Jones Day partner Steven Geise inducted into American College of Trial Lawyers

Steven N. Geise, a partner in Jones Day's Business & Tort Litigation Practice who serves as Partner-in-Charge and head of litigation for the Firm's San Diego Office, has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America.

Mr. Geise represents manufacturers of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, opioids, and other consumer goods in all phases of individual and class action litigation and has won defense verdicts in federal and state courts across the country.

"I have worked alongside Steve on some of our clients' most important cases, and have great admiration for his exceptional skills as a trial lawyer," said Stephanie Parker, co-leader of the Firm's Business & Tort Litigation Practice. "Steve's induction as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers is a well-deserved honor, and we all congratulate him."

Mr. Geise is currently advising clients on litigation risks stemming from business disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of his experience in jury trials, he frequently collaborates with trial teams in product liability, intellectual property, and general litigation cases on trial themes, presentation, and strategy.

"We are so proud of Steve, and so happy to see him receive this wonderful recognition as one of the premier litigators in the country, something we have known him to be for a long time," said Karen Hewitt, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's California Region. "His induction into the College is reflection of his consistently great work for our clients and his seamless collaboration with our lawyers in California and around the world."

Mr. Geise has tried 23 cases in state and federal courts across the nation. In 2017, he led a team that secured a defense verdict in a Bay Area trial for R.J. Reynolds that earned the Daily Journal's "Top Defense Verdict Award.” In February 2021, Mr. Geise led the team that obtained a complete defense verdict in a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of R.J. Reynolds after a two-week trial in Portland, Oregon.

He is a Master in the Welsh Inn of Court and a former Lawyer Representative to the Southern District of California (2015-2019).

Mr. Geise joins seven lawyers at Jones Day who are Fellows in the American College of Trial Lawyers:

  • Thomas F. (Tim) Cullen, Global Disputes
  • Richard H. (Rick) Deane, Jr. Investigations & White Collar Defense
  • Harold K. Gordon, Business & Tort Litigation
  • Theodore M. (Ted) Grossman, Business & Tort Litigation
  • John M. Majoras, Business & Tort Litigation
  • Peter J. Romatowski, Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement
  • James R. Wooley, Investigations & White Collar Defense

Founded in 1950, the American College of Trial Lawyers is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only, and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds, who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility, and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years of trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 42 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.