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Adam D. Schmaelzle

Criminal defense Attorney at Worcester, MA

5.0   111 reviews
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  • Licensed for 10 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2013
    Status
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About Adam

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EVERYONE DESERVES A FIGHTING CHANCE. STAND UP AND FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS.

“I believe that every United States citizen deserves a fighting chance. I am confident in my abilities to handle each and every client's case diligently, paying close attention to detail, to fight for and protect the constitutional rights of the citizens of Massachusetts”. - Adam D. Schmaelzle, Esq.

Awards

Client's Choice 2018,2017,2016,2015,2014
Client's Choice
2018 2017 2016 + 2 ...

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Location

Attorney At Law
47 Harvard Street
Worcester, MA, 01609

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  111 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by John | April 19, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Adam S. Made an Emotional Divorce a Calmer Experience
Adam helped me with a divorce with complications due to children and keeping children in a home. Adam worked out a method for the kids to stay in their home, delaying benefit splitting until the mom can get a new place in her own time. Less drama and anger. Also Adam was patient with the years-long back and forth of locking down working situations on both sides prior to actually pulling the trigger. Adam is technically very professional, extremely competent, and though quick, has a calming way with folks on both sides of the aisle. I have great respect for Adam. If I find I need lawyer services in the future, Adam is on speed-dial.
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2024
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| Consulted Attorney
Thanks Adam
I want to take the time and thank Attorney Adam D. Schmaelzle for putting my mind at ease and chatting with me today. despite his busy schedule He is great!
Posted by Scott | July 27, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Great advice
Adam is not able to take my case with under his current load, but he was able to help me with some important questions that I had no way of understanding until we talked. The time he saved me is really a shock, and I am very thankful for his time.
Posted by Stephanie | January 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best
I was fortunate to have been referred to Attorney Adam D. Schmaelzle from a client of mine. After my first appointment with Adam I knew I had made the right decision. Adam consistently steered me in the right direction for the best possible outcome. Adam has been incredibly professional, prompt in his communication and compassionate throughout my lengthy divorce. Thanks to Adam I felt we were well prepared for every issue or event that arose. I hope to never need an attorney in the future but if I do I know the first person I will be calling will be Adam. Adam works in other areas of the law in addition to divorces so if he is not able to assist you, he will refer you to another attorney that will be able to help. Thanks again for everything. Stephanie
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Posted by Eric | February 3, 2022
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Thank you Adam
Greetings, I want to take the time and thank Attorney Adam D. Schmaelzle for representing me on October 30, 2021. Adam was professional, considerate, and tactful handling my case. I was accused wrongly of a felony that led to my incarceration at Hampton County Correction Center. Adam responded immediately to my call where other offices took days to contact me later. Adam met with the D.A. and eventually had the charges dismissed. His presence gave me hope and confidence that this case would not hinder my family’s peace and tranquility. Adam deescalated the stress and anxiety to a comfortable level throughout the proceedings. He is a wonderful person and an incredible layer. Eric Madison
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Posted by Kurt | April 13, 2021
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A win for small business!!
My business was impacted by Covid-19, and Attorney Schmaelzle represented us in a civil matter. Atty Schmaelzle's professional counsel & negotiating skills were instrumental in reaching a favorable outcome which will allow us to remain in business.
Posted by Parth | February 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
10/10 great job
Adam was awesome and helped me through my first arrest very well explaining all my options, overall very satisfied with his services plus he's funny
Posted by Greg M Carvalho | March 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Works MIRACLES for his clients.
His names should be Merlin he works magic for his clients, treats them with respect, and Gets the job Done. Gave me a 2nd chance and new perspective on life THANK YOU AND.GOD BLESS!
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Looking for a win at the halls of justice? Look no further than attorney Adam D. Schmaelzle!
I am a medical practitioner in New England. I was given to losing any and every imaginary litigation that folks threw at me. Then I met Adam D. Schmaelzle! He now provides me legal advice and guidance on any situation. He is knowledgeable, experienced, responsive, and honest. I will not do business with anyone else but Adam. I have been court with him and seen him win other cases as I waited for mine to be processed. I would highly recommend Adam to anyone seeking legal representation that is fair, honest. My grandpa always said you legal chances are just as good as your attorney. Well, Adam increases you favorable outcomes by a big margin!
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Posted by Cathy F | January 29, 2019
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The Best Lawyer
Adam is a Great lawyer he will do everything he can to help you. I had problems with police reports and other paper work I needed and he got it all . he always kept me up dated on everything I needed to know. Any time I had questions he'd be there To answer all of them. He is a great lawyer and I will recommend him to everyone. So look no further this is the lawyer you need. He will fight for you...
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2019
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Attorney Schmaelzle
Straight forward, hardworking and very ethical and talented attorney. He handled my case in a swift, clear and professional manner and insured that I understood all angles of the pros and weaknesses of the case. His professionalism is excellent and iam so glad that he represented me. S.N.Q.
Posted by Krystal | June 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
I had Adam for a lawyer since October 2017 and we just wrapped my case up June 2018. If you want someone on your side, Adam is the one you want. He got my charges for 2 felonies down to 1 misdemeanor. Thank you again so much Adam!!
Posted by Carlos | June 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Shrewsbury - OUI - Not guilty
A single word isn't enough to fully describe my experience with Mr. Schmaelzle. From day one, Adam made me feel confident that I have the right person to represent me and fight in court on my behalf. His Professionalism, Experience and most Importantly knowledge of the Law was truely Exceptional. Being a lawyer of such quality im sure he has a heavy caseload; but he always treated me and my case as a high priorty, which I felt and appreciated. His dedication to my case was evident in the successful results and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for representation.
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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2018
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Respectful and Professional
Attorney Schmaelzle was very professional in the way of his work ethic and performance. I am very satisfied in both the outcome and the process of which my case had undergone. He answered all questions in a quick manner via phone calls as well as had all the right answers to assure myself in the hands of the justice system.
Posted by Charles | May 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not guilty
Attorney Schmaelzle worked digitally on my case that dragged on over 13 months, 3 different prosecutors and 5 judges. He treated me with dignity and made sure I understood what was happening every step of the way. If you want a truthful hardworking lawyer, Attorney Schmaelzle is your guy
Posted by Tina | May 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
I hired Adam for a case in Westborough and I have nothing but good things to say. He was very attentive to me and made me feel like I was his sole client. I was able to reach him no matter the time of the day. He fought hard for me and ultimately had my case dismissed. I would definitely hire him again and recommend him to anyone looking for a reliable lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2018
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Highly recommended
My experience with Mr. Schmaelzle was a very pleasant one. In April of 2017 I received an OUI and this was the first time I had ever been arrested. Naturally, I was very scared, nervous and upset but from the moment I met Mr. Schmaelzle his confidence about my case was contagious. I could tell right away that he was a very intelligent, understanding, and accommodating lawyer. Mr. Schmaelzle answered all of my questions honestly while also assuring me there was bright side too. If there was something I didn't fully understand he would always find another way to explain it to me so I could. He arrived early to every single one of my court dates to make sure we had time to discuss my case before entering the court room. I would highly recommend Mr. Schmaelzle to anyone looking to get through their legal experience with as little stress possible and with a lawyer they can be confident has their best interests in mind!
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Posted by Timothy | March 18, 2018
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Dedicated and Professional Lawyer
I hired Adam and could not have been happier with the result. What we thought would be a short term case ended up taking several months. Through out the whole process Adam remained dedicated to my case and was able get me the best outcome under the circumstances. I lucked out reciving him as a public defender and will hire him if I need future legal aid.
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Posted by Liam | March 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
Attorney Schmaelzle was caring when no one else seemed to be. He helped me on multiple cases. He helped me get my head straight and if i ever needed someones back again i would call him in a heartbeat
Posted by John | March 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
I've like most people have had to need the services of an attorney in my life. Adam was appointed to my case. I didn't realize at the time how fortunate I was to have him fighting for me. He represented me with such tenacity. He was well versed in the law and argued my case vigorously. Thank you Adam, your a bulldog!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-415 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Adam D. Schmaelzle, Esq.
  • 2013 - Present

