The Tregre Firm, LLC
791 East McMillan Street, Suite 234
Cincinnati, OH 45206
Calvin Tregre is the owner of The Tregre Firm, LLC. He has spent his entire legal career as a civil trial lawyer representing individuals who have been injured or harmed. Mr. Tregre is an advocate of consumers’ rights and has two decades of experience representing plaintiffs in individual actions, class actions, and multidistrict litigation. He practices in both state and federal court in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, defective pharmaceutical drugs, defective medical devices, general products liability, sexual abuse and harassment, nursing home abuse, consumer protection, and civil rights.
Mr. Tregre is also experienced in different law firm settings. He has been both an associate and a Shareholder at two major law firms with offices in multiple states, and he has served as Of Counsel to a smaller law firm in the early stages of opening an Ohio office. He founded The Tregre Firm in order to carry out his long-held vision of providing high-level professional legal representation to clients with complex matters, while still maintaining a sense of personalized, compassionate service to his clients in his community. The Tregre Firm is indeed community based and community concerned.
Over the years, Mr. Tregre has successfully represented clients in a variety of personal injury cases involving, for example, automobile and trucking collisions, tire explosions, apartment and home fires, premises liability, table saw and power tool injuries, sexual abuse and harassment, workplace discrimination, and nursing home abuse and neglect. Mr. Tregre has represented hundreds of patients who were injured by their use of dangerous prescription drugs and defective medical devices. He has also represented clients in commercial matters, contractual disputes, and unfair consumer practices. By way of example, in the early 2000s Mr. Tregre was one of the key attorneys who served as class counsel and successfully represented over 40,000 season ticket holders in a class action against the Cincinnati Bengals and Hamilton County involving a contractual dispute over their personal seat licenses in Paul Brown Stadium. He also represented club seat season ticket holders in a second class against the Bengals that was also successfully resolved. Mr. Tregre has represented thousands of clients in national pharmaceutical product liability litigation, including the PPA, Ephedra, Ortho Evra, Fosamax, Yasmin/Yaz, Testosterone, Xarelto, and Depakote multidistrict litigations. He is particularly experienced in representing patients who have suffered blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, heart attack, and stroke. As a Shareholder at his prior firm, Mr. Tregre was an integral part of the team who resolved claims for over 1,000 clients in the Yasmin/Yaz birth control pill litigation. More recently, Mr. Tregre was a key member of the trial team who won a seven-figure medical malpractice verdict in Franklin County, Ohio in an action against a doctor who wrongfully prescribed the prescription drug Lamictal to a minor. The verdict was upheld on appeal. He has appeared, submitted briefs, argued, and tried cases in state and federal trial courts and appellate courts in Ohio and across the country.
Mr. Tregre has been recognized as a top attorney by several publications and organizations, such as Cincinnati Magazine, Who’s Who in Black Cincinnati, and Best Lawyers in America. He has been named as an Ohio Super Lawyer and Rising Star, a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers, and a Top 100 Attorney by the National Black Lawyers. He has been recognized and chosen as a top attorney by these and other organizations because of his dedication to his profession, his clients, and his community.
Mr. Tregre is a home-grown native of New Orleans, but has made Cincinnati his home for the past twenty plus years. He graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana with a Bachelors of Science in Biology Pre-Med and then went on to complete law school at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. While in law school, Mr. Tregre served as a legal advocate in Student Court, was an active member of the Black Law Students Association, and served on the Moot Court Honors Board. Mr. Tregre has continued to be involved in the legal community and routinely volunteers with organizations such as the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Bar Association, and the Summer Work Experience in Law (SWEL) Program. He is also involved in the community at large, having spent much of his time volunteering as a youth football, baseball, basketball, and soccer coach, and often serving as a mentor to high school and college students. Mr. Tregre enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time in the outdoors. He lives in Cincinnati with his wife Ebony, and their three children Caleb, Salomé, and Sadie.
EDUCATION University of Cincinnati College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2000 Xavier University of Louisiana, Bachelor of Science, Biology Pre-Med, 1996 St. Augustine High School, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1992
PRACTICE AREAS Personal Injury Wrongful Death Defective Pharmaceutical Drugs & Medical Devices Products Liability Breach of Contract Consumer Protection Class Actions Civil Rights Mass Torts Multidistrict Litigation Sexual Abuse and Harassment Wrongful Termination
BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS State of Ohio U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio U.S. District Court, District of Colorado U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Cincinnati Bar Association Cincinnati Bar Foundation, Board of Trustees (2012-2019) Ohio State Bar Association Federal Bar Association National Bar Association Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati (BLAC), Past Member of Executive Board Summer Work Experience in Law (SWEL), Board of Trustees (2012-2020) Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, Class XI, Steering Committee (2012-2018) Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ), Member of the Board of Trustees (2012-2018) American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member of the Board of Governors (2012-2018)
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Election Protection Legal Volunteer with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Voter Protection Legal Advocate with the Ohio Democratic Party Cincinnati Bar Foundation, Grants Committee Member Legal Volunteer, Bond Hill/Avondale Legal Clinic Board Member and volunteer with the Summer Work Experience in Law (SWEL) Program NAACP, Member
HONORS AND AWARDS Best Lawyers in America (2018) The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2016-2020) The National Black Lawyers, Top 100 (2016-2020) Selected to Ohio Super Lawyers (2014, 2018-2020) Selected to Ohio Rising Stars, Super Lawyers (2009-2013) Who’s Who in Black Cincinnati (2009) Order of Barristers, University of Cincinnati College of Law (2000)
PUBLICATIONS Co-author, Creating a Problem Manufacturing a Cure Low-T, The Trial Lawyer, April 2014 Co-author, Status of Recent Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch Litigation, Harris Martin Drugs and Supplements, January 2006 edition.
LECTURES AND SEMINARS CLE Presentation: Ohio Association for Justice Winter Convention, “The Importance of Establishing Clear Case Criteria” (May 5, 2017) CLE Presentation: American Association for Justice Annual Convention, “Combating Privilege and Confidentiality Designations in Mass Tort Litigation” (May 24, 2012) CLE Presentation: Ohio Association for Justice, “Legal Professionalism” (December 14, 2011)