William P. Schmitz

William P. Schmitz


William P. Schmitz (“Bill”) is dedicated to protecting the rights of injured persons and their families and maximizing financial recovery for clients throughout the State of Illinois. Bill is honored to fight on behalf of victims of third-party negligence and workplace accidents to obtain the compensation they deserve.

Bill’s personal injury practice includes motor vehicle collisions; commercial truck crashes; wrongful death; construction defects; fires; industrial accidents; dog-bites and various other personal injury matters stemming from negligent conduct by individuals, businesses, and governmental organizations.

Bill likewise passionately represents victims of workplace accidents before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. His extensive workers’ compensation caseload includes workplace death(s); statutory amputation(s); and severe injuries requiring surgery and other invasive treatments, such as herniated disks, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, rotator cuff tears, bicep tears, ACL tears, severe foot/ankle injuries, crush injuries, and various other permanent orthopedic and/or neurological injuries.

Bill is known for zealously promoting his clients’ interests even in highly disputed matters; and has been repeatedly recognized for his prowess in securing financial compensation for injury victims and his dedication to client service:

  • Super Lawyers: Rising Stars (Illinois; 2022, 2023)
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 (Illinois; 2022, 2023)
  • Avvo.com: Clients’ Choice Award (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)

When not appearing in court or before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission; or otherwise working on behalf of Malman Law clients at any one of our strategically placed office locations; Bill enjoys spending time with his family, attending sporting events, and engaging in charitable efforts within the community.

Top Settlements

  • $1,750,000.00 – truck driver who suffered subdural hematoma leading to permanent functional limitations. Recovery includes (approximately): $750,000.00 in medical bills, $150,000.00 in lost wages/temporary disability benefits, and $1,000,000.00 for pain & suffering, loss of normal life/permanent total disability.

  • $700,000.00 – salesperson work injury requiring numerous surgeries and involving permanent work restrictions.

  • $585,000.00 – heavy duty worker injured in the course of employment requiring spinal fusion surgery


  • Juris Doctor, University of Illinois College of Law, 2016
  • B.A. Political Science, University of Iowa, 2013

Practice Areas

  • Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Personal Injury
William Schmitz

Phone: (312) 629-0099

Fax: (312) 629-1188

Location: 800 N Church St Suite 42,
Rockford, IL 61103, United States

Email: wschmitz@malmanlaw.com