Pretzel & Stouffer
Alan J. Schumacher

Alan J. Schumacher
Equity Partner

University of Illinois, J.D.
University of Notre Dame, bachelor’s in business administration
Magna cum laude

Bar Admissions
Illinois State Bar
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

Professional Affiliations
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys

Attorney Bio

Al has spent more than 25 years as a trial lawyer, helping clients obtain just and fair results during the often complex litigation process. He has spoken to judges and juries on behalf of professionals, international corporations and small organizations, making sure his clients’ rights are protected and their side of the story is told accurately and persuasively.

Al has achieved a remarkable record of success throughout his career, including major victories at trial, lawsuit dismissals for his clients and prompt resolution of serious disputes. While he has concentrated his practice primarily in the medical field, he has defended a diverse group of clients from a wide range of industries. Whether a physician, hospital, product manufacturer, driver or construction contractor, Al’s clients benefit from his record as well as his passion to treat their lawsuits as his personal commitments to them.

Recognized for his expertise and clear communication skills, Al has spoken before such groups as the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel and the Illinois State Medical Society. He has taught at continuing legal education, risk management and litigation strategy meetings, and participated in audio and webinar formats.

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