Robert Schacht is Of Counsel to Phillips & Associates and serves as special Trial Counsel. He is is a skillful, experienced trial attorney who graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 1999. He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, and he is also admitted to practice in the Eastern District of New York and the Southern District of New York. He is also admitted to practice in the District of New Jersey. He works exclusively as a plaintiff’s attorney.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Schacht has tried many cases in Bronx, Queens, King’s, Richmond, New York, Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, and Rockland Counties. In addition to trying employment matters, he has also taken to trial many catastrophic workplace injury lawsuits. These have included lawsuits arising out of crane collapses, helicopter accidents, defective products, construction site accidents, and motor vehicle collisions.
Most notably, Mr. Schacht tried the longest jury trial in New York State, which was an 11-month trial. He obtained the largest jury verdict in New York State history, a $96 million verdict.
Mr. Schacht is closely familiar with the laws that prohibit an employer from discriminating against an employee. One form of discrimination is sexual harassment , which is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law.