Robert W. Hunt, Of Counsel
A native of Arizona, Mr. Hunt holds Juris Doctorate and Master of Laws, Taxation, degrees from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. At McGeorge, Mr. Hunt was in the top of his class and, therefore, was inducted into the Order of the Coif and the Traynor Honor Society. He also served as President of the Moot Court Executive Committee, and was selected to receive the Outstanding Graduating Student award. Mr. Hunt also previously served as an instructor in Legal Research and Writing at McGeorge, and for six years served as the Director of International Advocacy, and Director of the Business & Community Development Clinic at McGeorge.
For over fifteen years before entering the practice of law, Mr. Hunt held executive positions both in the U.S. and abroad with major multinational corporations. With his wealth of management and administrative experience, Mr. Hunt brings a “real world” pragmatism to bear on his work for the Firm’s clients. He emphasizes a wide range of counseling, drafting and litigation work, including public agency and special district representation, redevelopment, environmental (primarily CEQA), and employment law, and serves as both special and general counsel to many of our public entity clients.
Mr. Hunt’s practice has focused on public agency law, and he now represents over 25 Public Cemetery Districts throughout the State of California, in addition to consulting with cities and counties on cemetery matters. Mr. Hunt is currently General Counsel for the Public Cemetery Alliance, and serves as special advisor to the California Legislature in its review and re-write of California cemetery law.
Mr. Hunt regularly writes and speaks to groups on a number of issues affecting public agencies, including, for example:
- The Ralph M. Brown Act “Open Meeting” law
- Special district governance—responsibilities and interface of governing boards and district management
- Employment practices and issues
- Contracting and purchasing, avoiding legal pitfalls
He is admitted to practice before all the courts of California, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California, as well as the Court of Appeal for the District of Columbia.