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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
198 Questions Answered

Q. sons phone caught fire in his pocket. Due to quick reaction he was not injured. Is there any conpensation in this
A: Other than requesting that your son receive a new phone that doesn't catch fire, there would not be any damages to claim.
Q. How long after a botched procedure do I have to file a medical malpractice claim?
A: In general you have two years from the negligent act or omission to file a lawsuit along with a certificate of merit under 735 ILCS 5/2-622. You should consult with an Illinois lawyer in your area who practices in the area of medical negligence law.
Q. When you get a personal injury settlement do you get all the money at once?
A: Yes, unless you agreed to some other term. In addition, you should receive a settlement statement from your attorney detailing all of the attorney's costs and the agreed upon fees related to your case. You should review that settlement statement carefully to make sure it matches with your understanding of what the settlement was described to you to be.
Q. I tripped and fell at my condo complex due to unrepaired concrete after tree roots shifted curb and stairs. I injured my
A: Yes. But the burden of proving the defect will be on you. You will have to prove that this defect, as you described, was known to the condominium association, its management and perhaps other contractors, but they chose not to repair. It also is on you to show that the defect was not "open and obvious" and thus avoidable by you. I would urge you to photograph the area very carefully if you haven't already. Most importantly contact an attorney who can help you with this.
Q. Are there any legal barriers to removing a relative from a nursing home that is acting negligently?
A: If your relative is not either an adjudicated disabled person or is not otherwise incompetent, your relative can choose to relocate for any reason. If your relative is incompetent, then without a power of attorney for health care, a court would need to appoint a guardian of your relative to be able to make those decisions if found to be incompetent and/or disabled.
Q. Why don't you have a right of speedy trial in a civil law suit??
A: There is no specific Illinois law for "speedy" civil trials.
Q. If i have been helping pay someones rent for four months but can no longer affor to do so can i be made to continue.
A: No. You are not obligated based on these limited facts.
Q. I was struck by an suv turning left into a parking lot and I had no insurance at the time of the accident ! What to do.
A: I'm assuming you called the police and you are speaking about your car being hit by the SUV. If that is the case, although you may have been ticketed for no insurance, you should be paid for the property damage to your vehicle. I am also assuming that the driver of the SUV was at fault. If you were injured, then the same would apply.
Q. Why would the lawyers representativing me not be the lawyers I signed a contract with?
A: I would suggest you get a clear answer to your question about who your attorney is from the counsel you originally hired and signed a contract with. In many of these MDL product defect cases, lawyers will collaborate with other lawyers/law firms who may have already litigated the same type of case in the same MDL or who is closer to the location of where the MDL is located. However, in cases we have handled in federal court MDLs, if the case we are handling is a bellwether case by designation, then I would want our case tried to a jury in my client's residential area where we first filed the lawsuit and not in the district court where the MDL is located. That's a procedural argument that may not always be successful. Importantly however, you should find out just who it is that is representing you. There should be absolute clarity on that.
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Kreisman Law Offices
55 W Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60603
Toll-Free: (800) 583-8002
Telephone: (312) 346-0045
Fax: (866) 618-4198