Litem and Family Law Mediator. Ms. Creary’s philosophy in life is “Tikkun Olam” – the repair of the world. To that end, she believes in giving back to the legal community. She is currently a member of the Florida Bar Board of Governors representing the 17th Circuit and has held leadership positions in multiple voluntary Bar Associations including T. J. Reddick Bar Association, Broward County Women Lawyers Association, Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association, and the Caribbean Bar Association. She is also a founding member and Legal Advisor to the Jamaican Women of Florida organization, which is dedicated to educating and empowering Jamaican Women.
Hilary believes in supporting the larger community and received the 2018 Florida Bar President’s Award for Pro Bono Service in the 17th Judicial Circuit for her tireless representation of clients who could not otherwise afford legal services. When she is not representing clients, or mediating family law matters, Ms. Creary is the legal advisor to the Greater Pompano Beach Margate and Lighthouse Point Chamber of Commerce. Hilary and her husband Daryl, are the proud parents of Charles, Diona, and David, and doting grandparents of Gavin.