Ronald J. Schutz is an experienced trial attorney and Chair of the Executive Board of Robins Kaplan LLP. Mr. Schutz is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. He has also been named by Lawdragon as one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America and by Intellectual Asset Magazine as one of the 300 Leading IP Strategists in the world. In 2008, the National Law Journal named Mr. Schutz to its annual list of the Top 10 Winning Litigators in the United States
Mr. Schutz has extensive trial experience. Among his significant jury verdicts are the following: $110 million (Fonar v. GE); $66 million (Grantley v. Clear Channel); $35 million (St. Clair v. Canon); $25 million (St. Clair v. Sony); $8 Million (Personal Audio v. Apple); and $6 million (with settlement of $13.5 million after verdict) Megdal v. La-Z-Boy.
Mr. Schutz is extensively involved in community and public affairs. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Guthrie Theater, the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, and Tee It Up for The Troops. He is also on the advisory board of the University of St. Thomas Law School. Mr. Schutz is a past Chair of the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection (appointed by Governor Pawlenty) and served as Chair of the Board of Directors of Pawlenty for President (2011-2012).
Mr. Schutz attended Marquette University on an ROTC Scholarship where he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Schutz graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota Law School where he was a member of the Law Review. After law school he fulfilled his military obligation by serving four years in the United States Army JAG Corps stationed with the 7th Infantry Division where he tried twenty jury trials.