Emily J. Schlecte

Income Member

Emily focuses her practice in workers’ compensation and general liability claims. Emily earned her Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School. Prior to joining Bryce Downey & Lenkov, Emily gained significant experience in workers’ compensation with another Chicago firm, where she handled all aspects of litigation. In her free time, Emily enjoys golfing and is a competitive rower with the Lincoln Park Boat Club.

DID YOU KNOW: I was part of a competitive precision figure skating team.

  • Education:

    • J.D., The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 2015
    • M.B.A., Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois, 2012
    • B.S., Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 2005
  • Professional Memberships & Associations:

    • Chicago Bar Association
    • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association
  • Seminars & Presentations:

    • “Appeals Procedures,” National Business Institute, June 2021
    • “How To Get A Zero,” Bryce Downey & Lenkov Clients, July 2020
    • “2018 Review,” Bryce Downey & Lenkov Clients, December 2018
    • “Settlement Strategies”, Bryce Downey & Lenkov Clients, May 2018
  • Articles & Publications:

    • “Breaking Up Fight Not Compensable,” Bryce Downey & Lenkov Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, June 2021
    • “Reasonable Skepticism Enough to Refuse Benefits,” Bryce Downey & Lenkov Illinois Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, November 2020
    • “Non-Compliance with Vocational Rehabilitation Justifies Benefits Termination,” Bryce Downey & Lenkov Illinois Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, June 2020
    • “Benefits Denied for Petitioner Injured While Walking to Work,” Bryce Downey & Lenkov Illinois Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, December 2019
    • “Lunchtime Game Injury Not Compensable,” Bryce Downey & Lenkov Illinois Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, June 2019
    • “Compensability Lurks Beneath the Snow,“ Bryce Downey & Lenkov Illinois Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, February 2019
    • “Excessive Typing Doesn’t Cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,” Bryce Downey & Lenkov Illinois Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, October 2018
    • “Legislative Update,” Bryce Downey & Lenkov Illinois Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, August 2018
    • “Can’t Hide From Full-Time,” Bryce Downey & Lenkov Illinois Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, July 2018
    • “Employee’s Home Office Set-Up Does Not Place Petitioner at Increased Risk,” Bryce Downey & Lenkov Illinois Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, July 2018
    • “Don’t Get Aggravated by Aggravation Claims,” Bryce Downey & Lenkov Illinois Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, March 2018
    • “Concurrent Wages?” Bryce Downey & Lenkov Illinois Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, December 2017

Chicago, Illinois 312-377-1501 | Crown Point, Indiana 219-488-2590

Chicago, Illinois

312-377-1501


Crown Point, Indiana

219-488-2590