Robert Hamilton Obituary, Death – Robert J. Hamilton, Fredrikson’s chief operational officer, had died unexpectedly on January 15, the company announced on Wednesday. “It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the unfortunate passing of our friend and colleague, Bob Hamilton,” stated Kevin P. Goodno, chair of the company’s board of directors, in a news release. “Bob joined our company in 1992 and has held a variety of leadership positions since then, beginning as chief financial officer and progressing to chief operating officer.”
“He was instrumental in steering the company at a period of unprecedented expansion,” says the CEO. Today, Fredrikson is regarded as one of the most dominant regional law firms in the United States, as well as the largest legal firm in the Twin Cities. We owe Bob a debt of gratitude for his exceptional leadership. On behalf of the entire firm, we would like to convey our heartfelt sympathies to Bob’s wife, as well as his family and friends.
“One of Bob’s servant leadership characteristics was his devotion to create bright and diverse teams,” said John M. Koneck, president of Fredrikson. “These teams collaborate to support the company and provide the finest advice and advocacy to our clients.” Bob used this energy and approach to his many years of involvement with the nonprofit group Global Rights for Women. Global Rights for Women is an organization dedicated to the liberation of women worldwide from all types of violence. Bob left an unforgettable imprint not only on our firm but also on our community.
“More importantly, Bob’s calm and steady presence, loyalty, integrity, and kindness left an unforgettable impression on many of us. This is a stain that cannot be removed.” As we move forward, we pledge to make it our aim to continue his legacy of cooperation, service, and responsibility within the company and throughout the community. Bob will undoubtedly be missed.