Corporate Vision January 2017

, Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson, LLC is a legal firm fromSt. Louis in the USA. In this profile piece, we take a look at the career of James G. Onder, managing partner at the firm to see howhis contributions have helped the firmmaintain its success. Deeply Rooted in the Community As the managing partner and founder of Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson LLC, James G. Onder has extensive experience in the legal industry. He was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1988 and the Illinois Bar in 1989. Since that time, Mr. Onder has had a successful career in complex litigation, having represented clients across the United States in both single event and mass tort claims. The Onder Law Firm is a local firm with deep roots in the St. Louis community. Each of the firm’s attorneys, paralegals, and staff were born and raised in the St. Louis Metropolitan area, giving the firm a “home field” advantage. Although deeply entrenched in the St. Louis legal community, the firm is equally at home out of state. Firms throughout the nation seek the firm’s experience and expertise on complex litigation in specialty areas, such as medical malpractice, product liability claims and cases involving window covering products. For James, his first steps into the industry were in 1985 when he obtained a degree in Accounting from Washington University, St. Louis. Three years later, he graduated from the St. Louis University School of Law where he was a member of the Order of the Woolsack Academic Society, the St. Louis University Law Journal, and the St. Louis University Public Law Review. Throughout his career at Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson, LLC, James is commonly recognized as a national authority on window covering litigation, having represented families whose children have strangled on mini-blind cords in more than 30 states. Alongside this recognition, James has won many awards which have helped to enhance the reputation of Onder Law. These awards include The National Litigator Award, The Rue Ratings’ and “Best Attorneys in America” Award. In addition to this, he is a National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyer. Mr. Onder was a finalist for the 2016 Public Justice “Trial Lawyer of the Year” for his role in the Fox v. Johnson & Johnson $72 million Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer verdict. The law firm itself has extensive experience handling complex litigation. The firm served as co-liaison Counsel and co-chair of the Law Briefing Committee for the Plaintiffs’ Leadership Counsel in the multi-district proceeding In Re: Pradaxa (Dabigatran Etexilate) Products Liability Litigation, 3:12-md-02385-DRH- SCW, United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. The firm served as co-lead counsel and co-chair of the Law Briefing Committee for the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the multi-district proceeding In Re: Yasmin and Yaz (Drospierenone) Marketing, Sales Practices, and Relevant Products Liability Litigation, 3:09-md-02100-DRH-PMF, United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. The firm also served on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the multi-district class action, In Re: Bayer Corp. Combination Aspirin Products Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, 09- md-2023, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Currently, Onder Law is involved in over 200 cases pending in the Circuit Court of Cole County, and the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Missouri arising out of allegations that the anti-depressant medication Lexapro has caused the minor Plaintiffs to suffer substantial birth defects. The firm is also coordinating and running the Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Litigation in the City of St. Louis, Missouri, responsible for administering the claims of nearly two thousand Talcum Powder victims pending in that jurisdiction. The firm also has been or is currently involved in a number of other large scale class actions and multi-district pharmaceutical litigations. The St. Louis community has certainly benefited from a law firm that deeply cares about the people in it. Onder Law has ensured that it is deeply rooted in the community through its medical contacts. Essential to the effective presentation of evidence in any injury or death claim is the medical testimony presented. The firm’s ties to the St. Louis medical community are second to none. The great grandfather of one of our attorneys is a former chief of staff at a major St. Louis medical centre; another attorney’s father is past president of the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and head of the Department of Family Practice at another medical centre. These longstanding roots in the St. Louis legal and medical communities place the firm in a unique and enviable position. This quality has been recognized by its peers, as evidence by its AV rating in the Martindale-Hubbell directory. With the recognition that Onder Law has received, along with James’s continued dedication, the firm can look forward to a bright and prosperous future. K Company: Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson, LLC Name: James G. Onder Web Address: Address: 110 East Lockwood, St. Louis, Missouri 63119 Telephone: 314.963.9000 1701CV38