Jerome Schlichter was selected by his peers to be included in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America.
Recently, the Missouri Court of Appeals affirmed a jury verdict in the amount of $27 million with pre and post judgment interest that Schlichter Bogard & Denton obtained for Angela Martin, widow of St. Louis firefighter Derek Martin, and their three children. Partner Jerry Schlichter tried the case. The Missouri Supreme Court also upheld the verdict, declining further review of the case. In January 2010, the verdict was paid in full with pre and post judgment interest for a total amount of $40.4 million.
LITTLE ROCK - A former worker at the Tyson plant in Pine Bluff who sued the manufacturer of poultry processing equipment after being injured was awarded $1.35 million by a federal court jury at Little Rock Friday.
On March 18, 2008, the federal district court for the Saint Louis area ordered that the lawsuit filed on behalf of 137 Peruvian children poisoned by lead from Doe Run of St. Louis' smelter in La Oroya, Peru, be sent back to and heard in the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, where the case originated. The decision is the first victory for these children, who have suffered profound injuries caused by exposure to toxic substances emitted from the lead smelter. The case centers on the conduct of Doe Run of St. Louis and the other named defendants in operating the smelter in disregard of the health and safety for the children living nearby. Doe Run maintains its headquarters in Maryland Heights, Missouri. Doe Run is owned by the Renco Group, a New York company, and billionaire Ira Rennert, who are among the defendants in the case.
Timothy Sorrell, a railroad trackman, was injured on November 1, 1999 when the dump truck he was driving for his employer, Norfolk Southern Railway Company, was forced off a county road by a worker driving a truck. Mr. Sorrell's truck, filled with 15 pounds of asphalt, rolled off the road causing him to sustain neck and back injuries. We tried Mr. Sorrell's case in the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis and a jury awarded Mr. Sorrell $1.5 Million in damages on November 7, 2003.
Schlichter Bogard & Denton filed a lawsuit in St. Louis on October 4, 2007 by Sister Kathleen Reid, a Catholic nun, and Megan Heeney, a social justice advocate, on behalf of 137 Peruvian children and young adults alleging serious injuries as a result of being exposed to toxic substances emitted from Doe Run Company's lead smelter near La Oroya, Peru. The suit alleges that adequate technologies and processes exist to prevent the pollution caused by Doe Run's La Oroya metal complex, but Doe Run has not implemented such technology.
Save for the graces of some of St. Louis' most influential and successful businesses, the public schools would be ever locked in more of a struggle for survival than exist today.
Jerry Schlichter didn't have to read the story in Fortune Magazine to know, "the number one indicator of success for a child is a good relationship with a caring adult." Schlichter, who is also a trial lawyer and founding partner with the firm Schlichter Bogard and Denton, has worked with young people from the time he was in college and has seen firsthand the difference a personal relationship makes in the life of a child.
The revitalization of downtown St. Louis and the Convention Hotel project will continued under the direction of St. Louis attorney Jerry Schlichter, newly appointed Deputy Mayor for Development. Mayor Clarence Harmon introduced Schlichter at City Hall yesterday and addressed the speculation of development circles since the departure of Mike Jones.