Bob is an experienced and accomplished Family Law and Business Law practitioner who founded Hunter, Weinstein & Somerstein, L.L.C. in 1998. Since that time he has managed the firm while running a successful trial and appellate practice.
Bob demonstrated an aptitude for advocacy during law school. He was a member of a team representing the University of Georgia at the prestigious 1985 National Moot Court Championship in New York.
Those early successes carried over into Bob’s development as a trial attorney and litigator with a prominent Atlanta insurance defense firm. Bob spent many years learning and developing the skills that have made him an outstanding lawyer. He is equally comfortable presenting cases in front of a judge, panel, or jury. Over an almost 30 year career Bob has completed dozens of jury trials and hundreds of bench trials and hearings. His ability to simplify complex legal issues, demonstrating a command of the law applicable to any legal matter, has earned him respect both from judges and adversaries alike.
Bob’s business experience translates well with many issues commonly associated with Family Law practice. He is proficient working with all manner of financial statements. He possesses a strong background in accounting, business management, and finance. He personally handles his caseload with the assistance of a paralegal.
“I believe the most important thing in any divorce or other Family Law matter is the children. My primary goal is to enable my client, whether mother or father, to have the resources available to fulfill his or her role as a parent as capably as possible. This means not only to have the material means but also to have the time necessary to co-parent children so as to minimize the disruptive effects of divorce and conflict.”
“My objective for folks who may not have or have already raised their children is to guide them through any court proceeding with full confidence that they are doing so with an empathetic, energetic, and effective lawyer/partner so that they can have every confidence that they have the best representation available at any price.”
Bob has been a member of the State Bar of Georgia since 1985. Early in his career he was awarded Martindale-Hubbell®’s prestigious “AV” rating signifying the highest rating that can be awarded to an attorney by judges and other members of the Bar. Bob is widely known and well respected within the Family Law and Litigation sections of the Bar. He is one of ALM’s Legal Leaders™ Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers of 2014. He is a member of the Order of Barristers. He is admitted to all State courts in Georgia, including the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court where he has handled numerous appeals. He is also a member of the federal United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the U. S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Bob earned his law degree from the University of Georgia in 1985. He earned an MBA from Georgia State University in 1982. He holds a BA in Economics from York University in Toronto, Canada. Born and raised in Canada, Bob still plays ice hockey in the Atlanta Amateur Hockey League. He has spent years coaching NYO softball. He is a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church. Bob’s wife, Kristin, is an English teacher at The Westminster Schools. Together they raise their two daughters.