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William Patrick Schmitz Jr.

Workers compensation Attorney at Chicago, IL

4.9   48 reviews

also known as Direct: 312-820-2600, Cell: 217-305-5380

  • Licensed for 7 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About William

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William P. Schmitz, Jr. ("Bill") is a results-driven attorney dedicated to obtaining justice for victims of workplace accidents, motor vehicle collisions, and various other personal injuries. Not only is Bill a tenacious and highly skilled advocate, he deeply cares for his clients' interests, and recognizes the detrimental effect(s) accidental injuries and incidents involving negligent third parties can levy on injured persons and their families.

Bill is recognized for his commitment to service; securing financial compensation on behalf of hundreds of injured persons; favorable results for his clients at trial, arbitration, and through settlement negotiations across the State of Illinois; and his general prowess as an injury lawyer representing victims and their families.

SuperLawyers: Rising Stars
(Illinois - 2022, 2023)

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
(Illinois - 2022)

Avvo: Clients' Choice Award
(2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)

Bill is proud to be part of the renowned legal team at Malman Law. For over 25 years, the injury lawyers at Malman Law have successfully represented over 25,000 injured people, recovering over $400,000, for victims and their families. With multiple offices strategically located throughout Illinois, Malman Law is dedicated to protecting the rights of the injured, regardless of location or circumstance.

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Location

Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates
205 West Randolph Street
Suite 1700
Chicago, IL, 60606
Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates
505 West University Avenue
Suite 119
Champaign, IL, 61822
Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates
800 N Court Street, Suite 42
Rockford, IL, 61103
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  48 customer reviews
Posted by Sherita | March 6, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best
He was very understanding and straight forward. Kept me updated through the whole process as well as pros and cons . Was a great recommendation from my friend will refer others to this law firm as well thank you for working diligently on my case. Your awesome
Posted by Rafael | March 6, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great guy
Had no problems, everything was smooth and easy I would recommend him anytime
Posted by Melissa | August 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful
He has been very helpful and has been very good at explaining everything in a way I understand.
Posted by Natasha | August 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Results-driven
I am very pleased with how William handled my case from beginning to end. At first, I didn't like the lack of communication, but I learned to respect that he communicated when he had information to share, and he made sure that I understood everything that was happening. Although it was a long process, he also made sure I got exactly what I wanted. I will definitely recommend him to anyone I know who needs a wc attorney.
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Posted by Miriah | July 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Bill is wonderful. He took care of several cases for me and my husband, one that was pretty extensive and took several years. He worked really hard for us, was available whenever we needed updates or had questions. I will most definitely recommend him to anyone I know who gets injured in the future.
Posted by Carlos | July 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing work
Went above and beyond during a trying time, and I appreciate all the help and how he kept me informed as to what was going on
Posted by Vivian | July 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Very good trusted attorney that got be a good pay out I will definitely turn to him to represent me again
Posted by Holly | June 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lucky
Bill was always so thorough and straightforward. Was always able to reach him when I had a concern or question to ask . Thank you for taking care of me.
Posted by Ronnie | May 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer I've ever worked with...
Billy schmitz, is a phonominal lawyer... not only is he my lawyer but I truly consider him as my brother for life... he took care of me as if I was one of his own Family members.... I truly appreciate everything you have done for me and my family... Malman Law is truly exceptional and extremely Professionals in handling my case... I will never look elsewhere because they really treat you like you are there Family... IN CLOSING I WANTED MR. SCHMITZ TO KNOW THAT I APPRECIATE YOU AND LOVE YOU DEARLY MY BROTHER FOR LIFE...SINCERELY, RONNIE MARTINEZ , Much Love....
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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
He was amazing always a kept me up to speed what was going on he was very helpful
Posted by Rachel | February 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Work comp.
Bill (william) was very helpful! I have never been in a situation to need a lawyer and he helped me every step of the way. He made a very stressful work injury less stressful for me. Without Bill representing me I would not received pain medication or the surgery I needed. Thank you for all the help!
Posted by Brandon | December 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
William did a great job. He always responded to any questions I had in a timely manner and really got things done. Really appreciate all his help and will recommend him to anyone I know who needs help with an injury. Thanks again for everything
Posted by Jeff | October 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bill Schmitz
Mr.Schmitz represented me in a work comp case he was superb in every aspect of his job from the beginning,his passion to help others is 2nd to none .I was without ttd pay he fought got it no time lapse at all !! Mr. Malman completed his team when he hired you !! Thanks Bill throughout the long process your hard driven work shines on !! Your THE MAN!
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Posted by Carol Neybert | July 30, 2022
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Workers Compensation
Mr. Schmitz is an amazing attorney. He went above and beyond while representing me on my workers comp case. I would definitely hire him again. Thank You Mr. Schmitz.
Posted by Bryant livingston | June 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Workmen's comp
He has been very Thorough and explained every step of what needed to be done and how it was going to be done excellent job I’m very pleased.
Posted by Sean | May 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What a day!
From our original hearing time scheduled at 9am all the way to finishing our new hearing at 3pm my day sure was made by Bill! After constant delays due to other parties Bill used our extra time wisely and helped me build a better case at the Malman Law Offices! Not to mention told some funny stories, got me prepped for questioning at the Daley Center, and potentially a better outcome than originally planned for my Workers Comp Case! Bill rocked out like a rock star for my hearing on May 23rd and I appreciate all his insight and help with my case.
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Posted by Joseph | May 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bill fought for me and I’m grateful!
Bill came out n my case after my first attorney left the firm and he quickly got engaged and contacted me about my case, which due to Covid and other issues had dragged on for over two years. From our first phone call I was delighted at his enthusiasm to resolve my case and his professionalism. Bill not only fought to get me $30,000 more than was offered, he even got me reimbursed $1500 on an unpaid bill after we accepted the amended settlement! His resolve and candor is exceptional and I’m grateful for his hardwork and commitment to representing me and will definitely recommend him to my family and friends.
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Posted by Dedrick | April 6, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The Best Lawyer
I Truly Appreciate Bill & His Hard Work Through The Case I Could Have Chose Anybody Else But I Heard About His Pass Cases & I Had To Try Him Out & It Was A Success Thank You For Everything
Posted by Bryce | April 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Took the stress out of my personal injury cases
Last August, I was in a car accident while riding in a driving-service vehicle that resulted in multiple hospital visits and a surgical procedure. I knew I needed to get a personal injury lawyer involved, and that’s when I found William. William has been an absolute pleasure to have as my representation. He has kept me updated throughout the legal process, and has made everything extremely easy for me to understand. He has been quick to respond, and I can’t emphasize how much of a relief it has been to have such a stand-up attorney working with me. He has never made me feel silly for asking a million questions, and always gives clear and concise answers. I recommend William to anyone and everyone involved in a personal injury accident. I feel he has really gone above and beyond for me.
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Posted by Chad | January 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bill was with me every step of the way!
Couldn’t ask for more courteous service and great effort every step of the way from Bill would hire him and recommend him to anyone!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Malman Law, PC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Spiros Law, PC
  • 2016 - 2020

