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I handle civil and criminal matters in Illinois.
I file chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcies in northern and central IL, eastern WI, and northern IN.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 34%
  2. Bankruptcy & Debt: 33%
  3. Criminal Defense: 33%



Hourly ($225-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Ralanda Webb

    I endorse this lawyer. I have know Steve for more than 20 years. He enjoys a reputation for the highest integrity. Steve has developed an expertise in mechanics lien cases. I trust Steven exclusively to assist my clients with mechanics' lien and collection matters. I


    Ralanda Webb Probate Attorney
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  • Sandra Margaret Emerson

    I endorse Steve Schmall. In addition to being my "go to" guy for mechanics liens, Steve is an experienced bankruptcy lawyer and litigator with a strong commitment to exceptional client service. It is a pleasure to know him.


    Sandra Emerson Foreclosure Attorney
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Contact info

Law Offices of Steven Todd Schmall

134 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 1924
Chicago, IL, 60602-1147


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198711/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Scholarship AwardCarle C. Conway Scholarship Foundation1978
Washington University Merit ScholarshipNational Merit Scholarship Program1978
National Writing Award, Investigative ReportingQuill and Scroll1978
Writing Contest, EditorialIllinois Women's Press Association1978
Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence in JournalismNorthern Illinois School Press Association1977
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Steven Todd Schmall1992 - Present
AttorneyKatz Law Office, Ltd.2008 - 2010
AttorneyLaw Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd.1998 - 1999
Assistant Attorney GeneralOffice Of The Illinois Attorney General1987 - 1992
Law clerkBilandic, Neistein, Richman, Hauslinger & Young1985 - 1985
Law clerkCentral St. Louis Law Assoc. (Turner & Hallett)1984 - 1984
Law clerkCook County Public Defender's Office1983 - 1983
ClerkCook County Law Library1981 - 1982
Chemistry TechVanguard Chemical Company1979 - 1979
Medical Records ClerkEvanston Hospital1979 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Cambell York Ltd., v. Power & Control SpecialistsClient received the amount due, more than $20,000.00.
Stamper v. Perez, et. al.Client received settlement of more than $40,000.00.
Berlinski v. Homemakers Remodeling, Inc.Roofing subcontractor client received judgment of more than $29,900.00 in its favor.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Washington University in St. LouisN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1982