Robert E. Schumacher is Managing Partner of the Las Vegas office and a member of the Construction and Commercial Litigation practice groups. He brings more than 27 years experience in complex litigation including construction, insurance coverage, general liability, commercial, employment and toxic tort litigation.
Mr. Schumacher has extensive experience dealing with OCIP and CCIP (“wrap policy”) issues and represents developers, contractors and design professionals in prosecuting monies owed, delay/impact, inefficiency and E&O claims.
Mr. Schumacher handles all types of business disputes including contract claims, business torts, privacy lawsuits, defamation, false light and trade libel cases. He regularly handles disputes between owner-landlords and tenants.
Mr. Schumacher handles a variety of sophisticated engagements involving construction, general liability, professional liability and environmental matters. He also defended hundreds of bad faith/negligence/breach of contract matters against TPA’s arising from the Northridge Earthquake. He has defended insurance carriers in Nevada for alleged claims handling violations and conducted numerous seminars to carriers on how to adjust claims in compliance with the Nevada Unfair Claims Practices Act. Robert also handled complicated, high-exposure employer liability cases including sexual assault and battery, discrimination, wrongful termination and statutory violations.
Mr. Schumacher regularly gives seminars and consults insurance carriers on the intricacies of Nevada’s Unfair Claims Practices Act. He has handled numbers large loss extra-contractual and bad faith claims (statutory, common law and contractual) in Nevada.
U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Defense Research Institute
Nevada State Bar, Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board
Nevada State Bar, Diversity Committee
Clark County Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association
State Bar of Nevada Fee Dispute Arbitration Committee
Las Vegas Defense Lawyers Association
Charter Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America
Mr. Schumacher was nominated by his peers as a Colleague of the Nevada Law Foundation, an organization that provides legal services to disadvantaged Nevadans.