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 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 experience has included numerous jury and bench trials and appeals in both state and federal court as well as arbitrations.
J.D., Washburn School of Law, with honors, 1987
The Missouri Bar
Kansas Bar Association
Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, Past Board of Directors
Nebraska Bar Association
Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association.
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating – AV Preeminent
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
Venue: U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
Randy Scheer, Jacob Sappington, Kenneth Sprenger, and Kayla Campbell successfully defended this $140 million construction defect case for a leading manufacturer of pultruded FRP products. After a three-week jury trial, the SWRS team obtained a complete defense verdict and judgment was entered in favor of his client.
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. Douglas Hill assisted with summary judgment strategy and briefing. The grant of summary judgment was also later affirmed on appeal by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Venue: U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
Randy Scheer and Jacob Sappington obtained a complete dismissal (with no payment) in this products liability case. The client, a manufacturer/distributer of a gas-powered generators, was sued following a five-fatality carbon monoxide incident.