Robert Schlemmer

Robert SchlemmerAttorneyMarina del Rey, CA
-Admitted to the Bar of California, May 2013
Admitted to the Bar of Illinois, May 1999
Admitted to the Bar of Indiana, November 1998
Work ExperienceAttorney
Younessi Law - Los Angeles, CA-July 2013 to Present
Workers’ compensation law. Manage caseload of approximately 300 files. Rate medical reports. Appear at Worker’s Compensation Appeal Boards throughout Southern California. Trial experience. Author trial briefs and briefs on reconsideration. Depose medical experts and defend Applicant and doctor depositions.
Pro Bono Attorney
Learning Rights Law Center - Los Angeles, CA-November 2012 to June 2013
Volunteer education rights advocate for students with disabilities or learning difficulties at special education law non-profit. Contribute with intake, case review, and due process motions.
Cohn, Lambert, Ryan & Schneider, Ltd - Chicago, IL-January 2002 to August 2012
Workers compensation law. Personally managed voluminous and complex caseload of approximately 250 and up to 325 petitioner's files. Increased fees generated in each of first 7 years. Generated over $2.25 million in total settlements and awards each year from 2009 to 2011. Primary attorney and client contact from case inception to conclusion. Analyzed and worked-up cases including legal research, medical record review, depositions, and consultation with medical and vocational experts. Personally negotiated settlements and conducted trials at the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission in venues throughout Illinois. Obtained favorable results in over 70% of cases brought to trial. Prepared briefs for and argued appeals in the Circuit Court and Appellate Court. Social Security disability specialist at firm. Represented clients at hearings before administrative law judge. Receive regular positive feedback from partners. Assist in hiring summer associates and staff. Trusted to act as lead attorney and manage firm by partners.
Associate Attorney
Law Offices of Eric J. Bell - Chicago, IL-September 2001 to January 2002
Assisted with criminal defense caseload on a part-time basis. Appeared in the Courts of the State of Illinois in Cook County. Advocated for clients at status hearings and arraignments.
EducationJuris Doctor
Loius D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville - Louisville, KYMay 1998
Bachelor of Arts
Butler University - Indianapolis, INMay 1995

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