Mr. Schoop’s practice focuses on: Commercial Litigation, and Investigations.
Mr. Schoop is a seasoned trial lawyer and former Illinois circuit court judge who has tried more than two dozen cases in state and federal courts, and before administrative tribunals. Mr. Schoop’s practice has included actions for equitable remedies, including TRO’s and preliminary and permanent injunctions in connection with the misappropriation and/or dissemination of trade secrets. Mr. Schoop’s practice also included conducting confidential internal investigations of employees, supervisors and key personnel suspected of misconduct, either in violation of company policy, statute or both.
Mr. Schoop has appeared in courts nationwide, including action in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin. Mr. Schoop has hands-on experience handling disputes during all stages of the litigation process, including pre-filing settlement discussions, pleadings, preliminary/emergency injunctive relief, discovery, mediation/settlement conferences, dispositive motions (summary judgment), trial and appeal.
Upon graduation from the University of Illinois College of Law, Mr. Schoop started his career as a law clerk to the Hon. Blanche M. Manning of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Mr. Schoop then entered private practice as a litigation associate with the former Chicago-based law firm Wildman Harrold, LLP. Years later, Mr. Schoop became a partner at Laner Muchin, Ltd. In 2015, the Illinois Supreme Court appointed Mr. Schoop to serve as Circuit Judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County.
State of Illinois
Northern District of Illinois
J.D., University of Illinois College of Law
Mr. Schoop is actively involved in community organizations in Chicago.