America’s Leading Business Lawyers has referred to Bob Hill as a “first-rate lawyer” who is “not only ‘extraordinary’ in the courtroom, but also able to diffuse a dispute before it goes to trial.”
Mr. Hill is a co-founder and shareholder of Hill & Robbins, P.C. His practice historically focused on complex commercial litigation, including antitrust, securities, and pension litigation and has been recognized by Chambers USA as “the preeminent class action lawyer in the Rocky Mountain area.”
Mr. Hill graduated first in his class from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1970, and was co-editor-in-chief of the Law Review. After graduating, he served as a law clerk to United States District Court Judge Warren J. Ferguson in the Central District of California, and worked as an associate with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Covington & Burling.
Upon returning to Colorado, Mr. Hill taught antitrust law and civil procedure as a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at the University of Colorado School of Law. He served as First Assistant Attorney General of the State of Colorado from 1975 to 1978 where he founded the Antitrust Section of the Colorado Attorney General’s office.
Since starting Hill & Robbins in 1978, his work has been responsible for many of the largest civil-damage recoveries in the state. He served as co-lead counsel for a consumer class in the New Mexico Natural Gas Antitrust Litigation which recovered a settlement of approximately $75 million. He also served as court-appointed liaison counsel in the Alert Income Partners Securities Litigation, garnering a $64 million settlement, and as class co-counsel in The Kidder Peabody Cases, recovering $50 million for the class. He has been involved in multiple class actions on behalf of pension beneficiaries, including the IBM Pension Litigation which resulted in a recovery in excess of $300 million for the class members. More recently he was class co-counsel in a suit brought by retailers against EchoStar Corporation (DISH) that recovered more than $70 million and a consumer class action brought against American Family Insurance Company that recovered $31.5 million.
Mr. Hill has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for “Business Litigation” since 1991, and has been named to every one of their listings of “Bet-the-Company” litigators, one of the publication’s most prestigious lists.
America’s Leading Business Lawyers named Mr. Hill one of the three best lawyers in Colorado for General Commercial Litigation, and he received the Award for Best of the Bar for Antitrust Law. In 2005, the University of Colorado School of Law awarded him the Knous Award, the highest award given by the Law School.
Mr. Hill has also received many awards for community service over the years, including the National Philanthropy Day Award as the Outstanding Volunteer in Colorado (2003) and the Colorado Bar Association’s Hoagland Award for Public Service. Mr. Hill was the co-founder of Invest in Kids and served as a board member for more than a decade. He was the founding board member and has been the board chair of the Nurse-Family Partnership, a nationally recognized evidence based nurse home visitation program for at-risk families and their children, since the organization’s formation in 2003. Mr. Hill also chairs the board of International Development Enterprises (iDE), a non-profit using a market based approach to help the rural poor in Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America.
Admitted to Practice
B.A., University of Nebraska at Lincoln (1967)
J.D., University of Colorado, first in class (1970)