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  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Auto/Trucking Liability
  • Negligence
  • Construction and Liquor Liability
  • Commercial Contract Disputes
  • Products Liability
  • Municipal Liability
  • Workers' Compensation

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Richard W. Schumacher has become an accomplished trial lawyer, negotiator, and counselor for the firm's non-profit, insurance, and industrial clients since 1978. His peers now recognize him as a Top 100 Attorney in Illinois, a Super Lawyer, a Leading Lawyer and "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Additionally, he trained to become a Litigation Management Professional and Certified Mediator enabling him to become adept in all areas of Dispute Resolution. Since graduating from Boston University School of Law, Mr. Schumacher has helped clients resolve hundreds of problem claims including over 50 first-chair jury verdicts, as well as many summary judgments and a few appeals. While personal injury trials are his specialty, he also has expertise in construction, employment, and professional liability. Mr. Schumacher's niche areas include nursing home litigation and protection of non-profit agencies from sex and physical abuse and civil rights complaints. Damages and losses involve sex abuse, discrimination, and catastrophic injury as well as multi-million dollar contract disputes.