Alternative Dispute Resolution
Robert brings a unique perspective to civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution. For approximately 20 years he served as Lead Trial Counsel representing Plaintiffs and Defendants in disputes involving public entities, individuals and corporations. Robert has handled some of Northern California’s most high-profile civil rights, employment, and personal injury litigation, and can help parties make informed decisions as they navigate complex civil actions.
Robert has also served as General Counsel for a leading California Third Party Administrator handling public entity claims and as Litigation Manager for several California Joint Powers Authorities. Robert’s background in risk management involving self-insured and pool insured clients is invaluable when negotiating or litigating actions involving public entities.
If you need a skilled and aggressive mediator to help resolve a contentious dispute, Robert has the temperament and experience to help get your case resolved quickly and economically.
Legal Practice Areas
Practice Areas for Mediation
and Civil Litigation
Why Clients Choose Robert Chalfant
Robert’s legal career started in the Sacramento Public Defender’s office. When he left the public defender’s office after a few years he joined my civil firm, where he and I practiced together for many years trying civil cases to verdict for the City of Sacramento, County of Sacramento, SMUD, Sacramento Regional Transit District, and Union Pacific Railroad. Robert’s unique skills honed in the civil and criminal trial courts are unmatched in Sacramento, regionally, or within California. He’s adept at resolving or trying to verdict all types of civil matters, including those that touch upon the first, fourth, fifth, eighth, and fourteenth amendment of the U.S. Constitution. He is skilled in federal court, state court, or administrative court. His work ethic and legal intuition allow him to distill complex principles effortlessly and quickly. Robert has earned and enjoys a reputation for honesty, integrity, intelligence, and unrivaled competence in the courtroom. Well deserved.