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Jesse Michael Schmidt

Litigation Attorney at Cleveland, OH

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jesse

Learn Jesse’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Civil litigation, primarily defense side, with an emphasis on construction law, automobile accidents, premises liability and coverage disputes.Previously practiced in plaintiff's side personal injury and criminal defense, as a solo attorney.

    19 years, 600 cases

  2. Business
    Small business drafting of incorporation, dissolution, partnership agreements and transaction documents.

    19 years, 50 cases

I have been an attorney focusing in litigation since 2004. For over nine years, I practiced as a solo attorney almost exclusively in the areas of plaintiff's personal injury and criminal defense. I then worked as a judicial staff attorney for fifteen months. For over eight years, I have been with McNeal, Schick, Archibald & Biro, where I am now a partner. In my practice I focus primarily in the areas of defense side civil litigation including general liability, auto and construction cases. I also work in the area of insurance coverage, on the carrier side. I am proud to have represented hundreds of clients including individuals and small and large businesses. My experience includes several jury and bench trials taken to verdict and briefing and arguing in several districts of the Ohio Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Ohio. I am licensed to practice in all state and federal courts within the State of Ohio.

As my profile details, I grew up in Cleveland Heights. I reside in Lakewood with my wife and two boys. I am an active member of my community.

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Posted by Ed Monroe | March 20, 2013
Review for Jesse Schmidt, Esq
I would highly recommend Jesse Schmidt for his legal services. He is helping me with a small enterprise I'm starting. In working with him, I've found him to be very knowledgable in matters of business law. What's really impressed me about Jesse though is the speed at which he gets things done. I've never had to make an extra call or wonder when something might get done.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 6.9 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • McNeil, Schick, Archibald & Biro
  • 2015 - Present
  • Judicial Staff Attorney
  • Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Of Counsel
  • Lallo & Feldman Co., L.P.A.
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Owner, Sole Practitioner
  • Jesse M. Schmidt Co., L.P.A.
  • 2004 - 2013
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  • Cleveland State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Ohio University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • State v. Kalish
  • Judgment affirmed, but appellate courts are now required to consider whether an error of law occurred at the trial court, during sentencing, before applying an abuse of discretion standard.


  • West Shore Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Former member of association and referral panel
  • 2007 - 2016
  • Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Former Member
  • 2006 - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Speaking Engagements

  • Grafton Jaycees (inmate group at GCI)
  • Post conviction remedies
  • 2010
  • Alternative Horizon Driver Intervention Program
  • OVI and DUI
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In the several years that I have known Jesse, I have come to know him as an advocate always working for his clients and striving to obtain the best possible results on their cases. Jesse is an intelligent, approachable, and knowledgeable attorney who is willing to put forth that extra effort to ensure his client's satisfaction. In addition to working for those who have been harmed or injured, Jesse also serves clients who have been criminally accused and are deserving of his very-capable representation."
Criminal defense
Cleveland Litigation Lawyer Jesse Michael Schmidt
Jesse Michael Schmidt
Litigation Attorney
Cleveland, OH
Licensed for 19 years
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