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Edwardsville, IL


Areas of Practice

  • Asbestos
  • Products Liability
  • Talc
  • Toxic Tort


  • Case Western Reserve University, J.D., cum laude, 2005
  • George Mason University, B.A. in American Government & Politics, 2002


  • Illinois
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States District Courts for the
    • Southern District of Illinois
    • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • Eastern District of Wisconsin 

Practice Description

Joshua C. Schumacher has a wide variety of litigation experience in toxic tort, commercial, pharmaceutical, financial, class action, and products liability matters. He has litigated cases on behalf of national and international manufacturing, pharmaceutical, corporate, and financial corporations in numerous federal and state courts throughout the United States, including:

  • multiple Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 manufacturing clients in asbestos, benzene, and other toxic tort exposure matters
  • an international oil and gas production components manufacturer in products liability actions related to alleged manufacturing and design defects
  • a European manufacturing company in multiple U.S. state courts regarding toxic tort matters related to alleged silica exposure
  • a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical manufacturer in products liability actions related to alleged adverse pre-natal health effects of anti-anxiety pharmaceuticals
  • a European manufacturer in a multi-national/jurisdictional breach of contract action
  • multiple states’ Attorneys General in regulatory enforcement suits involving regulatory actions surrounding various pharmaceuticals

In addition, he has significant experience representing state, local, and administrative agency interests and has successfully represented state regulatory and rule-making bodies, public pension funds, and states’ Attorneys General.