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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. The Firm, over the years, has handled many types of cases including medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and transportation accidents.  The Firm currently handles cases primarily in the areas of Mass Tort drug litigation, catastrophic trucking accidents, and wrongful death cases.

Attorney CL Mike Schmidt has been practicing law for 50 years.  Starting as a defense lawyer and moving to the Plaintiff’s side around 1990, he has a full understanding of both sides of the legal spectrum. He has received a long list of honors and is Board Certified in Civil and Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and Board Certified as Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.


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, has been practicing law for 50 years.  For 25 years he was recognized as one of Dallas’ top defense attorneys, and is known today as the founder of The Schmidt Firm, PLLC – one of Dallas’ top personal injury plaintiff’s firms.

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 is of counsel with The Schmidt Firm PLLC, where he has worked with C.L. Mike Schmidt for over 12 years.  He also manages the firm Holmes PLLC (  Working with The Schmidt Firm, James enjoys a diverse practice of tort cases involving wrongful death, catastrophic injury and mass tort.  He has significant trial and appellate experience and is a sought-after legal and business educational speaker.

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BP Pays $18.7 Billion Settlement for Gulf Oil Spill

July 2, 2015 — The Justice Department has announced a record-setting $18.7 billion settlement with BP for the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. BP has already set aside nearly $44 billion to pay for cleanup costs, criminal and civil fines, and... read more

Codeine Cough Syrup Linked to Breathing Problems for Kids

July 2, 2015 — After European health officials warned that codeine cough syrups should not be used in children under 12 years old, the FDA has announced that it will open a safety investigation. Codeine is converted into morphine in the body. The problem is that... read more

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July 1, 2015 — The manufacturers of 16 unapproved prescription otic ear drops have been told to stop selling their products after the FDA received five reports of allergic reactions and one infant who died from a rare blood disorder. The five reports involved... read more

Sovaldi Lawsuit

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States May Be Illegally Restricting Hepatitis C Drugs

June 30, 2015 — State Medicaid programs may be placing illegal restrictions on access to new but expensive treatments for hepatitis C, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The new drugs include Sovaldi (sofosubir) and Harvoni,... read more
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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