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Robert T. Newman, Associate

Robert T. Newman, Associate

Practice Area

Workers’ Compensation Litigation


Mr. Newman has been a workers compensation defense practitioner for 26 years. He has been associated with Maciorowski, Sackmann & Ulrich for two years. Previously, he had been a partner in Garofalo, Schreiber, Hart, Storm, Chtd; and in O’Connor, Schiff & Myers; and in Sweeney & Riman, Ltd. Mr. Newman has had past experience with Burgeson, Laughlin, Cunningham & Hare, and with the United States Department of Labor; and in a general practice litigation firm in Maryland. Mr. Newman's practice experience has been in the subjects of Illinois Workers Compensation Law, the federal Defense Base Act and the Longshoremens’ and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, and Civil Litigation including enforcing workers compensation subrogation interests, products liability and medical malpractice cases, FMLA, Social Security Disability, and tort cases.


  • J.D. University of Maryland 1976
  • B.A. Johns Hopkins University 1973
  • Bar Memberships
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal District Court of the Northern District of Illinois

Reported Cases

  • Rose v. Hyster, 85 Ill. 2d 208, 52 Ill. Dec. 59.
  • Sylvester v. Industrial Commission, 197 Ill. 2d 255, 258 Ill. Dec. 548
  • American Grain Trimmers v. Director, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, 181 F. 3d 810


  • Advanced Workers Compensation in Illinois 1995 with David B. Menchetti Milton Black and Matthews Schiff 
  • Advanced Workers Compensation in Illinois 1996 with David B. Menchetti

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