John G. Schultz

John G. Schultz

Mr. Schultz has acted as lead trial counsel in over 140 jury trials in six states. He has been elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel. He is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Schultz has been selected as a "Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyer" by Law and Politics Magazine every year since 2006. From 2009 to 2015 the Super Lawyer Survey listed Mr. Schultz as one of the top 100 lawyers in Missouri and Kansas and one of the top 50 in Kansas City.  He has been selected as "Best of the Bar" by the Kansas City Business Journal nine times. Boston-based BTI Consulting Group selected Mr. Schultz to its "2008 Client Service All-Star Team" based on a survey of corporate counsel at Fortune 1000 companies. Only 148 attorneys were singled out for this list. Mr. Schultz was one of only two attorneys in the United States to be selected for the third consecutive year. He was selected as a Client Service All Star again in 2013. In April 2013, Law360 reported that Mr. Schultz was one of "11 Exceptional Insurance Lawyers" named by corporate in-house attorneys for outstanding client service. In 2001, Missouri Lawyers Weekly selected his article "Investigating Your Own Expert" as the "Article of the Year". Mr. Schultz received the Thomas J. Conway Award for Outstanding Trial Work from the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association in 1999. He served as Law Clerk for U.S. Magistrate Robert D. Kingsland, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, in 1987-1988. Mr. Schultz defends product liability, trucking, construction and intellectual property cases as well as medical and legal malpractice claims throughout the Midwest. He specializes in representing companies and institutions whose reputation and future are dependent on a successful resolution of the litigation (often referred to as "bet the company" cases). Self-insured corporations and reinsurance carriers seek Mr. Schultz's representation in highly sensitive or catastrophic injury cases that are not expected to settle before trial.



Practice Areas

  • Products Liability
  • Construction Litigation
  • Bad Faith / Vexatious Refusal Litigation
  • Nursing Home and Day Care Center Negligence
  • Trucking & Automobile Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Governmental Entity Defense

Education and Practice

J.D. University of Missouri - Columbia