Julie M. Schum is a partner in the Chicago office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. She focuses her practice on workers’ compensation defense, representing businesses, self-insureds, and third party administrators before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, and in the circuit court and appellate court levels.
Prior to joining QPWB, Ms. Schum was an associate attorney at a regional law firm and managed a variety of complex workers’ compensation claims in the Chicagoland area. She commenced her legal career at a Chicago law office as an associate attorney where she assisted senior level attorneys on workers’ compensation cases.
Ms. Schum received her Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois in May 2007 and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois in May 2002, graduating with honors in criminal justice and minors in psychology and history. While in law school, she earned a health law fellowship and received a health law certificate. Ms. Schum has been awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Forensic Evidence in 2006 and the University of Illinois Student Services Award in 2002.
She is licensed to practice law in Illinois.
Ms. Schum lectures nationwide on the topics of workers’ compensation. She also provides client training seminars and conducts continuing legal education (CLE) courses on the following topics:
• Occupational Disease Act
• Comparative Workers’ Compensation Systems
• Stress in Relation to Workers’ Compensation
115 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3100
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Telephone: (312) 566-0040
Facsimile: (312) 566-0041
Areas of Practice:
- Workers’ Compensation Defense
- DePaul University College of Law, J.D. (2007)
- University of Illinois, B.A., with honors (2002)