Richard Schulte

Wright & Schulte LLC
864 S. Dixie Drive
Vandalia, OH 45377
(937) 435-9999
www.legaldayton.com


Admitted to Practice Law:

Ohio 1996, Iowa 2002, Missouri 2016, United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio 1996, United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois 2016, 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: Atrium Medical Corp. C-Qur Mesh Products Liability Litigation MDL 2753 (United States District Court, District of New Hampshire, before Judge Landya B. McCafferty)

Appointed to Plaintiff’s Steering Committee

In Re: Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation MDL 2782 (United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, before Judge Richard W. Story)

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, Casee # 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:

The National Trial Lawyers (Executive Committee 2017-Present)

Specialty Risk of America Insurance Companies (SPRISKA) Board of Directors (2009-Present)

SPRISKA Executive Committee of Board of Directors (2013-Present)

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

APPELLATE AND SUPREME COURT DECISIONS:

Fulgenzi v. Pliva, Inc., Sixth Circuit Case No. 12-3504 (March 2013)

Mutual Pharmaceutical v. Bartlett, Amici Curiae on behalf of Generic Plaintiffs John and Tammy Gilbert, United States Supreme Court (2013)

Depaullette v. Depaullette, Ohio Supreme Court, Case #17847 (2000).

Uzhca v. Federal Ins. Corporation, et al., Ohio Supreme Court, 100 Ohio St. 3d 323 (2003).

Sandra Brady-Fray, Adm., v. Toledo Edison Company, et al.,

Case No.: 03-1443 (2004).  Ohio Supreme Court, Amicus Curiae on behalf of the Ohio Academy of Trial Attorneys (OATL)

Melissa Arbino vs. Johnson & Johnson, et al (2007). Ohio Supreme Court, Amicus Curiae on behalf of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

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:

The National Trial Lawyers

American Association for Justice (AAJ)

Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ)

Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association

Dayton Bar Association

Iowa State Bar Association