Jay J. Schuttert’s practice is primarily focused on handling product liability matters for manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automobiles, motorcycles, consumer/recreational products, and industrial equipment.  Jay also handles premises liability, asbestos, vehicle/trucking collisions, medical malpractice, commercial disputes, and employment matters.  Jay’s trial experience includes numerous jury trials in federal and state courts in Nevada and around the country for product manufacturers and corporations, involving claims of catastrophic injury and/or wrongful death.

Trial & Litigation Experience

  • Pharmaceutical/Medical Devices – defense of domestic and foreign manufacturers of pharmaceutical products and medical devices in mass tort and catastrophic injury actions
  • Automotive Products – defense of rollover, crashworthiness, post-collision fire cases for domestic and foreign automobile manufacturers, motorcycle manufacturers, and off-road utility vehicle manufacturers
  • Consumer/Industrial Products – defense of various products including industrial equipment, plumbing components, firearms, and amusement attractions
  • Tort Litigation – defense of premises liability, asbestos, automobile collisions, and medical malpractice actions
  • Commercial Litigation – defense of contract and subrogation actions

Professional Recognition & Awards

  • Legal Elite – Top Southern Nevada Attorneys, Nevada Business Magazine (2015, 2016, 2018)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars Edition, Personal Injury Defense (2012-2016)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Product Liability Defense (2019-2020)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Products: Defense (2020)

Presentations & Publications

“Keeping Out of the Weeds: Defense Should Focus On Winning Liability Instead of Damages at Trial,” Co-Author, Nevada Lawyer Magazine (January 2017)

Other Professional Experience

Snell & Wilmer LLP, Las Vegas, Nevada – Partner, Product Liability Litigation


Office Direct: 702.805.0216

Send email: jschuttert@efstriallaw.com


Pharmaceutical/Medical Devices
Automotive Products
Consumer/Industrial Products
Tort Litigation
Commercial Litigation


  • Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2003)
    • Associate Editor, Syracuse Law and Technology Journal
    • Justinian Honorary Law Society
  • University of Rhode Island (B.S., Business Management, highest distinction, 1999)
    • Beta Gamma Sigma


  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute


  • Supreme Court of Nevada
  • United States District Court, District of Nevada