Leo H. Schuering, Jr.

Leo Scheuring
Sacramento, CA
Telephone: 916-567-0400
FAX: 916-568-0400
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Butch was born and raised in Sacramento, California. He has practiced law since 1967 and he is a member of ABOTA; he has tried more than 140 cases to verdict in California. Over the years, he has been a mentor to a number of his current partners – young lawyers who came to work for him just after law school. Butch’s practice focuses on medical malpractice defense and select cases in general civil defense, insurance bad faith and legal malpractice defense. He is well known for his defense of obstetricians/gynecologists in birth injury cases and he has given many presentations over the years about birth injury cases to obstetricians/gynecologists, lawyers and claims representatives. When he is not working, you will find Butch duck hunting, attending the San Francisco Opera or attending thoroughbred horse races.

Professional History

  • 2001 to present - Schuering Zimmerman & Doyle, LLP, Sacramento, CA
  • 1989 to 2001 - Schuering Zimmerman & Doyle, LLP, Sacramento, CA
    Managing Partner
  • 1982 to 1989 - Weintraub Genshlea Hardy Erich & Brown, Sacramento, CA
    Managing Partner
  • 1969 to 1982 - Hardy Erich & Brown, Sacramento, CA


  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law, 1967
  • B.S., University of California, Davis, 1964
  • United States Air Force Academy, 1960 to 1964


  • California, 1967
  • Colorado, 1994
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California, 1967
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California, 1967
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1967
  • United States Supreme Court, 1976

Honors and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates- Advocate
  • Martindale-Hubbell rating: AV
  • The Best Lawyers in America: 1987 to Present
  • Northern California Super Lawyers: 2005 to Present
  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Colorado
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Sacramento County Bar Association

Community Service

  • Ducks Unlimited, Member, Board of Directors, 1977 to 1979
  • The Cathedral Renaissance Committee, Member, Board of Directors, 1982 to 1989
  • Christian Brothers High School, Member, Board of Governors, 1983 to 1993
  • Sacramento Opera Society, Member, Board of Directors, 1983 to 1989

Personal Interests

  • Capitol Rugby Club
  • California Horse Racing Association
  • Duck’s Unlimited
  • Sutter Club
  • California Wildlife Association