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Carolina Abarca-Rech Schottland

Personal injury Attorney at Crystal Lake,, IL

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  • Licensed for 21 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2002
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Carolina

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Practice areas
  1. Contracts and agreements
    Experienced in formulating contracts and resolving contract disputes.

  2. Employment and labor
    Practicing in all areas of Employment and Labor law, including wage and hour disputes, retaliatory discharge, professional malpractice and discrimination.

  3. Personal injury
    Practice in Plaintiff-side Personal Injury cases, including motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, and products liability.

  4. Workers compensation
    Concentrating in Plaintiff side Workers Compensation. Fluent in Spanish. Experienced in practicing before the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission, and in Lake, Cook, Kane, McHenry, Winnebago, and Boone county cases.

  5. Criminal defense
    Estensive experience in criminal and traffic matters, including jury and bench trials to conclusion, motion practice and hearings. Fluent in Spanish.

  6. DUI and DWI
    Estensive experience in DUI matters, including jury and bench trials to conclusion, motion practice and hearings. Experienced in Statutory Summary Suspension matters. Fluent in Spanish.

I am a Spanish-speaking attorney with a reputation for treating my clients with courtesy and respect. I have concentrated my legal practice in general civil litigation, workers' compensation, and criminal and traffic defense, and famly law.  If I can't help you with a problem, I will lead you to a colleague that I trust to help you.  I concentrate my practice in Lake, McHerny and Cook County and am fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.  

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Zanck, Coen, Wright & Saladin
40 Brink Street
Crystal Lake,, IL, 60014

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-30%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Zanck, Coen, Wright & Saladin
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner/Attorney
  • Botto Gilbert Schottland & Lancaster
  • 2003 - 2012
  • Constituent Services Representative
  • United States Senate
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Law Intern
  • Securities & Exchange Commission
  • 2001 - 2001
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  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999
  • Universidad Catolica de Chile
  • N/A


  • Round Lake Area Library
  • Trustee
  • 2013 - Present
  • Schuler Scholar Program
  • College Coach, Interviewer
  • 2012 - Present
  • McHenry County Community Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • McHenry County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois
  • Member
  • N/A
  • McHenry County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Past Vice President
  • 2010 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • "Best Under 40"
  • Northwest Herald
  • 2012
  • "Leading Lady"
  • McHenry County Living Magazine
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Luncheon Seminar
  • Legislative Updates
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse Carolina
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"Carolina is a hardworking, dedicated and extremely effective advocate for her clients in all areas of her practice. Practicing law is more than just a job for Carolina, it is a way to make a difference. She is well respected by her colleagues and the judges she practices in front of, and she is simply a credit to the legal profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Ms. Schottland for years. She works very hard to get her client's the very best results possible. She is highly respected in the community. When she is not advocating for her clients she is an advocate in the community volunteering her time to raise awareness and support for local charities."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Schottland is a tenacious and aggressive litigator for her clients. She is a very knowledgeable attorney in the fields of workers compensation and criminal defense. I have referred many cases to her and all the clients have been extremely happy with her work. Without reservation or qualification, I highly recommend this outstanding lawyer."
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Crystal Lake, Personal injury Lawyer Carolina Abarca-Rech Schottland
Carolina Abarca-Rech Schottland
Personal injury Attorney
Crystal Lake,, IL
Licensed for 21 years
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