Higgins Benjamin, PLLC, is pleased to announce that Judge Robert N. “Bob” Hunter Jr. is rejoining the firm. His practice will focus on alternative dispute resolution, federal and state appeals, and election law, effective April 1, 2019. Hunter has recently been appointed to the American Arbitration Association Commercial Disputes panel and has been a certified mediator in North Carolina since 1994.

Hunter served over 10 years on the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of North Carolina, during which he authored over 1,000 decisions. Before joining the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court, Hunter completed his J.D. at the University of North Carolina School of Law and was licensed in 1973. In 2014, he received his LL.M. at Duke University School of Law. While presiding on the bench, Judge Hunter served as adjunct professor at three law schools: N.C. Central University School of Law, Elon University School of Law and Wake Forest University School of Law.

Higgins Benjamin managing partner Bert Andia remarked, “We feel very fortunate that Judge Hunter is joining Higgins Benjamin. He has garnered respect for his legal prowess and hard work from a wide spectrum of lawyers and interests.”