Schlichter Bogard & Denton, LLP

Trial without error.

Our highest priority is obtaining the maximum possible recovery for each of our clients. Our track record and reputation are the result of our aggressive approach to representing our clients and our commitment to hard work, creative thinking and development to the highest level of our skills as trial lawyers — trial without error.
        Schlichter Bogard & Denton is a premier plaintiff's law firm for railroad injury claims, product liability, toxic tort, pharmaceutical products, class actions, ERISA and employee pension claims. The firm takes on America's biggest companies and wins major jury verdicts and settlements — judgments that make the workplace and products safer, and protect American workers' pensions and retirement.
        The firm has perfected the art of litigation with knowledgeable and aggressive attorneys, and a highly skilled support team of investigators, paralegals and secretaries. Victory for our clients is the only acceptable outcome for Schlichter Bogard & Denton's proven team approach.

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A Nationally Recognized Railroad Injury & FELA Practice

Schlichter Bogard & Denton has devoted many years to providing the highest level of representation to America's railroad workers. Jerry has been Designated Legal Counsel for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers for many years and is currently Designated Legal Counsel for the United Transportation Union and has been voted repeatedly by his peers into "Best Lawyers in America", most recently in 2014. In addition, Mr. Schlichter has been elected by peers to the National Board of the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys (ARLA), an organization which advocates retaining the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), an almost 100 year old law which provides for the rights of injured railroad employees to sue their employer for fault causing injury. Jerry is a past national President of the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates.

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Pharmaceutical Litigation Leaders

Schlichter Bogard & Denton attorneys play significant leadership roles in protecting the rights of American consumers injured by companies who put profits before patients. We are an experienced national leader in pharmaceutical litigation and have successfully taken on the largest drug companies on behalf of our clients.

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Protecting Workers' Retirement Plans

Schlichter Bogard & Denton's extensive knowledge and experience in ERISA litigation is helping to protect the hard-earned retirement and 401(k) plans of many American workers.

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We have successfully litigated national class action cases for employees and retirees alleging excessive fees against some of the largest companies in the country, and we continue that fight for our clients.

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Attorney Profile

Jerome J. Schlichter

Jerry is founding and managing partner of the firm. He has been repeatedly elected by his peers for inclusion in "Best Lawyers in America" and is listed again in the 2014 edition. Jerry has been Designated Legal Counsel for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers for many years and is currently Designated Legal Counsel for the United Transportation Union. He has represented railroad workers in trials in many states and has had record-setting jury verdicts in numerous jurisdictions, both in railroad and other personal injury cases. Throughout his career, he has also handled major precedent-setting class action and mass tort cases on behalf of individuals. He currently represents employees and retirees of large companies with claims of excessive fees in their retirement plans.

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