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Robert Edward Nuddleman

Employment and labor Attorney at Pleasanton, CA

4.8   39 reviews

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    70%
    Sexual Harassment, Overtime, Unpaid Wages, Discrimination, Retaliation, Qui Tam. Federal and State Court and Administrative Agencies such as the Labor Commissioner, EEOC, DFEH, EDD and UIAB. A significant focus on wage and hour claims, claims of sex, race, age, and pregnancy discrimination and/or harassment and accommodating persons with disabilities. Strong focus on educating employers and pro-active policy changes.

    25 years

  2. Discrimination
    10%
    Prosecuting and defending discrimination and retaliation cases based on age, gender, sex, sexual orientation, race, nationality, immigration status, military status, disability, medical conditions, protected leave, whistleblower activity.

    25 years

  3. Sexual harassment
    10%
    Prosecuting and defending wrongful termination cases based on age, gender, sex, sexual orientation, race, nationality, immigration status, military status, disability, medical conditions, protected leave, whistleblower activity.

    25 years

  4. Litigation
    5%
    Representing businesses, employers and employees in a variety of claims, including breach of contract, non-solicitation, overtime, discrimination, harassment.

    25 years

  5. Wrongful termination
    5%
    Prosecuting and defending wrongful termination cases based on age, gender, sex, sexual orientation, race, nationality, immigration status, military status, disability, medical conditions, protected leave, whistleblower activity.

    25 years

Robert E. Nuddleman, Esq., is the principal attorney at Nuddleman Law Firm, P.C.  Mr. Nuddleman represents businesses and employers in Federal and State court as well as proceedings before the California Department of Industrial Relations (Labor Commissioner), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board. A main focus of Mr. Nuddleman's work is in wage and hour claims, and claims of sex, race, age, disability or pregnancy discrimination and/or harassment. Mr. Nuddleman also advises and represents business clients in employment matters in an attempt to avoid litigation and reduce potential exposure to claims of all kinds in light of developing law.

Mr. Nuddleman presents numerous seminars and training courses regarding various aspects of employment law, including:

  • Conducting Employee Investigations
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
  • Payroll Basics
  • Family and Medical Leave Act in California
  • Gifts and Gotcha’s: The Latest Developments in Employment Law
  • Labor Code Private Attorney General’s Act
  • Nuts and Bolts of Disability Discrimination
  • Wage & Hour Laws
  • Employment Law Update
  • Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation
  • Overview of Workers’ Compensation
  • Warn Act and Severance Pay
  • Nuts and Bolts of Hiring Employees in a Small Law Office
  • Interaction between FMLA, ADA and Workers’ Compensation

 