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Becker College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Rodriguez v. Walmart et al
  • Case Settled
  • Gauthier v. Gauthier
  • Case dismissed. Legal and physical custody returned to the father (my client)

Associations

  • Twenty-Third Masonic District, Level Lodge Freemasons
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • CPCS Private Counsel Worcester County Bar Advocates
  • Bar Advocate
  • 2015 - Present
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Real Estate
  • Real Estate Broker
  • 2014 - Present
  • Secretary of the State of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Notary Public
  • 2014 - Present
  • Worcester Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honors Society
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Worcester Rugby Football Club
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star 2015
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
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Publications

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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (7)
Endorse Adam
Unknown Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Schmaelzle demonstrates an unprecedented enthusiasm for the law. His client-focused approach provides his clients with passionate representation in a variety of legal matters. He has an outstanding ability to practice law in a manner that is professional and courteous with his colleagues while zealously advocating for the rights of his clients. He is a highly skilled lawyer who provides superior representation and positive results for his clients. Any client would be well served by hiring Attorney Schmaelzle"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As an attorney myself I know what it takes to be a great advocate for clients. Adam Schmaelzle exceeds every standard. Adam will fight hard to get you the justice you deserve. He is ethical, skilled, passionate. He really listens to clients and takes the time to understand their specific legal situation. If you choose Adam Schmaelzle you will be choosing the best possible legal representation."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Schmaelzle for his passion to assist others and commitment to advocacy. It is clear his clients' successes are a result of his dedication and expertise in litigation."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Schmaelzle is a fighter. His reputation speaks for itself but I endorse him as a highly skilled attorney who is passionate about his clients and doesn't seem to give up, even in the face of a very difficult situation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Schmaelzle is very well respected in the legal community for his zealous advocacy on behalf of his clients and also for the integrity with which he comports himself in that advocacy. I recommend Atty. Schmaelzle and trust in the quality of his representation."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Schmaelzle and I worked together on a Business Litigation matter. He proved to be knowledgeable and highly effective. I was very happy with the outcome of the case and will continue to work with him again in the future."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Friend
"Adam is not only a highly astute legal practitioner, but an incredibly personable attorney. He is incredibly dedicated to his clients and it truly shows. If I had a personal injury or criminal matter, Adam would be my first choice for legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Adam. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Adam and I worked on a case together. He proved to be very capable and knowledgeable regarding the law and the case itself. He was able to achieve a dismissal in defending the case. I fully endorse Adam."
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Worcester Criminal defense Lawyer Adam D. Schmaelzle
Adam D. Schmaelzle
Criminal defense Attorney
Worcester, MA
Licensed for 10 years
Virtual consultation available