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Robert D. Kreisman
  • Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse, 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, the highest rating by Martindale-Hubbel with over 45 years of experience litigating a variety of catastrophic injury cases, including those involving medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and abuse, car and truck accidents, wrongful death, products liability, and commercial litigation. 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. Most 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.

DePaul College of Law
LL.M. (1981)
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University of Illinois - Chicago John Marshall Law School
J.D. (1976)
Honors: with Honors
Activities: Moot court
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University of Missouri - Columbia
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Professional Experience
Kreisman Law Offices Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Articles & Publications
Creditor Are Not Freeloaders: The Common Fund Doctrine Does Not Apply To Hospital Lienholders
Illinois Bar Journal
Case Themes with Impact: It’s a Great Time to Fly
ATLA Annual Convention
Where’s the Surprise? For Practice or for Keeps; Focus Groups Compared to Trial
Trial Journal
Out of Order: The Unpredicted Story Order
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Seminar
My Fair Witness- The Metamorphosis- The Critics Rave
ATLA Case Workshop
The Deposition Gift
ATLA Annual Meeting
Jury Selection: Who Chooses Whom?
Trial Magazine
Voir Dire
ATLA Seminar
Speaking Engagements
Successfully Handling Medical Negligence Cases, AAJ Annual Convention, Los Angeles, CA
American Association for Justice
Moderator for Professional Negligence Section seminar
Mediation Skills
Northwestern University
American Association for Justice
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
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Decalogue Society of Lawyers
- Current
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Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
- Current
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Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
- Current
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American Association for Justice
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Illinois State Bar
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Missouri State Bar
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American Bar Association
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Chicago Bar Association
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Bar Association of Metropolitain St. Louis
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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7th Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Nursing Home Abuse
Elder Law
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Workers' Compensation
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Additional Practice Areas
  • Birth Injury
  • Anesthesiology Errors
  • Brain Injury
  • Car Accidents
  • Pharmaceutical Litgation / Prescription Drug Side Effects
  • Product Defects
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Illinois removal from federal court
A: I believe that once the federal court is divested of jurisdiction and thus any authority over the pending case, that the motion to dismiss filed in federal court would have to be filed in the state proceeding to heard. That seems to be the case where although the motion to dismiss was filed in the federal court, I am assuming from what information you provided that there was no briefing schedule order entered in federal court and no order was entered as to the motion. If I were the movant, I would refile the motion in the state court proceeding once it has been accepted and docketed in the state court. During those 5 months I would want to know (in the state cases now) whether the plaintiff filed a response brief and whether defendant filed a reply. If so, that would indicate at least that a briefing schedule order was entered either in the federal case, before remanded, or in the state case. But if no countering briefing was done by either side, I think the defendant would need to refile the motion. ... Read More
Q. Question about a family member who is hospitalized
A: Unless someone has power of attorney for financial purposes, a person could petition for guardianship of the estate and person, but that would take a bit of time. I urge you to contact an attorney who handles guardianship of persons with an alleged disability.
Q. I was involved in a minor accident & I have no insurance. Will I have to go to court? They sent me an attorney lien lett
A: The short answer is that a lawyer for the party who may claim some injury has sent you the form letter that generally kicks off such a case. I'm sure the letter asks you to report this incident to your insurer, which you don't have. Many lawyers in your situation will turn to their client's (the other other party's) uninsured motorist coverage to explore a recovery that was which is much more likely than trying to collect if they were to win against you, an uninsured person. Since you are uninsured, you may be safe for now. The other party's claim and its resolution may well come by way idf its/their insurer under the uninsured motorist coverage.
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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
Contact & Map
Kreisman Law Offices Medical Malpractice Lawyers
55 W Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60603
Toll-Free: (800) 583-8002
Telephone: (312) 346-0045
Fax: (866) 618-4198