Office: Irvine, CA
Mr. Schmitt enjoys the challenges of assisting clients achieve solutions to complex problems within the circumstances of the clients’ goals in the marketplace and the constantly evolving statutory and case law. Hard work and creativity are necessary to keep all factors in mind while working toward solutions that protect the clients’ immediate interests in litigated matters and complement the long-term vision clients may have with the business relationships they value. Mr. Schmitt maintains a varied practice, which includes construction law (primarily the defense of general contractors and developers), contracts, torts, insurance and general civil matters. Mr. Schmitt is a frequent speaker at seminars involving construction practice.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Schmitt worked in the sport fishing business in southern California. He has resided in the Dana Point-San Juan Capistrano portion of south Orange County for the entirety of his 34 year legal career and has served for many years on the boards of the homeowners associations where his family has resided.
Mr. Schmitt, his wife Wendy and their five children live in San Juan Capistrano and are proud to be active members in their local community. He is a member of the Ocean Institute of Dana Point, United Anglers, and the National Rifle Association.
In his time away from the practice, Mr. Schmitt enjoys coaching youth activities, political humor, boating, camping and shooting sports. He enjoys fishing all types of water. He finds special rewards in teaching kids about the art and responsibility of outdoor recreation and preserving the resources that allow us to enjoy our California environment.