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, LLP – 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.
He is a Fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers. Schmidt is a former National Membership Chairman and a Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He co-authored The Texas Practice Guide on Personal Injury Law , and has been listed for several years in The Best Lawyers in America, One of the Best Lawyers in Dallas , by D Magazine and Who’s Who in Law by the Dallas Business Journal. Schmidt is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and was featured on the Learning Channel with a documentary about a wrongful death case in Texas entitled The Magic Bullet. His long interest in the arts led to his serving as Board President of the Millicent M. Rogers Museum in Taos, New Mexico.
He is married to Internationally acclaimed sculptor, Glenna Goodacre, who sculpted the Vietnam Women’s Memorial in Washington, D.C.