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Peter J. Schmiedel

T: 312 726-0440 ext. 216
F: 312 726-1448



Illinois State Bar Association
American Bar Association


Admitted to Practice: 1974
State of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Member, Federal Trial Bar
Seventh U.S. Circuit Court
of Appeals

Peter Schmiedel’s practice is devoted to the representation of disabled adults in guardianship proceedings, with a special emphasis on financial exploitation cases and general probate litigation.

He is regularly appointed guardian ad litem by judges to review settlements and personal injury actions on behalf of minors and disabled adults.

Peter also represents clients in general litigation in both federal and state court, as well as in the appellate court.

He regularly speaks to the Chicago Bar Association on children’s rights and guardianship matters at the state and federal level, and also interprets the implications of recent related decisions.

Earlier in his career, Peter was the supervising attorney at the Cook County Public Guardian’s Office, where he headed a special litigation unit that initiated law suits on behalf of abused children, and was a deputy public guardian in charge of the disabled adult division.

John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1974
Seton Hall University, B.A. History, 1970


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