Primarily handling appeals, from the most simple to complex.
Robert S. Tschiemer has been writing significant case reviews, as an exclusive member benefit for the members of the Arkansas Bar Association, since 2005. These are posted on the Association’s web site each week and members are alerted by email. In addition, Fast Case distributes them to their national subscribers by placing them at the beginning of the decisions. Robert primarily handles appeals for law firms and clients across the state. He will take some trial court projects, generally in complex cases, if it is likely that they will go up on appeal.
Robert is a solo practitioner in Mayflower. He is licensed in the Arkansas state and federal courts, the Eighth Circuit and federal Circuit Courts of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
He is a member of a weekly discussion group of the impact of those decisions in various areas of practice. This cross-section of plaintiff and defense perspectives helps understand the ramifications of decisions, allowing attorneys to keep up date with the most recent decisions. The members rotate in discussing these cases.
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.
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.
Before beginning writing weekly case reviews for the Bar Association, , he wrote “Significant Workers’ Compensation Decisions” for the Docket magazine, which is published by the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, for about eight years.
While attending the Bowen School of Law in Little Rock, Robert was a member of the law review and an assistant editor. Two of his articles were published before his graduation in 1984. Robert has published scores of articles since law school and spoken in continuing legal education seminars. Before law school, Robert was a newspaper reporter, for the St. Louis Argus, a weekly newspaper, where he was an investigative reporter, and as a general assignment reporter for the Bolivar Commercial, in Cleveland, Mississippi, a daily, and at the same time was a stringer for United Press International in Jackson, Mississippi.
A graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Robert has carried his writing history into the legal profession, as he is a prolific writer. He graduated from Hall High School in Little Rock with honors.
Robert and his family live in Mayflower and are active in their church, Peace Lutheran Church in Conway. Robert and Kimberly have four children, all girls, two of whom are married with three children each, and two of whom are twins and both attending the University of Central Arkansas and are honor students.
His hobbies include British antique sports cars, driving a 1977 model MGB and a 1979 MG Midget (the successor of Austin-Healey). Robert and Kimberly are members of the British Motoring Club of Arkansas, which has monthly road rallies and other events. Robert also enjoys other outdoor activities, hunting, hiking, and target shooting, with time spent with family, including grown children and their families and grandchildren.
The Tschiemer family came from Switzerland, from which there is yearly communication with often breathtaking views of the Alps in the snow.