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Richard W. Schulte2018-04-19T21:02:37+00:00

Admitted to Practice Law: Ohio 1996, Iowa 2002, Missouri 2016, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio 1996, United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois 2016, United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa 2017, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals 2004, United States Supreme Court 2005, United States Court of Federal Claims 2012.

Education: Quincy College (B.A., 1991 cum laude)(Graduate of Honors Program); Valparaiso University (J.D., 1995); Lloyd’s of London Fellow (1995). 

Practice Areas: Trial Practice, Mass Torts, Class Actions, Products Liability, Wrongful Death, Trucking & Auto Accidents

Mass Tort Experience

  • In Re: Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh Products Litigation (Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, before Judge Richard W. Story)
    • Appointed to Plaintiff’s Steering Committee
  • In Re: Atrium Medical Corp. C-Qur Mesh Litigation MDL 2753 (District of New Hampshire before Judge Landya McCafferty)
    • Appointed to Plaintiff’s Steering Committee
  • In Re: Just For Men Mass Tort Litigation (Southern District of Illinois, before Judge David R. Herndon)
    • Appointed Co-Lead Counsel
  • Imprelis Herbicide Marketing Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation MDL 2284 (Eastern District of Pennsylvania, before Judge Gene Pratter)
    • Appointed Lead Counsel
  • DuPont De NeMours C-8 Liability Litigation MDL 2433 (Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, before Judge Edmund Sargus)
    • Appointed to the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee
  • Skechers California Coordinated Litigation (Los Angeles, Judge Elihu Berle)
    • Appointed to the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee
  • Skechers Toning Shoes Products Liability Litigation MDL 2308 (Western District of Kentucky before Judge Thomas B. Russell)
    • Appointed to the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee
  • Darvocet/Darvon MDL 2226  (Eastern District of Kentucky before Judge Danny Reeves)
    • Appointed Co-Lead Counsel
    • Leading the prosecution of those injured by the use of Darvocet/Darvon
  • Yaz/Yasmin MDL 2100  (Southern District of Illinois, Judge Herndon)
    • Member of the Discovery and Science Committee’s
  • Ortho Evra MDL 1742 (Northern District of Ohio, Judge Katz)
    • Discovery Committee (co-chair)
    • Marketing Committee (member)
    • Bellwether Fact Witness Team (chair)
    • Compensatory Damage Committee (chair)
    • MDL Mediation Team (member)
  • Trasylol MDL 1928 (Central District of Florida, Judge Middlebrooks)
    • Conducted Depositions
    • Trial Preparation

Class Action Experience

  • Lovdal v. JP Morgan Chase Bank NA, Hamilton County, Ohio, Court of Common Pleas, Case # A1101459, Co-Lead Counsel, Robo-signing class action concerning alleged fraudulent foreclosures.  Settlement relief for more than 29,000 class members valued at more than 200 Million Dollars
  • Davis v. Retirement Plan of Phibro Animal Health Corporation and Subsidiaries and Affiliates et al., Case# 08-cv-779, Southern District of Illinois Case
    • Co-Lead Counsel
  • Banford v. Aldrich Chemical Company Inc., Case #  03 CV 8704
    • Co-Lead Counsel, Certified class resolved on behalf of those evacuated after a nitric-oxide explosion.  Represented the interests of more than three thousand class members
  • Hampton v. Dana Corporation Case, # 02 CV 04 166, Ohio State Court Case
    • Lead Counsel
  • Tracy v. Plumbers and Pipefitters National Pension Fund et al., Case # 03-CV-155
    • Co-Lead Counsel
  • Jane Doe v. Miami Valley Women’s Center, Case #05 CV 4518, Ohio State Court Case
    • Co-Lead Counsel

