Robert Schumacher is Managing Partner of the Las Vegas office, and a member of the Commercial Litigation, Construction, Employment, Insurance, and Tort & Product Liability practice groups. Mr. Schumacher brings more than 28 years of experience in the areas of complex and class litigation, commercial litigation, professional liability, construction, insurance coverage and general liability.
Mr. Schumacher handles complicated employer liability cases involving sexual assault and battery, all types of discrimination, wrongful termination, and other statutory violations. Some representative clients are McDonald’s, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Bel Air Patrol and ACS Security. He has handled numerous large loss extra-contractual and bad faith claims (statutory, common law and contractual) in Nevada for many different carriers.
Regarding commercial litigation, Mr. Schumacher represents all types of businesses in commercial disputes including contract claims and business torts, privacy lawsuits, defamation, false light and trade libel cases. He regularly handles disputes between owners, landlords and tenants. He handled real estate litigation for a national theatre chain and drugstore chain during consolidation and acquisition which entailed negotiating and litigating “outs” for long-term commercial leases for his clients.
Mr. Schumacher has handled a variety of complex engagements involving construction, general liability, professional liability and employment. He has defended many bad faith/negligence/breach of contract matters against carriers and TPA's. He defends insurance carriers in Nevada for alleged violations of the Nevada Unfair Claims Practices Act and has conducted seminars on how to handle claims in compliance with Nevada’s statutes.
In the context of construction, 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 and inefficiency claims, and defending claims for alleged errors and omissions and defective work.
Mr. Schumacher is approved for handling large loss and catastrophic claims by many well-known carriers.
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
Fee Dispute Arbitration Committee
Las Vegas Defense Lawyers Association
Mr. Schumacher was nominated by his peers as a Colleague of the Nevada Law Foundation, an organization that provides legal services to disadvantaged Nevadans.