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Paul Joseph Schumacher Jr.

Paul Joseph Schumacher Jr.

Practice areas:

Defective and Dangerous Products, Environmental and Natural Resources, Litigation, Employee Benefits

About Me

Hi, I am Paul Schumacher and I appreciate you taking the time to check me out on this website. Please feel free to drop me an email or give me a call if you'd like to chat about an issue within my practice areas. We cover the entire state of Ohio and also southern Michigan. Thanks again for your interest.


When not working, I enjoy all many outdoor activities, including running, hiking, camping and fishing.  I am an avid sports fan and enjoy going to both professional and college games.  I've been married to a wonderful woman for 25 years and we have two great kids.  We enjoy hiking together and traveling to new and exciting places.  When I can't get outside, I enjoy woodworking and cabinetmaking. 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Defective and Dangerous Products: 35%
    32 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    32 years
  3. Environmental and Natural Resources: 25%
    32 years
  4. Employee Benefits: 15%
    32 years



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • David William Neel

    Paul is a fabulous lawyer. I endorse him wholeheartedly.


    David Neel Discrimination Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse Attorney Schumacher as a valuable member our profession and of this forum. Attorneys who participate in this forum are providing useful information for those in need and should be commended. Further, the type of information conveyed is in the true spirit of professionalism where information is provided to help those in need which is the underpinning of the legal profession. Often the users of this forum are given second opinions that expand on information or provide contradictory information. Providing information empowers the uninformed to go forward with confronting their legal problems. I recommend and endorse this attorney for all listed areas of practice in his profile.


    Joseph Ostrowski Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote

127 Public Square
Key Tower, Suite 2820
Cleveland, OH, 44114




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Ohio Super LawyerCincinnati Business Magazine2008
AV Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Leading Civil Litigation Lawyer for Northeast OhioInside Business Magazine2008
Ohio Super LawyerCincinnati Business Magazine2007
Named Leading Civil Litigation Lawyers for Northeast OhioInside Business Magazine2007
Named Leading Civil Litigation Lawyers for Northeast OhioInside Business Magazine2006
Ohio Super LawyerCincinnati Business Magazine2006
Named Leading Civil Litigation Lawyers for Northeast OhioInside Business Magazine2005
Named Leading Civil Litigation Lawyers for Northeast OhioInside Business Magazine2004
Named Leading Civil Litigation Lawyers for Northeast OhioInside Business Magazine2003

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerGallagher Sharp1983 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Federation of Defense and Corporate CounselMember2004 - Present
Trial Attorneys of AmericaMember2003 - Present
Defense Research Institute, Toxic Torts and Environmental Law CommitteeMember2001 - Present
Defense Research Institute, Product Liability SubcommitteeMember1997 - Present
Cleveland Association of Civil Trial AttorneysMember1984 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
Cleveland Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Allianz Insurance Co. v. Praxair, Inc, United States District Court, ND Ohio, Case no. 5:02CV1492Defense jury verdict after a week of trial
National Plating Company v. Clinton Power, US District Court, ND, Ohio, Case No.: 1:02VV0142Favorable jury award

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Publication NameTitleDate
The DRI Defense Library SeriesProduct Liability Defenses: AState-by-State Compendium, Ohio Chapter2007
Gallagher Sharp PublicationsWorkplace Accidents and OSHA Investigations: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You"2006
For The DefenseChemical Catastrophe: A Practical Guide to Prevention and Preparation2005
For The DefenseDefending Workplace Prenatal Injury Claims2003


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State UniversityN/AJ.D., cum laude1983

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Cleveland NITA Trial Advocacy Training SeminarTrial Advocacy Instructor2008
Annual Meeting of American Industrial Hygiene AssociationImplementing Reproductive and Developemental Health Programs, and elective course for CIH Professionals2008
Annual Meeting of American Industrial Hygiene AssociationRisk Assessment Methods for Reproductive and Developmental Health and Safety Hazards2008
Ohio Safety Congress and ExpoOSHA: Employer's Rights and Responsibilities2007