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About Our Attorneys

Obtaining effective legal services can be a daunting prospect for those with limited experience in the legal world. TARPEY, JONES & SCHROEDER, LLC, understands that you are under a great deal of stress and grief due to the injury or death you have experienced. Our team of personal injury lawyers will work with you in Chicago and courts throughout Illinois, to make certain your voice is heard. Regardless of the cause of your injury, you should never have to walk into a courtroom alone.


 Peter Tarpey

Peter D. TarpeyPeter@tarpeylaw.com

Bar Admissions:

Admitted to the bar, 1990; Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois.

Law School:

Santa Clara University (1990)

Law School Honors/Involvement:

Recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in the field of Torts (Civil litigation)

Undergraduate School:

University of Michigan (1987)

Employment History:

Tarpey, Jones & Schroeder, LLC (2011- Present)
Paul B. Episcope, LLC (2000-2010)
O'Donnell, Murtaugh & Coghlan (1991-2000)
Tressler, Soderstrom, Maloney & Priess (1990-1991)

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:

Illinois State Bar Association
Society of Trial Lawyers
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Chicago Bar Association
Member of the Million Dollar Advocate Forum

Honors/Awards:

Recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in the field of Torts (Civil litigation)
Recognized as a "Super Lawyer" in the field of Personal Injury in Super Lawyers Magazine
Recognized as a "Leading Lawyer" in Leading Lawyers Magazine

Accomplishments/Noteworthy Results:

After spending his first nine years defending personal injury claims on behalf of insurance companies, Mr. Tarpey decided to switch sides so as to utilize his trial skills in representing injured individuals rather than the big insurance companies. Mr. Tarpey's experience as a defense lawyer allowed him to gain valuable knowledge regarding insurance companies' evaluation and defense of claims, which he now employs to maximize the recovery for his injured clients.

Mr. Tarpey has successfully tried over 75 cases to jury verdict against trucking companies, hospitals, doctors, airlines and construction contractors. After joining the law firm of Paul B. Episcope, LLC in 2000, Mr. Tarpey obtained a record-setting $10.6 million dollar jury verdict in his very first case tried as a Plaintiff's lawyer. Since that time Mr. Tarpey has obtained several multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements including, most recently, a $2.6 million dollar settlement on behalf of a flight attendant, a $4.75 million dollar settlement against a hospital for medical negligence and a $1.5 million dollar jury verdict against a doctor for malpractice. Mr. Tarpey is a third-generation Chicago trial lawyer who has been known for winning the tough cases that most lawyers think could not be won. Given his very competitive nature, he has found representing the 'underdog' client to be very challenging and, more importantly, rewarding.

Mr. Tarpey has been named a "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2013.


Eric Jones

Eric D. JonesJones@tarpeylaw.com

Bar Admissions:

Admitted to Illinois and U.S. District, Northern District of Illinois (1998); Federal Trial Bar (2004) 

Law School:

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law (1998) (with honors)

Undergraduate School:

Loyola University of Chicago (1995) (with high honors)

Employment History:

Tarpey, Jones & Schroeder, LLC (2011-Present)
Paul B. Episcope, LLC (2006-2010);
Bullaro & Carton (1998-2006)

Bar/Professional Associations:

Illinois Trial Lawyers' Association
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Society of Trial Lawyers

Honors/Awards:

Academic Scholarship Recipient- Loyola and Kent
Dean's List every semester- Loyola and Kent
Member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Selected to the Chicago Law Bulletin's "Top 40 Under 40" List in 2012
Selected as a "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers Magazine
 

Background/Accomplishments:

After graduating from Chicago-Kent College of Law with honors in 1998, Eric D. Jones began his legal career on the defense side of personal injury cases. During his first eight years of practice, he worked as a defense lawyer defending individuals and corporations in a variety of personal injury matters.

