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Paul M. Schimpf

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Current Employment Position

  • Of Counsel

Past Positions

  • Illinois Senate from the 58th district, Member, 2017 to 2021
  • Marine Corps Installations Command, Staff Judge Advocate, 2011 to 2013
  • Office of the Secretary of Defense, Strategist for Energy and Environment, 2009 to 2011
  • Military Legislative Assistant to Representative John Kline (MN-2), 2008
  • Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar, Deputy Counsel and Environmental Counsel, 2005 to 2007
  • Deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II as an individual augment, 2005 to 2006
  • Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, 2000 to 2004
  • United States Marine Corps, Infantry Officer, 1994 to 1997

Practice Areas:

  • General Practice
  • Patents & Trademark
  • Military Law

Education

  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor - 2000
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Jessup International Law moot court team
    • Honors: Order of Barristers
    • Honors: Received the Welch Excellence in Labor Law Award
    • Honors: Law Review
  • The Judge Advocate General's School U.S. Army, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • LL.M., Master of Laws - 2005
    • Major: Military Law with specialty in Criminal Law
  • United States Naval Academy
    • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering - 1993

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 2001
  • Illinois, 2000

Honors

  • Republican Nominee for Illinois Attorney General, 2014
  • Lt. Col, USMC (retired)

Published Works

  • “Talk the Talk; Now Walk the Walk: Giving an Absolute Privilege to Communications Between a Victim and Victim-Advocate in the Military,” in the Military Law Review, 185 Mil. L. Rev. 149 (2005)