Scott C. Sands has more than 30 years of experience in the area of personal injury litigation and trial law and has earned a national reputation as an expert and leader in the field of Railroad Law. He represents injured railroad employees under the Federal Employer’s Liability Act, the Locomotive Inspection Act, and the Safety Appliance Act. He has tried cases in both state and federal courts in multiple states including Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Iowa, Tennessee, and Montana. He takes great pride in protecting the rights of the injured. Sands earned a J.D. from The John Marshall Law School and a B.A. from Southern Methodist University.
Tracey L. Schroeder concentrates her practice in personal injury law and general litigation matters. She is a flexible practitioner who works to distill complexity, build consensus, and take action. Prior to practicing law, she served as a member of senior leadership teams in the private and public sector, most recently as the Communications Director for the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund. Schroeder earned a J.D. from The John Marshall Law School, an M.B.A. from Dominican University, and a B.A. and B.S. from Miami University.
“Scott is nationally regarded as a Railroad Law expert and, with more than thirty years of experience as a trial attorney, he joins us as a Partner. Tracey brings a wealth of experience in the marketing and communications field and joins us as an Associate. Their unique skills and backgrounds will broaden our firm’s knowledge and capabilities, and expand our practice areas to better serve our clients,” said John Popelka, President/Managing Partner.