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About me

I help clients and individuals to protect and defend their rights in the Metro Detroit Area.

I founded Schmidt Law Services to be able to work with individuals who find themselves in hard times. I know that most of the time, lawyers see clients during their darkest hours. It's my job to help those clients to address their concerns and find a resolution that meets their needs.

Because I know each case is different, I make sure to stay on top of changes in the law and, when necessary, push to make them.

When I am not working to defend the rights of my clients, I am a progressive Christian, and I am a worship leader for my church. I see my work as an attorney as an extension of my faith.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 70%
    6 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 15%
    6 years, 200 cases
  3. Juvenile: 15%
    6 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Schmidt Law Services

22720 Woodward Ave.
Suite. 203
Ferndale, MI, 48220


MIActive And In Good Standing201001/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawSchmidt Law Services, PLLC2011 - Present
Associate AttorneyPeter J. Johnson Law Office2009 - 2011
Legal InternLaw Office of Lisa C. Ward2009 - 2009
Office Manager & Research AssistantMichigan Public Health Institute2004 - 2009
Legal SecretaryMacomb County Prosecutor's Office2001 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ferndale Area Chamber of CommerceBoard Member2015 - Present
Business Networking International - Greater Royal Oak ChapterMember2012 - 2014
Oakland County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember2009 - Present
American Civil Liberties UnionState Board Secretary2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
1st Revocation of Paternity Trial in Wayne CountyDismissed
First Same-Sex Divorce in Oakland CountySettled
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Publication nameTitleDate
In-House Thomas M. Cooley Law School"At the Schoolhouse Gate: Constitutional Rights of Students in Public Schools", 2nd Edition, Volumes 1 and 22008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLitigationJD - Juris Doctor2009
Michigan State UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Woman Lawyers' Association of Michigan, Auburn Hills ChapterLunch & Learn2012
Straight Talk on the LawStraight Talk on Child Custody2012
Straight Talk on the LawStraight Talk on Medical Marijuana Laws2012
Straight Talk on the LawStraight Talk on the Anatomy of a Criminal Case2012
Straight Talk on the LawStraight Talk on Anti-Bullying Laws2012