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Frederick J. Schlosser

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Phone: (217) 522-9010
Fax: (217) 522-9020

1231 S 8th St
Springfield, Illinois 62703

Fred Schlosser was born and raised in Springfield, Illinois.  He attended Christ the King Grade School and Griffin High School (now Sacred Heart-Griffin).  Mr. Schlosser graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1985 with a degree in Finance.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Schlosser worked as an investment officer for Marine Investment Management Company, a subsidiary of the original Marine Bank in Springfield.  There, Mr. Schlosser assisted a team of portfolio managers in buying and selling fixed income and equity securities for various pension funds.

Mr. Schlosser enrolled at Southern Illinois University School of Law, where he excelled in the National Moot Court Competition, became a member of National Order of Barristers, and was selected as a Notes and Comments Editor of the SIU Law Journal.  He graduated cum laude in 1992.

During law school, Mr. Schlosser interned with the law offices of Metnick, Barewin and Wise in Springfield and was hired as an associate by that firm in 1992.   In 1997, Mr. Schlosser and fellow Leading Lawyers, Gordon Gates and Peter Wise, founded Gates, Wise & Schlosser, P.C.  The firm was renamed Gates Wise Schlosser & Goebel when Todd Goebel became a partner.

Mr. Schlosser concentrates his criminal law practice in representing defendants in federal and state court charged with traffic, misdemeanor and felony offenses, including DUI, Aggravated DUI, arson, reckless homicide, murder, burglary, drug offenses, fraud and other white collar crimes.

Mr. Schlosser concentrates his civil law practice in representing individuals and their families against insurance companies, medical providers, businesses and individuals for serious personal injuries or death caused by the intentional or careless conduct others, including trucking accidents, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog bites, nursing home neglect and wrongful death claims.

Mr. Schlosser also has a robust administrative law practice.  He represents revoked drivers, who are seeking to obtain work permits or full reinstatement of their driving privileges, at informal and formal hearings before the Illinois Secretary of State.  Mr. Schlosser also represents parents, custodians or others who are challenging an indicated finding of child abuse or neglect before the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services.

Mr. Schlosser is a member of the Capital Litigation Trial Bar and, prior to the abolition of the death penalty in Illinois, was authorized to act as lead defense counsel in death penalty cases.

Mr. Schlosser is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has also been selected by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in the areas of: Criminal Defense: DUI; and Criminal Defense Law: Felonies and Misdemeanors.

Mr. Schlosser has appeared in court throughout central Illinois, including the following counties:  Adams, Bond, Bureau, Cass, Christian, Champaign, Coles, DuPage, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Hancock, Jersey, Knox, LaSalle, Logan, Livingston, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Mason, McLean, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Greene, Peoria, Pike,  Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, and Tazewell

Mr. Schlosser has been married to his wife, Tricia, since 1999 and is the proud father of two boys.

AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM , and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Further information may be found here.

Information regarding the selection of Leading Lawyers may be found here.



Education

J.D., Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois, 1992
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: Member, Moot Court Team, 1991-1992
Law Review: Southern Illinois University Law Review, Staff Member, 1990 - 1992

B.A., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 1985
Major: Finance

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Illinois, 1992
U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1993
U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1993
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1993
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Sangamon County Bar Association
Member

Illinois State Bar Association
Member

Illinois Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Member

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member

American Association For Justice
Member

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Member

Capital Litigation Trial Bar
Designated as Lead Counsel

Published Works
  • Casenote, "The Fifth Amendment Right Against Self-Incrimination: An Individual's Right Versus the Government's Need for Effective Law Enforcement", 16 S. ILL. U. L.J. 197 (1991).
  • Comment, "The Constitutionality of Police Protection Statutes", 16 S. ILL. U. L.J. 707 (1992).
  • Co-Author: "Compilations of Motions, Recent Cases and Articles to Assist Criminal Defense Attorneys", Illinois Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Annual Meeting, 1993.
Representative Cases
  • Doe v. Smith, 429 F.3d 706 (7th Cir. 2005)
  • Campbell v. R.W. Towse, 99 F.3d 820 (7th Cir. 1996)
  • Pope v. Shafer, 86 F.3d 90 (7th Cir. 1996)
  • U.S. v. Powers, 75 F.3d 335 (7th Cir. 1996)
  • Fleck v. McNamara, 2008 WL 5100503 (C.D. Ill. 2008)
  • Fleck v. McNamara, 2008 WL 2225805 (C.D. Ill. 2008)
  • Moseley-Gorbett v. NBTY, Inc. et al., 2007 WL 1830841 (C.D. Ill. 2007)
  • Doe v. Smith, 412 F.Supp.2d 944 (C.D. Ill. 2006)
  • Doe v. Smith, 2005 WL 6082529 (C.D. Ill. 2005)
  • McCoughan v. City of Springfield, et al., 208 F.R.D. 236 (C.D. Ill. 2002)
  • Gregory v. Weigler, 873 F.Supp.1189 (C.D. Ill. 1995)
  • Norman v. Brandt, 397 Ill.App.3d 1074, 929 N.E.2d 14 (4th Dist. 2010)
  • Gruchow v. White, 375 Ill.App.3d 480, 874 N.E.2d 921 (4th Dist. 2007)
  • People v. Jennings, 301 Ill.App.3d 794, 704 N.E.2d 428 (4th Dist. 1998)
  • In re Estate of Banks, 258 Ill. App.3d 529, 629 N.E.2d 1223 (5th Dist. 1994)
  • Naylor v. Kindred, 250 Ill.App.3d 997, 620 N.E.2d 520 (4th Dist. 1993)
  • In re the Matter of Clark, 246 Ill.App.3d 362 (4th Dist. 1993)
Awards and Recognition

  • Obtained an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell in 2012.
  • Selected by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in 2009 in the areas of: Criminal Defense: DUI; and Criminal Defense Law: Felonies and Misdemeanors.
  • Admitted to the Capital Litigation Trial Bar with a Lead Counsel Designation in 2003.
  • Law Journal Member, 1991 - 1992.
  • National Moot Court Team Captain/Member, 1991 - 1992.
AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM , and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Further information may be found here.

Information regarding the selection of Leading Lawyers may be found here.