As my profile details, I grew up in Cleveland Heights. I currently reside in Lakewood with my wife and two boys.
I have been an attorney focusing in litigation since 2004. For over nine years, I practiced as a solo attorney almost exclusively in the areas of plaintiff's personal injury and criminal defense. I then worked as a judicial staff attorney for fifteen months. I am now working with McNeal, Schick, Archibald & Biro, focusing in the areas of defense side civil litigation and insurance coverage. I also still take plaintiff's cases and business transactional and drafting work provided that there is no conflict with the firm's business.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Hourly ($180-220/hour), contingent (33-40%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)
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In the several years that I have known Jesse, I have come to know him as an advocate always working for his clients and striving to obtain the best possible results on their cases. Jesse is an intelligent, approachable, and knowledgeable attorney who is willing to put forth that extra effort to ensure his client's satisfaction. In addition to working for those who have been harmed or injured, Jesse also serves clients who have been criminally accused and are deserving of his very-capable representation.
Robert Botnick Criminal Defense Attorney
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|Attorney||McNeil, Schick, Archibald & Biro||2015 - Present|
|Judicial Staff Attorney||Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court||2013 - 2014|
|Of Counsel||Lallo & Feldman Co., L.P.A.||2004 - 2006|
|Owner, Sole Practitioner||Jesse M. Schmidt Co., L.P.A.||2004 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|West Shore Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association||Member, former member of referral panel||2007 - Present|
|Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||2006 - 2013|
|State v. Kalish||Affirmed, new clearer standard of law|
|Anonymous||Verdict of not guilty on all charges.|
|Anonymous||Verdict of Not guilty on all charges.|
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|Cleveland State University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Ohio University||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|Grafton Jaycees (inmate group at GCI)||Post conviction remedies||2010|
|Alternative Horizon Driver Intervention Program||OVI and DUI||2010|