Robert B. Hille, a partner in the firm’s Litigation and Healthcare Departments, is a co-author of the article “New Jersey’s Veterans Diversion Program,” published in the February 2022 issue of New Jersey Lawyer, the bi-monthly magazine of the New Jersey State Bar Association.
The article reviews the goals and driving forces behind New Jersey’s Veterans Diversion Program (VDP), which seeks to rehabilitate and provide support to eligible members of the military who come into contact with the state’s court systems following their time in service, often with a host of behavioral problems including mental health and addiction-related issues. The VDP offers veterans suffering from mental illness who are suspected of committing an eligible offense a path away from the criminal justice system. The program seeks to divert these individuals into existing community and government-based recovery resources, thereby serving those who have served our country.
Mr. Hille focuses his practice in litigation, with a particular emphasis on trial advocacy. His areas of concentration include insurance, healthcare law, professional liability and ethics, and white-collar criminal matters. including those related to professional ethics. He is a former President of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Bergen County Bar Association.
Mr. Hille has extensive trial expertise that encompasses insurance defense and coverage cases, healthcare disputes, professional liability defense, fraud and abuse, and regulatory issues. Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, Mr. Hille is a member of the firm’s Criminal Defense & Regulatory Compliance Practice Group. He is also a legal analyst on the Law & Crime Network, which explores current legal cases and stories via numerous broadcast, digital streaming and mobile platforms.