Robert R. Northrop
A seasoned business executive turned lawyer, Rob Northrop has spent most of his professional career in real estate development, investments, and business operations. Much of that time was spent managing a variety of complex and sophisticated issues, playing the pivotal role of managing lawyers and “bet the company” high stakes litigation. His business experience has given him considerable insight in client relations. He knows what clients want because he sat in that chair for several years and knows first-hand the frustrations clients go through when involved in disputes arising out of business dealings.
Rob knows the importance of mitigating risk while maximizing profit. He focuses on being efficient and effective in solving the problem, instead of dragging out the fight at the expense of the client. But if a fight is required, Rob will zealously advocate a client’s interest, in a civil and professional manner – at the negotiation table, and in the courtroom. Transparency, communication, responsiveness and simplified explanation are the keys to his success in client retention, satisfaction, and building trust and rapport, not only with his clients, but with his adversaries. Rob will treat you with respect, listen to you, and understand your concerns. He will advise you on your legal matters and advocate your position in pursuit of the best possible outcome.
Litigation is financially and emotionally taxing. People and companies must battle through these experiences as a consequence of conducting business in today’s society. Rob stands by his clients to counsel them through some of the most difficult and legally complex situations that can occur in the state. It is not just the legal issues at stake, but the personal difficulties that many clients face when going through the dispute. He pays particular attention to advising clients in such a way that respects their struggle. Rob does this in part by holding the responsible parties accountable and, in doing so, providing his clients with high quality representation, while being mindful of the client’s balance sheet.
His fees are reasonable enough to give you the ability to meet the costs and expenses that have arisen as a result of your circumstances. You will understand your case, and you will be kept informed. Rob will work with you to build a case that is based on a thorough investigation of the facts coupled with a well-thought-out legal strategy. Rob places client service at the forefront of his practice because it provides the framework within which he builds his cases to protect his clients’ rights and to bring about a balance of justice in the legal system. His overall litigation strategy is precise, calculated, and aggressive.
When Rob isn’t advocating on behalf of his clients, he volunteers for the Arizona Association of Realtors as a mediator and arbitrator for the Professional Standards Committee and Grievance Committee. There, he resolves ethics disputes between Realtors and members of the public, and business disputes between brokers and realtors. In 2018, he served on the Professional Standards Committee as Vice-Chair, and for 2019, was appointed to serve as Chair for the Committee. He also volunteers as a competition judge for the America Mock Trial Association, Arizona High School Mock Trial Program, and We the People… The Citizen and the Constitution. During college and prior to law school Rob was a volunteer and mentor for several years as a big brother in the Big Brother/Big Sister program. Otherwise, he is enjoying the great outdoors Arizona, and spending time with family and friends.