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Robert B. Hinckley, Jr.

As head of the Messner Reeves Los Angeles office, Mr. Hinckley has represented a variety of clients in all phases of complex civil litigation in state, federal and administrative courts throughout California, Colorado, Florida, and other states. 

As a member of the firm's Litigation Practice Group, Mr. Hinckley's practice focuses on several areas, including complex commercial disputes, business torts, intellectual property, real estate, and construction. Mr. Hinckley also specializes in the defense of clients in insurance-based matters to include professional liability (architects/engineers; real estate professionals and attorneys), employment practices (discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination), general liability (premises liability, wrongful death, restaurant and hospitality, bars/nightclubs) and specialty risks. Mr. Hinckley also serves as general counsel for several small businesses. A former prosecutor, Mr. Hinckley has first-chair experience in over forty jury trials.


Colorado State University, Business Administration, Marketing

Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1998

University of Florida, B.A., English, 1996


California Bar Association

Los Angeles County Bar Association- Litigation, Entertainment and Intellectual Property Sections

Beverly Hills Bar Association

Santa Monica Bar Association

Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce

Colorado Defense Lawyers Association- Construction Law Committee Member

Denver and Colorado Bar Associations

Florida Bar Association

Board Member-Friends of Levitt Pavilion-Greater Los Angeles and Pasadena

2007 Graduate of Leadership Program of the Rockies

DU Sturm College of Law Mentoring Program

Prior Experience

McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP  Denver, CO 2002-2005

State Attorney’s Office  Daytona Beach, FL 1999-2001

Chief Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
    - Judicial Intern

Judge Walter Heinrich, 13th Judicial District, FL
    - Judicial Intern

Title: Partner

Admitted to Practice:
California and United States District Court, Northern, Central and Southern Districts

Colorado and United States District Court, District of Colorado

Florida and United States District Court, Middle District of Florida,  Southern District of Florida

Practice Groups: Litigation, Intellectual Property

Board Member – Friends of Levitt Pavilion - Greater Los Angeles and Pasadena

ProVisors – Santa Monica 5

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