Robert J. Schwartz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Oakland, CA

Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer
 | 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1600, Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-823-5411
Fax: 510-832-1918
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%)
Attorney Profile

As a partner at Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer, Robert J. Schwartz exclusively represents plaintiffs in employment and personal injury cases throughout Northern California.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Michigan, Mr. Schwartz went on to earn his law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2007. He received certificates in public service law, pro bono, and environmental and natural resources law. Upon graduation, Mr. Schwartz served as staff attorney for the environmental nonprofit organization Tri-Valley CAREs.

Mr. Schwartz has significant experience with all phases of civil litigation, having successfully represented more than 100 clients. He has prevailed at trial and on appeal.

In 2016, Mr. Schwartz was a finalist for the Trial Lawyer of the Year award given by Public Justice, a nonprofit organization combating social and economic injustice. Mr. Schwartz was recognized for his work on Andrews, et al. v. Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, in which he represented older employees impacted by a mass layoff at a government laboratory. The case was litigated for more than 7 years, before a $37.25 million settlement was reached in September 2015.

Mr. Schwartz believes strongly in partnering with his clients to achieve a successful outcome. He endeavors to keep his clients informed and engaged in all aspects of the litigation.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (60%): Employment Law - Employee, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

Personal Injury - General (40%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017

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About Robert Schwartz

Admitted: 2007, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.giccb.com/Our-Firm/Robert-J-Schwartz.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Trial Lawyer of the Year award finalist, Public Justice, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board Member, Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers' Association
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member, American Association for Justice

Pro bono/Community Service:

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Andrews, et al. v. Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, Case No. RG09453596 (Alameda Superior Court), $37.25 million settlement (September 2015)

Other Outstanding Achievements:

Educational Background:

  • University of Michigan, B.A. in English, 1999
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Website - www.giccb.com
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Office Location for Robert J. Schwartz

1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1600
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: 510-823-5411

Fax: 510-832-1918

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Last Updated: 8/28/2019

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