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William A. Schmitt


Bill Schmitt works on behalf of local and national companies, including those in the industrial and farm equipment, mining, oil refining and transportation industries.



  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Central Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Southern Illinois
  • U.S. Circuit Court, Seventh Circuit


J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law, cum laude, 1976

B.A., Western Illinois University, 1973


Bill Schmitt’s practice focuses on commercial and complex tort litigation, as well as employment and labor law.

Litigation. Bill’s litigation experience includes defense of personal injury suits in the areas of products liability, industrial accidents, professional and general negligence cases. Bill has handled litigation on behalf of several of the region’s largest coal companies and also does significant work representing equipment manufacturers. He also has experience handling commercial insurance litigation.

Employment & Labor. Bill has experience handling wrongful discharge, race and sex discrimination, harassment, OSHA, MSHA, ADA, FMLA and other employment-related litigation. He represents clients in federal and state courts, as well as before the EEOC, Department of Labor and other administrative agencies.  

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Community/Civic Activities

  • St. Clement Hospital, Board of Trustees

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • Illinois Leading Lawyers – Commercial Litigation, Employment: Management, Personal Injury Defense
  • Martindale Hubbell - AV Preeminent

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