Mark Schmidt

Mark Schmidt

Schmidt & Barbrow, PC
  • Appeals & Appellate, Municipal Law, Consumer Law ...
  • Illinois, Special Assistant Attorney General, State of Illinois, Federal Trial Bar
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Practice concentrated in the defense of tort claims, the prosecution and defense of commercial disputes, the prosecution and defense of claims in the environmental field, the prosecution and defense of eminent domain actions, and in the preparation and presentation of materials and seminars providing legal education and training for business and claims professionals. Matters defended and prosecuted include asbestos, negligence, nuisance, trespass, warranty, contract, chancery (including claims seeking temporary, preliminary and/or permanent injunctive relief), breach of fiduciary duty, food poisoning and adulterated products, product liability, consumer fraud, premises liability, trucking, insurance coverage, corporate dissolution, condemnation, civil rights and employment discrimination, tax indemnity, estate and probate, bankruptcy, and Superfund actions. Participated in all aspects of pre-trial and trial work, and in the preparation of appeals. Matters handled include the representation of corporations and management companies. Handled cases in U.S. District Courts in Chicago, Rockford, Hammond, and Indianapolis, and in U.S. Bankruptcy Courts in Chicago, Peoria/Rock Island, and Indianapolis. Handled state court actions throughout northern and central Illinois, including Boone, Bureau, Champaign, Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Henry, Iroquois, Johnson, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Madison, McHenry, Morgan, Ogle, Peoria, St. Clair, Stephenson, Tazewell, Warren, Will, and Winnebago Counties. Handled claims brought before the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Department of Labor, The Illinois Department of Insurance, and the Illinois Workers Compensation Appeals Board. Special Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General/State of Illinois.

Practice Areas
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Municipal Law
    Consumer Law
    Class Action, Lemon Law
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
Additional Practice Areas
  • Will, Estate & Trust Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Tort Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage & Litigation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Special Assistant Attorney General, State of Illinois
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Certified Arbitrator for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, DuPage County, IL
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Federal Trial Bar
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Supreme Court of Illinois
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United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
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United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Schmidt & Barbrow, PC
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
J.D. (1980) | Law
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University of the Pacific
B.A. (1976) | Communications Arts & Sciences
Received B.A. in Communications Arts & Sciences, in June 1976; third year of university spent at University of Durham, Durham, England.
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Professional Associations
DuPage County Bar Association
Chair - Media Relations Committee 2002-2003 and Host of DuPage Legal Action Vice Chair - Media Relations Committee 2005-2006
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State Bar of Illinois  # 3128187
- Current
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Articles & Publications
APPEALS written
Speaking Engagements
Environmental Law in Illinois
Contributing Author - Sponsored by the Canterbury Group, Rockville, Il. First Presented at Canterbury Group Seminar, Chicago, IL 1990
Environmental Liability Insurance in Real Estate Settings
Delivered to the Real Property Committee of the Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL 1989
Environmental Liability Insurance
presented as part of IICLE/ATGFs Environmental Aspects of Real Estate Ownership and Transfer, Chicago, IL - September, 1989; and Champaign, IL - October, 1989.
Subpoenas Requesting Insurance Company Records: What Must Be Produced?
presented to the Claims Department, Casualty Insurance, Chicago, IL - Summer, 1988.
Demonstrative Evidence: Its Creation and Management
delivered to the Claims Department, The Travelers Insurance Companies, Naperville, IL - Spring, 1987.
Food Poisoning and Adulterated Products - Who Is Liable? Who May Recover?
delivered to the Claims Department, The Travelers Insurance Companies, Naperville, IL, and to the Claims Department, Fireman's Fund Insurance Companies, Chicago, IL - Summer, 1987.
Business Operator's Liability for the Criminal Acts of Third Parties
presented to Safety and Security Representatives from The National Restaurant Association, Oak Brook, IL - Winter, 1986.
Websites & Blogs
Schmidt & Barbrow, P.C. - Attorneys at Law
Contact & Map
Schmidt & Barbrow, PC
300 S. County Farm Road
Suite F
Wheaton, IL 60189
Telephone: (630) 690-0100
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