Justice Daniel Schmidt of the Illinois Appellate Court, Third Judicial District, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2022, after a two-and-a-half battle with ALS. He was 71.
After receiving his bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois in 1974, Justice Schmidt served as a police officer in Peoria, Illinois, for nine years. He received his Juris Doctor from Washington University in St. Louis and practiced as a trial attorney for 19 years, trying cases to verdict across Illinois. He was elected to the appellate court in 2002 and retained in 2012. Justice Schmidt also was an avid sportsman and conversationist.
Information on the services honoring Justice Schmidt may be found here. The Appellate Lawyers Association expresses its deepest condolences to Justice Schmidt's colleagues and family.