Lectures

  • Ohio Association for Justice Annual Convention “Mass Tort Update” 2016
  • Harrris Martin MDL Conference “Emerging Cases, Just for Men” 2016
  • American Association for Justice Annual Trucking Seminar “Anatomy of a Backing Case” 2015
  • Ohio Association for Justice Annual Convention “Finding Mass Torts Without Stumbling Over Them” 2015
  • The Southern Trial Lawyers Association Convention “Identifying Mass Torts” 2015
  • Indiana University School of Law “Police Brutality & Excessive Force” 2015
  • Iowa Association for Justice Annual Convention “Mining for Mass Torts” 2014
  • Wittenburg University “Police Brutality & Civil Rights” 2014
  • National Bar Association Annual Convention “Nuts & Bolts of Mass Torts” 2014
  • American Association for Justice “Ethical Consideration in Mass Torts” 2014
  • Ohio Association for Justice Mid-Year Convention “JPML Update” 2013
  • Ohio Association for Justice Mid-Year Convention “Litigation Update: Imprelis, Toning Shoe Injuries, Zoloft & other SSRI’s”  2012
  • Ohio Association for Justice “Current Trends in Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Litigation” 2012
  • American Association for Justice “Demonstrative Evidence for Trial” 2011
  • New Jersey Association for Justice “Technology in Opening Statements” 2011
  • Ohio Association for Justice “Mass Torts for Beginners” 2010
  • Florida Association for Justice “Forensic Experts: Finding Dirt” 2010
  • Ohio Association for Justice “Pharmaceutical Mass Torts: Alive and Well” 2009
  • Ohio Association for Justice “Pharmaceutical Litigation Now” 2008
  • Dayton Bar Association “Tort Deform SB80 & Punitive Damages” 2008
  • Ohio Association for Justice “OAJ Convention Moderator Ethics Seminar” 2008
  • Ohio Association for Justice “Punitive Damages After Arbino” 2008
  • Ohio Association for Justice “Overview of Arbino v. Johnson & Johnson” 2008
  • Ohio Association for Justice “Robinson V. Bates” 2007
  • Ohio Association for Justice “New Perspectives/Insurance Agent Liability” 2007
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Layers “Life Insurance Denials” 2007
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers “Insurance Agent Liability” 2007
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers “Subrogation Moderator” 2006
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers “Subrogation Seminar” 2006
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers “Chairman Regional Seminars” 2005
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers “Marketing a Tort Practice” 2005
  • Dayton Bar Association “Complaint to Verdict” 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers “Arbitration” 2003
  • Ohio State Osteopathic Association “HMO Litigation” 2002
  • Dayton Bar Association “HB 281 & Tort Reform” 2003
  • Grandview and Southview Hospitals “Physician Employment Negotiation and Contracts” 1999, 2000, 2001

Board Positions

  • Ohio Biking Federation (Board of Trustees 2013- 2016)
  • American Association for Justice (Board of Governors 2009-Present)
  • Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Trustees 2014-Present)
  • Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association (President 2012-2014)
  • Ohio Association for Justice (President 2009-2010)
  • Ohio Association for Justice (President Elect 2008-2009)
  • Quincy University Executive Committee (2007-Present)
  • Ohio Association for Justice PAC Board of Trustees (2006-2012)
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers (Vice President 2007-2008)
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers (Treasurer, 2005 – 2007)
  • Ohio Association For Justice (Board of Trustees, 2003-Present)
  • Quincy University (Board of Trustees, 2004-2011)
  • Dayton Bar Association (Board of Trustees, 1998-2000)

Awards and Recognition

  • Given the Ohio Association for Justice President’s Award for Distinguished Service to the Trial Bar, 2009

Committee Appointments

  • Quincy University, Executive Committee, 2007-2011
  • Quincy University, Presidential Search Committee, 2007
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Legislative Committee, 2006-2010
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Candidate Development Committee, 2007
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Executive Director Search Committee, 2007
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Leadership Counsel, 2005-2010
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Rules Committee, 2006
  • Dayton Bar Association, Vice-Chairman Civil Law Committee, 1999-2000
  • Dayton Bar Association, Chairman Civil Law Committee, 2001-2002
  • Dayton Bar Association Bar Exam and Qualifications Committee, 2002-2004
  • Dayton Bar Association New Lawyer Committee, 1996-1998
  • Dayton Bar Association Relations with Health Care Providers, 1999-2002
  • Dayton Bar Association Judiciary Committee, 2002-2005
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Tort Reform Challenge Committee, 2006

Professional Associations

  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ)
  • Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association
  • Dayton Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association

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