Robert S. Tschiemer attended Hall High School and graduated in 1973 with Honors. He attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. Robert worked as an investigative newspaper reporter in St. Louis, Missouri and a general assignment reporter in Cleveland, Mississippi before law school.
He left his newspaper career to attend law school at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, where he was a Member of the Law Journal and also an Assistant Research Editor. His articles were published in the Law Journal. While studying, Robert clerked during his first year for a large firm where he performed research in the labor section, and he later clerked for several other law firms. During one summer, Robert clerked for six firms at the same time.
After taking the bar examination in 1984, Robert opened his own office where he handled personal injury and workers’ compensation cases for eight years. Robert was associated by other firms for briefing and to handle workers’ compensation claims and appeals. During this time period, he wrote “Significant Workers’ Compensation Decisions” for the Docket magazine, which is published by the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association.
Robert left solo practice and worked for a mid-size Plaintiff law firm, doing research and writing briefs for the firm’s attorneys, for five years, and later did the same thing for a larger Plaintiff firm for nine years. During this time frame, he estimates that he wrote more than 1,000 briefs, consisting of trial and appellate briefs for all their attorneys. Robert opened his own business, Robert S. Tschiemer, P.A., d/b/a Tschiemer Legal Briefing, and has since been hired by more than 100 law firms.
Since he opened his firm, Robert continued writing, and authored "Significant Tort Decisions" for the Docket magazine. He then began writing weekly Arkansas case reviews for the 5,000 members of the Arkansas Bar Association, which are posted on its web site, from 2005 to present. In addition to these writing duties, Robert taught workers’ compensation at his alma mater law school from 2003-2008 during the summer sessions.
Robert is on the Publications Committee of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association and the Editorial Board for Handbooks of the Arkansas Bar Association. He is licensed in Arkansas state and federal courts, the Eighth and Federal Circuits for the Courts of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
Robert has been married since 1992 and has four girls. Two are twins. He is active in his church, Peace Lutheran in Conway, and he often takes his children in his 1979 jeep, which they enjoy.
The Tschiemer family originally came to the United States from Switzerland. Here is a photograph, which Robert received by email from Tschiemers in Switzerland, showing the Alps, including the Eiger.