About Randy P. Scheer

Randy spent the first 25 years of his legal career as a trial attorney with Husch Blackwell. In 2012, he joined Sanders Warren Russell & Scheer. Randy is an accomplished trial attorney with more than 30 years of litigation experience handling significant damages, injury and death claims related to construction defects, products liability, toxic torts, trucking/transportation liability, and medical/professional liability. He has also represented businesses in commercial litigation matters. His clients have included manufacturers of a variety of commercial and consumer products, trucking companies, physicians, hospitals, lawyers, engineers, and major insurers, including excess carriers, who have retained him to handle significant defense and coverage matters. Randy’s trial/litigation experience has included numerous jury and bench trials and appeals in both state and federal court as well as arbitrations.

  • Education

    J.D., Washburn School of Law, with honors, 1987

    • Washburn Law Journal
    B.A., University of Kansas, cum laude, 1982

  • Bar Admissions & Professional Affiliations

    Missouri, 1987
    Kansas, 1988
    Nebraska, 1996
    The Missouri Bar
    Kansas Bar Association
    Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, Past Board of Directors
    Nebraska Bar Association
    Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association.

  • Awards & Publications

    Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating – AV Preeminent

    American Board of Trial Advocates

    Best Lawyers 2020 Lawyer of the Year in Springfield, Missouri Personal Injury Defense

    Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Civil Litigation Products Defense Law, 2008-Present

    The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2008-Present

    Missouri Lawyers Weekly Largest Verdicts & Settlements for 2015 – recognized for obtaining the largest defense verdict in Missouri in 2015

  • Significant Accomplishments

    • Black & Veatch Corp. v. Strongwell Corp.

      Venue: U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

      Randy Scheer, Jacob Sappington and Kenneth Sprenger successfully defended this $140 million construction defect case for a leading manufacturer of pultruded FRP products. After a three-week jury trial, the SWR team obtained a complete defense verdict and judgment was entered in favor of his client. This verdict was recognized by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as the largest defense verdict in Missouri in 2015.

    • E3 Biofuels, LLC v. Biothane, LLC

      Venue: U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska

      Randy Scheer and Jacob Sappington obtained summary judgment in favor of the client (an engineering company) on all claims in a $110 million ethanol plant explosion case in Nebraska. The grant of summary judgment was also later affirmed on appeal by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.

    • Tennessee Carbon Monoxide Incident

      Venue: U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee

      Randy Scheer and Jacob Sappington obtained a complete dismissal (with no payment) on behalf of a a manufacturer/distributer of a gas-powered generators in this products liability case involving a five-fatality carbon monoxide incident.