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Mr. Ronald J. Schutz

Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP
Advisory Council
2800 La Salle Plaza
800 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 612-349-8500
Fax: 602-334-4181
Web Site:

Law School: University of Minnesota (81)

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Mr. Schutz has been active in Republican Party politics for several years. He is a former Chair of the Finance Committee for the State of Minnesota Republican Party. He also serves on the finance committees of several candidates and office holders including Governor Tim Pawlenty's.

Mr. Schutz is a partner in the law firm of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. where he is the Chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Group and a member of the firmís Executive Board. Mr. Schutz is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. In 2008 the National Law Journal named Mr. Schutz to its annual list of the Top 10 Winning Litigators in the United States. Mr. Schutz is a frequent lecturer and author on topics related to litigation and trials and he is often quoted in the business and legal press. He has also appeared on the NBC Nightly News and the CBS Morning News.

Mr. Schutz specializes in complex technology litigation and has verdicts of $110 million (Fonar v. GE); $66 million (Grantley v. Clear Channel); $35 million (St. Clair v. Canon); and $25 million (St. Clair v. Sony).

Mr. Schutz is extensively involved in community affairs. He is Chair of the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection (appointed by Governor Pawlenty), Chair of the Center of the American Experiment, a member of the Board of Directors of the Guthrie Theater and the YMCA of Metropolitan Minneapolis, and a member of the Alumni Advisory Board of the Minnesota Law Review. Mr. Schutz is also a past president of the University of Minnesota Law School Alumni Association.

Mr. Schutz attended Marquette University on an ROTC Scholarship where he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Schutz graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota Law School where he was a member of the Law Review. After law school he fulfilled his military obligation by serving four years in the United States Army JAG Corps stationed with the 7th Infantry Division. Mr. Schutz is married to his high school sweetheart, Janet, and they have three adult children.

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