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sjschlegel@schlegelltd.com


Stephen J. Schlegel has wide ranging experience in the trial and appeal of complex property and casualty matters, multistate mass- and class action litigation, and commercial matters dealing with intellectual property rights and trade secrets.  Stephen rose to national prominence in 1983 when he was appointed national lead counsel in In re Agent Orange Products Liability Litigation, the civil class action claims of Vietnam-era veterans seeking damages for exposure to herbicides during their service in Southeast Asia.

Stephen is admitted to practice in Illinois, New York, and Michigan, and practices frequently in numerous federal district courts and circuit courts of appeal throughout the country.  He has also successfully argued matters before the United States Supreme Court.  His career has included involvement as a visiting speaker at numerous law school throughout the country, with primary focus on complex class and multistate litigation procedures.  He has also been actively involved in the American Illinois, and Chicago Bar Associations and various committees thereof.

Stephen has had the highest possible peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell for over twenty-two years.  In 2004, professional peers recommended him as a leading lawyer in eight categories.


Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, J.D. (1969)
Northwestern University, B.A. (1966)


Illinois
New York
Michigan
United States Supreme Court
United States Circuit Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
United States Circuit Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
United States Circuit Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
United States Circuit Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
United States Circuit Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
United States Tax Court
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erykfolmer@schlegelltd.com


Eryk A. Folmer is an Associate at Stephen J. Schlegel Ltd., handling the firm's various complex civil litigation matters, including class action defense, corporate organization and litigation, contractual disputes, estate planning, and personal injury work.  Also, Eryk has been instrumental in the firm's appellate practice in various cases before the United States Circuit Courts of Appeal for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits.

Eryk graduated with a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law, where he earned a certificate in Intellectual Property law.  At DePaul, Eryk was a member of the Intellectual Property Law Society, as well as the Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology.  Also, Eryk was involved with the Technology & Intellectual Property Legal Clinic, and was a chartering member of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity.

Before law school, Eryk attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in History.  A Chicago native, Eryk attended Lane Tech College Prep High School, and remains active in the community through his involvement with the Union League Club of Chicago.


DePaul University College of Law, J.D. (2009)
University of Michigan, B.A. (2006)


Illinois
United States Circuit Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
United States Circuit Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Bankruptcy Court
United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
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jwadulak@schlegelltd.com


Jenna N. Wadulak is an Associate at Stephen J. Schlegel Ltd., handling the firm's various complex civil litigation matters, including corporate organization and litigation, contractual disputes, estate planning, and personal injury work. 

Jenna graduated with a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.  At Chicago-Kent, Jenna was involved with the Family Law Clinic. 

Before law school, Jenna attended DePaul University, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Commerce and graduated Magna Cum Laude.  At DePaul, Jenna double majored in Accountancy and Politcal Science.  She was also involved with various honor societies.  


Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, J.D. (2012)
DePaul University, B.S. (2009)


Illinois

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ksciaccotta@schlegelltd.com


Kristen M. Sciaccotta is the Chief Administrative Assistant at Stephen J. Schlegel Ltd.


University of Iowa, B.A. (2010)

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