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I was born and raised in Springfield, Illinois. I attended Christ the King Grade School and Griffin High School (now Sacred Heart-Griffin). I graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1985 with a degree in Finance and returned to Springfield to work as an investment officer for Marine Investment Management Company, a subsidiary of the original Marine Bank. There, I assisted in managing the investments of both private and public pension funds.


After working for four years, I decided to continue my education and enrolled at Southern Illinois University School of Law, where I graduated cum laude in 1992. I developed my writing skills during law school as a teaching assistant, member of the National Moot Court team, and member of editorial board of the law journal. During the summers, I interned with the law offices of Metnick, Barewin and Wise in Springfield and was hired as an associate by that firm after receiving my law degree. In 1997, I was invited to be co-founder of Gates, Wise & Schlosser, P.C., where I continue to be a committed, creative, and aggressive advocate for my clients.  With the addition of a fourth partner, the practice was renamed Gates Wise Schlosser & Goebel.


Although Gates Wise Schlosser & Goebel is a general practice law firm, I specialize in representing plaintiffs in personal injury claims and defendants charged with crimes in state or federal court. In each of these areas of practice, I take pride in representing individuals against entities with virtually unlimited resources. I am proud to fight insurance companies on behalf of individuals who have been severely injured by the carelessness or misconduct of another. I am equally proud to go to battle against state or federal prosecutors on behalf of citizens accused of criminal conduct.


My wife, Tricia, and I have been married for sixteen years, and we are the proud parents of two boys.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    24 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    24 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 10%
    24 years
  4. Speeding Ticket: 5%
  5. Expungement: 5%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Evan Stanley Bruno

    Mr. Schlosser is an excellent lawyer with thorough experience representing clients in difficult cases. He is a diligent worker and a vigorous advocate. I would trust Mr. Schlosser to represent any close friend or family member in a time of need.


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Contact info

Gates Wise Schlosser & Goebel

1231 South 8th Street
Springfield, IL, 62703


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199205/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGates Wise Schlosser & Goebel1997 - Present
AssociateMetnick, Wise, Cherry & Frazier1992 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Capital Litigation Trial BarLead Counsel designation2003 - Present
Sangamon County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Illinois Assocation for Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Illinois Attorneys for Criminal Justice"Compilations of Motions, Recent Cases and Articles to Assist Criminal Defense Attorneys",1993
Southern Illinois University Law Journal"The Constitutionality of Police Protection Statutes"1992
N/A"The Fifth Amendment Right Against Self-Incrimination: An Individual's Right Versus the Government's Need for Effective Law Enforcement"1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Illinois University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of Notre DameFinanceBA - Bachelor of Arts1985