J.R. Schultz


J.R. Schultz defends large corporations in complex litigation in the areas of toxic tort, environmental, and product liability. J.R. is experienced in both state and federal court and is engaged in all phases of litigation, from an innovative motion practice and conducting and defending depositions to trial and appeal.

Prior to joining the firm, J.R. was an Assistant Attorney General for the Missouri Attorney General’s Civil Litigation Division. He defended the State of Missouri, State departments and agencies, and public employees and agents in a wide variety of state and federal actions seeking declaratory relief, injunctive relief, and monetary damages.



  • Pepperdine University School of Law  (J.D., 2013)
    • Certificate in Dispute Resolution, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
    • Terry M. Giles Honor Scholar
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Interviewing, Counseling, and Planning
    • Order of Barristers
    • Co-captain, Trial Advocacy Team
  • King's College  (M.A., with honors, 2009)
  • Loyola Marymount University  (B.A., magna cum laude, 2007)
    • Dean's List
    • National Society for Collegiate Scholars
    • Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society)
    • Debate Team

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Missouri


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Professional Affiliations

  • The Missouri Bar
  • Illinois State Bar Association


  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2022-2023)
    • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
    • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants


  • Lawrence Coleman v. Larry Crawford, et al., U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri