Arthur M. Scheller III

Art builds trusted relationships with clients by efficiently achieving their objectives.


Arthur SchellerWhether it is a Fortune 500 company or a small business, Art knows how to help clients navigate business disputes that can cause a drain on their resources. In 25 years of practice at both large firms and small, Art has represented clients in lawsuits on matters including breach of contract, tort, condemnation, construction, product liability, employment, bankruptcy, class action, and other commercial litigation matters. Art’s experience extends to a number of industries, including healthcare, commercial real estate, manufacturing, government, and technology.

While Art has tried cases throughout the country, as well as overseas, he is intimately familiar with the Judges and workings on the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, as well as the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Art has also argued appeals in the Illinois Supreme Court and Illinois Appellate Courts.

With a proven track record for obtaining favorable results, Art builds client loyalty and trusted relationships by developing and executing creative legal strategies that protect his clients and advance their objectives efficiently.

After graduating from law school, Art held a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Justice Allen Hartman of the Illinois Appellate Court.  He then went on to practice law for over eighteen years at one of the nation’s largest law firms (Drinker Biddle & Reath f/k/a Gardner, Carton & Douglas) where he practiced in the Commercial Litigation Group and Products Liability & Mass Tort Practice Groups.

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  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1993
  • The University of Notre Dame, B.A., cum laude, 1983

Bar and Court Admissions:

  • State Bar of Illinois
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Northern District of Illinois

Representative Matters

Represented the nation’s second largest public transportation system, in a two-week trial in the Circuit Court of Cook County which resulted in a judgment in favor of the client.

Represented client in an international arbitration hearing held in Guangzhou, China involving breach of contract.

Prevailed in appeals in the Illinois Supreme Court and the Illinois Appellate Court on behalf of a major retailer involved in a class action lawsuit relating to collection of sales taxes.

Successfully defended a major hospital, its officers, and individual physicians in a lawsuit brought in the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court, Kane County, Illinois by a surgeon whose privileges were terminated following a medical peer review.

Obtained dismissal of an annexation petition filed against a national home builder in the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court, Lake County, Illinois.

Won a $2.5 million award of legal fees and expenses in the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court, DuPage County, Illinois on behalf of a landowner, after a local school district abandoned its condemnation of the landowner’s property.

Successfully defended a major medical device manufacturer who was a defendant in over 500 product liability lawsuits filed throughout the United States.

Represented a Chapter 7 Trustee in the Northern District of Illinois Bankruptcy Court asserting claims for fraud, commodity law, and RICO violations against a futures commission merchant. and negotiated a $10 million settlement for the estate.