Skip to content Robert E. Schumacher


Las Vegas
300 S. 4th Street
Suite 1550
Las Vegas, NV 89101

1 East Liberty Street
Suite 424
Reno, NV 89501


J.D., Southwestern University School of Law, 1991

B.A., Political Science, University of California at Los Angeles, 1987


Best Lawyers in America® distinction in Construction Law (2015-2024), Commercial Litigation and Corporate Law (2019-2024)

Top Rated Lawyer-AV® Preeminent™, Martindale-Hubbell (2005-Present)

Top Rated Lawyer-AV® Preeminent™ Judicial Edition, Martindale-Hubbell (2020-2022)

Nevada's "Top Rank Attorneys," Nevada Business Magazine (2022)

Attorney of the Year, Top 100 Registry (2020)

Super Lawyers® distinction in the fields of Construction Litigation: Business, Business Litigation, and General Litigation (2009-2019)

Mountain States Super Lawyers® (2019)

Top Lawyers of Las Vegas nominee, Real Vegas Magazine 2018-2019)

America’s Top 100 Attorneys®, Lifetime Achievement (2018)

Top 100 Lawyers in Las Vegas, MyVegas Magazine (2017)

Premier 100 Trial Attorneys in Nevada, National Academy of Jurisprudence (2017)

Top Lawyers: The Best of the Best in Southern Nevada, Vegas Inc. Magazine (2013)

Nevada's "Legal Elite" – Top 100 Attorneys, Nevada Business Magazine (2013, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020)

Recommended Insurance Attorney, AM Best

Construction Lawyers Society of America—Charter Fellow


Robert Schumacher is a Partner in the Las Vegas office, and a member of the Commercial Litigation, Construction, Employment, Insurance and Product & General Liability practice groups. Robert brings more than 29 years of experience in the areas of complex, class and commercial litigation, professional liability, construction, insurance coverage and general liability.

In the context of construction, Robert has extensive experience dealing with insurance 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.

Regarding commercial litigation, Robert 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 clients.

Robert 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.

Robert 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.

Robert is approved for handling large loss and catastrophic claims by many well-known carriers.


  • Nevada
  • California
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Central and Eastern Districts 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

Community Involvement

  • Robert was nominated by his peers as a Colleague of the Nevada Law Foundation, an organization that provides legal services to disadvantaged Nevadans.
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