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I am a personal injury lawyer and my goal is to obtain fair and reasonable compensation for my clients. I started my working career by working in the insurance industry progressing from a claim adjuster to a claim supervisor and finally as an attorney in house counsel. All of my education, undergraduate and law degrees were obtained going to night school at DePaul University. After going into private practice I primarily did insurance defense work, defending all types of personal injury claims including the defense of doctors in medical malpractice cases. In my career I have tried over 100 jury cases to verdict.

For the past 10 years my practice has concentrated on plaintiff personal injury. In addition I have served as an arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Kane County as well as an arbitrator for uninsured and underinsured motorist cases. I also serve as a mediator for the Kane County Mortgage Foreclosure Program. I believe my background provides a unique perspective to resolve those claims that I have been entrusted.

My most fervent hobby is riding my Rocky Mountain horse Gunner.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 90%
    41 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Arbitration: 10%
    18 years, 50 cases



Contingent (33%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

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    A prolific and insightful contributor here at Avvo. Mr. Schroeder has practiced on the defense side, so when he represents you as an injured plaintiff, he knows what to expect and all the tricks and stunts the insurance companies will employ. His endorsements indicate the respect he has earned among his peers and the client reviews demonstrate appreciation of his knowledgeable, zealous handling of cases. I endorse John Schroeder.


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Contact info

Schroeder and Schroeder

1250 Executive Pl Ste 201
Geneva, IL, 60134-3805


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197508/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Foreclosure Mediation TrainingResolution Systems Institute2014
Appointed Arbitrator for Arbitration ProgramCircuit Court of Kane County2010
Mediation TrainingCenter for Conflict Resolution2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney - PartnerSchroeder & Schroeder2005 - 2013
Attorney-PartnerSchroeder Adams & Swatek2000 - 2005
Attorney-PartnerConnelly Mustes and Schroeder1989 - 2000
House CounselAetna Life & Casualty1975 - 1977
Claim SupervisorAetna Life & Casualty1963 - 1975
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kane County Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1975 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Snell vs. Hartford Insurance CompanyArbitration award of $650,000.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
DePaul University College of LawGeneral BusinessBS - Bachelor of Science1973