Roger Denton - Senior Partner

Attorney Roger C. DentonRoger has spent his entire 32-year career representing seriously injured individuals, including railroad employees and victims of dangerous products and defective pharmaceutical drugs. He has litigated cases in more than a dozen states, both in state and federal courts.

Roger has a national reputation as a leader in pharmaceutical litigations. Roger is acting as Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel in the Multidistrict Litigation In re: Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2100), having been appointed by Judge David Herndon of the Southern District of Illinois. Roger is Co-Lead Counsel in the Multidistrict Litigation In re: Pradaxa (Dabigatran) Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2385), having been appointed by Judge Herndon, as well as Lead Counsel in the Multidistrict Litigation In re: NuvaRing Products Liability Litigation (MDL 1964), having been appointed by Judge Rodney Sippel of the Eastern District of Missouri. Roger has served on the discovery committee and as a member of the bellwether trial team in the Multidistrict Litigation In re: Ortho Evra Products Liability Litigation (MDL 1742), having been appointed by Judge David A. Katz of the Northern District of Ohio. Roger has also served as a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Multidistrict Litigation In re: Gadolinium Based Contrast Agents Products Liability Litigation (MDL 1909), having been appointed by Judge Dan A. Polster of the Northern District of Ohio.

In the Pradaxa MDL, Roger was a member of the Plaintiffs’ Negotiating team and the litigation resulted in a $650,000,000 nationwide global settlement. In the NuvaRing MDL, Roger was the lead negotiator and the litigation resulted in a $100,000,000 nationwide global settlement. Roger’s work in the Yasmin/Yaz MDL has resulted in a settlement of nearly $2,000,000,000. In addition, Roger has negotiated individual settlements in excess of $100 million dollars for his clients.

Roger has also represented hundreds of railroad workers who have been seriously injured as a result of unsafe working conditions. Roger has a national reputation litigating cases in more than a dozen states, with record-setting verdicts in multiple jurisdictions. Roger is responsible for more than 20 jury verdicts in excess of a million dollars against many of the major railroads. Roger has appeared in the United States Supreme Court, successfully protecting the rights of injured railroad workers under the FELA. In his career, Roger has negotiated settlements in excess of $100 million dollars for his clients.

Roger has a national reputation in litigating cases in more than a dozen states, with record-setting verdicts in multiple jurisdictions. Roger is responsible for more than 20 jury verdicts in excess of a million dollars. Roger has appeared before the United States Supreme Court, successfully protecting the rights of injured railroad workers under the FELA.

Roger is an Executive Board Member of the Mass Tort Trial Lawyer Association, a member of the American Association for Justice, a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and a member of Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. Roger is a frequent speaker at national and local seminars and conferences involving mass torts and pharmaceutical litigation.

Education: Culver Stockton College, B.A., 1978, cum laude;
St. Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1982, summa cum laude

Admitted:
Illinois (1982), Missouri (1983), Wisconsin (1998),
The United States Supreme Court,
US District Court Eastern District of Missouri, Western District of Missouri,
US District Court Southern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois, Northern District of Illinois,
US District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, Western District of Wisconsin