Hille Sworn in as President of New Jersey State Bar Association

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ATLANTIC CITY -- Robert B. Hille was sworn in last night as president of the New Jersey State Bar Association.

Chief 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 society.”

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 attorneys.

“Our 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.

His bar 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.