Michael (“Mike”) Schultz is a partner at Reno & Zahm LLP, where his practice focuses on civil litigation, estate planning, real estate, creditor’s rights, and intellectual property law.
A native of Boone County, Mr. Schultz graduated from North Boone High School in 2000. He received a B.A., cum laude, in economics and political science from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, where he was a member of the varsity basketball team. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Schultz worked as a litigation paralegal at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago, one of the nation’s largest law firms. At Kirkland & Ellis, he worked in the commercial litigation department assisting in the defense of businesses against class action lawsuits.
Mr. Schultz received his law degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2008. He is admitted to practice before the State Courts of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He is a member of the Boone County Bar Association, Winnebago County Bar Association, and Illinois Bar Association.
Outside the practice of law, Mr. Schultz has taken a leadership role in the community. In 2011, he was elected by his peers to be the President of the Boone County Bar Association. Mr. Schultz is a former President of the Belvidere Cosmopolitan Club, the current Vice President of the Poplar Grove Lions, on the Board of the Boone County Community Foundation, Winnebago County Bar Foundation, and Rockford Local Development Corporation.
In 2012, Mr. Schultz was elected to represent the citizens of Boone County on the County Board where he served on the Finance, Public Safety, City-County, and Kishwaukee Riverfront Development Committees. He served on the Boone County Board until 2015.