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sscheve@reedsmith.com

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Steve’s emphasis over the past 35 years has been in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, but he has parachuted as trial counsel into an array of significant disputes in other industries. Steve has defended and tried cases throughout the country and has acted as national coordinating counsel for clients in five litigations, each involving lawsuits in more than 30 states. In addition to his trial work, he has argued appeals on issues of importance to manufacturers in multiple appellate courts. He has handled/supervised more than 1000 cases and, prior to joining Reed Smith, was the designated trial lawyer for a major tobacco manufacturer in smoking and health cases in Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

Credentials

  • University of Kansas School of Law, 1981, J.D., Order of the Coif; Member, Kansas Law Review
  • University of Kansas, 1978, B.S., Journalism

  • Texas
  • Missouri

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court - District of Colorado

Awards & Recognition

  • Fellowship in the Litigation Counsel of America
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, 1991-2018
  • International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, published by Law Business Research Ltd., 2001 - 2017
  • International Who’s Who of Life Sciences Lawyers, 2010 - 2017
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Product Liability Litigation, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Selected to Texas Super Lawyer list, 2006 and 2008 - 2017 - Product Liability, Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Chambers USA, 2007 – 2012, 2014
  • Defense Research Institute, Exceptional Performance Citation, 1995