Haley Schumacher focuses her practice primarily in the defense of claims of product liability and toxic torts. In addition, she has substantial experience handling insurance coverage matters and insurance litigation. She is involved in all phases of the litigation process, including taking depositions, drafting motions and written discovery, arguing motions and trying cases. Ms. Schumacher advises her clients on case strength and defends them at arbitration as well as litigation. Ms. Schumacher's clients include manufacturers of industrial and commercial equipment.
Prior to joining Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in January 2015, Ms. Schumacher practiced for approximately four years in the Belleville defense firm of Brown & James, P.C. Her areas of practice included premises liability, medical malpractice, transportation, products liability, and toxic torts.
Prior to working with Brown & James, Ms. Schumacher served as a judicial law clerk for one year with the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, in Springfield, Missouri.
In law school, Ms. Schumacher clerked with an appellate law firm in Lansing, Michigan, and worked as a judicial intern to the Honorable Michael F. Cavanagh, Michigan Supreme Court, in Lansing, Michigan.
Ms. Schumacher graduated in the top 10-percent of her law school class. She was a First-Year and Intra-School Moot Court Competition Champion. She also participated in the University of San Diego Criminal Procedure National Moot Court Competition and was a regional quarter-finalist and Fifth Best Brief winner in the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition.
Illinois State Bar Association
- Belleville Chamber of Commerce
- St. Louis Metropolitan Bar Association
- St. Clair County Bar Association
Ms. Schumacher successfully defended Praxair, Inc. in a case involving a motor vehicle accident in which the plaintiff claimed that the defendant's driver had failed to yield the right-of-way and otherwise use due care. The plaintiff claimed $5,679 in property damage and medical specials. After deliberating for only five minutes, the jury returned with a defense verdict. Yoakum v. Bryan David Drum and Praxair, Inc., April 8, 2011, Will County, Illinois
Ms. Schumacher is a St. Louis Cardinals' fan. She enjoys traveling, yoga, and spending time with family and friends.
J.D., cum laude, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2009
- Assistant Editor, Law Review
- Chairperson, Moot Court Board
B.A., magna cum laude, Criminal Justice & Mass Communications, Lindenwood University, 2006
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois