Listed as one of Illinois’ Rising Stars in 2019, Gloria Schmidt opened her firm, Gloria Law Group, focusing on family law and criminal defense. She has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, one of the Top 40 under 40 by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, and a Lawyer of Distinction in General Practice Law. Previously, she served on the Judicial Evaluation Committee of the Chicago Bar Association, providing research for the recommendations for judicial candidates.
The office of Gloria Schmidt, attorney, and founder of the Gloria Law Group, has received high praise from clients. Schmidt has been honored with various awards, including being named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2019, Top 40 under 40 by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, and a Lawyer of Distinction by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Education. Gloria Schmidt has served as a member of the Judicial Evaluation Committee for the Chicago Bar Association, where she provided research on judicial candidate recommendations.
The case began when the Osundairo brothers were arrested as suspects. Gloria Schmidt began a media campaign on their behalf. She issued a statement to USA TODAY that said the brothers “tremendous regret” their role in the case. However, after the charges against Smollett were dropped, Schmidt said she would no longer represent them because the case was over and there would be no trial. Nevertheless, Schmidt’s re-enlistment of the Osundairos reflects the importance of proving that the brothers did not commit the alleged crimes.
The Osundairo brothers’ lawyer, Gloria Schmidt, is speaking out for the first time publicly since Jussie Smollett’s indictment. The former Empire star was indicted on 16 counts of felony murder. Schmidt said she was happy for the brothers, but doubted that the jury would find him guilty. She said her clients deferred to the wisdom of other attorneys, including Dan Webb, Sam Mendenhall, and Sean Weiber.
The Osundairo brothers’ attorney said the brothers would be willing to testify against Jussie Smollett if he is found guilty. Schmidt-Rodriguez’s office says the brothers changed their minds after finding the missing 9mm handgun. They are not criminal suspects, but their lawyers believe they are. After the raid, Chicago Police said Jussie Smollett paid the brothers $3,500 to stage an attack.
Jussie Smollett’s lawyers
As the case continues, one of Jussie Smollett’s attorneys is wondering whether he should stay as his defense attorney. The case has been a source of controversy, including accusations that Smollett lied to police about a January attack. The alleged attack took place in Chicago and occurred after Smollett bought a sandwich. The alleged attackers were described as “obnoxious white men” who poured bleach on the actor. The attackers were later revealed to be brothers who were paid by the Osundairo brothers to stage the attack, despite the actor’s claims that they were not involved.
The case has a lengthy timeline, and the attorneys for Smollett are determined to pursue a speedy resolution to the lawsuit. The case is also likely to have several witnesses, including Smollett’s brothers, who allegedly worked for him as security. If the brothers were ever caught on camera, it could affect the case. According to Gloria Schmidt, the brothers were not present on the night of the alleged attack, but they were involved in the production.
Ariel Roman’s family is concerned about the situation. Roman was not armed at the time he was shot by a CTA police officer. But the officer acted in self-defense and shot him in the buttocks. Roman has a 20-inch scar spanning his pelvic region to his chest. The bullet he was struck by also damaged his bladder and small intestine. The case has drawn national scrutiny.
The case focuses on police brutality against unarmed people. The shooting of Ariel Roman last February left him critically wounded. He was shot in the buttocks and abdomen while trying to flee from the scene. His attorneys filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Chicago and two officers involved in the incident, alleging excessive force and violation of a consent decree that requires police reform.
Gloria Schmidt’s role in the hoax
Gloria Schmidt’s clients Ola and Abel Osundairo were paid by Jussie Smollett, the actor who orchestrated the attack. The brothers were detained for nearly two days before the police switched the investigation from an alleged hate crime to a hoax. Schmidt says she’s not sure if the brothers will testify against Smollett at trial.
Gloria Schmidt’s role in the hoax has drawn considerable attention. She is the attorney for the brothers and the Osundairos. She spoke out on America’s Newsroom and denied that her clients were in any danger. However, the case has drawn widespread outrage from social media, even garnering the attention of President Trump. Meanwhile, Jussie’s brothers have apologized for the incident.
Gloria Schmidt’s “whiteface” comment
Abel and Ola Osundairo’s lawyer, Gloria Schmidt, has been under fire for her recent comments about whiteface. The attorneys had previously criticized Jussie Smollett’s lawyer, Tina Gandhian, for suggesting that the brothers had worn whiteface. Nonetheless, the case against Jussie Smollett has collapsed and all charges against the actor have been dropped.
On top of that, Gloria Schmidt, the lawyer representing the Osundairo brothers, contacted the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office days before the trial. She was shocked when Smollett was cleared. In addition, she said, the brothers were prepared to testify and were happy that their client was cleared. After all, “It’s the same person who wore the whiteface and was charged with a hate crime.”