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: 510-823-0323
Fax: 510-832-1918
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2021
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
    • 60%Employment & Labor: Employee
    • 40%Personal Injury - General: 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


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    Super Lawyers: 2021 Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017

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    About Robert Schwartz

    Admitted: 2007, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • 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:


    • 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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    Office Location for Robert J. Schwartz

    1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1600
    Oakland, CA 94612

    Phone: 510-823-0323

    Fax: 510-832-1918

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    Last Updated: 2/22/2021

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