Robert Schumacher is Co-Managing Partner of the Las Vegas office, and a member of the Construction and Commercial Litigation practice groups. Mr. Schumacher brings more than 20 years of experience in the areas of complex litigation defense, construction, insurance coverage, general liability, commercial litigation, toxic tort including toxic exposure matters, commercial and retail unlawful detainer, and breach of lease litigation.
In the context of construction cases, Mr. Schumacher has extensive experience dealing with OCIP and CCIP ("wrap policy") issues, and represents contractors and design professionals in prosecuting monies owed, delay/impact, inefficiency claims, and defending claims for alleged errors and omissions and defective work.
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.
In regard to insurance coverage and e&o matters, Mr. Schumacher has handled a variety of complex engagements involving construction, environmental, general liability, professional liability, and long tail claims, and has also defended hundreds of bad faith/negligence/breach of contract matters against TPA's arising from the Northridge Earthquake. He has also defended insurance carriers in Nevada for alleged violations of the Nevada Unfair Claims Practices Act and has conducted numerous seminars to out-of-state carriers on how to adjust claims in compliance with same.
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.
J.D., Southwestern University School of Law, 1991
B.A., Political Science, University of California at Los Angeles, 1987
Top Rated Lawyer-AV® Preeminent™,
Recommended Insurance Attorney (AM Best)
Super Lawyers® distinction in the fields of Construction Litigation, Business Litigation and General Litigation (2009-2012, Law & Politics)
Nevada's "Legal Elite" Top 100 Attorneys, Nevada Business Magazine (2010)