Jay Eric Stuemke

Jay Eric Stuemke

Experienced trial attorney exclusively representing plaintiffs.
  • Products Liability, Personal Injury
  • Hawaii, Texas
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Practice Areas
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Personal Injury
Brain Injury, Construction Accidents, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Hawaii
Hawaii State Bar Association
ID Number: 011696
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Texas
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24003019
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Education
University Of Texas
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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Texas A&M University - College Station
B.S. (1994) | Psychology
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Honors: cum laude
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Awards
#1 Verdict (Asbestos) in California
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Jay served as lead trial counsel for Phil Depoian, who developed mesothelioma from his use of a variety of consumer talcum powders that incorporated talc supplied by the defendant. Following a six-week trial, including days of testimony from ten different experts for both sides, Jay and his team proved that the defendant's talc contained asbestos and caused Phil Depoian’s cancer. The jury awarded a record amount of compensatory damages, and the case settled prior to the punitive damages phase.
Top 50 California Verdicts (All Practice Areas) 2016
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Top 50 Missouri Verdicts (All Practice Areas) 2016
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Jay served as lead trial counsel representing the family of Keith Urbach. Mr. Urbach had developed mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos-containing products, including asbestos-containing fixture wire manufactured by Okonite, during his career as an electrician. Okonite claimed that it never made the product at issue, and even if it did, that the product could not have caused mesothelioma. The jury disagreed, and the multi-million dollar verdict was affirmed on appeal.
Top 100 National Verdicts (2010)
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Jay served as lead trial counsel for Bill Pfeifer and his family. Bill Pfeifer contracted mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos products, including John Crane gaskets and packing. Plaintiffs proved that John Crane knew or should have known that asbestos was deadly for decades, but failed to take the proper precautions to protect Mr. Pfeifer. The jury awarded substantial compensatory and punitive damages, and the case was affirmed on appeal by the California Court of Appeals.
Professional Associations
Hawaii State Bar Association  # 011696
- Current
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American Association for Justice
- Current
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Texas State Bar  # 24003019
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Hawaii Trial Law
Contact & Map
Stuemke Law Firm PLLC
Kailua
142 Kuailima Drive, Suite A
Kailua, HI 96734
Toll-Free: (866) 244-0529
Telephone: (808) 460-3161
Cell: (214) 789-5896
Fax: (808) 460-3163
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours