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Zhidong Wang  
William J. Leonard
Gregory Thomas Condon
Brian A. Seyfried
Jamie Hossa
 
  WILLIAM J. LEONARD  

Some cases require such a tenacious degree of determination and detailed investigation that only the most relentless of attorneys can succeed. Those cases are the terrain of Bill Leonard. Whether it is a teenager severely burned by an overhead electrical wire, an IT professional accused of Federal Wire Tap and Computer Fraud violations or a severe personal injury cover-up by an insurance company, the perseverance to dig through mountains of records in search of a key document or potential witness is one of the aspects of litigation that motivate Bill.

Bill is also greatly respected by the bar for his exceptional ability to understand complicated technical matters and to decipher and present them in an understandable way. He honed his skills in the art of communicating complex technical matters while working for a computer firm, all the while graduating with High Honors with a Bachelor in Science degree in Business Administration from Valparaiso University. While at heart, Bill will always be an advocate for the injured, he also enjoys the complex technological case that utilizes his command of digital media and communications. Bill’s thorough understanding of electronic systems and electronically stored information has been strategically vital to WLC’s litigation practice where he continues to spearhead WLC’s complex litigations cases. Bill has been actively involved in the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and consistently receives high marks from his colleagues for his aggressive and meticulous case preparation and courtroom skills.

Before becoming a founding partner at WLC, Bill handled personal injury defense and commercial litigation for ComEd at the firm of Hoffman, Burke & Bozick, a leading defense litigation firm in Chicago.

Bill received his law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law in 1994, graduating with Honors.

Prior to entering law school in 1991, Mr. Leonard worked in operations, marketing and sales for both a regional computer corporation and a regional office products company. Whether it is a medical malpractice case resulting in the death of a 3-month-old baby, a personal injury case involving traumatic brain injury or severe electrical burns, commercial cases involving breach of contract or breach of fiduciary duty claims in the millions, and even hundreds of millions of dollars, or employment law disputes, the perseverance…

Bill is married, has two children and lives in Park Ridge, Illinois.