Mychal S. Schulz

Area of Emphasis

Mychal Schulz is a shareholder in the Litigation, Employment & Labor Services, and Energy & Natural Resources groups of Babst Calland. Mr. Schulz has extensive experience litigating matters in state and federal courts throughout West Virginia. He has been lead trial counsel in both state and federal courts on a variety of matters, including employment, premises liability, insurance bad faith and coverage, commercial, officers and directors liability, ERISA, product liability, consumer protection and criminal matters. He has appeared before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and the United States Circuit Court for the Fourth Circuit.

Background

Mr. Schulz graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in 1987. He received his M.A. from the University of Virginia in 1990 and J.D. from the William and Mary School of Law in 1992. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mr. Schulz has spent his entire legal career litigating throughout West Virginia.

In addition to his legal work, Mr. Schulz is a USTA/ITA certified tennis official who officiates matches in the Mountain East Conference, an adjunct professor of history at West Virginia State University and a broadcaster for the University of Charleston men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Memberships and Affiliations

Mr. Schulz is admitted to practice in West Virginia, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He is a member of the Kanawha County, West Virginia and American Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Defense Research Institute, Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia and Saint Thomas More Catholic Lawyers Society. He has been named in The Best Lawyers of America® in the ERISA Litigation Section.

Publications/Presentations
  • Co-author, “Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions,” The State Journal, June 2012.
  • Co-Author, “Wrongful Discharge Cases May Carry Heavy Price Tag,” The State Journal, July 2011.
  • Author, “E-mail, Texting and Privacy Rights in the Workplace,” Westlaw Journal Telecommunications’ Industry Report, July 2010.

 

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