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Licensed for 25 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1997
Updated 09/07/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Nuddleman Law Firm
5820 Stoneridge Mall Road
Suite 207
Pleasanton, CA, 94588
Nuddleman Law Firm
2166 The Alameda
Shea & McIntyre Building
San Jose, CA, 95126
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Chelsea | August 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Excellent Choice in Legal Representation
Robert was referred to me by a friend, who also happens to be an attorney, but who didn't specialize in the issues and laws regarding caregiver employment that Robert does. My mother had a conflict with a former employer as a caregiver, and when we met with Robert, he was able to see a much bigger picture of that issue, helping my mother win a settlement after mediation with the other party, all while avoiding a full blown lawsuit and trial. He is friendly, and witty, yet tactful, and clearly has a stellar understanding of employment laws, making it very easy to trust his judgment, which overall, made the whole process much less stressful than it could have been. Not having gone through anything like this before, he was very open about what to possibly expect every step of the way, giving plenty of explanation to the moves he was making in dealing with the other party, without being pushy, and letting my mother know that she had options in however she wanted to pursue the matter. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services to anyone!
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Posted by Heather | October 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney
Mr. Nuddleman is my go-to expert for employment-related issues. I trust him implicitly and appreciate his candor and straightforwardness. I find Mr. Nuddleman has a quality unlike other attorneys in that he is willing to walk you through the issue at hand and work with you to find a solution that fits your needs, since most of us know there is more than one way to peel an orange.
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Posted by RAS | October 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Employment Attorney
Robert is an excellent employment attorney that directly helped me resolve a significant back wages issue. Since it was a significant amount of money I interviewed 4 attorneys and selected Robert (the last one that I spoke to) for several reasons including -- he was a straight talker, he clearly spelled out the employment law to me and the legal remedies I had available to me, plainly discussed the various alternative approaches that I could take, and let me know the upsides and downsides of each approach, and finally suggested how to maximize the upsides and minimize the downsides. Through numerous iterations with Robert on the legal documents, including him guiding me through legal steps to protect myself in case the former employer reneged on their commitments, I reached an agreement with the former employer to pay me all my back wages. In the end, all worked out fine as all back wages were paid to me over time and I believe the legal documents Robert helped to prepared were the exact leverage that I needed. Additionally, he was very responsive to my phone call and emails, and our face to face meetings were always productive. Bottom line I would highly recommend Robert as an employment attorney.
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Posted by David | October 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Contact Robert ONLY if you want a great lawyer
A long, long time ago (2006 time frame) Robert was the second lawyer I consulted with on an issue with possible conflict of interest. He listened intently to my story, restated it to me in his own words making me sure that he understood the issue then made suggestions on how to handle the issue. Since then, he has been our corporate lawyer and every legal agreement we enter in to gets reviewed by him first. He is very quick and thus is economical. So again, only contact him if you want a great lawyer.
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Posted by Rebecca | October 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
My go to Lawyer!
Robert has been my lawyer for a few years now and I can't imagine getting through HR issues without him. When I reach out to him, he responds back quickly, and efficiently, He is always able to give me the pros and cons to any of my situations. From helping set-up my employee handbooks to guiding me through legal issues, he is always supportive and sets my mind at ease knowing he has my back. I recommend him to all my business friends. I greatly appreciate the random HR law updates he sends just for informational purposes.
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Posted by Lynn | October 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent, Knowledgeable and Client Focused Attorney
I have been working with Mr. Nuddleman for the past 10 years. He has been an excellent resource for my small business. He provides me excellent labor law advice and education on a regular basis. His responsive and excellent service has been amazing. I highly recommend him as an attorney. I could not be happier.
Posted by Charles | October 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
CEO
Knowledgeable, direct, concise, forward thinking, trusted advisor. Robert knows his areas of expertise and can connect to others for outside specialty reducing duplicative expense. Robert is a sharp shooter. Add to that, his ability to listen and understand for the best possible outcome. Robert is my best investment in business compliance.
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Posted by Naseem | October 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, responsive and relatable
Robert has been an invaluable resource for our clients on issues ranging from COVID workplace safety guidelines to workers' compensation claims to sexual harassment complaints across a broad variety of industries. In each engagement he has demonstrated an ability to explain both the content of the relevant law(s) and how it applies, as well as identify areas of improvement specific to the operational considerations of the company. All of it delivered in a friendly, approachable manner. Highly recommend.
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Posted by Aizad | October 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney
Robert has proved time and again to be an exceptional legal counsel. He has very high integrity, is always well informed of the law, responds quickly to questions, and has provided excellent counsel on numerous thorny and complex issues. He helped resolve, and got us out quickly of a long drawn out (and costly) legal battle where only the previous attorneys were winning!
