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Richard Schroeder

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Richard Schroeder

"Bar Admissions:
Illinois and U.S. District, Northern District of Illinois (2003); Federal Trial Bar (2008)

Law School:
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law (2003)

Law School Honors/Involvement:
Graduated with Honors (Cum Laude), Phi Delta Phi Honor Society; Senior Member of the NITA Trial Team (2001-2003); Recipient of the Warren D. Wolfson Award for Best Trial Advocate (2003); Recipient of CALI Award in Trial Advocacy; Recipient of an Academic Scholarship; Participated in numerous Competitive and Pro Bono trials; Presented Mock Trials for college and law students; Served as a Judge and Instructor for Trial Advocacy Competitions and Courses; Dean's List Honors.

Undergraduate School:
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, B.S. with Honors (Cum Laude) (2000)

Employment History:
Tarpey, Jones & Schroeder, LLC (2011-Present)
Paul B. Episcope, LLC (2007 - 2010)
Assistant Cook County State's Attorney (2003-2007)

Bar/Professional Associations:
Named as one of the ""Top 100 Trial Attorneys in the field of Plaintiff's Personal Injury"" by the National Trial Lawyers Association in Illinois
Named as one of the ""Top 40 attorneys under 40"" in Illinois by the National Trial Lawyers Association
Named as one of the ""Top 40 attorneys under 40"" by the Chicago Law Bulletin
Named as a Super Lawyer ""Rising Star"" in Illinois every year since 2011
Named as an ""Emerging Lawyer"" by Leading Lawyers Magazine
Selected for the ""Top 10 Attorney Award for the State of Illinois"" by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Inc.
Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
American Bar Association
Hispanic Bar Association (former member)
Center for Disability and Elderly Law Young Professional Board (former member)
Cambridge Who's Who Lifetime Member
Worldwide Registry of Executives, Professionals & Entrepreneurs Lifetime Member

Mr. Schroeder's passion for litigation began while in law school where he was selected as the senior member on the National Invitational Trial Advocacy Team and earned the Warren D. Wolfson Award for Best Trial Advocate of the entire law school.

After obtaining his law degree with honors in 2003, Mr. Schroeder served as a prosecutor with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office where he rapidly ascended the ranks becoming one of the youngest prosecutors ever to earn the title of 'Special Prosecutor'. While there, Mr. Schroeder successfully tried over 50 complex bench and jury trials to verdict on behalf of the People of the State of Illinois.

In 2007, Mr. Schroeder joined the law firm of Paul B. Episcope, LLC where he utilized those trial skills in pursuit of justice for injured individuals and their families in the civil arena. To date, Mr. Schroeder successfully has tried several criminal and civil jury trials to verdict, has obtained millions of dollars on behalf of his injured clients, has argued in both the First and Second District Appellate Courts of Illinois, has been selected as one of the ""top 40 attorneys under 40"" and a Super Lawyer ""Rising Star"" in Illinois on multiple occasions, and has obtained an ""Excellent"" AVVO Rating for his outstanding accomplishments as a trial attorney. Mr. Schroeder's serious approach coupled with his extensive trial experience has provided him with the necessary tools to represent his clients with excellent results."


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