(815) 459-8800 ext 648

cschottland@zcwlaw.com

Ms. Schottland brings almost fifteen years of legal practice throughout McHenry, Boone, Winnebago, Cook and Kane Counties to Zanck, Coen, Wright & Saladin, P.C. She has substantial trial and motion practice and hearing experience, including trials before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission and she is licensed before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Her area of focus is general Civil Litigation, including Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury.

Ms. Schottland graduated from University of Illinois as a Chancellor’s Scholar with an undergraduate degree in Economics. While an undergraduate, she studied abroad at the Universidad Catolica in Santiago, Chile, the city where her mother was born. She then received her juris doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law, cum laude, where she was also a Lincoln’s Scholar and received a foreign language fellowship.

Ms. Schottland is an active community participant. She currently serves in an elected capacity as Trustee for the Round Lake Area Library. She is in her second two-year term on the University of Illinois Extension Council, Unit 3. Additionally, she volunteers as an educator with the Lake County Forest Preserve and as program coordinator for the Round Lake Area Garden Club and Food Forest. Ms. Schottland also volunteers her time interviewing students and parents for the Schuler Scholar Program and aiding in fundraising for Mano a Mano, where she served in 2016 and 2017 as co-chair of the Gala Committee. She is also a consistent volunteer with EAA chapter 932 and volunteers with the Chicago Botanic Garden, primarily at the Buehler Enabling Garden. She recently termed off of the Board of Directors of the McHenry County Community Foundation, having served nine years from approximately 2008-2017 and serving as vice-chair of the board of directors and the chair of the governance committee in her final two years. She was previously also the vice-president of the Criminal Law Section and Criminal Law Liaison for the Board of Governors for the McHenry County Bar Association. Ms. Schottland has also been honored as a 2012 recipient of Best Under 40 in McHenry County and amongst McHenry County’s Leading Ladies in 2010.

Though born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, she has been a long-time resident of Illinois. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. She is married to Bruce Schottland, and they live in Round Lake, Illinois. Bruce and Carolina enjoy traveling and hanging out at Galt Airport, in Wonder Lake, Illinois.

PERSONAL INJURY VIDEO BLOG ARTICLES:

When Will I Get Money for my Personal Injury Case After a Car Accident?

Car Accident, Can I Get the Other Side to Pay Damages?

Past Due:  Hospital Bills and Injury Cases

What if I Don’t Have Insurance and I Have Been in a Car Accident?

I’ve Just Been in a Car Accident, What Do I Do First?

Car Accident, Can I Get the Other Person to Pay Damages?

Should I Get a Personal Injury Attorney After a Car Accident?

Personal Injury, Can I Handle a Case on My Own?

How Does an Attorney Get Paid on a Personal Injury Case?

 

WORKERS COMPENSATION VIDEO BLOG ARTICLES:

Top 8 Questions about Workers Compensation Answered. Video.

What is Workers Compensation?

What Benefits am I Entitled to? Workers Compensation.

Negative Consequences, Workers Compensation Claim

If I’m Hurt at Work, Do I Have a Worker’s Compensation Case?

I Got Hurt at Work, What Do I Do? Workers Compensation

How Do I File a Workers Compensation Claim?

Workers Compensation. What if I Can’t Go Back to Work?

Do I Need An Attorney? Workers Compensation

 

SPEAKING/SEMINAR ENGAGEMENTS:

Employment Law: Beyond the Basics, February 19, 2014 on the topics of Sexual, Racial, and Other Harassment and Discrimination and Privacy and Social Media in the Work Place for Sterling Education Services.

Integrating new laws into existing Employment practices: what employers need to know regarding medical marijuana, concealed carry and social media privacy laws for the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Group on September 09, 2014.

New law Update for the McHenry County Bar Association Criminal Law Division, Spring 2011.

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

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Civil Litigation

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Personal Injury

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Workers’ Compensation

 

MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

McHenry County Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association