Ron Schutz, Tara Sutton Named to Lawdragon “500 Leading Lawyers in America” List

February 21, 2022

Robins Kaplan is pleased to announce that Ronald J. Schutz and Tara Sutton have been named to Lawdragon’s “500 Leading Lawyers in America” list. According to Lawdragon, the list is the leading guide to the nation's best lawyers and judges. It is comprised of private lawyers from a wide range of practices, as well as in-house counsel, law professors, judges and neutrals, government attorneys, and public interest lawyers. Those named to the list represent less than one-half of one percent of the legal profession, placing them among the most elite group of legal professionals.

Schutz is the chair of the firm’s Executive Board. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been recognized by many legal organizations and publications as one of the top lawyers in the country, including The National Law Journal, which named him one of the “Top 10 Winning Litigators in the United States.” He has won a nine-figure and multiple eight-figure jury verdicts, and has secured trial victories against behemoths such as Apple, General Electric, Clear Channel, Sony, and Canon. In 2021, Schutz was named a “Lawdragon Legend” for having been chosen 10 times for the “500 Leading Lawyers in America” list.

Sutton is the chair of the firm’s Mass Tort Group and a member of the Executive Board. She currently serves as co-lead counsel on behalf of the State of Minnesota in its suit against JUUL Labs, and recently spearheaded the negotiation of a $590 million settlement on behalf of hundreds of Tribal governments in the Opioid multi-district litigation. She is a past president of the public interest law firm, Public Justice. This is the seventh consecutive year that Sutton has been named a 500 Leading Lawyer in America.

Find the full list of “500 Leading Lawyers in America” here.

Ronald J. Schutz


Immediate Past Chairman
Member of Executive Board

Tara D. Sutton


Chair, National Mass Tort Group

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