Malman Law

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Personal Injury Lawyer

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Malman Law has collected more than $500,00,000 for injury victims throughout Chicago, Champaign, and Illinois for over 28 years. We are a leading Champaign personal injury attorney firm. We represent hundreds of car accident victims, families who have experienced nursing home abuse, families dealing with a wrongful death of a loved and countless other types of very serious injuries. If your family has experienced a tragic accident of any type or nursing home abuse, you owe it to yourself and your family to meet with one of our attorneys. At Malman Law, all are treated like family. We’ll listen to you, examine the details and give you our experienced opinion on what the best legal course of action is. We are always accepting new cases and every call we receive is promptly reviewed by an attorney. Whether you have been a victim of a car accident, truck accident, nursing home abuse, or any other personal injury, Our Champaign personal injury firm Malman Law can help! Call our Champaign personal injury lawyer today for a free consultation.

William P. Schmitz


William P. Schmitz, Jr. (“Bill”) a results-driven attorney dedicated to helping victims of nursing home abuse and neglect, workplace accidents, motor vehicle collisions, and other personal injury matters. He relishes standing up to insurance companies, businesses, and employers who might seek to exploit the vulnerability of injured persons and their loved ones.

Bill grew up in Barrington and knew he wanted to be a trial lawyer from an early age. The spark to his decision was when the youngest of his five siblings was seriously injured after being struck by an SUV. Bill gained experience in law and government during his undergraduate years at the University of Iowa, then returned to his home state to attend the University of Illinois College of Law. During law school, Bill served as a managing editor for the University of Illinois Law Review, earned a CALI Award for Excellence in Illinois Constitutional Law, and graduated with honors. Meanwhile, Bill also clerked for the Office of the State’s Attorney and several plaintiffs’ personal injury law firms.

A skilled advocate and excellent communicator, Bill has successfully handled hundreds of injury cases and has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients. Whether through pre-suit negotiations, arbitrations, trials, or appeals, Bill’s unwavering commitment to his client’s interests is readily apparent, earning him the AVVO Clients’ Choice Award three years in a row (2018, 2019, 2020). A skilled writer and published author, Bill’s works have been featured in numerous legal periodicals, including but not limited to the Illinois State Bar Association’s Illinois Bar Journal.

Bill currently resides in Champaign with his wife Karen and their dog Boca. When away from the office, Bill enjoys attending sporting events, playing ice hockey, and volunteering in the local community.

Top Settlements

  • $385,000.00- a truck driver who suffered a work injury to the spine and underwent fusion surgery, permanent restrictions prevented a return to former occupation
  • $250,000.00- motorcyclist who was hit by a car and suffered leg fractures and underwent surgery
  • $170,000.00 – traveling X-ray technician who was in a motor vehicle collision and suffered leg fractures in the course of her employment


  • 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