In 2006, Eric D. Jones switched sides when he joined Paul B. Episcope, LLC and began representing injured individuals and their families in personal injury matters. His prior experience as a defense lawyer allows him to bring to the table extensive knowledge as to the defense tactics employed by insurance companies and their lawyers in defending claims

This insider knowledge makes Eric D. Jones a real asset to his clients when pursuing their personal injury claims and maximizing recovery on their behalf. Over the course of his 18 year legal career, Eric D. Jones has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict on both the plaintiff's and defense sides.

Each year the Law Bulletin Publishing Company sifts through thousands of nominations to select 40 of the most talented young attorneys practicing in the State of Illinois. In 2012, Eric D. Jones earned this honor when he was selected to the Law Bulletin Publishing Co.'s 40 Illinois Attorneys under the age of 40 to watch. Since 2015, Eric D. Jones has been selected as a "Super Lawyer" in Illinois by Super Lawyers Magazine.


Richard Schroeder

Richard J. Schroeder

  Richard@tarpeylaw.com

Bar Admissions:

Illinois and U.S. District, Northern District of Illinois (2003); Federal Trial Bar (2008)

Law School:

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law (2003)

Law School Honors/Involvement:

Graduated with Honors (Cum Laude), Phi Delta Phi Honor Society; Senior Member of the NITA Trial Team (2001-2003); Recipient of the Warren D. Wolfson Award for Best Trial Advocate (2003); Recipient of CALI Award in Trial Advocacy; Recipient of an Academic Scholarship; Participated in numerous Competitive and Pro Bono trials; Presented Mock Trials for college and law students; Served as a Judge and Instructor for Trial Advocacy Competitions and Courses; Dean's List Honors.

Undergraduate School:

University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, B.S. with Honors (Cum Laude) (2000)

Employment History:

Tarpey, Jones & Schroeder, LLC (2011-Present)
Paul B. Episcope, LLC (2007 - 2010)
Assistant Cook County State's Attorney (2003-2007)

Bar/Professional Associations:

Named as one of the "Top 100 Trial Attorneys in the field of Plaintiff's Personal Injury" by the National Trial Lawyers Association in Illinois
Named as one of the "Top 40 attorneys under 40" in Illinois by the National Trial Lawyers Association
Named as one of the "Top 40 attorneys under 40" by the Chicago Law Bulletin
Named as a Super Lawyer "Rising Star" in Illinois every year since 2011
Named as an "Emerging Lawyer" by Leading Lawyers Magazine
Selected for the "Top 10 Attorney Award for the State of Illinois" by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Inc. 
Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
American Bar Association
Hispanic Bar Association (former member)
Center for Disability and Elderly Law Young Professional Board (former member)
Cambridge Who's Who Lifetime Member
Worldwide Registry of Executives, Professionals & Entrepreneurs Lifetime Member

Background/Accomplishments:

Mr. Schroeder's passion for litigation began while in law school where he was selected as the senior member on the National Invitational Trial Advocacy Team and earned the Warren D. Wolfson Award for Best Trial Advocate of the entire law school.

After obtaining his law degree with honors in 2003, Mr. Schroeder served as a prosecutor with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office where he rapidly ascended the ranks becoming one of the youngest prosecutors ever to earn the title of 'Special Prosecutor'. While there, Mr. Schroeder successfully tried over 50 complex bench and jury trials to verdict on behalf of the People of the State of Illinois.

In 2007, Mr. Schroeder joined the law firm of Paul B. Episcope, LLC where he utilized those trial skills in pursuit of justice for injured individuals and their families in the civil arena. To date, Mr. Schroeder successfully has tried several criminal and civil jury trials to verdict, has obtained millions of dollars on behalf of his injured clients, has argued in both the First and Second District Appellate Courts of Illinois, has been selected as one of the "top 40 attorneys under 40" and a Super Lawyer "Rising Star" in Illinois on multiple occasions, and has obtained an "Excellent" AVVO Rating for his outstanding accomplishments as a trial attorney. Mr. Schroeder's serious approach coupled with his extensive trial experience has provided him with the necessary tools to represent his clients with excellent results.