Kurt C. Schlueter

P: 312.422.5782
F: 312.345.9860
E: kschlueter@amm-law.com
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Kurt Schlueter is a partner at Adler Murphy & McQuillen LLP. He concentrates his practice in the defense of general and commercial aviation matters, including the defense of manufacturers against wrongful death claims in numerous jurisdictions. Kurt has handled a wide variety of cases, involving issues that include complex product liability, premises liability, contract disputes, non-compete agreements, construction disputes, personal injury, and defamation.

Kurt has successfully defended the interests of numerous airlines, pilots, aircraft manufacturers, maintenance facilities, cargo carriers and component part manufacturers. He has extensive experience in preparing large, wrongful death cases for trial, and recently represented a major international airline in a jury trial of a passenger's personal injury claim. Representative matters include the defense of a component manufacturer in the crash of a Mooney M20M in Midlothian, VA; defense of an avionics manufacturer in the crash of Cessna 172S near Key West, FL; defense of an airline following an emergency landing at Chicago-O'Hare International Airport; defense of an international shipping company following a pilot's fall from aircraft air stairs; and defense of a military defense contractor regarding alleged employment discrimination.

Kurt has also successfully defended complex contract disputes and professional liability claims. Representative matters include defense of an architectural and engineering firm arising from construction at Chicago-O'Hare International Airport; defense of a non-profit foundation arising out of alleged misappropriation of charity funds; and defense of a former employee in various civil and criminal claims arising from alleged breach of contract, theft of trade secrets, and violation of non-compete restrictions.



  • St. Thomas University School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2009
    Student Articles Editor, St. Thomas University Intercultural Human Rights Law Review
    Member, St. Thomas University International Moot Court
  • St. Thomas University School of Business, M.B.A., International Business, 2009
  • Indiana University, B.A., Political Science & Criminal Justice, 2006

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • McQuillen, Saranecki, Kim, Schlueter, "Punitive Damages In Aviation Litigation," Litigating The Aviation Case - 4th Ed.,  ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, 2017