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Robert B. Ulrich, Partner

Robert B. Ulrich, Partner

Practice Area

Workers’ Compensation Litigation


Mr. Ulrich is a founding partner of the law firm of Maciorowski, Sackmann & Ulrich. Prior to that he was a partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson representing management in employment litigation, including workers' compensation, wrongful discharge, and employment discrimination. Much of Mr. Ulrich’s experience includes cases involving repetitive trauma, statutory causes of action, strict liability and negligence. He has also handled product liability cases involving chemicals, industrial equipment and common law negligence. In the area of insurance law, Mr. Ulrich’s experience includes bad faith and related punitive damages claims and some ERISA work.

In the area of workers’ compensation, he is on the staff of the Center for Human Resources for the University of Wisconsin conducting courses in Illinois workers' compensation cost controls. Mr. Ulrich is also a contributing author for Illinois Jurisprudence on workers' compensation.


  • B.S., Business, DePaul University (1974)
  • J.D., DePaul Law School, with honors (1980)

Bar Memberships

  • Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


Management Chair, American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section, Committee on Workers’ Compensation Law (1992-1998)


  • Chicagoland Employment Law Manual, Workers' Compensation, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, 1994
  • Contributing Editor, Illinois Jurisprudence, Labor and Employment §1:1 - 18:99 (1995)
  • Chapter 16, "Scope of Coverage," 22 Ill. Jur §16 (1995)
  • Chapter 17, "Compensable Injuries," 22 Ill. Jur §17 (1995)
  • Chapter 18, "Compensation Payments," 22 Ill. Jur §18 (1995)
  • Survey of Illinois Law: Workers' Compensation. 19 S. Ill. U.L.J. 999 (1995)
  • Survey of Illinois Law: Workers’ Compensation. 20 S. Ill. U.L.J. 995 (1996)
  • Survey of Illinois Law: Workers’ Compensation. 21 S. Ill. U.L.J. 931 (1997)

Martindale Hubbell Rating:

  • "AV" - Highest Rating Available

High Honors:

  • Selected – Leading Lawyer

Firm’s High Honors:

  • Selected – First Tier Law Firm 2010– US News
  • Selected - Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers

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