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Edwardsville, IL


Areas of Practice

  • Asbestos
  • Premises
  • Products Liability
  • Toxic Tort


  • Washington University School of Law-St. Louis, J.D., 1984
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis, B.S. in Business Administration, cum laude, 1976


  • Illinois
  • Missouri

Practice Description

Anne B. Schmidt focuses her practice in the toxic tort area, including asbestos lawsuits involving products and premises liability.

She has over 25 years of experience in defense litigation and has tried numerous civil jury and nonjury cases in state courts in Illinois and Missouri. She has also appeared and argued cases before State appellate courts in Illinois and Missouri

Bar/Professional Associations

  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
    • Co-Chairman for the Products Liability Committee
    Illinois State Bar Association
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers

Awards, Honors & Distinctions

  • Illinois Leading Lawyer (2015-2019)

Published Legal Writing

  • Co-Author. "Federal Preemption Defenses in Product Liability Suits: A Continuing Evaluation,” Monograph published by IDC Quarterly, Vol. 21, No. 1, First Quarter, 2011).

Legal Lectures

  • Harris Martin Midwest Asbestos Conference (2008, 2009, 2010)