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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)

Alan K. Simpson Argues For a 28th Amendment

 August 16, 2017

Alan K. Simpson Argues For a 28th Amendment

Are corporation’s people? It might sound like a simple question, but it’s one the U.S. Supreme Court answered in the affirmative when it handed down its landmark Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision in 2010. That 5-4 ruling struck down a prohibition against certain election communications by nonprofits, corporations, labor unions, and other associations…. Read more »

Michael S. Burg Blasts Supreme Court Big Pharma Ruling

 August 15, 2017

Michael S. Burg Blasts Supreme Court Big Pharma Ruling

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Supreme Court handed Big Pharma a big victory. In Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, the high court struck down California’s effort to widen the scope of non-residents seeking relief from dangerous drugs. In an 8-1 decision, the court ruled against nearly 680 plaintiffs who were suing the… Read more »

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Attorneys Recognized in 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©

 August 15, 2017

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Attorneys Recognized in 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©

  Twenty-Three Attorneys Were Listed in The Best Lawyers in America ® 2018 Four Attorneys Listed as 2018 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” In Their Practice Area and Region August 15, 2017 (Denver, CO) – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., one of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, is proud to announce several… Read more »

Weyerhaeuser Floor Joists Could Be Poisoning Your Home

 August 9, 2017

Weyerhaeuser Floor Joists Could Be Poisoning Your Home

August 9, 2017 (Denver, CO) – Thousands of new homes may be uninhabitable due to excessive levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, found in the joists of finished and unfinished basements. Homeowners and construction workers have reported feeling ill, with burning eyes and respiratory issues, after exposure to hazardous levels of formaldehyde present in these… Read more »

Traumatic Brain Injuries – Denver Injury Lawyer – Burg Simpson

 August 16, 2017

What you Should Know About Traumatic Brain Injuries

Few things can change – or end – a life as quickly as a Traumatic Brain Injury. TBIs play a role in nearly a third of injury deaths in the United States. More than 150 people die every day as a result of these devastating injuries, which works out to more than 50,000 fatalities annually…. Read more »

HR 1215 Bill – Colorado Medical Lawsuit Attorneys – Burg Simpson

 August 10, 2017

Legislation Threatens Medical Malpractice Victims

While Congress distracted the country with the drama of a failed Affordable Care Act repeal vote, lawmakers quietly – and barely – passed HR 1215, the “Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017,” on June 28. The bill makes it much harder for victims of medical malpractice to hold health care providers responsible for their… Read more »

Underride Accidents – Denver Injury Attorney – Burg Simpson

 August 9, 2017

What are the Dangers of Truck Underride Accidents?

In 2004, 26-year-old Roya Sadigh and her fiancé were on their way home for Thanksgiving in a blizzard. Their car hit a patch of ice, spun out of control, and slid beneath a tractor-trailer. The truck’s rear wheels ran over the car, crushing it. Sadigh died before she could make it to the hospital. These… Read more »

Construction Work Danger – Denver Workers Compensation Attorney – Burg Simpson

 August 8, 2017

Construction Work is as Dangerous as it is Diverse

With a jobless rate of just 2.4 percent, Colorado boasts the fourth-lowest construction unemployment rate in the country. Construction workers have been in high demand in Colorado for years, fueled by a robust housing market with increasingly high demand and low inventory. It’s a sector that shows no signs of slowing down, either. Analysts expect… 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

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 »

Pop Culture

 November 18, 2015

Part IV – Does Popular Culture Influence Lawyers, Judges, and Juries?

TV and Movies – What We Love and Love to Hate Twelve Angry Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, the O.J. Simpson debacle…do these movies and televised lawsuits influence decision makers? Burg Simpson attorney Ronald M. Sandgrund continues the panel series dialogue, with Part IV addressing TV and movies. Download full article PDF

Pop Culture Part 3

 November 18, 2015

Part III – Does Popular Culture Influence Lawyers, Judges, and Juries?

Managing Popular Culture’s Influence Popular culture generally has been defined as “culture based on the tastes of ordinary people rather than an educated elite.” Part III investigates whether popular culture may be undermining the rule of law. Burg Simpson attorney Ronald M. Sandgrund mediates this panel article. Download full article PDF

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