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William Patrick Schmitz Jr.

William Patrick Schmitz Jr.

Results-driven attorney fighting on behalf of injury victims throughout Illinois
  • Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation
  • Illinois
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Bill is a results-driven attorney dedicated to assisting victims of negligence and workplace accidents throughout the state of Illinois. He relishes standing up to insurance companies and employers who too often seek to exploit the vulnerability of injured persons. A fighter by nature, Bill employs an assertive, even confrontational, style of representation. His calculated approach to advocacy has proven successful in both pre-suit negotiations and formal hearings, such that he consistently and continually secures favorable awards and settlements on behalf of his clients.

A skilled communicator, Bill provides his clients with a uniquely informative case-management style, while offering ample opportunity for hands-on involvement and input should they so desire. A fierce competitor, Bill has demonstrated an exceptional willingness to take on highly disputed cases and has a track record for effectively navigating such cases to nonetheless obtain substantial recoveries.

Bill graduated Cum Laude from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he served as a managing editor for the Illinois Law Review. Prior to joining Spiros Law, P.C., Bill’s legal-service work included positions in private practice as well as the public sector, including at the State’s Attorney’s Office. When away from the office, he enjoys attending sporting events, running, and spending time with his wife, Karen, and dog, Boca.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Spiros Law, P.C.
- Current
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
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University of Iowa
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Highest Score in Illinois Constitutional Law
CALI Excellence for the Future
The CALI Excellence for the Future Award® is given to the highest scoring student in each law school class. William achieved the award in Illinois Constitutional Law at the University of Illinois College of Law.
Hough Award
H. H. Harris Foundation
Summer Award
Public Interest Law Foundation
Professional Associations
State Bar of Illinois  # 6324617
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University of Illinois Law Review
Managing Internet Editor
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Environmental Law Society
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Articles & Publications
A Fix for the Smartphone Glitch: Consumer Protection by way of Legislative "Kill-Switch"
University of Illinois Law Review
Speaking Engagements
Work to Live: Building Blocks of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation System & Concerns for your Clients, Community, and Practice , CCBA April 2019 CLE Program , Champaign, IL
Champaign County Bar Association
Illinois State Bar
Websites & Blogs
Spiros Law- Call For A Free Case Evaluation
Spiros Law, P.C. Blog
Contact & Map
Spiros Law, P.C.
1230 W Court St
Kankakee, IL 60901
Telephone: (815) 929-9292
Fax: (217) 443-4545
Spiros Law, P.C.
317 E University Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
Telephone: (217) 328-2828
Fax: (217) 443-4545
Spiros Law, P.C.
2807 N Vermilion St #3
Danville, IL 61832
Telephone: (217) 443-4343
Fax: (217) 443-4545