The Hilsee Group analyzes the adequacy of mass communication legal notifications for judges, special masters and lawyers.

Class Action Notice Experts

“Mr. Hilsee, I am very impressed that the notice was able to reach–be delivered to 97.5 percent members of the class. That, to me, is admirable . . .”

– Judge Douglas L. Combs
District of Oklahoma

The Hilsee Group principals

Todd B. Hilsee
Todd B. Hilsee

Todd Bruce Hilsee was the first person judicially recognized as an expert on class action notice in published decisions in the United States and in Canada. Mr. Hilsee has authored and co-authored numerous articles on notice and due process.

Barbara C. Hilsee

With 25 years of professional media advertising experience, she is the leading expert in efforts requiring international notice, dissemination among highly targeted, hard-to-reach audiences, and broadcast media.

A Blueprint for good notice

The Hilsee Group collaborated with the Federal Judicial Center to create a judges’ checklist for class action notice campaigns.

Key topics include:
Will notice effectively reach a high percentage of the class?
Will the notices come to the attention of the class?
Are the notices informative and in plain, easy to understand language?
Are all of the rights and options easy to act upon?

Coming on the heels of the FJC’s Model Plain Language Notices, which Todd Hilsee collaborated to write and design, the FJC’s Judges’ Class Action Notice and Claims Process Checklist and Plain Language.