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Timothy James Schmal

Practice areas:

Litigation, Personal Injury, Employment & Labor, Real Estate, Construction & Development

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Litigation: 60%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
  3. Employment & Labor: 10%
  4. Construction & Development: 5%
  5. Real Estate: 5%

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Miles Jarrod Dolinger

    I enthusiastically endorse Tim. He is very smart and experienced, extremely articulate and detail-oriented. He is a very well-respected member of the bar and the local community.

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    Miles Dolinger Land Use & Zoning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Burleigh Cooper Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Schmal Law

501 Mission Street
Suite 10
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198205/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2015
Preeminent Lawyer, AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Preeminent Lawyer, AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2014
Preeminent Lawyer, AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2013
Preeminent Lawyer, AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2012
Preeminent Lawyer, AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2011
Associate MemberAmerican Board of Trial Advocates2010
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2009
Preeminent Lawyer, AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2008
Preeminent Lawyer, AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
Preeminent Lawyer, AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
Preeminent Lawyer, AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2006
Distinguished Diamond AwardLeukemia & Lymphoma Society2004

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Head CoachLeukemia & Lymphoma Society, Team In Training2008 - Present
Assistant CoachLeukemia & Lymphoma Society, Team In Training2005 - 2008
PartnerBurton, Schmal & DiBenedetto, LLP (formerly Burton, Volkmann & Schmal, LLP)1997 - 2014
Partner (originally Associate)Gassett, Perry & Frank1983 - 1997
Legal Research & Writing InstructorSanta Clara University School of Law1982 - 1983

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Santa Cruz County Trial Lawyers AssociationSecretary/Treasurer2013 - Present
Santa Cruz County Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard Member2013 - Present
Santa Cruz County Bar AssociationPresident2008 - 2009
Santa Clara Law School Class of 1982 25th Reunion CommitteeCo-Chairman2007 - 2007
Santa Cruz County Bar AssociationBoard Member, Secretary, President-Elect2004 - 2008
Santa Cruz County Bar AssociationBoard Member/Officer2003 - 2010
Monterey County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Santa Cruz Trial Lawyers' AssociationMember1997 - Present
Santa Clara University School of Law Board of VisitorsBoard Member, Dean's Advisory Board1990 - Present
Santa Clara Law School Alumni AssociationPresident1988 - 1989
Santa Clara Law School Alumni AssociationBoard Member1984 - 1990
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1982 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Apolonio Solorio v. City of San JosePlaintiffs' jury verdict, net of $25,000.00.
Apolonio Solorio v City of San JosePlaintiff verdict against officer defendant

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, Cum Laude1982
California State University, FresnoEnvironmental Sciences/GeographyBachelor of Sciences, Magna Cum Laude1979

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
ABAG PLAN Corporation Member SeminarSIDEWALK LIABILITY2014
SCCBA Monthly MCLE LuncheonCivil Law Updates2013
SCCBA Monthly MCLE LuncheonCivil Law Updates2012
Real Estate Section BreakfastREAL ESTATE DISCLOSURES - HARD LESSONS LEARNED2012
SCCBA Monthly MCLE LuncheonCivil Law Updates2011
PASCCO monthly dinner.Ethics - Lawyers Behaving Badly2011
SCCBA Monthly MCLE LuncheonCivil Law Updates2010
ABAG PLAN Corporation Member SeminarSidewalk liability2010
SCCBA Monthly MCLE LuncheonCivil Law Updates2009
General Meeting, County Paralegal Association, Santa ClaraLawyers Behaving Badly2009
ABAG PLAN Corporation Member SeminarGovernmental Tort Liability Overview2009
SCCBA Monthly MCLE LuncheonCivil Law Updates2008
General Meeting, County Paralegal Association, Santa ClaraPublic Entity Law and Litigation2008
ABAG PLAN Corporation Member SeminarGovernmental Tort Liability Overview2008
ABAG PLAN Corporation In-House TrainingIndemnity/Additional Insured/Defense Tenders, Sidewalk Claim Investigation2007
Los Altos Police Department POST Certified TrainingPolice Use of Force2006
Construction Defect Seminar, Annual, NorCal ADCRecent Developments2005
Annual Bay Area Public Works Conference (Streets & Sewers 2005)Sidewalk Liability2005
ABAG PLAN Seminar re Sidewalk OrdinancesSidewalk Ordinances2005
"Basic Training" (for Civil Litigators), NorCal ADCCivil Discovery2005
Santa Clara University School of LawLegal Research & Writing1983