Law Offices, Robert E. Lehrer

Law Offices, Robert E. Lehrer

Robert E. Lehrer is an attorney with more than 50 years of experience in the conduct of plaintiffs' civil rights litigation, broadly defined to include the representation of clients with claims or defenses arising out of their employment, or their interaction with the justice system, or involving their receipt of public benefits, such as foster care or Medicaid benefits. Frequently, these claims or defenses will involve the deprivation of protected liberty or property interests (such as employment) arising out of discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or disability. Mr. Lehrer has extensive trial and appellate court experience. He also been the lead counsel or co-lead counsel in many complex class action cases.

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Robert E. Lehrer

Practice Areas

Civil Rights

The firm represents clients in plaintiffs' civil rights litigation as defined above, and in both individual and class action cases.

In individual cases, parties' claims or defenses are sometimes "mediated." Mediation is a process by which the parties to a dispute, which may or may not have given rise to a court case, agree to use a third party neutral (called a "mediator") to facilitate the agreed resolution of their dispute. Mediation is a process for resolving disputes out of court. Mr. Lehrer has participated in many mediations as counsel to a party or parties to the mediation.


The firm usually works on an hourly basis in individual cases, but payment plans are available when the financial circumstances of the client make such a plan appropriate. In contrast, representation in class action cases is always provided on a contingent fee basis.

The hourly rates the firm employs are reasonable, lower, in general, than the hourly rates of lawyers whose qualifications, including experience, are comparable to Mr. Lehrer's.

The firm’s policy is to enter into a clearly written fee agreement in every case in which the firm is representing clients in litigation. Such agreements ensure against any misunderstandings about fees. In cases in which the client is being billed hourly, the firm periodically provides, to each such client, itemized time sheets of its work on the client's case, describing, by date, the work done and the stating the amount of time spent. The firm also provides to each client a periodic accounting of any out of pocket costs (e.g., court filing costs) the firm incurs but for which the client is responsible.