Martin P. Schrama is a Shareholder in Stark & Stark’s Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Groups, and is Chairman and Co-Founder of the Stark & Stark Mass Tort Litigation Group. Mr. Schrama has extensive experience litigating on both the trial and appellate levels of the federal and state courts of New Jersey and New York, as well as numerous other jurisdictions throughout the nation, and is supervisory counsel for numerous Stark & Stark Litigation Teams. He also handles litigation related to nursing home negligence and abuse claims, elder abuse, and assisted living facility litigation.
Mr. Schrama has been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney. The primary focus of Mr. Schrama’s practice is complex civil litigation matters, with a concentration in mass tort/class action prosecution and defense, and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Schrama is currently involved in representing numerous plaintiffs in federal and state environmental and pharmaceutical mass tort cases and frequently writes about timely legal and legislative developments impacting plaintiffs in mass tort and product liability actions for Stark & Stark’s Mass Tort Law Blog. You can read his most recent blog post here.
Recently, Mr. Schrama was a member of the national trial team involved the first trial in the country of a TVT-Secur transvaginal mesh device case against Ethicon/Johnson and Johnson. The Plaintiff, a Stark & Stark client, was awarded a $20 million jury verdict.* He also served as co-lead trial counsel representing several hundred plaintiffs in the state and federal mass tort environmental contamination litigations, In Re Bristol-Myers Squibb Environmental Contamination Litigation.
Mr. Schrama also recently served as counsel to a Fortune 500 financial corporation involved in a dispute over a detailed sale-leaseback transaction. The client was the subject of extensive claims, totaling in excess of $10 million. After several days of trial in federal court, Mr. Schrama was able to have all of the claims against his client dismissed in their entirety.*
Mr. Schrama also recently served as counsel to a multinational corporation involved in the sale and construction of emissions cleansing technology. The client was the subject of extensive claims, arising from the retrofitting of a major East Coast coal-burning powerplant. Mr. Schrama successfully defended the combined claims emanating from multiple arbitration proceedings, which exceeded $50 million.*
Mr. Schrama also recently represented a large industrial party to a solar power project. At the time, the project constituted the largest solar power installation of its kind in the United States and the twelfth largest in the world. Mr. Schrama successfully defended combined potential claims in excess of $18.5 million in state court.*
Mr. Schrama is a frequent contributor to the Mass Tort Law Blog.
NOTE: Any information about verdicts or settlements obtained are based on the unique facts of each case. Although these results were obtained by our firm, they may not indicate the probability of success or implied value of any other case. This amount reflects the gross recovery in the case (before attorneys’ fees and expenses).