For the past 41 years, Tom Schult has tried commercial and product liability lawsuits in federal and state courts throughout the country. He serves as national product liability trial counsel for a number of product manufacturers and has been selected as regional defense counsel for companies that manufacture a wide range of consumer and industrial products. In addition to defending these companies in litigation, Tom provides counseling regarding product safety issues and the development of on-product warnings and instructional brochures.
Tom also has significant trial and coordinating counsel experience in commercial cases. In 1997, he led a team of lawyers who successfully tried the first federal civil case that arose from the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Additionally, he successfully tried the first case arising from an alleged violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act in the federal court for the District of Kansas. Tom also has led the defense of companies in defeating the certification of nationwide and state classes in product and commercial class action litigation. For example, in June 2017, Tom took part in a three-week MDL bellwether trial in the District of Kansas.
Tom has been honored to be chosen as liaison counsel in MDL actions in the Western District of Missouri and the District of Kansas.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
- Co-author of the Kansas chapter of “Product Liability Desk Reference” and of the Missouri chapter of “Business Torts: A Fifty State Guide” published by Wolters Kluwer.