SKOKIE, Ill. (STMW) – A prominent attorney from north suburban Kenilworth was crushed to death by a golf cart in an accident that occurred Sunday afternoon in Skokie.
Police were dispatched to the Evanston Golf Club, 4410 Dempster St. in Skokie, at 4:12 p.m. and found the man, identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as Larry Schad, unresponsive by a golf cart, according to Skokie police Sgt. David Pawlak.
Skokie Fire Department were also on the scene, and Schad, 67, of 120 Abington Ave., was pronounced dead Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston , according to the medical examiner’s office.
An autopsy Thursday determined Schad died of multiple crushing injuries in a golf cart accident, according to the medical examiner’s office, which ruled his death an accident.
Tom K. Prindable, an attorney hired by the family called the incident a “tragic mishap.’’
“Our detective bureau is following it up,’’ according to Sgt. Pawlak, who said his department is conducting a death investigation.
Prindable said Schad was an attorney at Schad, Diamond & Sheddon, based in downtown Chicago.
A website for the law firm said Schad was its director. Schad received his J.D. from the University of Michigan in 1970, where he was the editor of the Prospectus-Journal of Law Reform. He received his B.A. from Denison University with high honors in 1967.
Schad was a trial lawyer, specializing in the areas of class action litigation, consumer protection, commercial litigation, securities fraud investigation, whistle-blower/false claims litigation and real estate transactions, according to the website.
The website said Schad has over 30 years of experience litigating class action and other complex lawsuits, and has represented international clients in multi-billion dollar litigation.
Prindable and Pawlak did not know how the accident occurred.
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