Wade Shimer

Wade Shimer

Joliet, Illinois

Since 2008, Wade Shimer has been honing his trial skills in the Will County and surrounding areas for those who are injured and/or defending those who have been involved in accident or injury.  Wade has successfully taken more than 40 cases to trial and that number continues to grow.
Wade has worked alongside Gary Wunderlich since he was admitted to the Illinois bar, specializing in the litigation of personal injury claims from the plaintiff and also defense perspective.  He also handles a wide matter of subrogation and insurance claims.  Wade prides himself on his availability to his clients and his dedication to ensure that each and every client feels his or her legal matter is a priority.
Wade is a graduate of University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana in Champaign, Illinois and the Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Illinois, where he met his wife, Jamie Shimer.
In 2007, Wade worked for Ice Miller Sports Services, an Indianapolis based sports agency. Under the agent Andrew “Buddy” Baker, Wade assisted negotiations of contracts of several professional athletes, including Carl Landry of the Houston Rockets and Korey Hall of the Green Bay Packers.


Areas of Practice

  • 60% Personal Injury Litigation
  • 10% Subrogation Claims
  • 10% Wrongful Death
  • 10% Premises Liability
  • 10% Commerical & Business Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2008


  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois - 2008
    • Honors: Appellate Court Team, Chief Justice
    • Honors: Second Best Oralist Award, American Bar Association’s Appellate Moot Court Competition
  • University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, Champaign, Illinois - 2005
    • Honors: Orange Krush, Chairman
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Philosophy

Past Employment Positions

  • Ice Miller Sports Services, 2007
  • Wunderlich Law Office, Ltd., 2008 - present


  • English (Primary)