Robert H. Hillman

 Mr. Hillman is a senior attorney in the firm’s litigation department with a focus on appellate practice in the Maryland State and Federal Courts including the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. His practice areas include litigation and appellate practice, creditor's rights, loss mitigation, commercial and civil litigation, foreclosures, landlord/tenant, evictions, real estate and title resolution, insurance defense,  and debt collection.  His commercial civil litigation focuses on state and federal court litigation and appellate practice, foreclosure-related litigation and other matters involving real property.  He is a native of Maryland. He has been rated AV the highest possible peer and judicial review rating in legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale Hubbell since 1996. Named to the Top Rated Legal Leaders for Washington DC – Baltimore Md. Metropolitan Area for 2015.

SIGNIFICANT PUBLISHED AND UNPUBLISHED DECISIONS
  • Baltrotsky v. Kugler  395 Md. 468, 910 A.2d 1089 (2006) Trial Counsel for third party purchasers, concerned abatement interest, and establishing mootness doctrine in a foreclosure proceeding.
  • Griffin v. Bierman  403 Md. 186, 941 A.2d 475 (2008) Trial Counsel for third party purchaser concerned the constitutionality of service of process in Maryland in foreclosure proceedings
  • Puko v Friedman    403 Md. 47, 939 A.2d 185 (2008) Trial and Appellate Counsel for third party purchasers,  concerned  abatement of  interest, and mootness doctrine  in a  foreclosure proceeding
  • Bates v. Cohn 414 Md. 330, 995 A.2d 296 (2010) Trial and Appellate Counsel for third party purchasers, concerned redefining the limited scope of exceptions a debtor may assert in a foreclosure proceeding in the State of Maryland.
  • 101 Geneva v Wynn 435 Md. 233 77 A.3d 1064 (2013) Trial and Appellate Counsel for third party purchasers, concerning scope of Md. Rule 14-207.1 and the reversal and narrowing of the Courts decision in Maddox v Cohn; that a foreclosure sale should not be set aside merely because the advertisement of sale contained a requirement that the purchaser must pay attorneys’ fees of $750.00 plus all costs if the purchaser does not timely settle and the substitute trustees file a motion to resell the property.
  • Gordon v Daria Land Group LLC  MISC 12 Maryland Court of Appeals  (2009) (unreported) Trial and Appellate Counsel for third party  purchasers, concerned landlord tenant appeal arising out of a foreclosure  proceeding in Maryland District Court, defense of Writ of   Mandamus and setting appeal bond.
  • Renee McCray v Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp et al (2016)United State Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Argued that Trustees are not debt collectors under the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

AFFILIATIONS
  • Licensed attorney in the State of Maryland and Member in Good Standing of the Bar in the State of Maryland. Practice in all Courts (Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals, Circuit Court and District Court) and state, county and local administrative bodies in the State of Maryland
  • Member in Good Standing to Practice before the in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland, and Federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member of the Bar Associations of the State of Maryland, Montgomery and Prince George’s County Maryland.
  • Trustee Aaron R. Moore Charitable Foundation providing charitable educational grants for higher education.
  • Appointed Member Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission Peer Review Committee for Montgomery County Maryland 2011-present
  • Member Temple Emmanuel Synagogue, Kensington Maryland

Admitted to Bar:
  • Maryland - 1985 

Admitted to practice:
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Forth Circuit
  • Maryland State Courts

Education: 
  • George Washington University (B.A., 1980)
  • Catholic University Columbus School of Law (J.D., 1984)
  • Judicial Law Clerk Seventh Judicial Circuit of Maryland to the Hon Jacob S. Levin (1984)

Practice Areas: 
  • Foreclosure
  • Real Estate
  • Bankruptcy
  • Title
  • Estates and Probate
  • Banking Law

Robert H. Hillman

611 Rockville Pike
Sandy Spring Bank Finiancial Center Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20852

Phone - 301-804-3400

​Fax - 301-838-1954

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