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.
Robert 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.
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.
Robert S. Tschiemer writes weekly reviews for the Arkansas Bar Association, which are available exclusively to its members. These are posted on the Bar Association site and distributed by email. In addition, mini reviews of some of the most significant opinions are distributed by the Bar Association as well.
The mini reviews and comprehensive case reviews are distributed weekly by the Arkansas Bar Association to its members as an exclusive member benefit. The comprehensive reviews are also distributed nationally by Fast Case.
There are advertisements in the Arkansas blue book on the inside front cover. There are also advertisements in each edition of magazines published by the Arkansas Bar Association and the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association.
On Fridays, there are weekly evaluations of each week's decisions by a rotating group of attorneys, at the Denny's restaurant on Shackleford near I-430, in Little Rock, beginning at 7:30 a.m. This discussion group meeting lasts approximately an hour.
Present Committee Memberships: Handbook Committee, Arkansas Bar Association and Publications Committee, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
Some of Many CLE Presentations
Guest Speaker, "Mechanics of Appeal”, and Member of Panel Discussion on Oral Argument, in “Appellate Advocacy,” March 12-13, 2015, Arkansas Bar Association, Little Rock.
Guest speaker, “Significant Case Law Update”, The Best of CLE, Arkansas Bar Association, Bowen School of Law, Little Rock, June 24, 2014
Guest Speaker, “Abstracting”, Appellate Advocacy Basics Seminar, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, 9-26-08, Little Rock
"Settlement Around & Not Made Whole: Two Approaches to Personal Injury & Insurance Lien Claims,", ATLA Docket,Winter 2010
Interview of Robert Tschiemer, by Television Station KARK-NBC, regarding the meaning of a recent Supreme Court ruling, broadcast 6 p.m. news, 12-10-10
"Inadvertent Disclosure", ATLA Docket, Winter 2009
Adjunct Professor, workers' compensation, summer sessions, 2003-2008, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law
Guest speaker, "How to Get a Case Reversed," Advanced Appellate Workshop, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, 3-13-09, Little Rock
Guest speaker, "Abstracting", Appellate Advocacy Basics Seminar, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, 9-26-08, Little Rock
"Presenting Punitive Damages at Trial: What is Needed to Keep Them on Appeal", ATLA Docket, Spring 2007
Guest Speaker, "Subrogation & the Not Made Whole Doctrine", Encore: The Best of the Best, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, 6-30-06, Fayetteville
Guest Speaker, "Significant Tort Decisions: The Year in Review", 43rd Annual Convention, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, 4-27-29-06, Eureka Springs
"A Survey of Tort Decisions in the Last Year", ATLA Docket, Winter 2006
"Subrogation and the 'Not Made Whole Doctrine' -- Competing Demands of Insurance Companies, DHS and ERISA Payors", ATLA Docket, Summer 2004
"If Breach of Warranties are Alleged in a Products Liability Personal Injury Action, May the Prevailing Party Recover Attorney's Fees under Ark. Code Ann. Section 16-22-308?", ATLA Docket,Summer 2003
"What's New in Appellate Practice in Civil Cases", ATLA Docket, Summer 2002
Tschiemer, "Employment Discrimination: Seventh Annual Survey of Arkansas Law", 7 U.A.L.R. L.J. 211 (1984)
Tschiemer,"Employment Discrimination -- The Bottom Line Defense in Disparate Impact Cases," 6 U.A.L.R. L.J. 475 (1983)