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Mr. Wolter concentrates his practice in personal injury, professional malpractice, and workers' compensation. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Illinois School of Law and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. A member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice, he has been elected to the board of managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association annually since 1995. In the past 25 years, he has obtained more than $40,000,000 for his clients.
Date of Birth: 1950
Law School: University of Illinois School of Law, J.D.
Graduate School: University of Chicago, M.B.A.
As counsel for Trans Union Corporation, Mr. Wolter handled complex leasing agreements, developed contracts still being used by retailers and reporting agencies in the credit business and represented the company in civil litigation. As counsel for Continental Bank, he handled more than 200 state and federal cases required to be filed in Cook County pursuant to national banking laws.
In 1979, Mr. Wolter was asked to serve as an economic advisor for Gov. James Thompson and the Illinois General Assembly. Relocating to Springfield, he served as director of the Commission for Economic Development for two years. Recommendations he made regarding interstate banking, workers' compensation, the development of overseas business offices marketing Illinois products, tourism, the development of a Chicago container port, job training, etc., were passed into law during or shortly after this period.
In 1981, he returned to private practice and has since concentrated in personal injury, professional malpractice, and workers' compensation.
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Board of governors
Lincoln/Douglas Inns of Court
American Academy of Trial Counsel
Litigation Council of America
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
Illinois State Bar Association's Tradition of Excellence Award, 2006
Northern Illinois University Central Illinois Alumni of the Year, 2001
Sangamon County Development Corporation
American Cancer Society
Big Brother/Big Sister
Family Service Center
In addition to his many civic activities, Mr. Wolter has developed country club/residential developments in Springfield and Orlando.
He has been a frequent author and lecturer for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education and has taught economics and business law at the collegiate level.