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 has experience 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. He currently represents clients in the Testosterone, Xarelto, and Depakote litigations, as well as clients in numerous individual personal injury matters.
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. In law school, he was actively involved in the Black Law Students Association, served as an extern to the Honorable Sandra S. Beckwith of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and graduated Order of the Barristers. 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. He has also been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a Top 100 Lawyer for the State of Ohio and by the National Black Lawyers Association as a Top 100 Lawyer.
Mr. Tregre is actively involved in his local, regional, and national legal communities. Locally, 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. Mr. Tregre has also served on the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice and the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Association for Justice since 2012. Mr. Tregre is also a 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 Election Protection efforts.
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 several 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.
Selected to Best Lawyers® in America, 2018
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
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
Burg Simpson Ohio - Protecting Your Civil Rights: Calvin Tregre Jr. and the attorneys at Burg Simpson can help if you believe you have been a victim of discrimination in the workplace, or suspect your civil rights have been violated.
Co-author, Creating a Problem Manufacturing a Cure Low - T, The Trial Lawyer, April 2014
Co-author, Status of Recent Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch Litigation, Harris Martin Drugs and Supplements, January 2006 edition.
Burg Simpson Legal Minute - Constitutional Rights: Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. offers suggestions on steps to take if you feel your civil rights or those of a loved one have been infringed upon.
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)