Abigail Schmitz Law LLC
Abigail Schmitz Law LLC

Abigail Schmitz Law LLC

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Offers remote services
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2 years in business

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18 hires on Thumbtack
I opened this private practice to better serve my clients and protect them from the easy legal pitfalls that can affect anyone in this heavily litigated society. While working as an attorney at several prominent law firms and in house at a private equity fund, I grew my practice in corporate transactions, commercial litigation, and employment matters. While I continue to handle these matters, the scope of my practice has widened considerably. In addition to commercial and employment matters, I now handle real estate disputes, criminal defense, entertainment law, and family law. By way of background, I grew up in Charleston, Illinois. My dad was a Division I baseball coach for 22 years at Eastern Illinois University, and my mom was a director and professor in the business college. I graduated from Charleston High School and then attended Indiana State University where I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance and Bachelor’s of Arts in Language Studies with a Spanish and French focus. After graduating from ISU, I then attended the University of Illinois College of Law, earning my law degree in 2014. After law school, I started my career in Chicago working for a big law firm on multi-billion dollar corporate M&A and finance transactions and general corporate formation. I received invaluable education on the formation of a company, general corporate governance, and transactional and regulatory issues affecting companies from startups to large market cap companies. I then accepted an in-house counsel position operating as the assistant general counsel for a rapidly expanding litigation finance startup. During my time working there, I focused on general corporate matters, corporate acquisitions, and compliance issues. I also assisted the general counsel during an acquisition of the company by its larger competitor and spearheaded the transition of the legal department after the closing of that transaction. After going through the acquisition, I ultimately determined that my career would be best served back at a law firm. I went to work for a successful Chicago-based trial boutique firm focusing my practice on commercial and employment matters. I also expanded my practice into real estate, entertainment, criminal, and family law matters. In addition to my professional activities, I am an active member of the following legal organizations: American Bar Association Illinois State Bar Association Women’s Bar Association Chicago Bar Association Illinois Trial Lawyers Association I am also an adjunct professor in the MBA program at Benedictine University. I speak at a conversational level in Spanish and French.
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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job


Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Good 4.2

18 reviews


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Marsha W.
Aug 23, 2022

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My experience with Ms. Schmitz has been wonderfully pleasant and rewarding, beginning with our very first interaction. Sue was timely in her response to my initial inquiry, very reasonably priced and helpful. I highly recommend her. MW
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Sarah P.
Jul 2, 2022
Ms. Schmitz is nothing short of a true professional. She took a great deal of time to advise me and I felt a great deal of collaboration throughout the process. She went above and beyond, even working on the weekends to ensure everything went smoothly. I cannot speak highly enough of her work ethic and sincerity, and highly recommend her.
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Valery L.
Aug 24, 2021

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Abigail was generous with her advice and she is a good communicator. I still have to move forward with the process but I appreciate her help in pointing me in the right direction.
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John g.
Aug 9, 2021

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Abigail was very responsive to meeting with me the same day and offered us various options for us think about with regards to our case
Abigail Schmitz Law LLC's reply
Thank you, John! It was great working with you and your brother. Please let me know how I can help in the future.
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Cyndi H.
Jun 3, 2022

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Took 3 days to ask me when I was available for a free consultation. I gave her multiple dates up to 6 days out...I never heard from her again.
Real Estate Attorney

License Type: Attorney (IL)

License verified on 8/13/2021

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Abigail Schmitz


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My pricing is flexible and project/case dependent. I am happy to work with clients to find the right pricing structure for any matter.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I offer a free 30 minute consultation with any new client to discuss their matter and decide whether I am a good fit. If I am a good fit, then we discuss a reasonable pricing structure and execute an engagement agreement prior to me working on the matter. If we decide that I am not a good fit, I have a huge network of lawyers in the Chicagoland area that I am happy to refer you to.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I received my bachelor's degree in finance and language studies from Indiana State University in 2011 and my J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2014. I have worked at big and midsize law firms and as in-house counsel for private equity funds giving me a wide range of experience.

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