Professional Experience

Art is a litigator with substantial trial and appellate experience and has represented clients for over twenty years in civil and business litigation of all kinds.  These include contract, tort, real estate, health care, employment, higher education, condemnation, construction, product liability, and other commercial litigation matters.  Art has advised a wide variety of clients including individuals, business executives, small and midsize businesses, Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, developers, government entities, and nonprofits.  He has tried cases throughout the country and represented clients in numerous domestic and international arbitrations.  He also has substantial appellate experience, participating in appeals in the Seventh Circuit, the Illinois Supreme Court, and federal and state appellate courts throughout the country.

After graduating from law school, Art held a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Allen Hartman of the Illinois Appellate Court.  He then went on to practice law for over eighteen years at one of the nation’s largest law firms (Drinker Biddle & Reath f/k/a Gardner, Carton & Douglas) where he practiced in the Commercial Litigation Group and the Products Liability & Mass Tort Practice Group.  Art then founded and was the managing member of a commercial litigation firm for nearly five years and is currently a member of a litigation firm based in Chicago in addition to his Of Counsel responsibilities at Dietrich VanderWaal.

Education

B.S., The University of Notre Dame, cum laude, 1983

J.D., The John Marshall Law School, magna cum laude, 1993

Admitted to Practice

State Bar of Illinois - 1993

State Bar of Wisconsin - 2018

Professional Activities

  • ASG Law LLC – Member, (2018 – Present)

  • Scheller Law Group, LLC - Founder/Managing Member, (2014 -2018)

  • Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP - Counsel, (1995 – 2013)

  • Illinois Appellate Court - Judicial Clerk, (1993 – 1995)