Kate Coscarelli 732-937-7548 or [email protected]
ATLANTIC CITY — Robert
B. Hille was sworn in last night as president of the New Jersey State Bar
Justice Stuart Rabner administered the oath of office at the association’s
installation dinner at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa in Atlantic City.
A partner at McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter,
Hille concentrates on insurance and healthcare law and represents many
professionals. He has been published and lectured widely in both areas. He is
certified by the Supreme Court as a civil trial attorney, and is a member of
the Court’s Civil Practice Committee.
Hille said he is honored to represent the voice and
interests of association members and carry on the mission of the organization
on behalf of the profession.
“I am committed to the association and its mission,” said
Hille. “My term is not about me, but a one-year honor to serve the members. I
am prepared to take up the ongoing efforts set out by my predecessors to continue
to make gains for the profession, protect it and preserve its important role in
In the year
ahead, Hille said he plans to focus the energies of the association on advancing
legislation that will put professionals on an even playing field; boosting the
efforts of solo and small-firm attorneys who not only form the backbone of the
profession but also make critical contributions to the state’s economy;
fortifying the organization’s efforts on behalf of veterans and a diversionary program
to address their specific needs; and coordinating a comprehensive review of court
rules and other mechanisms to find ways to address the practice needs of
members do great things and we want to keep helping them. Now is the time to be
proactive and work together with all three branches of government to ensure the
profession remains a thriving part of our democracy,” he said.
association activities have been extensive. He previously served as a trustee
of the state bar association, and is chair of the Finance and Operations,
Insurance Benefits and Amicus
committees. He also is a member of the Long-Term Planning, Malpractice
Insurance, and Meeting Arrangements and Planning committees, and is a member of
the Certified Attorneys Section. He is also a trustee of the New Jersey State
Bar Foundation. Hille is a former president of the Bergen County Bar Association.
He is a graduate of Bucknell
University and earned his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.
Hille is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, the United States
Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Hille is married and has two daughters.