Larry A. Schechtman

Managing Partner Emeritus
Larry Schechtman, Amundsen Davis LLC Photo


As a founding member of the firm and managing partner emeritus, 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 240. This broad institutional knowledge provided the critical foundation needed to lead the firm to future growth and continued evolution.

Larry was 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 ensured that the firm carried out its strategic vision to earn the trust of our growing client base, attracted new legal talent and to became trusted advisors for business leaders.

Larry spent more than 40 years litigating complex commercial issues in state and federal courts. He had 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 were never 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.


Membership & Involvement

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

  • 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


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated
  • Selected by the Leading Lawyers Network as a "Leading Lawyer" in personal injury defense law
  • Selected to BizTimes Media's Wisconsin 275 List
  • Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers list: 2014, 2015, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2024
  • Received O'Hagan Award: 2015

Resources & Insights

Speaking Engagements

Published Works


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

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


  • Illinois
  • Supreme Court of the United States
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