Larry A. Schechtman

Managing Partner
Larry Schechtman, Amundsen Davis LLC Photo

Overview

As Amundsen Davis’s managing partner, Larry leads a collaborative team of attorneys and staff to deliver bottom line results and exceptional client service. As a founding member of the firm, Larry opened the firm’s doors in 1997 and has continued to play a key role in its growth from 50 lawyers to now more than 180. This broad institutional knowledge provides the critical foundation needed to lead the firm to future growth and continued evolution.

Larry has been instrumental in supporting the development of our Committee for Diversity and Inclusion and the firm’s women’s initiative whose missions are to recruit, mentor and retain a culturally rich, collaborative and inclusive working environment. As the leader of the firm’s executive committee, Larry ensures that the firm carries out its strategic vision to earn the trust of our growing client base, to attract new legal talent and to become trusted advisors for business leaders.

Larry has more than 30 years of experience litigating complex commercial issues in state and federal courts. He has an exceptional success rate in the courtroom, trying in excess of 100 cases to jury verdict in a wide variety of areas over the course of his career. Plaintiff’s attorneys have never been happy to meet Larry in the courtroom. Larry’s reputation has been shaped by many significant victories and he is well respected by his peers, staff and clients.

Experience

Membership & Involvement

  • USLAW: Board of Directors (2018); Co-Chair, Managing Partners Subcommittee (2009-2016)
  • Firm Managing Partner

  • Member: Amundsen Davis Executive Committee; Defense Research Institute (DRI); Illinois Defense Counsel

  • Certified Mediator: Extensive training in mediation techniques and negotiation strategies at the Center for Conflict Resolution

  • Committee Member: Preparing Lawyers Subcommittee of IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law Strategic Planning Committee

  • Executive Committee and Board of Directors: Ravinia Green Country Club

Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated
  • Selected by the Leading Lawyers Network as a "Leading Lawyer" in personal injury defense law
  • Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers List: 2014, 2015, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Received O'Hagan Award: 2015

Resources & Insights

Speaking Engagements

Published Works

Education

IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 1983, high honors

Illinois State University, B.A., 1980, cum laude

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Supreme Court of the United States
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