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Robert Lee Hamilton was raised in Northern California.  Went to Red Bluff High where he was a starting offensive and defensive tackle for the undefeated Spartan Football Team – and took his place on the podium for placing 4th in the California State Wrestling Championships.

After high school, Mr. Hamilton ventured to Alaska and pursued a career as a commercial fisherman for ten years.  He was on the cover of National Fisherman in the summer of 1987 [FV Pegasus]; in 1988/89 he fished the Bering Sea for Snow Crab on the FV Alaskan Monarch [often seen on the TV show "Deadliest Catch" and other documentaries]; in 1989, he purchased a commercial fishing boat and permit, which he operated for 5 years; and in May of 1992, became a licensed U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marine Officer.

Mr. Hamilton has a bachelor's degree in journalism, with a minor in business, from CSU, Chico, and a juris doctor from Cal Northern School of Law (Chico, California). While in law school, he was elected for two consecutive terms as President of the Student Bar Association, appointed lead counsel for the prevailing party at the school's moot court competition, and passed the California Bar Exam without taking the conventional bar review courses.

While in law school, Mr. Hamilton started an Attorney Services business. The business quickly expanded as he began providing eviction services for attorneys and pro per litigants; paralegal services for attorneys; process serving, court filings, fax filings, skip tracing; along with mobile notary and certified loan signing services. During law school, Mr. Hamilton also authored a treatise entitled the "Attorney's Guide to Professional Process Serving".

Mr. Hamilton's unusual success and legal experience is the result of ingenuity, hard work, and an innate sense of justice.  Mr. Hamilton understands, first hand, the emotional plight of anyone caught up in the legal system.  His style of litigation is courageous, relentless, passionate – and often creative. No one will work harder to get you a just result than Robert Lee Hamilton.

DUI Specific Training and Experience:


High School:

  • Placed 4th in the California State Wrestling Championships
  • Starting Offensive and Defensive Tackle for the Undefeated Spartan Football Team [Red Bluff High]


  • Passed California State Bar Exam without the conventional bar review courses
  • Cal Northern School of Law [Juris Doctor]
  • President: Student Bar Association [two consecutive years]
  • Lead counsel for prevailing party at moot court competition
  • Attorney Services Business [Eviction, Paralegal, Notary, Process Serving & Court/Fax Filing Services]
  • Authored treatise entitled "Attorney's Guide to Professional Process Serving"
  • California State University, Chico, Graduate.

Life Experience:

  • Commercial Fisherman in Alaska & Washington State
  • Cover of National Fisherman [Summer of 1987 (FV Pegasus)]
  • Bering Sea: Fished for Snow Crab on the "FV Alaskan Monarch" [often seen on the TV show "Deadliest Catch"and other documentaries]
  • Owner/Operator: Commercial fishing boat and permit for 5 years
  • Licensed U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marine Officer.

Recent Blog Posts


  • .18 DUI ACQUITTAL - He's In the Top 1% is My Guess.

    How many attorneys ever accomplished a full acquittal on a .18 blood alcohol read? You’re in the top 1% is my guess. What surprised me the most about Mr. Hamilton was that he performed well above and beyond the call of duty. Mr. Hamilton was very thorough and worked the court system to the hil...
  • Gratitute for DUI Acquittal and No License Suspension

    I would like to thank Mr. Hamilton for taking my DUI case to trial and winning (acquittal). I was looking at a one year suspension of my driver's license by DMV and never lost my license - not even for a single day. He was available to answer any questions I had during this ordeal. 5 out of 5 ST...
  • Mr. Hamilton did an excellent job with my case

    Mr. Hamilton did an excellent job by making a terrible situation better. There were trials and tribulations, a few ups and downs (maybe an argument or two), and it was not easy – but in the end he got almost all charges dropped. Instead of taking the first few deals offered, we kept going until s...
  • Highly Recommend

    Can't speak highly enough of Mr. Hamilton's services because I could not have gone through such a difficult and overwhelming process alone. Though advised by friends not get an attorney - because this was my first offense - I'm thankful I didn't listen to them. Mr. Hamilton provided unprecedented...
  • DUI with Chemical Test Refusal - Dismissed

    Being from out of state, I was particularly scared and intimidated by the criminal charges facing me in a small, rural California town. Using the Internet, I was fortunate to find the right attorney from two time zones away. What grabbed my attention about Mr. Hamilton was that he did not rely on...
  • .09 DUI Dismissal

    Mr. Hamilton is the most thorough Attorney I have had the pleasure working with. I have unfortunately had to deal with a few different legal representatives over the past few years, and none compare. Mr. Hamilton has a unique way of digging up everything and leaving no stone unturned. He fight...
  • .24 DUI Case Won!

    Thanks to Robert Lee Hamilton my DUI (.24 BAC) was dismissed. I was stopped by the police because an unknown (anonymous) person at the local casino called the police and said I was drunk. A "be on the look out" (BOLO) was issued and I was pulled over entirely because of what that person said. Not...
  • DUI Case Dismissed

    At one point I just wanted to take the District Attorney's offer, admit guilt, and move on with my life. Mr. Hamilton continued to fight for my best interest - resulting in the judge dismissing all of the charges against and I did not have to go to trial. Good DUI attorneys are not cheap, but wor...
  • Criminal Justice System v. Jim L.

    The Gratitude I feel toward Robert Lee Hamilton and John E. Carelli is beyond words. Something special pointed me in the right direction and I am fortunate to have found this outstanding legal team to represent me. I am forever grateful to these two gentlemen and what they accomplished for me, my...
  • Professional and Detailed Attorney

    Mr. Hamilton provided excellent legal representation on my civil case. Though tenacious with the opposition, he always fought for me in a professional and ethical manor. 5 out of 5 STARS (with 5 Stars being the best).
  • DUI Dismissal

    Mr. Robert Hamilton is a terrific attorney. When your back is against the wall, he is the man you want in your corner!!! Hope I won't need him again, but I will certainly call him again if I do. Thank for the great work!!! 5 out of 5 STARS (with 5 being the best)
  • Acquitted by Jury of DUI

    Mr. Hamilton's legal defence of my case was above and beyond! Very resourceful, compassionate, dedicated! He is professional, down to earth and committed to put up a good fight to the bitter end. I would recommend Mr. Hamilton for anyone in need of DUI defence!
  • DUI Dismissed by Judge After Hung Jury

    Mr. Hamilton provides excellent legal counsel. He noticeably dedicates himself to his clients and their cases. I am happy with his services and would recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney. While I hope to never need legal help again, I would hire Mr. Hamilton a second time if such unfor...

Attorney Robert Hamilton

My name is Robert Lee Hamilton and I'm a California DUI, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury and Landlord-Tenant Lawyer.