Robert D. Hillshafer

Robert D. Hillshafer


Born: Findlay, Ohio April 12, 1957

Admitted to practice: 1981: California; United States District Court for the Central District of California. United States District Court of the Southern District of California; 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Preparatory Education: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, B.A. 1978

Legal Education: Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., 1981

Member:   American Bar Association;  Los Angeles County Bar Association;  California State Bar Association; San Fernando Valley Bar Association;  California Association of Consumer Attorneys; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; California Legal Action Committee; Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity; Community Associations Institute; Los Angeles and Channel Islands Chapters.

Mr. Hillshafer is one of the founding Partners of Loewenthal, Hillshafer & Carter, LLP, a firm which specializes in representing community associations in Southern California. His practice includes representing associations as both plaintiffs and as defendants in litigation matters ranging from construction defect litigation to actions to enforce association governing documents, providing general counseling to associations, drafting and amending of governing documents and contracts.

Mr. Hillshafer has lectured on various topics affecting community associations through the Greater Los Angeles and Channel Islands Chapters of the Community Associations Institute, an organization promoting education concerning the operation of community associations. He has participated several times in the annual training class put on by CAI for individuals serving on Boards of Directors of Associations. He has also written numerous articles on issues and problems affecting community associations. He is routinely designated as an expert witness concerning standard of care issues of Association Boards.

Mr. Hillshafer also has a diverse real estate and business litigation practice representing individuals and corporate entities. Mr. Hillshafer is an “AV” rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell.