Calvin S. Tregre, Jr.
THE TREGRE FIRM, LLC
Calvin Tregre has spent his entire legal career as a civil trial lawyer representing individuals who have been injured or harmed. Mr. Tregre is an advocate of consumers' rights and has two decades of experience representing plaintiffs in individual actions, class actions, and multidistrict litigation. He practices in both state and federal court in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, defective pharmaceutical drugs, defective medical devices, general products liability, sexual abuse and harassment, nursing home abuse, consumer protection, and civil rights.
Mr. Tregre is also experienced in different law firm settings. He has been both an associate and a Shareholder at two major national law firms with offices in multiple states, and he has served as Of Counsel to a smaller law firm in the beginning stages of opening an office in Ohio. He founded The Tregre Firm in order to carry out his long-held vision of providing high-level professional legal representation to clients with complex matters, while still maintaining a sense of personalized, compassionate service to his clients in his community. The Tregre Firm is indeed community-based and community concerned.
Over the years, Mr. Tregre has successfully represented clients in a variety of personal injury cases such as automobile and trucking collisions, tire explosions, apartment and mobile home fires, premises liability, table saw and power tool injuries, and tractor rollover cases. He has represented victims of sexual abuse and harassment, workplace discrimination, and nursing home neglect. Mr. Tregre has represented hundreds of patients who were injured by their use of dangerous prescription drugs, and defective medical devices. He has also represented clients in commercial matters, contractual disputes, and unfair consumer practices. By way of example, in the early 2000s, Mr. Tregre was one of the key attorneys who served as class counsel and successfully represented over 40,000 season ticket holders in a class action against the Cincinnati Bengals and Hamilton County involving a contractual dispute over their personal seat licenses in Paul Brown Stadium. He also represented club seat season ticket holders in a second class against the Bengals that was also successfully resolved. Mr. Tregre has represented thousands of clients in national pharmaceutical product liability litigation, including the PPA, Ephedra, Ortho Evra, Fosamax, Yasmin/Yaz, Testosterone, Xarelto, and Depakote multi district litigations. He is particularly experienced in representing patients who have suffered blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, heart attack, and stroke. As a Shareholder at his prior firm, Mr. Tregre was an integral part of the team who resolved claims for over 1,000 clients across the county in the Yasmin/Yaz birth control pill MDL Litigation. More recently, Mr. Tregre was a key member of the trial team that won a seven-figure medical malpractice verdict in Franklin County, Ohio in an action against a doctor who wrongfully prescribed the prescription drug Lamictal to a minor. The verdict was upheld on appeal. He has appeared, submitted briefs, argued, and tried cases in state and federal trial courts and appellate courts in Ohio and across the country.
Mr. Tregre has been recognized as a top attorney by several publications and organizations, such as Cincinnati Magazine, Who’s Who in Black Cincinnati, and Best Lawyers in America. He has been named as an Ohio Super Lawyer and Rising Star, a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers, and a Top 100 Attorney by the National Black Lawyers. He has been recognized and chosen as a top attorney by these and other organizations because of his dedication to his profession, his clients, and his community.
Mr. Tregre is a home-grown native of New Orleans, but has made Cincinnati his new home for the past twenty-three years. He graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana with a Bachelors of Science in Biology Pre-Med and then went on to complete law school at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. While in law school, Mr. Tregre served as a legal advocate in Student Court, was an active member of the Black Law Students Association, and served on the Moot Court Honors Board. Mr. Tregre has continued to be involved in the legal community and routinely volunteers with organizations such as the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Bar Association, and the Summer Work Experience in Law (SWEL) Program. He is also involved in the community at large, having spent much of his time over the years volunteering as a youth football, baseball, basketball, and soccer coach, and often serving as a mentor to high school and college students. Mr. Tregre enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time in the outdoors. He lives in the city of Cincinnati with his wife Ebony, and their three children Caleb, Salomé, and Sadie.
University of Cincinnati College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2000
Xavier University of Louisiana, Bachelor of Science, Biology Pre-Med, 1996
St. Augustine High School, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1992
Defective Pharmaceutical Drugs & Medical Devices
Breach of Contract
Sexual Abuse and Harassment
BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS
State of Ohio
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Cincinnati Bar Association
Cincinnati Bar Foundation, Board of Trustees (2012-2019)
Ohio State Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
National Bar Association
Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati (BLAC), Past Member of Executive Board
Summer Work Experience in Law (SWEL), Board of Trustees (2012-2020)
Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, Class XI, Steering Committee (2012-2018)
Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ), Member of the Board of Trustees (2012-2018)
American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member of the Board of Governors (2012-2018)
Election Protection Legal Volunteer with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Voter Protection Legal Advocate with the Ohio Democratic Party
Cincinnati Bar Foundation, Grants Committee Member
Legal Volunteer, Bond Hill/Avondale Legal Clinic
Board Member and volunteer with the Summer Work Experience in Law (SWEL) Program
HONORS AND AWARDS
Best Lawyers in America (2018)
The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2016-2020)
The National Black Lawyers, Top 100 (2016-2020)
Selected to Ohio Super Lawyers (2014, 2018-2020)
Selected to Ohio Rising Stars, Super Lawyers (2009-2013)
Who’s Who in Black Cincinnati (2009)
Order of Barristers, University of Cincinnati College of Law (2000)
Co-author, Creating a Problem Manufacturing a Cure Low-T, The Trial Lawyer, April 2014
Co-author, Status of Recent Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch Litigation, Harris Martin Drugs and Supplements, January 2006 edition.
LECTURES AND SEMINARS
CLE Presentation: Ohio Association for Justice Winter Convention, “The Importance of Establishing Clear Case Criteria” (May 5, 2017)
CLE Presentation: American Association for Justice Annual Convention, “Combating Privilege and Confidentiality Designations in Mass Tort Litigation” (May 24, 2012)
CLE Presentation: Ohio Association for Justice, “Legal Professionalism” (December 14, 2011)
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