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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: 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)

Burg Simpson’s Alan K. Simpson Urges Trump to Keep Campaign Promise

 March 23, 2017

Burg Simpson’s Alan K. Simpson Urges Trump to Keep Campaign Promise

One of President Trump’s newest proposed executive orders is meant to protect “religious liberty.” Instead, it has the potential to legalize the discrimination of gays, women, and other minorities. As such, Burg Simpson founding shareholder Alan Simpson urges the president to think twice before signing it, arguing that not only is the measure wildly unpopular… Read more »

Michael S. Burg Makes Case for Supreme Court Nominee

 March 23, 2017

Michael S. Burg Makes Case for Supreme Court Nominee

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s lengthy Senate confirmation hearing is expected to wrap up this week. President Trump nominated Gorsuch, a 10th Circuit Appellate judge, last month to fill the late Justice Scalia’s seat after his sudden death last year. The Colorado native has drawn strong Republican support but faces critical Democrats concerned about his… Read more »

Winners Awarded in Burg Simpson College Scholarship Competition

 March 15, 2017

Winners Awarded in Burg Simpson College Scholarship Competition

Denver, CO – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, one of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, announced the winners of its Fifth Annual College Scholarship Competition. Launched in 2012, the competition encourages seniors from across the state to write a 1,500-word essay about the importance of the civil jury system as the guardian of American… Read more »

5th Annual Jeremy Bitner 5K to support fallen officers

 March 7, 2017

5th Annual Jeremy Bitner 5K to support fallen officers

Denver, Colorado – On May 28th, 2012 Englewood Police Detective Jeremy Bitner lost his life after he was struck and killed by a vehicle while performing a traffic stop. The 8-year police veteran left behind his wife as well as a young son and daughter, and his absence was felt by other family members and… Read more »

Are Medical Malpractice Caps Costing Injured Colorado Residents?

 March 3, 2017

Are Medical Malpractice Caps Costing Injured Colorado Residents?

A recent article in the Legal Examiner, a legal periodical, asks provocative questions as to whether Colorado’s medical malpractice caps on non-economic damages are costing injured Colorado residents who have been the victims of medical malpractice.  The often-cited justification for caps on medical malpractice damages is to prevent the premiums for physicians’ medical malpractice liability… Read more »

Burg Simpson’s Colorado Insurance Bad Faith Attorneys Help Win Fight to Strengthen Consumer Rights

 February 24, 2017

Burg Simpson’s Colorado Insurance Bad Faith Attorneys Help Win Fight to Strengthen Consumer Rights

Burg Simpson congratulates shareholders Thomas W. Henderson and Brian K. Matise and attorney Nelson Boyle for their great win. On behalf of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, these Burg Simpson attorneys submitted a pro bono “friend of the court” brief in Nibert v. Geico Casualty Co, 2017COA23. With their help, Colorado insurance consumers’ rights are… Read more »

Recall Alert: Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Recalled by Zimmer Biomet

 February 17, 2017

Recall Alert: Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Recalled by Zimmer Biomet

Zimmer Biomet has issued a Class I Recall of its Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder due to higher than reported fracture rates.  Zimmer Biomet issued the recall on December 15, 2016.  The Zimmer recall includes thousands of Comprehensive Reverse Shoulders.  The recalled devices were distributed between October 2008 and September 2015.  As part of the shoulder recall,… Read more »

Burg Simpson Construction Defect Group Discuss Colorado Municipal Ordinances

 January 30, 2017

Burg Simpson Construction Defect Group Discuss Colorado Municipal Ordinances

Ronald Sandgrund (Of Counsel), along with Associates Jennifer Seidman, Leslie Tuft and Nelson Boyle of the Burg Simpson Construction Defect Group have co-authored a three-part article in The Colorado Lawyer. The article discusses the many recently enacted construction defect Colorado municipal ordinances, including their “right-of-repair,” “HOA disclosure and consent-to-sue” and arbitration procedures. Part 1 of… 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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