James Schmehl has been my attorney for several years. His extensive knowledge in the field of which he was hired is exceptional. He returns phone calls and emails very timely, even on nights and weekends. He's always kept me up-to-date with everything involving my case. My particular case has been on-going for over 3 years, and even in my times of financial difficulty, Mr. Schmehl has been sympathetic to fees that are associated with any court proceedings and very willing to work with a client through the rough times. My ex has sent him countless, inappropriate emails of which, obviously, I was not charged for. Mr. Schmehl's integrity compounded with morality and knowledge of family law equal a fantastic combination that I'm lucky to have found in an attorney. He's always looked out for the best interest of not just myself, but more importantly, my child.
My ex has been extremely upset with the rulings set by the judge after countless motions. I believe my ex has gone to extensive lengths in retaliation, including bad-mouthing my attorney on social media and other internet sites. Reading through some of these reviews, it's apparent that my ex has chosen to exude vindictive and cruel, not to mention false information towards Mr. Schmehl. My ex is extremely upset that as a result of his habitual non-compliance with the judge's orders, this case has to be dragged out even further. His immaturity and blatant disrespect for the law has resulted in his retaliation, not only towards me, but a fine attorney. It's unfortunate that a man such as my ex, is willing to go to such lengths to try to intimidate an attorney, an officer of the court, because he doesn't think 'the judge is being fair'.
Again, Mr. Schmehl has his client's best interests at heart, is sympathetic to financial hardships, and works diligently to not only advise his clients well of the legality of each motion, response, hearings, possible outcomes, but gets to know each client and their families as well.
If you are looking for an attorney who is compassionate, moral, realistic, very knowledgable and compassionate, James Schmehl should be your choice. I urge anyone to see for themselves everything this attorney has to offer, on so many levels, and ignore reviews that are negative.
Family law is very difficult and emotional, and it's important to be able to trust the attorney you choose to represent you. After just one consultation with Mr. Schmehl, I was convinced he'd provide all the necessities for a successful case, and years later, I was absolutely correct!
Have on several occasions been represented by Mr. Schmehl and each time he handled the case professionally and knowledgeably and effectively. He seems honest and able to actually represent a client. He seems to be a person of integrity and worthy of trust. Good lawyer, and a good human being.
For the record, I made the mistake in the 90's of going with a more experienced attorney on a critical case...and it was a disaster. That attorney was pretty much the opposite, and got paid win or lose. Lesson I learned the hard way is that not all attorneys are equal.