Stuart Schmadeke Associate

Stuart Schmadeke joined Gilbert LLP as an associate in 2017. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation, dispute resolution, and corporate bankruptcy and insolvency matters. Prior to joining Gilbert, Stuart was an associate at an Am Law 5 firm in Chicago, where he litigated complex commercial matters in state and federal courts.

Stuart received his law degree from New York University, where he served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law. Stuart also served as a Teaching Assistant for Civil Procedure and as a Research Assistant for the compilation of Wright & Miller’s Federal Practice and Procedure Treatise. Prior to attending law school, Stuart graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in History. There, Stuart earned membership in Phi Alpha Theta, denoting excellence in the field of history, and taught a course on the history of popular music.


  • Defending an international development company against rescission claims brought by its aviation insurance carrier.
  • Representing an individual in defamation action brought against foreign bank.
  • Representing a safety equipment manufacturer in litigation against, and negotiations with insurance companies over hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance coverage.
  • Representing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy Trustee in obtaining insurance coverage for the debtor’s pre-bankruptcy liabilities.
  • Representing an individual pro bono in pursuit of insurance coverage under personal automobile policy for indemnification costs arising out of an automobile accident.


  • 2014 — J.D., New York University School of Law
  • 2009 — B.A., Duke University


  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois