Calvin S. Tregre, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Cincinnati, OH

The Tregre Firm, LLC
 | 791 E McMillan St, Suite 235
Cincinnati, OH 45206
Phone: 513-381-8734
Fax: 513-381-8711
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014, 2018 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009, 2011 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Civil Rights (10%)
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Attorney Calvin S. Tregre, Jr., is the founder and owner of The Tregre Firm, LLC, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Nationally recognized as one of the top trial lawyers in the country, Mr. Tregre has more than 20 years of legal experience, and he provides invaluable counsel and support to clients throughout Cincinnati and surrounding areas of Ohio and Kentucky who are dealing with complex, pressing legal challenges involving any of the following:

·       Personal injury and wrongful death

·       Defective pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices

·       Products liability

·       Breaches of contract

·       Consumer protection issues

·       Class actions

·       Multidistrict litigation

·       Civil rights violations

·       Mass torts

·       Sexual abuse and harassment

·       Wrongful termination

During his legal career, Mr. Tregre has achieved a long record of success advocating on behalf of individuals and families who have suffered injury or loss as a result of someone else's negligence, and he has become a champion for the rights, safety and interests of consumers. He has handled a wide variety of tortious and liability issues, including a landmark class action against Hamilton County and the Cincinnati Bengals on behalf of more than 40,000 season ticket holders over issues related to their personal seat licenses.

In addition, he has recovered millions of dollars in total compensation for his plaintiff clients adversely affected by motor vehicle accidents, unsafe property conditions, work-related injuries and other preventable tragedies. He has also fought for the rights and entitlements of employees who have suffered discrimination, harassment or some other serious violation of their rights as workers on the job. Moreover, he has gained a reputation as a leader in pharmaceutical product liability litigation, and he has represented hundreds of patients injured by dangerous prescription drugs and defective medical devices.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Tregre has earned a Top 100 Trial Lawyer designation from both The National Trial Lawyers and the National Black Lawyers. He has also received consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America as well as from various publications, including Cincinnati Magazine and Who's Who in Black Cincinnati.

A 1996 graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana, Mr. Tregre obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2000. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio, and the District of Colorado as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

Mr. Tregre is an active member of the Cincinnati Bar Association, where he served on the board of trustees from 2012 to 2019. He is also past member of the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati's executive board, and he has served on the board of trustees and board of governors of the Ohio Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice, respectively. He is also a member of several other local, state and national legal organizations, and he supports his local community through his involvement with various civic and charitable organizations.

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Practice Areas
  • 30%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 10%Civil Rights
Focus Areas

Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Class Actions


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Super Lawyers: 2014, 2018 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2009, 2011 - 2013

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About Calvin Tregre, Jr.

Admitted: 2001, Ohio

Professional Webpage:


  • Selected to Ohio Rising Stars, Super Lawyers (2009-2013)
  • Order of Barristers, University of Cincinnati College of Law (2000)
  • Who’s Who in Black Cincinnati (2009)
  • The National Black Lawyers, Top 100 (2016-2020)
  • Selected to Ohio Super Lawyers (2014, 2018-2020)
  • Best Lawyers in America (2018)
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2016-2020)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member of the Board of Governors (2012-2018)
  • Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ), Member of the Board of Trustees (2012-2018)
  • National Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, Class XI, Steering Committee (2012-2018)
  • Summer Work Experience in Law (SWEL), Board of Trustees (2012-2020)
  • Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati (BLAC), Past Member of Executive Board
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Foundation, Board of Trustees (2012-2019)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Cincinnati Bar Association 
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • State of Ohio

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • NAACP, Member
  • Board Member and volunteer with the Summer Work Experience in Law (SWEL) Program
  • Election Protection Legal Volunteer with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Legal Volunteer, Bond Hill/Avondale Legal Clinic
  • Cincinnati Bar Foundation, Grants Committee Member
  • Voter Protection Legal Advocate with the Ohio Democratic Party

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Co-author, Status of Recent Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch Litigation, Harris Martin Drugs and Supplements, January 2006 edition.
  • CLE Presentation:  Ohio Association for Justice Winter Convention, “The Importance of Establishing Clear Case Criteria” (May 5, 2017)
  • Co-author, Creating a Problem Manufacturing a Cure Low-T, The Trial Lawyer, April 2014
  • CLE Presentation:  Combating Privilege and Confidentiality Designations in Mass Tort Litigation, American Association for Justice Annual Convention, May 2012
  • CLE Presentation:  Legal Professionalism, Ohio Association for Justice CLE Program, December 2011

Educational Background:

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, 2000
  • Xavier University of Louisiana, Bachelor of Science, Biology Pre-Med, 1996, 1996
  • St. Augustine High School, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1992, 1992
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Office Location for Calvin S. Tregre, Jr.

791 E McMillan St
Suite 235
Cincinnati, OH 45206

Phone: 513-381-8734

Fax: 513-381-8711

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