Richard Schulte

Richard-Schulte-AttorneyRichard Schulte is an extensively experienced attorney and bases every case on the strong principles of client service, ethical practice, and is devoted to exceeding our clients’ expectations. Richard is dedicated to the belief that America’s legal system should work for the people, to always stands up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged, and fight tirelessly to ensure that even the world’s most powerful corporations take responsibility for their actions.

For legal counsel, legal representation, or questions do not hesitate to contact Richard W. Schulte, Esq. at The Cochran Firm Ohio, 119 E. Court. St., Suite 102, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202 or email at

Admitted to Practice Law: Ohio 1996, Iowa 2002, United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio 1996, United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois 2009, 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, Auto Accidents, Wrongful Death, Product Liability, Mass Torts, Class Actions.


Darvocet/Darvon MDL 2226 (Western District of Kentucky) -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


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 – Representing the interests of over 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 Womens Center, Case #05 CV 4518, Ohio State Court Case – Co-Lead Counsel


Depaullette v. Depaullette, Case #17847 (2000).

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

Sandra Brady-Fray, Adm., v. Toledo Edison Company, et al., Case No.: 03-1443 (2004). Amicus Curiae on behalf of the Ohio Academy of Trial Attorneys (OATL)

Melissa Arbino vs. Johnson & Johnson, et al (2007). Amicus Curiae on behalf of

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Board Positions:

Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association (President 2012)

Specialty Risk of America LLC (Board of Trustees, 2009-Present)

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-Present)

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)

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) Board of Governors since 2010- Present, representing the State of Ohio

Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ)

Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association

Dayton Bar Association

Iowa State Bar Association

Awards and Recognition:

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

Named Ohio Super Lawyer, Rising Stars Edition, Feature Article, 2007

Named Ohio Super Lawyer, 2009, 2010


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

Television Appearances:

Good Morning America – April 12, 2004

MSNBC- The Abrams Report – April 12, 2004

Inside Edition – April 14, 2004

WDTN (2), WKEF (22), WHIO (7) – 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Court TV – Catherine Criar Live Show – December 12, 2005

Today Show – December 12, 2005

CNN News – December 12, 2005

MSNBC – December 13, 2005

Inside Edition – December 14, 2005