In the face of tragedy, the advocacy you seek matters.
Robert H. Kleinschmidt
An Accomplished Background With Considerable Experience
Rob grew up in Naperville, Illinois, and earned his bachelor’s degree in 1979 from the University of Illinois, majoring in psychology. He obtained his law degree in 1982 from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He moved to Arizona and served as an administrative assistant and clerk to the Honorable Robert C. Broomfield in 1983. He then defended doctors and hospitals for five years under the mentorship of Barry MacBan and Duane Olson. In 1989, Rob started representing victims of medical neglect and chaired the malpractice department at Langerman, Begam, Lewis & Marks through 1993. He opened his own practice in Scottsdale in 1994 and has well over 25 years of experience litigating cases of medical negligence, birth injury, surgical error, defective products and other cases involving serious injuries caused by the negligence of others.
Rob is a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which recognizes the accomplishments of lawyers who have won million- and multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for their clients. He is AV rated and listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He helped create new law in Arizona and has several reported cases. He authored “The Right to Videotape Depositions,” in the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association Advocate (February 2000). He has lectured on numerous occasions on medical malpractice. Rob has a passion for helping disabled children. He served for several years on the board of Gompers Rehabilitation Center, a rehabilitation center for seriously disabled children and adults, serving as chairman for two years.
He is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, the Maricopa County Bar Association and the American Association for Justice, where he is a member of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Professional Negligence Group, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group and Nursing Home Litigation Group. He is also a sustaining member of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association/AzAJ.
Areas of Practice
- Medical Malpractice
- Wrongful Death
- Birth Injury
- Anesthesia Errors
- Hospital Injuries
- Hospital Injuries
- Surgical Errors
- Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Child Injuries
- Nursing Home Injuries
- Arizona, 1984
- U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1984
- John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
- J.D. – 1982
- University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
- B.S. – 1979