Robert D. Kreisman

Robert D. Kreisman

Kreisman Law Offices
  • Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Elder Law...
  • Illinois, Missouri
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Kreisman Law Offices is a Chicago-based personal injury firm that successfully uses a client-based approach to seek justice for victims nationwide. Robert Kreisman is an AV-rated attorney with over 37 years of experience litigating a variety of personal injury cases, including those involving medical malpractice, car accidents, wrongful death, and products liability. He works with some of the leading experts in the nation and employs the newest technology to seek the most favorable results possible for his clients. All cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless there is a recovery on your case. Please call the Kreisman Law Offices today to pursue the justice you deserve.

Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Elder Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Business Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Birth Injury
  • Anesthesiology Errors
  • Brain Injury
  • Car Accidents
  • Pharmaceutical Litgation / Prescription Drug Side Effects
  • Product Defects
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
7th Circuit
Federal Circuit
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
DePaul College of Law
LL.M. (1981)
The John Marshall Law School
J.D. (1976)
Honors: with Honors
University of Missouri - Columbia
President's Club
American Association for Justice
American Association for Justice
Peer Rating AV (Highest Rating)
Martindale-Hubbard Law Directory
Professional Associations
American College of Legal Medicine
- Current
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
- Current
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
- Current
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
- Current
American Association for Justice
- Current
Illinois State Bar
- Current
Missouri State Bar
- Current
American Bar Association
- Current
Chicago Bar Association
- Current
Bar Association of Metropolitain St. Louis
- Current
Speaking Engagements
Successfully Handling Medical Negligence Cases, AAJ Annual Convention, Los Angeles, CA
American Association for Justice
Moderator for Professional Negligence Section seminar
Websites & Blogs
Kreisman Law Offices Website
Robert D. Kreisman's Website Profile
Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog
Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blawg
Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog
Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog
Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog
Legal Answers
155 Questions Answered

Q. My wife bought a condo before we got married and now we are renting it out. But my name isn't on mortgage paperwork.
A: You may sign as agent for your wife on the lease. The lease however should show that your wife is the lessor of the condo. I would urge you to have powers of attorney prepared for both financial and healthcare for your wife if she is still competent.
Q. Potential lawsuit?
A: You could have a retaliatory discharge claim to go along with your workers' compensation claim. Contact a local attorney in your area who specializes in workers' compensation claims. You may consider taking down your name and phone to avoid being harassed.
Q. How can i sue a company in a small claims court if that company's headquarters is located out of state?
A: You can sue both in your county's small claims court depending on the local rules there.
Q. I opened my car door into a biker but they were cycling with headphones on.
A: It depends on exactly how and why this incident occurred. If you were not paying attention to a bike lane (if that were the case) then the responsibility for this could be more heavily on you. On the other hand, if the biker were cruising along and not paying attention to your moves, he/she could be held to some level of comparative negligence. It would be a fact-finder's conclusion on who was more likely the cause of this collision.
Q. Can a Dr. order a laboratory test based on information that a CNA or MA gathered? Doctor never even saw patient
A: The doctor's order may be acceptable medical practice given the report of the CNA and assistant. However, you shouldn't be reluctant about complaining to the hospital or doctor's office that the lab test order was unnecessary given your symptoms and question the the propriety of the bill.
Q. A guy broke my iphone but agreed to pay on video. He has also agreed via chat. But he is now avoiding me.
A: I don't see why you should explore suing this person for the damaged phone especially since you have evidence of the agreement to pay you.
Q. I was broadsided by a truck who was ticketed, judge dismissed, now what happens to my claim?
A: Whether the driver's traffic court matter was dismissed or not will not effect your negligence claim.
Q. How much proof do you need that a nursing home is mistreating its patients before you can bring a suit?
A: The Illinois civil procedure rules do not require a plaintiff to prove his/her case in the pleadings. All you need is enough competent information to set out those facts in a complaint that makes out a viable cause of action. Illinois is a fact-pleading state.
Q. If a company's product is defective across the board and affects many people, am I required to join a class action
A: You can sue the product manufacturer, distributor and component part maker independent of any class action if you sustained an injury. Many times cases that are pending with numerous party plaintiffs, if federal jurisdiction, the cases may be consolidated for discovery purposes only in a multi-district litigation pool.
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Contact & Map
Kreisman Law Offices
55 W Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60603
Toll-Free: (800) 583-8002
Telephone: (312) 346-0045
Fax: (866) 618-4198