MacDonald Illig Congratulates Speros and Schumacher on ECBA Achievements


ERIE – MacDonald Illig Attorneys announced that Bill Speros and Jamie Schumacher were recently elected to key leadership positions at the Erie County Bar Association (ECBA). Speros has been elected as president, while Schumacher will serve as the second vice president. Speros and Schumacher will play pivotal roles in advancing the Bar Association’s strategic plan in support of its mission of providing services to the legal professionals that make up its membership and to the community at large.

Speros is a partner at MacDonald Illig who represents and advises businesses, nonprofit corporations and individuals in the areas of contract formation, compliance, international trade and corporate matters, and has extensive litigation experience in both commercial and government contract matters. He has been a member of the ECBA for nine years. Over that time, Speros has held various leadership positions, serving as chair of several committees and as a member of the ECBA’s Diversity & Inclusion Section. Speros has served on the ECBA Board of Directors since 2019, including as its first vice president in 2023.

Schumacher is a partner and a member of the firm’s Commercial/General Litigation Practice Group, Labor & Employment Practice Group, and Government Services Practice Group. Her experience includes a wide variety of litigation matters. A member of the ECBA for ten years, she is the current chair of the Civil Litigation Section, and an active member of the Women’s Division, Diversity & Inclusion Section, and multiple committees. Schumacher served on the ECBA’s Board of Directors from 2020 through 2022, and returns to the Board as second vice president in 2024 (and ultimately president of the ECBA in 2026).

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