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Recognized as One of the Nation’s Leading Law Firms

schmidt-firm-sign1The Schmidt Firm, PLLC has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading plaintiff’s law firms and handles cases in all 50 states. All of the attorneys at our law firm have been elected by their peers as 2009 Super Lawyers and our firm is featured in Best Lawyers in America. In addition, we have received an AV rating, the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards under the peer review system of Martindale-Hubbell in the national legal directory. We are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, Lawdragon Top 500 Leading Lawyers in America, American Association for Justice “Presidents Club”, and the American Bar Association. C.L. Mike Schmidt is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Both C.L. Mike Schmidt and Michael E. Schmidt are members of the International Society of Barristers, just to name a few. We are very proud of our legal achievements, but equally self-respecting of our firm’s reputation for providing personal attention to each and every client we represent.


Nationally Recognized

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading plaintiff’s law firms and handles cases in all 50 states. We are very proud of our legal achievements, but equally self-respecting of our firms reputation for providing personal attention to each and every client we represent.

No matter what type of case you have, you may contact us with confidence by filling out the email contact form by clicking here or calling us directly by dialing toll free 24 hrs/day (866) 920-0753.


A Diversified Practice

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC has focused its practice on the representation of plaintiffs involved in both traditional personal injury and wrongful death litigation – involving medical malpractice, transportation accidents and nursing home abuse – as well as mass tort and toxic tort litigation – involving defective or dangerous pharmaceuticals, medical devices and toxic substances like Benzene and Asbestos. The Firm has also handled a large number of business cases, for both plaintiffs and defendants, as well as built one of the nations most preeminent Oil & Gas litigation practices.


Areas of Practice

  • Accidents & Personal Injury
  • Business & Contract Litigation
  • Class Action
  • Consumer Protection
  • Diseases
  • Drug Side Effects
  • Food Poisoning
  • Malpractice
  • Medical Devices
  • Oil & Gas Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Toxic Substances

Meet The Attorneys

CL Mike Schmidt

C. L. Mike Schmidt, recognized for 25 years as one of Dallas’ top defense attorneys, is known today as the founder of The Schmidt Firm, PLLC – one of Dallas’ top personal injury plaintiff’s firms. Schmidt holds three Board Certifications: 1) Civil Trial Law Specialist, 2) Personal Injury Trial Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization; and 3) Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Michael E. Schmidt

Michael E. Schmidt is recognized as one of America’s most passionate, accomplished and skilled trial lawyers. He has been voted as a Super Lawyer for the past seven years in a row, is listed in The Best Lawyer’s in America, and was selected to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. In addition, he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, American Association for Justice, and countless other prestigious legal organizations.

James Holmes

James Holmes is an attorney with The Schmidt Firm, PLLC and is managing partner for Schmidt and Holmes LLP ( He enjoys a diverse practice of catastrophic injury cases, wrongful death cases, business cases, oil and gas cases, real-estate and contract disputes, and close-corporation and shareholder-oppression cases. He has significant trial and appellate experience.

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Below is a partial list of the awards and recognition that the attorneys / lawyers at our law firm have been awarded with, as well as a list of professional memberships.
Awards and recognition

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AV® Peer Review Rated Law Firm – An AV® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. A lawyer must be admitted to the bar for 10 years or more to receive an AV® rating.

AV Peer Review

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Lawdragon Top 500 Leading
    Lawyers in America
  • “Presidents Club”
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • International Academy of
    Trial Lawyers
  • International Society of Barristers