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A life-long resident of Harrisburg, Mr. Schmidt graduated from Bishop McDevitt High School in 1965, the University of Notre Dame in 1969 and Dickinson School of Law in 1974. Between college and law school, he served in the U.S. Army. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1974 and the Federal Bar in 1979.

Mr. Schmidt is a former panel chairman of the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court Disciplinary Committee and a former Special Master in Dauphin County (a lawyer who is appointed to act as a judge, taking sworn testimony in divorce cases and rendering decisions). He also has served as a member of the Medical Malpractice Advisory Committee to the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas. He holds professional memberships with the American Association for Justice and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. He is president of the Central Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers and a member of the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. Mr. Schmidt is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, re-certified 2012. He was also selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® from 2010-2015 and is listed in Best Lawyers in America®. Schmidt has also been selected for inclusion in the list of ‘2015 Top Rated Lawyers in Personal Injury Law' by The American Lawyer magazine.

Mr. Schmidt has previously served as an Adjunct Professor at Dickinson School of Law. He also has participated in numerous seminars and lectures on ethics, legal malpractice, and topics relating to civil litigation. Mr. Schmidt is a board member of the Harrisburg YMCA, East Shore and the Vietnam Veterans Association of America.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 95%
  2. Mesothelioma: 5%



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Schmidt Kramer, P.C.

209 State Street
Harrisburg, PA, 17101-1130

Schmidt Kramer, P.C.

27 South 34th Street
Camp Hill, PA, 17011



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2015
Public Service AwardPennsylvania Association for Justice2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Officer/ ShareholderSchmidt Kramer, P.C.1983 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorDickinson School of Law2016 - 2016
OwnerCharles E Schmidt, Jr PC1980 - 1983
AssociateHepford, Zimmerman & Swartz1974 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
Central Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationsPresident2005 - Present
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeBoard Member1998 - Present
American Asso for JusticeMember1980 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Burnett v Swiftsettled for $800,000
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Notre Dame Law SchoolGovernment and International AffairsBA - Bachelor of Arts1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
" Lights, Camera, Evidence! "Trial Evidence2013