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Posted by Emelie | October 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
most helpful , responsive attorney
Mr. Nuddleman has been so helpful in our practice. He provides us with excellent advice and patiently teaches us about employment. His services are phenomenal. He always makes sure that we are informed and updated regarding new changes in employment law.
Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
I met Robert for 30 minutes. He is friendly, professional and knowledgeable in Employment law. He was attentive and asked many pertinent questions to get the details on the situation. In fact, he pointed out the areas I overlooked about my employment that could have provided me monitory benefit. He provided the guidance. After talking to him I decided to have him take care of the issue. Amazingly, I got the results very next day. Thank you Robert. We recommend him to anyone who needs the clear guidance in employment issues.
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Posted by Garrick | October 4, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A small legal fee resulted in a $35k payment for me. He was right.
I talked to a number of attorneys and they said I did not have a case. When I spoke Robert he agreed I did not have strong legal case but suggested I call and then write a follow-up email to HR to explain my legitimate family situation. He said sometimes this really works and a phone call is more personal and is better do in first before an email The HR Director empathized with my situation and to make a long story short, it benefitted me about $35,000. Previously a friend told me I should file a harassment charge instead. Robert said that had no basis and would not work with an empathy strategy. So that was invaluable to know. He spent time outlining the key elements for the phone call and letter. Many things I did not think about. Probably because he negotiates for a living. Now it is true he did not do any legal action but it is also true that he applied his experience to find an alternative plan that was definitely worth trying. We knew this was no guarantee but it worked great. And if we went the harrassment route, it would have totally backfired. So I highly recommend Robert as he thinks outside the box. The other attorneys made assumptions and were not solution minded. And it did not cost me much in legal fees. Totally worth it.
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Posted by Rich | August 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful lawyer
Robert helped us, an employer, with a CA Labor Commissioner hearing. He listens very well, prepared us for the hearing, and navigated the unknown waters of this process for us. Robert has an easy manner and sharp intellect. He knows labor law and can explain it in layman terms. I highly recommend Robert.
Posted by Mohammad | July 10, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Unemployment insurance
Mr.Nuddleman was very helpful and coached us on UI appeal, very professional and knowledgeable! We won our case with his professional help. Thanks
Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Responsive
Not conciliatory. Gave me pertinent information, and enabled me to understand the pathways of litigation.
Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Employment consultation
A professional attorney!!! Robert was very honest in giving a clear picture of my case. His ethics are admirable. Should my case go forward, I would not hesitate to ask for his assistance. I know that he will be my best advocate
Posted by Charles | March 16, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Without reservation...
I was extremely fortunate to have another attorney in the field of employment law recommend Mr. Nuddleman's services. His ability to examine a complex situation and bring clarity to the playing field is second to none. He is efficient, patient, thorough and dedicated to the best possible outcome for his clients. Mr. Nuddleman's knowledge of his field is highly evident and his ability to educate his clients about the legal nuances relevant to their situation is exceptional. Without reservation I would recommend Mr. Nuddleman to any employer or employee seeking guidance or counsel.
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Posted by Chris | December 28, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
a great help
Answered a question of mine very quickly, I am grateful to have that kind of information from a professional. Thanks Robert and Avvo.
Posted by Celia | July 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent result
First, Robert is completely honest and straightforward. After he reviewed my case, he offered to take it on a contingency basis, but then told me that I would get a larger return if I hired him on an hourly basis, which I did. He is at the top of his profession in terms of his knowledge and skills, and was always easy to contact, and prompt to reply. He is a consummate professional, and he got me a very satisfactory settlement at the minimum time and cost. I can’t think of anything negative to say about Robert Nuddleman.
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Posted by Michael | April 6, 2015
Labor board claims end in win for employer
We had two former employees file multiple claims against our small firm that were not only without merit, but could have resulted in additional claims if we lost. It was NOT a slam dunk case for us (is it ever when an employer is up against the labor board?) but Robert presented a very strong case and all claims were denied. I felt Robert got up to speed on our company's situation quickly and was, at all times, on top of what needed to be done and when. Additionally, he was, at all times, respectful to the former employees even while thoroughly showing their claims to be completely false.
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Response from Robert Nuddleman April 8, 2015
This testimonial or endorsement does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-500 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Nuddleman Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate
  • Phillip J. Griego & Associates
  • 1999 - Present
  • Litigation Associate
  • Sayar Fausto
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Robert E. Nuddleman
  • 1998 - 2000
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Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Webster University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • Telesmanic v. State Electric Generator
  • Case dismissed with prejudice at trial
  • Aurora Perez & Rosa Betancourt v. M.A. Jones, Inc.
  • Complete defense. Zero awarded to claimants
  • Vasquez v. Sandman, Inc.
  • Judgement for Defense, Plaintiff awarded nothing.
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Associations