Education

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • University of Iowa
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2013

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Shoulder Surgery - Disputed Restrictions - Truck Driver
  • $217,500.00
  • Shoulder Surgery - Union Worker
  • $195,000.00
  • Semi Blows Stop Sign - Soft Tissue Injuries
  • $130,000.00
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Associations

  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2020
  • University of Illinois Law Review
  • Managing Internet Editor
  • 2014 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Top 40 Under 40 - Illinois - Civil Plaintiff
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Excellence for the Future Award; Illinois Constitutional Law
  • The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • National Law Day: DHS Pro Bono
  • The First Amendment
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
Endorse William
Workers compensation Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known William (Billy) since our days at the University of Illinois College of Law. Additionally, we both worked as Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711 Law Students at the Champaign County State's Attorney Office during law school. Billy was an outstanding student and extern at that office, and I witnessed his hard work ethic first hand. It is clear that Billy's work ethic has only sped up after law school assisting clients on workers compensation and personal injury matters. I am honored to give Billy this well-deserved endorsement."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bill Schmitz is a highly-sklled, personable, and well-spoken advocate for his clients. I have had the opportunity to work directly with Bill on a number of occasions. Bill has an uncanny ability to connect with his clients and put their minds at ease during difficult times. Bill's ability to explain complex legal issues that arise in personal injury or worker's compensation matters in a manner that can be understood by the general public is second to none. Bill is not afraid to go nose to nose with insurance companies and stand up for his clients through trials and the appeals process. I highly recommend Bill to anyone who has been injured, whether it be at work or due to someone else's negligence."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Other
"I knew William from law school and reached out to him regarding questions about appellate court practice, as he has successfully argued difficult cases at that level. He was able to answer all of my questions and provide additional strategic advice. I highly recommend William, he is very knowledgeable and aggressive."
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