I was never one of those kids who knew from grade school what he wanted to be when he grew up. I knew I liked helping people, and I knew I admired superheroes for fighting to protecting others from injustice. But hey, what kid didn’t?
When it was time to pick a major in college, I decided to let one of my many interests guide me — engineering. I breezed through my classes in North Dakota and was happy with my choice in degree. Still, I wondered if I should explore my options further and decided to talk it over with one of my professors. After our conversation, that professor suggested I try out a pre-law class about supreme court justices and the decisions they make. I ended up liking the class so much that I decided to pursue the interest further. So I got my degree in engineering then went on to the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego.
During law school, I began working at a nearby law firm. In 2005, I got my Juris Doctor, joined that practice full time, and began working my way up toward the position of junior partner. By the time I had reached that role, though, I realized it was time for me to move on and start my own firm. Despite the invaluable experience I gained there, I knew I could provide better service to my clients by offering them more personalized attention. That’s ultimately why I struck out and established the Law Offices of Robert L. Hill, APC.
I wasn’t born into a family of lawyers. I just liked the idea of fighting for others and getting justice. I couldn’t be Superman, so I became an attorney.