At just 30 years old, Todd Schafer obtained a jury verdict of $32.5 million on behalf of a mother who suffered brain damage in an accident involving a semi-truck. He is believed to be the youngest lawyer in the country to serve as lead counsel on a case that resulted in a verdict in excess of $30 million. Just nine months later, Mr. Schafer obtained another verdict against a trucking company for $7.1 million. In May of 2017, Mr. Schafer obtained a $2.75 million dollar jury verdict for a young man who suffered a herniated disc in his lower back following a car accident.
Notable settlements in 2018 include $2 million for a man injured when rear-ended by a semi-truck, $1 million (policy limit settlement) for a women who suffered a herniated disc when a semi-truck ran a red light, and $1 million (policy limit settlement) for a young man injured by a pizza delivery driver. Also in 2018, Attorney Schafer recovered a judgment in excess of $5.2 million dollars against a trucking company.
In 2019 Mr. Schafer obtained a $5.75 million settlement on behalf of a young man injured by a semi-truck resulting in a mild traumatic brain injury and multiple fractured bones. Also in 2019, Mr. Schafer settled a case for $2 million against a trucking company that rear-ended a woman who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury. Mr. Schafer obtained one other seven-figure settlement in a car accident case where his client suffered brain damage after being rear-ended at a high rate of speed. The case settled for policy limits of $1.5 million.
In 2020, despite the pandemic closing the courthouses for most of the year, Mr. Schafer was able to secure five settlements of $1 million or more for his clients.
In 2021, as soon as courtrooms opened, Mr. Schafer was back in trial obtaining a verdict of $2.84 million for a man who suffered a neck injury in a car crash. Just two weeks later Mr. Schafer would receive another $1 million verdict in a case where the defendant’s highest offer was merely $120,000.
While Mr. Schafer represents numerous clients injured by automobiles, he handles cases in all areas of personal injury and wrongful death.
Indiana University, B.A. – 2007
Valparaiso University, J.D. – 2010
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
American Association for Justice
American Bar Association
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
Indiana State Bar Association
Lake County Bar Association