Attorney James Onder Attends Mass Tort Nexus Immersion Course

Attorney Jim Onder of Onder Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson LLC in St. Louis, attended a recent four-day immersion course by Mass Tort Nexus.

Mass Tort Nexus is the premier provider of information and education to attorneys representing Mass Tort Plaintiffs as well as those interested in expanding their practice to include Mass Torts. Contact Barbara Capasso at 954-383-9892 or for future course dates.

He discussed his recent $72 million ovarian cancer talcum powder verdict. “In coming, I didn’t know what to expect. But what I found was incredible,” Onder says. “I found a way for the typical – the single event lawyer – to enter the mass tort realm.”

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A smart move

Onder, one of the lead attorneys on the recent talc case which resulted in a $72 million plaintiffs verdict, spoke at the March 11th – 14th Four Days to Mass Tort Success Course. “If you are considering getting involved in the Talc Ovarian Cancer Litigation, getting to know James would be a smart move,” says John Ray.

John Ray

John Ray has been a leading consultant to the Mass Tort practice for over a decade. His unique skill sets make him well suited to both teaching and consulting in the Mass Tort arena.

As a 21 year old graduate of Brenau University in Atlanta, John graduated Magna Cum Laude and started a pharmaceutical and medical device company right out of school, selling it in an eight figure deal when he was 35.

John’s tenure in the pharmaceutical and medical device field allowed him to gain an in-depth understanding of FDA regulatory matters, as well as, a thorough understanding of the science and epidemiology related to gaining FDA approval to market pharmaceuticals and medical devices. John’s inside knowledge of how “Big Pharma” operates gives him a unique perspective and skill sets that are very useful to Mass Tort plaintiff firms.

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Read Bodine’s article Behind the $55 Million Verdict: Johnson & Johnson Knew About Talcum Powder Cancer Risks Since the 1970s on the Huffington Post.

When John brought his “insider knowledge” and business acumen to the Plaintiff Mass Tort Space, one of the first things he recognized was a lack of common terminology and well defined metrics. John realized that firms were expressing the same concepts, but were not using the same terminology. As a result, John set out to define common terms and create methods for formulating important metrics for use by Mass Tort firms when evaluating litigations. The terminology and metrics John Ray developed are now commonly used by major Mass Tort Law firms.

Highly sought after

John is highly sought after and writes Whites Papers about both current and emerging torts, which are highly coveted in the industry. The accuracy of John’s analysis of emerging and ongoing litigations is unmatched.

The fact that John not an attorney has proven to be an asset. John thinks like a business person, employing creative problem solving and possesses an extensive set of business skills and industry specific knowledge. He assists Mass Tort firms in making sound business decisions before and during any litigation they are involved in or are considering becoming involved in.

John is an expert at evaluating cases and looks at each tort as an individual “investment,” which can be quantified resulting in risk mitigation for you and your firm.


Larry Bodine

Attorney Larry Bodine is Editor of Mass Tort Nexus, and the Editor of The National Trial Lawyers. He is the former Editor in Chief of and the American Bar Association Journal. He is a cum laude graduate of both Seton Hall University Law School and Amherst College.

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