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Robert L. Schug

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Rights Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Nichols Kaster, PLLP
80 S 8th St, Suite 4700
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-256-3200
Fax: 612-338-4878
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013, 2018 - 2021
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 2006
Practice Areas: Civil Rights (30%), Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (30%), Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (30%), Consumer Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

Robert L. Schug is a member of Nichols Kaster’s Civil Rights and Impact Litigation team. He has dedicated his career to standing up for workers’ rights in complex class action litigation. Robert has more than a decade of experience litigating cases through trial in both court and arbitration. He has represented employees across the country on a variety of issues, including race, gender, and disability discrimination, employee misclassification, unpaid overtime, and unpaid wages.

Robert previously served as Director of Litigation at the Impact Fund, a nationally recognized non-profit law firm in Berkeley, California devoted to achieving social justice through large scale impact litigation. He has been recognized as a Rising Star by Northern California and Minnesota Super Lawyers.

Robert graduated summa cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law and Middle Tennessee State University. He served as Executive Editor of the William Mitchell Law Review. He is licensed in California and Minnesota.

About Robert L. Schug

First Admitted: 2006, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.nka.com/lawyer/robert-l-schug/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court, Colorado
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of California
  • 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Member
  • U.S. District Court - District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
  • 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • California Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Federal Bar Association Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • "Consumer Law: Applying a Civil Rights Lens to the World of Consumer Law", Minnesota CLE, January, 2019
  • “Preserving, Collecting & Producing ESI from your Client” and “Making the Most of ESI: Now that you’ve got it, Here’s How You Work With It,” NELA Spring Conference, Vienna, VA, April 2018
  • “Legal Tools for Addressing Discrimination in Fire Departments: An Overview and Conversation,” 2018 International Associate of Black Firefighters Convention, Atlantic City, NJ, August, 2018
  • “Legal Tools for Addressing Discrimination in Fire Departments: An Overview and Conversation,” 2018 International Associate of Black Firefighters Convention, Cleveland, Ohio, May, 2018
  • “The Best Laid Plans: Crafting Effective Trial Plans,” Impact Fund Class Action Conference, Oakland, CA, February, 2017 (trainer)
  • Impact Fund Class Action Training Institute, Oakland, CA, September 2017 (trainer)
  • “Taking Effective Rule 30(b)(6) Depositions in Wage and Hour Cases,” NELA Litigating Wage and Hour Cases, March 2017
  • Impact Fund Class Action Training Institute, Oakland, CA, September 2016 (trainer)
  • ACLU of Northern California Deposition Skills Workshop, San Francisco, CA, January 2016
  • “Latest Developments in Attorneys’ Fees,” Impact Fund Summer Webinar Series, Berkeley, CA, August 2016
  • “Taking Rule 30(b)(6) Corporate Depositions: Strategies for Success,” National Employment Lawyers Association 2016 Annual Convention, Los Angeles, CA, June 2016
  • “Calling Their Bluff: Using Arbitration to Gain the Upper Hand,” Impact Fund Class Action Conference, San Francisco, CA, February 2016 (moderator)

Educational Background

  • William Mitchell College of Law, summa cum laude
  • Middle Tennessee State University, summa cum laude
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Office Location for Robert L. Schug

80 S 8th St
Suite 4700
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Last Updated: 12/2/2021

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