Paul J. Schumacher

Paul J. Schumacher: Attorney with Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.


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.


•“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

Professional Accomplishments:

•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
Ohio Super Lawyers 2004-2018
•Named as one of Leading Civil Litigation Lawyers for Northeast Ohio, Inside Business, every year since 2001

National Speaking

•“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


•OSHA Updates 40-Year-Old Beryllium Permissible Exposure Limits (2/9/2017)
•OSHA Has Authority To Seek Enterprise-Wide Relief (1/4/2016)
•OSHA Issues Final Rule To Increase Protection For Construction Workers In Confined Spaces (5/12/2015)
•OSHA's New Injury Reporting Rules For 2015 (9/19/2014)

Press Releases

•DMC's 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Selectees (5/24/2018)
•Dickie McCamey Applauds Its Super Lawyer and Rising Star Selectees (5/22/2017)
•Dickie McCamey Expands and Grows (4/18/2013)

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  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:
Pennsylvania; United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; 1983, Ohio; United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio


•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 32 years of courtroom experience as lead trial counsel in numerous state and federal cases successfully tried to jury verdict.

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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