Attorney Robert Hillard Patillo II is the Executive Director of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition's Peachtree Street Project headquartered in Atlanta Georgia. Attorney Patillo has worked with and advised Rev. Jesse L. Jackson for over 20 years and is a highly sought after speaker and organizer in the fields of Civil and Human Rights. Attorney Patillo has worked as a political organizer and Political Strategist for over 25 years as well as practicing Civil Rights Law for over a decade in his law practice at The Patillo Law Group, LLC. Patillo is also a national voice in media hosting his weekly radio show "People, Passion, Politics" on News and Talk 1380am WAOK as well as daily press appearances on Fox News, CNN, OANN, Newsmax, Real America's Voice, Roland Martin Unfiltered, Russia Today, PressTV, British Broadcasting Corporation and in print in the New York Times, Politico and Atlanta Journal and Constitutions. Patillo has been recognized as one of the Top 100 most "Influential" men of African Descent by MIPAD.org and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDL). Attorney Patillo is married and father to a mini-boxer puppy named Irie (@IrieTheMiniBoxer on instagram).
Patillo started his life of political activism as a high school intern for Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-GA) in 1999. He went on to work for the Democratic National Committee, the Presidential Campaign of Sen. John Edwards in 2004 and 2008, the Atlanta Mayoral campaign in 2009, the Georgia Attorney General's Campaign in 2010, the Georgia U.S. Senate race in 2014 and running for Georgia State Representative in 2012 before founding his political consulting firm in 2016.
Robert's great aunt "Annie" Copeland studied at Tuskegee Institute under Booker T. Washington. Born in 1888 and living to the age of 106 years old, Aunt Annie was a formative figure in inspiring Robert to pursue a career in Human and rights.
Robert has gone on to become the Executive Director of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition - Peachtree St. Project serving as an aid and advisor to Civil Right legend Rev. Jesse. L. Jackson Sr.