ROBERT E. SCHLEIER, JR.
Robert Schleier is Partner of SSKB known for his aggressive courtroom approach and passion in advocating for victims of traumatic personal injuries. His previous background as a partner at a defense firm and a claims adjuster gives him a comprehensive perspective of both sides of the law and provides his clients with a significant advantage when it comes to seeking justice for their accidents.
Rob attributes his success to his genuine and personal approach in working with his clients. Rob is highly involved in every aspect of the case from intake through trial. His ability to establish a close connection with individuals who have been severely injured assists him in presenting a strong, convincing case and has resulted in several successful verdicts and settlements over his career.
Dedicated highly to his clients, Rob’s most honorable recognition is the positive feedback he receives from clients and lawyers, and the acquired trust others place in him when referring their family and friends.
As a respected trial attorney in the industry, Rob participates in a number of professional organizations outside of the firm. He is an active member of the New York Trial Lawyers Association and the New York State Bar Association. Additionally, Rob is a proud member of the Suffolk County Bar Association, recognized in 2012 for his outstanding work as the former chairman of the Defense and Insurance Committee. While in this position, he was often sought out to lecture in Suffolk County, joining fellow attorneys and judges in educating members on various topics to improve their practices. Also, Rob is currently a guest lecturer at St. John’s Law School.
Prior to his work with plaintiffs, Rob worked as a defense attorney for over 10 years gaining valuable trial experience and exposure working closely with numerous insurance companies and corporate entities. During this time, Rob realized his desire to protect individuals in need of strong legal representation and turned his focus to representing plaintiffs.
Rob heavily concentrates his practice in the areas of plaintiff personal injury and medical malpractice, representing victims of negligence throughout New York City and in Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island. Rob shifted his focus from defense to plaintiff representation in 2012, co-founding the firm Schoen & Schleier, LLP, before moving on to form The Law Office of Robert E. Schleier Jr. in 2015. Rob passed the Bar in 2000 and is admitted to practice law in the state courts of New York and Pennsylvania, as well as the United States District Court for Southern and Eastern Districts in New York.
A graduate of the University of Albany, Rob’s interest in the law began after working as a claims adjuster for Crawford & Company on Long Island. He went on to receive his Juris Doctor from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, graduating Magna Cum Laude for his impressive academic achievements. Rob joined SSKB as a partner in 2019 bringing with him nearly 20 years of valuable law experience to offer the firm.
- 10.0 AVVO-Rated Attorney
Former chairman of the Defense and Insurance Committee. While in this position, he was often sought out to lecture in Suffolk County, joining fellow attorneys and judges in educating members on various topics to improve their practices.
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
- New York
- Active member of NY Trial lawyers Association
- NY state Bar Association
- Suffolk County Bar Association