I was charged with the crime of disorderly conduct in which I did not do. I would not accept any kind of plea bargain where it was implied that I was guilty. In order to do this, I needed an attorney.
Laurie Schmidt wasn't my initial attorney. My initial attorney had become understandably frustrated with the municipality my case was in (things like getting the police report). Luckily, that inital attorney knew Laurie and with my approval, handed her the case. Laurie ran right through any obstacles that the municipality threw at her and got the case going with no problem.
Although she tried to avoid going into the court room for a jury trial on this case, it ended up going that way. I wasn't sure what to expect in the court room but she gave me a good idea. When the trial started, she was in control of the court room as much as anyone can be except for the judge. She had a good blueprint for how she would handle the trial and it worked well. In the end, I was found "not guilty".
It was unfortunate I had to fight this charge, but I was glad Laurie was by my side and helped me through it.
Posted by a client
Laurie is the best. She helped me out immensely in my dui defense, won my dmv hearing, and negotiated a plea bargain that was more than reasonable. Five stars!
Posted by Adam
I just wanted to take this time to thank Laurie for the wonderful work she has done and to let everyone know she is an amazing attorney. She is very knowledgable and always made me feel comfortable by reassuring me everything will work out in the end, which it did. I basically trusted her with my life, my future and she came through. I found her very easy to work with and always accessible, whether it was email, text or a phone call. I owe her a debt of gratitude for her services and highly recommend her if you need a great attorney. Thanks again Laurie!
Posted by Sue
Hi Laurie-I know you were put on my son Allen's case at the last minute on 11/13/14. I was so impressed with your level of professionalism and the way you tried the case with ease. You knew the right questions to ask of all the witnesses. Of course we were scared going into the trial but the way you handled it made us feel at ease every step of the way. You were a fireball! My son said from the begining that he didn't do what he was accused of doing, and you believed him and fought for that. If he were guilty for this minor infraction he would have owned up to it-but he said he didn't do it. And you fought for him and got the right verdict-not guilty! Thank you so much. Have so much respect for you and your skills!!
Posted by a DUI & DWI client
I can honestly say that Ms. Schmidt is one of the most professional attorneys I have ever spoken with. My case was a massive undertaking for any attorney because it included 4 states and a DUI from over a decade ago. One state that had no jurisdiction regarding the matter was holding my drivers license hostage in the state I currently live in which neither had anything to do with the original infraction. Laurie and her team were able to get this issue handled within a week. I would highly recommend her services to anyone looking for an attorney. I cannot thank her enough for the help.
Posted by Client
Laurie Schmidt is amazing. Just like her website says, time is of the essence. I called Laurie because I suspected the city was developing a case against me. Laurie was able to turn around my situation by counseling me on what to say, how to say it and what my rights are. The cards are now in my favor. I couldn't be more happy.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
I went to see Laurie as I received a letter from an attorney threatening legal action against me for complaints I made. Laurie scheduled me the same day I called and spent more than an hour with me during the free initial consultation. When I arrived the reception staff greeted me in a professional manner and showed me directly to the conference room. Laurie provided much more than free legal advice and assured me of the protection provided to me under the 1st Amendment of the Constitution. During the initial consultation Laurie gave me all the information I needed to respond effectively to the letter on my own but also gave me the option to have her respond. I chose to have Laurie respond and her response has been more than I could have ever expected. I am a very small client but have been given big client 5 Star Service.
Posted by Clay
Ms. Schmidt assisted me with the review and negotiation of a Property Management Agreement. Laurie provided a redlined document outlining her concerns with the prospective agreement including several clauses that would have left me financially liable for all decisions the Property Management Company made during the term of the contract. Ms. Schmidt was able to negotiate an amicable agreement that placed risks and responsibilities appropriately. Laurie was always available and her working hours accommodated my travel schedule. If you are in need of dedicated, knowledgeable Attorney Laurie Schmidt will take care of your legal needs.
Posted by Monica
Ms. Schmidt acted on my behalf on 2 separate occasions helping me to resolve both cases quickly, easily and effectively. She exudes professionalism and knowledge but can explain things simply and clearly so as to be understood by someone outside of the legal profession. Her strength of character was refreshing and I felt good placing my trust in her to get things done. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking an attorney! Thank you Laurie!
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
I would just like to thank and highly recommend Ms. Schmidt for legal counsel. She was able to work with me on short notice and save me from larger penalties and jail time. She was direct and researched several options in my defense and proceed with the best viable option.