Ronald J Schutz
Partner at Robins Kaplan LLP
Ronald J Schutz is an experienced trial attorney and chair of Robins Kaplan’s executive board. Mr Schutz is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. He has also been named by Lawdragon as one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America and by Intellectual Asset Magazine as one of the 300 Leading IP Strategists in the world. In 2008, the National Law Journal named Mr Schutz to its annual list of the Top 10 Winning Litigators in the United States. Mr Schutz is a frequent lecturer and author on topics related to litigation and trials and he is often quoted in the business and legal press. He has also appeared on the NBC Nightly News and the CBS Morning News.
Mr Schutz has extensive trial experience. Among his significant jury verdicts are the following: $110 million (Fonar v GE); $66 million (Grantley v Clear Channel); $35 million (St Clair v Canon); $25 million (St Clair v Sony); $8 million (Personal Audio v Apple); and $6 million (with settlement of $13.5 million after verdict) (Megdal v La-Z-Boy).
Mr Schutz is extensively involved in community and public affairs. He is a former chair and current board member of the Center of the American Experiment and a member of the Board of Directors of the Guthrie Theater, the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities and Tee It Up for The Troops. He is also a member of the University of St Thomas Law School Board of Advisors, a former member of the Advisory Board of the Minnesota Law Review and a past president of the University of Minnesota Law School Alumni Association.