An effective and respected trial lawyer, Lori R. Schultz has tried more than 20 cases to successful jury verdict in federal and state courts across the country during the 28 years of her litigation practice.
Lori’s extensive experience in the courtroom, combined with her ability to communicate complex facts and legal issues to juries in a simple and compelling style, has resulted in an excellent track record of jury verdict wins in the areas of product liability, employment, tort and civil rights litigation, antitrust, complex commercial litigation and class actions.
Product liability litigation has been a major component of Lori’s trial and litigation experience. She serves as national trial counsel for Philip Morris USA, having recently tried several individual smoking and health jury trials resulting in defense verdicts in Florida and New York.
Lori also represents pharmaceutical companies in product liability litigation, where her experience ranges from developing and implementing defense strategies at the early stages of nationwide litigation to managing and litigating individual actions and multi-district litigation in jurisdictions across the country.
Employment litigation has also been a major focus of Lori’s trial and litigation experience, having secured numerous defense verdicts on behalf of companies and municipalities in federal and state courts. Most recently, she obtained verdicts on behalf of Cerner Corporation in two jury trials in Missouri alleging claims of race, gender and disability discrimination.
Lori was a member of the University of Kansas School of Law faculty from 1999 to 2001 and has lectured and appeared on panels in the areas of trial practice, employment, class actions and ethics.
- J.D., University of Kansas, 1987
- B.S., summa cum laude, Kansas State University, 1984
- U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
- American Bar Association
- Johnson County Bar Association
- Kansas Bar Association
- Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
- The Missouri Bar
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