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Robert Hill works on a wide range of commercial litigation matters involving personal and business defamation, contract disputes, real property disputes, contract disputes, and patent litigation. Mr. Hill has experience with all phases of civil litigation, including drafting complaints, written and deposition discovery, dispositive motions, and trial. Mr. Hill has second chaired a federal False Claims Act trial that resulted in a jury verdict dismissing a multimillion-dollar fraud claim against his client. He has acted as the principal associate for two major defamation cases, including one which was finally adjudicated in the Arizona Supreme Court. In addition to his principal concentrations, Mr. Hill has resolved quiet title matters, garnishment issues, and trademark disputes on behalf of major clients.

Concentrations

  • Defamation
  • Patent Litigation
  • Contract disputes

Capabilities

Experience

  • Second chaired jury trial on behalf of defendant against Federal False Claims act claim resulting in complete defense verdict.
  • Principal associate supporting defense of client from claim for defamation in political context, team obtained dismissal of matter in client’s favor in the Arizona Supreme Court.
  • Second chaired all pre-trial activities in substantial business defamation lawsuit involving false negative reviews of client’s services resulting in a settlement just prior to trial.
  • Second chaired software as service contract dispute resulting in arbitration award for software developer.
  • Second chaired bench-trial relating to enforcement of HOA CC&Rs on behalf of resident resulting in injunctive relief against HOA.
  • Second chaired complex construction defect arbitration resulting in settlement before award.
  • On a pro-bono basis, analyzed evidence in major criminal matter as part of team that obtained exoneration for prisoner sentenced to life in prison for crime allegedly committed as a minor.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Commercial Litigation, 2023-2024
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, “Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars,” 2022-2023

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, 2016
    • Managing Editor, Arizona State Law Review
  • B.A., Hendrix College, 2009
Clerkships
  • Hon. Judge James P. Beene, Arizona Court of Appeals Division I, 2016-2017
Admissions
  • Arizona
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona