Senior Counsel

Chad Ihrig

Chad Ihrig is Senior Counsel with Nix Patterson. Chad has spent more than 20 years representing clients throughout the United States in a wide variety of matters. Such matters include class actions and mass torts involving defective medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs, catastrophic accidents, insurance bad faith, business litigation, trade secret, fraud, and general civil litigation. 

Chad grew up in Blackwell, Oklahoma, a small rural town in north-central Oklahoma. He worked his way through high school and college running his own lawn mowing and landscaping business. 

Chad began his career as a medical malpractice defense attorney representing doctors, hospitals, and nursing homes in professional negligence actions. Prior to joining Nix Patterson, Chad was a partner in a prominent Oklahoma City law firm. Between 2004 and 2012, Chad was appointed class counsel in more than 25 nationwide class actions previously pending in Miller County, Arkansas against more than 50 insurance companies related to the underpayment of overhead and profit in homeowners’ insurance claims and the use of the Colossus software in the adjustment of personal injury claims. These historic insurance class actions required more than 8 years of hard work, which involved numerous federal and state appeals, hundreds of millions of pages of documents, and hundreds of contested motions. These class actions were recognized as achieving remarkable results for the classes—up to a 100% recovery—by the Judges overseeing the cases and resulted in more than 45 nationwide class action settlements valued in excess of $3 billion. 

Between 2014 and 2018, Chad served as Discovery Co-Chair of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the In re: Consolidated Fresenius Cases, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Civil Action No. 2013-03400. Most recently, Chad was appointed Co-Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs in the In Re: Strattice Hernia Mesh Litigation, pending in the Superior Court of New Jersey, MCL Case No. 636 and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Case No. 2:21-cv-17705.

Litigating throughout the country, Chad has taken hundreds of depositions, including depositions of expert witnesses, prescribing physicians, corporate witnesses, and third-party witnesses. Chad regularly argues at hearings throughout the United States and is primarily responsible for leading the mass tort department at Nix Patterson. 

Practice Areas
Education
  • J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law (Norman, OK); August 1999 – May 2002
  • B.S. in Business Administration (Majors in Marketing and Management), Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK); August 1994 – December 1998
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Oklahoma Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Board of Trial Advocacy
  • American Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Bar and Court Admissions
  • All Oklahoma State Courts; admitted September 2002
  • All Texas State Courts; admitted Dec. 14, 2012
  • District of Columbia District Court; admitted November 2, 2020
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas; admitted Jan. 16, 2013
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas; admitted Jan. 16, 2013
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma; admitted Jan. 5, 2021
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma; admitted May 22, 2003
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma; admitted Nov. 7, 2002
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas; admitted June 7, 2016
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas; admitted May 19, 2022
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; admitted July 21, 2021
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; admitted June 14, 2004
  • Awards and Academic Honors

    Thompson Reuters Super Lawyers Magazine Rising Star in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.

    Speaking Engagements:

    • “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Mass Torts (But Were Afraid to Ask),” American Association for Justice – Summer Conference; Montreal, Canada; July 2015.
    • “Mass Tort Counter-Terrorism Cases vs. International Bank and Money Launderers,” Mass Torts Made Perfect–Fall Conference; Las Vegas, NV; October 2017

    Publications:

    • “Avoiding Deposition Mistakes,” American Association for Justice Trial Magazine, February 2017.
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