William P. Schroeder


Phone: (513) 583-4211
Email: bschroeder@smbplaw.com

Download contact info

Mr. Schroeder has more than 40 years of experience in civil trial practice, concentrating in the field of admiralty and maritime law as a trial and appellate practitioner.  As a Life Proctor Member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States since 1976, he has also been an Adjunct Professor of Law (teaching Admiralty) at the University of Cincinnati Law School, and Salmon P. Chase Law School, Northern Kentucky University.  He has served as Magistrate for the Warren County Ohio Juvenile Court, is a certified Mediator for civil cases for the Warren County Court of Common Pleas, and practices estate planning and elder care law.

Practice Areas

Marine Personal Injury
Recreational Boating and Sports Injury
Product Liability
Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law (representing Barge Lines, Towing Companies, Shipyards and Fleeters, Underwriters)
Insurance Companies (injury, collision, environmental and product liability matters)
Surface Mining
Land Use Planning


Ohio, 1968
Kentucky, 1990


Supreme Court of Ohio
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. District Court – Ohio
U.S. District Court – Kentucky
U.S. District Court – West Virginia
U.S. District Court – Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court – Illinois
U.S. District Court – Missouri
U.S. District Court – Tennessee
U.S. District Court – Louisiana
U.S. District Court – Florida
United States Supreme Court


BS, University of Cincinnati (1964)
JD, Salmon P. Chase College of Law (1968)


Ohio State Bar Association
Cincinnati Bar Association
American Bar Association
Maritime Law Association of the United States (Life Proctor Member)
International Association of Insurance Counsel
Defense Research Institute
National Association of Passenger Vessel Owners


Maritime Law Association of the United States (Life Proctor Member)
Committee on River and Ocean Towing (Chair)
Committee on Navigation and Coast Guard Matters
Committee on Recreational Boating
Committee on Continuing Education
International Association of Defense Counsel
Legal Writing Contest Committee
Maritime Law Committee
American Bar Association
Litigation Section
Admiralty Section
American Water Ski Association
Waterways Education Committee, Chair
Risk Management Task Force, Chair


Warren County Park Board
Warren County Rural Zoning Commission
Warren County Flood Plain Zoning Commission
Deerfield United Methodist Church


Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Cincinnati
Adjunct Professor of Law, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University