Pretzel & Stouffer
Robert Marc Chemers

Robert Marc Chemers
Equity Partner

Recognition and Appointments
Marquis® Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in the World
Highest Martindale-Hubbell rating, AV
The Best Lawyers in America®, insurance law and appellate practice
Listed in Illinois Super Lawyers® for either insurance law or appellate practice
Leading Lawyers
Outstanding Young Men of America

Indiana University School of Law, J.D.
Cum laude
University of Southern California, B.A.
Magna cum laude

Bar Admissions
U.S. Supreme Court
Supreme Courts of Illinois and Indiana
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and 7th Circuits
U.S. District Court for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois
Trial Bar, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

Professional Affiliations
American, Illinois State, Chicago and DuPage County Bar Associations
Appellate Lawyers Association
Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel

Attorney Bio

Robert has practiced law with Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered, since 1976. He has been an equity partner since 1981, and he frequently serves on the firm’s executive committee, which he has chaired on several occasions.

Robert focuses on appeals, insurance coverage and declaratory judgment litigation, and complex civil litigation. He has extensive appellate experience in the Appellate Court of Illinois, Supreme Court of Illinois and in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. Robert has been an attorney of record in more than 1,200 appeals, and more than 530 of those appeals had published opinions.

Robert frequently lectures and writes about insurance, appellate and other civil practice-related topics for the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the National Business Institute, DRI, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel and other professional organizations.

News and Verdicts

Summary Judgement Won and Upheld Due to Lack of Medical Causation

Appellate Court Affirms Summary Judgment for Boy Scouts of America

Illinois Appellate Court, First District, reverses decision finding personal jurisdiction obtained by fraudulent means

Illinois Appellate Court, First District, Affirms Dismissal of Defamation Action

Pretzel & Stouffer Team Secures Victory for Insurer Client in Potential Class-Action Suit

Pretzel & Stouffer Frees Insurer from Obligation in $1.8 Million Consent Judgment

Summary Judgment For Pretzel & Stouffer Insurer Client Upheld on Appeal

Defense Victory for Physicians in Bacterial Meningitis Death Case Upheld on Appeal