Paul J. Schumacher

Paul J. Schumacher: Attorney with Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.
  • Shareholder at Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. (179 Attorneys)
  • 600 Superior Avenue East, Suite 2330, Cleveland, OH 44114
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Profile & Honors

Paul J. Schumacher is a shareholder of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. and the Shareholder-in-Charge of the Cleveland office . He concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial law and litigation, construction, product liability, and toxic tort.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Schumacher was Product Liability Practice Group Manager and a partner at a Cleveland-based litigation defense firm. While there, he represented public and private companies, insurance carriers, and individuals in cases involving industrial accidents, product claims, OSHA claims, intentional torts, and toxic exposure.

Professional Accomplishments

•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
The Best Lawyers in America since 2016: Securities Regulation
•Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) (Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Committee Chair)
Ohio Super Lawyers 2004-2018
•Named as one of Leading Civil Litigation Lawyers for Northeast Ohio, Inside Business, every year since 2001

Presentations & Publications

Speaking Engagements

•“Risk Management for Pregnant Workers” (Elective Course Instructor); American Industrial Hygiene Association Meeting; Montreal, Canada; 2013
•“There Goes the Neighborhood: When a Chemical or Industrial Explosion or Release Occurs - Before, During, and After” (Panelist); Federal Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC); Sun Valley, ID; 7/28/2007
•“OSHA: Employer’s Rights and Responsibilities”; Ohio Safety Congress and Expo; Cleveland, OH; 3/22/2007
•National Institute of Trial Advocacy (Instructor), 2005-2009


•“Preventing and Managing Chemical Catastrophes: A Practical Guide for In-House and Outside Counsel” (Co-Author), FDCC Quarterly, Vol. 58, No. 3, pp. 319-366, Spring 2008
•“Chemical Catastrophe: A Practical Guide to Prevention and Preparation,” For the Defense, July 2005
•“Defending Workplace Prenatal Injury Claims,” Exploring Toxic Tort and Environmental Liability Claims, The DRI Defense Library Series 2007, pp. 227-243; For the Defense, Nov. 2003


6/21/2018 Articles

Diacetyl and “Popcorn Lung” Claims - Defending the Food and Flavorings Industries

2/9/2017 Articles

OSHA Updates 40-Year-Old Beryllium Permissible Exposure Limits

1/4/2016 Articles

OSHA Has Authority To Seek Enterprise-Wide Relief

5/12/2015 Articles

OSHA Issues Final Rule To Increase Protection For Construction Workers In Confined Spaces

9/19/2014 Articles

OSHA’s New Injury Reporting Rules For 2015

Press Releases

8/15/2018 Press Releases

Forty-Two Dickie McCamey Lawyers Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America 2019

7/3/2018 Press Releases

Paul J. Schumacher Named Chair of the FDCC Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Committee

5/24/2018 Press Releases

DMC’s 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Selectees

5/22/2017 Press Releases

Dickie McCamey Applauds Its Super Lawyer and Rising Star Selectees

4/18/2013 Press Releases

Dickie McCamey Expands and Grows

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Commercial Law and Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • OSHA
  • Environmental Law
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
216-685-1827 Ext: 4501  Phone
888-811-7144  Fax
University Attended:
University of Dayton, B.A., Political Science, 1980
Law School Attended:
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1983; Cleveland State Law Review, Editor 1982-1983
Year of First Admission:
Ohio Bar Admission; Pennsylvania Bar Admission; United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio; United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania


•Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance
•Cleveland Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
•Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
•Defense Research Institute (Product Liability, Toxic Torts, and Environmental Law Committees)
•IR Global
•Ohio State Bar Association
•Trial Attorneys of America

Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Mr. Schumacher possesses over 35 years of courtroom experience as lead trial counsel in numerous state and federal cases successfully tried to jury verdict.
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