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Eric M. Schwing

It is an honor to have Attorney Eric M. Schwing as an integral part of our criminal defense team at Johnson Law Group. As a Bloomington criminal defense attorney, he is always focused on the needs of his clients. In the private practice of law since 1993, he has handled hundreds of administrative hearings, criminal trials, and appeals. He has won cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and has represented clients in numerous trial courts throughout Illinois.

Before entering the private practice, he was the Deputy Chief Legal Counsel and Senior Staff Attorney for the Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety from 1986 to 1993. He took a break from private practice to serve as a Staff Attorney for the Office of the Federal Public Defender in the Central District of Illinois.

In his spare time, Eric enjoys sailing in the Chicago-Mackinac, Port Huron to Mackinac, and Queen's Cup regattas, tennis, and sailboat racing with a crew that includes his daughter.

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D.)
  • Michigan State University (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Illinois
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
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