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 admired superheroes for fighting to protect 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 — Industrial Engineering & Management. I excelled in my classes at North Dakota State University and was happy with my choice in degree. Still, I wondered if I should explore other options. So I spoke with one of my professors about my interest in the legal system; he suggested I enroll in a pre-law class. I was hooked after attending a few classes. As a result, I decided to finish my degree in Industrial Engineering and apply to law school. I was fortunate enough to receive a very generous scholarship offer from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, which I accepted.
Little did I know at the time that my engineering degree would become a building block for my success in law school and beyond. Engineers are trained to look at the big picture and then break that big picture into smaller, tangible rules and goals. I applied this analytyical line of thinking throughout law school, and I continue to do so on a daily basis as I work with my clients to evaluate and analyze their options.
While in law school I worked working at a securities and business litigation law firm in downtown San Diego. After graduating as the #1 student in my law school class, and after spending a year clerking for the Honorable Justice Ronald Parraguirre of the Nevada Supreme Court, I joined the law firm as a full-time junior level associate. Over the next 7+ years I worked my way up to the position of junior partner.
I soon realized it was time for me to move on to a new challenge and start my own firm. Despite the invaluable experience I gained at the firm, I knew I could provide better service to my clients by offering them more personalized attention. That’s ultimately why I established the Law Offices of Robert L. Hill, APC in January 2015.
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.