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Calvin S. Tregre, Jr.

Shareholder - Burg Simpson Ohio

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Calvin Tregre is a Shareholder in the Ohio Office of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. He represents plaintiffs in a variety of areas, including pharmaceutical and general products liability, personal injury, wrongful death, consumer protection, employment, and civil rights litigation. He represents clients in individual, class action, and mass tort/multidistrict litigation proceedings. Mr. Tregre has represented hundreds of clients in pharmaceutical national product liability litigation, including the PPA, Ephedra, Ortho Evra, Fosamax, Yasmin/Yaz, Testosterone, Xarelto, and Depakote litigation. In Ortho Evra, Mr. Tregre handled both case-specific issues as well as general discovery issues and was a member of the PSC’s Privilege Log and Redaction committee. More recently Mr. Tregre was a part of the firm’s team who resolved claims for over 1,000 clients in the Yasmin/Yaz litigation, and he currently represents clients in the Testosterone, Xarelto, and Depakote litigations.

Mr. Tregre earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology Pre-Med from Xavier University of Louisiana in his hometown of New Orleans. He went on to earn his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. There, he was actively involved in the Black Law Students Association, was awarded Order of the Barristers as a member of the Moot Court Honors Board, and served as an extern to the Honorable Sandra S. Beckwith of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Prior to joining Burg Simpson, Mr. Tregre was as an Associate with the law firm Lopez, Hodes, Restaino, Milman & Skikos where he focused much of his attention on the firm’s PPA and Ephedra litigation and consumer class actions.

Mr. Tregre is admitted to practice in the State of Ohio, the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is a member of several bar associations, including the Cincinnati Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati, and the National Bar Association.

Mr. Tregre is actively involved in his local, regional, and national legal communities. In Cincinnati, Mr. Tregre has been a member of the Board of Trustees for the Summer Work Experience in Law (“SWEL”) Program since 2011, a member of the Board of Trustees for the Cincinnati Bar Foundation since 2012, and a member of the Steering Committee for the Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers (“CALL”) Program since 2012. Beyond Cincinnati, Mr. Tregre has also served on the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice since 2012, and on the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Association for Justice since 2012. Mr. Tregre is also a past member of the Board of Trustees for the Cincinnati Country Day School and past member of the Executive Board of the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati. Mr. Tregre frequently serves as a Legal Volunteer with the Bond Hill/Avondale Legal Clinic and has also volunteered with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law as both a poll observer and trainer with Election Protection in an effort to protect citizens’ right to vote throughout the State of Ohio.

In addition to his involvement in the legal community, Mr. Tregre has spent much of his time volunteering in the community at large. He has spent years coaching youth football, baseball, and basketball, and he often serves as a mentor and tutor to high school and college students. Mr. Tregre lives in Cincinnati with his wife Ebony and their three children.

Pharmaceutical Litigation

Consumer Protection

Class Actions

Civil Rights

Catastrophic Injuries

National Trial Lawyers Top 100, 2016

National Black Lawyers Top 100, 2016

Ohio Super Lawyer®, 2014

Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2009 - 2013

Who’s Who in Black Cincinnati, 2009

University of Cincinnati College of Law, Order of Barristers

University of Cincinnati College of Law, Moot Court Honors Board

Ohio, 2001

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

J.D., 2000, University of Cincinnati College of Law

B.S., 1996, Xavier University of Louisiana

Cincinnati Bar Association

Cincinnati Bar Foundation, Board of Trustees (2012 - Present), Grants Committee

Ohio State Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

National Bar Association

Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati, Past Member of Executive Board

Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, Class XI, Member of Steering Committee (2012 - Present)

Ohio Association for Justice, Board of Trustees (2012 - Present)

American Association for Justice (AAJ), Board of Governors (2012 - Present)

Volunteer with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law as an Election Protection Legal Observer and Trainer

Cincinnati Bar Foundation, Grants Committee

Legal Volunteer, Bond Hill/Avondale Legal Clinic

CLE Presentation: Ohio Association for Justice Winter Convention, “The Importance of Establishing Clear Case Criteria” (May 5, 2017)

CLE Presentation: American Association for Justice Annual Convention, "Combating Privilege and Confidentiality Designations in Mass Tort Litigation" (May 24, 2012)

CLE Presentation: Ohio Association For Justice, "Legal Professionalism" (December 14, 2011)

Gov. Hickenlooper Signs Workers Comp PTSD Bill Into Law

 June 8, 2017

Gov. Hickenlooper Signs Workers Comp PTSD Bill Into Law

The third time’s the charm for PTSD relief for Colorado’s first responders. After a pair of failed attempts over the past few years, the legislature finally sent a bill to the governor this year that would allow first responders to apply for mental impairment claim under Colorado workers’ compensation law after a “psychologically traumatic event.”… Read more »

