Theodore M. Schaer is regularly hired by some of the nation’s largest insurers, third party administrators, motor carriers and businesses to defend lawsuits. Since 1987, Ted has routinely defended GL, transportation, liquor liability, strict liability, and professional liability claims. He serves as National and Regional Counsel to several national accounts.
Under Ted’s guidance and supervision, Baum has a uniquely experienced Catastrophic Accident Response Team (“CAT Team”) staffed 24/7, 365 days per year. Working with a team of experts and investigators, numerous carriers and self-insureds rely on Ted’s expertise to direct the CAT team’s early investigation and manage large claim exposure.
Ted has tried more than 50 trials to verdict in a number of states. He is an AV® rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, a Certified Trial Attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and has been consistently selected to the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Super Lawyers lists since 2006.
He is board certified in Privacy and US Data Protection (CIPP/US). Ted advises clients on privacy and cyber related issues and leads the Firm’s data breach response team.
Ted completed the CLM Litigation Management Institute and has successfully obtained his Certified Litigation Management Professional designation (CLMP).
At Baum, Ted serves as Co-Chair of the Casualty & Professional Liability Defense Practice Group and Chair of the Data Privacy and Cyber Security Group.
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