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Robert S. Rifkin

Attorney Robert S. Rifkin

Practice Areas

Labor and Employment; Wrongful Termination; Retaliatory Discharge; Covenants Not To Compete; Employment Breach of Contract; Employee Discipline; Sexual Harassment; Employment Termination; Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation; Restrictive Covenants; Employment Discrimination; Wage and Hour Law; Family and Medical Leave Act; Employee Rights; Employment Civil Rights; Employment Disability Discrimination; Employment at Will; Non-compete Litigation; Employee Privacy; Employment Law; Employment Litigation; Employment Mediation; Employment Rights; Equal Employment Opportunity Law; Fair Labor Standards; Federal Employment Law; Harassment; Human Resources Law; Labor Law; Labor Relations; Minimum Wage Law; Agreements; Prevailing Wage Litigation; Unfair Labor Practices; Title VII Discrimination; Workplace Violence; Whistleblower Litigation; Age Discrimination in Employment; Employee Drug Testing

Admitted: 1972, Indiana and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana; 1976, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Law School: Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington, IN, J.D.

Member: Indianapolis Bar Association; Indiana State Bar Association; American Bar Association; American Trial Lawyers Association; National Employment Lawyers Association.

Biography: Founding Partner, The Law Firm of Rifkin, Blanck & Rubenstein, P.C., P.C. Appellate Lawyer, Before the Indiana Supreme Court and The Federal 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Former Fact Finder, Mediator and Hearing Officer, Indiana Education Employment Relations Board. Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education Seminar.

Born: Hammond, Indiana

Military Service: 1st Lieutenant, U.S. Army, 1967-1969

Cases: J Squared, Inc. v Herndon, 822 N.E.2d 633 (Ind. App. 2005); Lawson, Sr. v CSX Transportation, Inc., 245 F.3d 916 (7th Cir. 2001); Merriweather v Family Dollar Stores of Indiana Inc., 103 F.3d 576 (7th Cir. 1996); Valadez v R. T. Enterprises, Inc., 647 N.E. 2d 331 (Ind. App. 1995); Edwards v Indiana Girls’ School, 568 N.E.2d 1031 (Ind. App. 1991); Thomas v State, 776 N.E.2d 1227 (Ind. App. 2002).

Rob Rifkin is a founding partner of the law firm, and his practice is largely devoted to litigation matters. Rob routinely handles cases in both state and federal courts and is experienced as an appellate lawyer before the Indiana Supreme Court and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Rob has served as a fact-finder, mediator and hearing officer for the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board, and as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. Rob has served as lead counsel in the following reported Cases: Lawson, Sr. v CSX Transportation, Inc., 245 F.3d 916 (7th Cir. 2001); Merriweather v. Family Dollar Stores of Indiana Inc., 103 F.3d 576 (7th Cir. 1996); Valadez v. R.T. Enterprises, Inc., 647 N.E.2d 331 (Ind. App. 1995); Edwards v. Indiana Girls’ School, 568 N.E.2d 1031 (Ind. App. 1991)