  • Tri-Valley Non-Profit Alliance
  • Board Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Troop 999
  • Assistant Scoutmaster
  • 2013 - Present
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Labor & Employment Law Executive Committe of the SCCBA
  • Member/Vice-Chair (2008)
  • 2000 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Co-Chair of Labor & Employment Section
  • 2014 - 2016
  • San Mateo Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Exchange Club of San Jose
  • Treasurer/Secretary
  • 2000 - 2013
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2013
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Commitment Award
  • Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center
  • 2004
  • Exchangite of the Year
  • California-Nevada District Exchange Club
  • 2004

Publications

  • Bender's California Labor & Employment Bulletin
  • Practical Considerations for Employing Private Household Caregivers
  • 2016
  • Bender's California Labor & Employment Bulletin
  • Look Out Brinker and Brinkley, Here Comes Smily
  • 2012
  • Pay Right! Avoiding Common Wage & Hour Mistakes
  • Pay Right! Avoiding Common Wage & Hour Mistakes
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • TVNPA
  • Employment Law Update for Non-Profits
  • 2020
  • TVNPA
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
  • 2019
  • Stanislaus County Estate Planning Council
  • Paying Right! Common Wage & Hour Pitfalls for Our Clients
  • 2019
  • SCCBA L&E
  • Is this Reasonable? Navigating Employee Leave Laws
  • 2019
  • Professional Fiduciary Association of California
  • Working With Caregivers: Solutions to Common Problems
  • 2019
  • Northern California PFAC Ed Day
  • Growing Your Fiduciary Practice
  • 2019
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Chapter Meeting
  • What Every Trust and Estate Lawyer Needs to Know About Employment Law in the Elder and Homecare Community
  • 2019
  • SCCBA L&E Fall Social
  • That’s Not My Employee! How the Supreme Court Killed the Independent Contractor
  • 2018
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Employment Law Update
  • 2018
  • PFAC Ed Day
  • Employment Laws that Impact Your Practice and Your Clients
  • 2018
  • East Bay PFAC
  • Employment Laws That Impact Your Practice and Your Clients
  • 2018
  • Special Needs Symposium
  • Properly Paying Caregivers for SNT Beneficiaries
  • 2017
  • SCCBA Wage and Hour Conference
  • In Today’s Mobile World, What Hours Really Count as Work?
  • 2017
  • Northern California PFAC Ed Day
  • Working with Caregivers: Solutions to Common Problems
  • 2017
  • Golden Gate Enrolled Agents
  • Hiring Caregivers and Other Household Employees
  • 2017
  • Central Valley Human Resource Management Association
  • Employing Workers and Paying Them Correctly
  • 2017
  • Cal-CPA
  • Hiring and Working with Caregivers: Risks, Liabilities and Solutions
  • 2017
  • Fiduciary Attorney Summit
  • Understanding Wage and Hour Laws When Paying Caregivers
  • 2016
  • Basic Wage & Hour Conference
  • California and Federal Wage and Hour 101, Part I & II
  • 2016
  • Wage & Hour Update
  • California's Paid Sick Leave
  • 2015
  • PFAC Annual Conference
  • Hiring, Employing, Supervising, and Disciplining Workers
  • 2015
  • PFAC Annual Conference
  • Solutions: Workplace Policies and Procedures for Caregivers
  • 2015
  • PFAC Annual Conference
  • How to Discipline Your Employees Without Getting Sued
  • 2015
  • East Bay Trusts and Estates Lawyers
  • WHAT TRUST AND ESTATE ATTORNEYS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EMPLOYMENT LAW IN THE ELDER AND HOME CARE INDUSTRIES
  • 2015
  • Annual Update
  • Employment Law Update 2015
  • 2015
  • Wage & Hour Update
  • Wage & Hour Update: Pay Stub Violations and PAGA
  • 2014
  • PFAC Annual Conference
  • Overtime Laws for Caregivers: New Legislation That Will Increase the Cost of In-Home Care and How to Minimize Those Costs
  • 2014
  • Wage & Hour Roundtable
  • Wage & Hour Roundtable: An In-Depth Look at the Administrative Exemption
  • 2013
  • Monthly Roundtable
  • What Trust and Estates Attorneys Need to Know About Employment Laws in the Elder and Home Care Industries
  • 2013
  • Professional Fiduciary Association of California Annual Conference
  • Changing Landscapes: New Employment Laws That Will Change The Homecare Industry
  • 2012
  • Cesar Chavez Scholarship Dinner
  • Best Practices in Litigation
  • 2012
  • SCCBA Brown Bag
  • Independent Contractors versus Employees
  • 2010
  • Legal Update: The Good, The Bad & The Bothersome
  • Employment Law Legal Update
  • 2008
  • Hot Employment Topics: Avoid Getting Burned
  • Common Mistakes Employers Make in Employment Law
  • 2008
  • 10 Honest Mistakes Employers Make
  • Top Employment Mistakes Employers Make
  • 2008
  • Payroll Fundamentals: Basic Principles to Help You Manage the Payroll Process
  • Wage & Hour Basics
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

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Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert Nuddleman is an expert in the field. He is not only extremely knowledgeable, as he demonstrates with his many speaking engagements, but he also is very active in employment law organizations. He is a pleasure to work with and well-respected. I have referred potential clients to him and will continue to do so as I am confident in his zealous advocacy and abilities."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred many clients to Rob over the years and he has done a fantastic job for all of them. I have the utmost confidence when making referrals to Rob."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Rob without hesitation or reservation. Rob and I together served on the Labor and Employment Section Executive Committee of the Alameda County Bar Association for several years. Not only is Rob a very fine employment lawyer, he is a skilled legal educator. I often rely on Rob's thoughtful writings regarding current employment issues."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I heartily endorse Rob Nuddleman. I have known Rob for over 15 years, and he is the first person I send folks to for employment law advice. He has great people skills and an excellent sense of humor."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert Nuddleman is an outstanding employment attorney. He is extremely knowledgeable about the law and a tireless advocate for his client. I do not hesitate to recommend him highly to any potential client. In fact, I refer clients to him."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Robert is an amazing attorney -- extremely bright, competent, and hardworking. The other side should always be very, very afraid when Robert is their opposing counsel."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is an excellent attorney. Not only does Robert have an extensive knowledge of all aspects of employment law on which to base his recommendations to clients, but he is proactive with clients. Robert works with clients to resolve issues and find solutions before litigation starts. If litigation is needed, Robert aggressively represents clients while still leaving the door open to settling when fair settlements are possible. This allows his clients to rest assured that Robert is not only looking out for the client's best interests, but that they get the best possible resolution of their problems with or without going to court."
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