MEET ROBERT HUNTER
My law practice is focused on civil matters, serving local clients in addition to institutional clients with a national and an international consumer base. Much of this work concerns collections. Collections are a large portion of the district court calendar. I am also well-grounded in other civil areas, such as business, construction and insurance disputes. This more than prepares me for the court's small claims docket.
As for criminal matters, I served as a deputy prosecutor for the East Wenatchee Municipal Court when I came to town in 1998. Since then I have continued to represent clients with their infractions or misdemeanors as the occasion arises. This experience along with my knowledge of the law pertaining to vehicular accidents has given me a strong understanding of the rules of the road. The district court requires such knowledge.
My Personal Story
I am a 61 year old Christian who attends Eastmont Baptist Church, plays on a senior softball team, and studies the law for a living. I have four kids: two in their twenties and two who are six and four. My wife and I have been married for 14 years and enjoy skiing.
In growing up on the north end of Detroit as a foster child, I learned to overcome adversity. HUD tore my neighborhood down when I was 14, shortly after my foster mother passed away. My foster father lived until my junior year in college. My foster parents who were without high school degrees, left a strong influence over me to continue my education.
After graduating from Wayne State University in 1981, UCLA accepted me into its nationally acclaimed UCLA paralegal program. In 1995, I was admitted into the University of Minnesota Law School that was rated the 16th best law school by U.S. News & World Report. There I was awarded a scholarship that paid virtually all of my tuition.
In 1998-99 I served as an East Wenatchee deputy prosecutor. In 1999-2003 I defended people involved in vehicular accidents. Afterwards, I built a law practice focused on debtor-creditor law.
Professional & Community Affiliations
Washington State Bar Association
Chelan/Douglas County Bar Association
King County Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
East Wenatchee Planning Commission 2013-present, currently sitting as chairman
Eastmont Baptist Church, Personnel Committee Member
Northwest Baptist Foundation Board Member, Investment Committee Member 2010-17
Habitat for Humanity, Seattle Chapter 1993-94 & Wenatchee Valley Chapter 2003-05 Board Member
American Bar Association, Student Liaison for Affordable Housing Forum, 1996-97
Volunteer Attorney Services
Admitted as an attorney to practice law in
all Washington State Courts
United States District Court, Eastern District for Washington
United States District Court, Western District for Washington
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
University of Minnesota Law School- Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Juris Doctorate, May, 1998. Dean’s List (1995-98). National Moot Court Member, Awarded Royal A. Stone Memorial Scholarship (1995-98)
University of California at Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California.
ABA approved Attorney Assistant Training Program, offered in cooperation with the UCLA School of Law, Completed March, 1984
Wayne State University - Detroit, Michigan.
Bachelor of Arts Degree. Majors in English and Philosophy. June, 1981
Debate Team Member