Michael Burg Blasts Big Pharma

 June 6, 2017

Michael Burg Blasts Big Pharma

The political environment in DC couldn’t be better for Big Pharma. And it’s about to get worse, which is what worries Burg Simpson co-founder Michael S. Burg. “Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the newly appointed commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, is so financially tied to Big Pharma that he could not possibly be a reliable… Read more »

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Selected to the Legal 500 List For 2017

 May 31, 2017

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Selected to the Legal 500 List For 2017

This Year Marks the Sixth Time the Denver-Based Law Firm Has Been Named to the Prestigious List May 29, 2017 (Denver, CO) – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, one of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, is proud to announce it has been selected to The Legal 500 for 2017 and founding shareholder Michael S…. Read more »

Nick D. Fogel Earns Workers’ Comp Honor

 May 24, 2017

Nick D. Fogel Earns Workers’ Comp Honor

The awards just keep coming in for the attorneys at Burg Simpson. The Professionals in Workers’ Compensation (PWC) named shareholder Nick D. Fogel the 2016 Outstanding Claimant Attorney of the Year. Nick is Burg Simpson’s workers’ compensation department head and has extensive experience working with clients who’ve been injured at work. “I was humbled and… Read more »

Breach of Contact – Colorado Corporate Litigation Attorneys- Burg Simpson

 June 22, 2017

HOW LONG DOES A PARTY HAVE TO PERFORM HIS OR HER DUTY UNDER A CONTRACT?

If you are in the business world, a common cause of action you may encounter is for breach of contract. A breach of contract occurs when one party fails to perform an agreed-upon duty as specified in the contract, whether it’s verbal or written.  Sometimes the question arises as to how long a party to… Read more »

Second Jobs – Denver Work Comp Lawyers - Burg Simpson

 June 21, 2017

Does a Second Job Threaten Your Workers’ Comp Claim?

Colorado’s one of the more fortunate states in the country right now. While the national unemployment rate hovers around 4.3 percent, the Centennial State boasts a rate of nearly half that at 2.3 percent. Not only is it the lowest unemployment rate in the nation, it’s so low that the state’s jobless rate has only… Read more »

Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run- Burg Simpson

 June 19, 2017

Runners, Walkers Race to Honor Jeremy Bitner

Clouds may have threatened Colorado skies early Saturday morning, but that didn’t stop hundreds of runners, walkers, and children from showing up at Englewood’s Cornerstone Park for the 2017 Jeremy Bitner Memorial 5K/10K Run & 5K Walk. The fifth annual race honored the late Englewood Police Detective Jeremy Bitner, who died in the line of… Read more »

Texting and Driving – Colorado Personal Injury Attorneys – Burg Simpson

 June 16, 2017

Colorado Cracks Down on Texting and Driving

In late-February of last year, 28-year-old Athina Munoz barreled south down a rural Colorado highway when she realized she had an urgent text message to send. She swerved into oncoming traffic as she did so, killing an older couple on a motorcycle instantly. Munoz also tested three times the limit for alcohol, which helped earn… Read more »

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

 May 3, 2016

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

A Ring of Fire first! Host Farron Cousins talks to former Senator Alan Simpson in a unique opportunity on Ring of Fire to speak with a Republican about the current state of the Republican Party.

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

CBS 4 in Denver highlights Burg Simpson attorney Michael S. Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Denver’s Radio 850KOA ran a news story about Michael Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

 April 21, 2016

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. examines changes to the civil justice system, where limitations have been placed on monetary awards to seriously injured victims of corporate negligence. Are you protected?

Trial Talk magazine

 November 18, 2015

Trial Talk: Cross Appeal? Now What?

Burg Simpson Attorney and Shareholder Diane Vaksdal Smith’s article, published in CTLA’s Trial Talk, April/May 2015, addresses specifics of appellate practice and procedure. Download full article PDF

Net Neutrality

 November 18, 2015

Net Neutrality: A Panel Discussion

Rick D. Bailey contributes his opinion on Net Neutrality in this panel article published in Best Lawyers® Business Edition, Summer, 2015. Download full article PDF

The Trial Lawyer Magazine

 November 18, 2015

Homebuilders v. Homeowners

Threats to Shift an Already Tilted Playing Field More in Favor of Homebuilders Burg Simpson attorneys Jennifer A. Seidman and Ronald M. Sandgrund examine what could happen if lawmakers allow builders to take advantage of and mischaracterize the causes of the Great Recession’s lingering effects, and the facts regarding the real causes of the decline… Read more »

Rick Bailey - Hearing and Mishearing

 November 18, 2015

Hearing and Mishearing: Psychoanalytic Observations on the Attorney-Client Relationship

Trial lawyer Rick D. Bailey co-authored this white paper with David Stevens, a practicing psychoanalyst/clinical psychologist and associate professor at the university of Colorado Health Sciences Center. They address the attorney-client relationship throught the lens of psychoanalysis and cognitive neuroscience. Download full article PDF

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