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Christopher Aaron Schmitt

Divorce and separation Attorney at Wooster, OH

4.9   13 reviews

also known as Chris Schmitt, Christopher Schmitt

Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.


A Family Law Practice limited to: 




Legal Separation, 

Allocation of Parental Rights and Responsibilities, 

Visitation/Companionship Time, 

Shared Parenting Plans, 

Child Support, 

Spousal Support, 


Post-Decree Enforcement, 


Juvenile Law, and  

Appellate Law.


Schmitt Law, Ltd.
146 East Liberty Street
Suite 185
Wooster, OH, 44691


4.9 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Posted by Loftis | February 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great divorce attorney
Chris worked with me thru the whole process, couldn’t asked for a better attorney. But remember he is only as good as you make him. With that said, when asked for information from you, you must give him everything he needs to fight your case, he can’t do a good job if you don’t let him.
Posted by Tony | June 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce and Child Custody
I didnt feel comfortable with the first attorney I retained so I went looking for a new one. I called Mr Schmitt and we discussed my situation over the phone. I felt that he was honest and straight forward and he made me feel like I had a chance at getting custody of my children so I retained him. When he got ahold of my case it was mess and things didnt look good for me. I was in pretty bad shape all the way around but Chris was always confident and comforting and that is something that is priceless when going through something like this. It took time but Chris put things back together and straightened the mess out. When it was all said and done we settled out of court with me the Father being custodial parent of my three children. I would say that Mr Schmitt knows his way around Wayne county very well and is an excellent choice for any man that has to go through this. Overall he did a great job! My kids are home where they belong. Thank you Mr. Schmitt and Connie too for putting up with me, you wont be soon forgotten.
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Posted by Kimberly | April 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and knowledgeable legal advisor
Attorney Schmitt is a very professional legal advisor. He has been there every step of the way during my long, and ongoing, divorce process providing straightforward and timely guidance along the way. He knows what he is doing, and does not/will not lead his clients down the wrong path just to line his pockets (unlike some attorneys). He understands the emotional stress you go through during a divorce, and cares about what is in your - and your children's - best interest.
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Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great family attorney
If you are looking for someone to represent you then I recommend Chris. He has always taken care of us and is very knowledgeable. He will not steer you in the wrong direction. He knows everything you are saying and listens and remembers. If he is saying not yet or wait then just listen because he knows when to file certain things. Have patience and trust Chris. We unfortunately have had to hire him twice and would a third time if necessary. He is not out to just take your money and truly wants what is best for the children. His price may seem steep, but you really are getting what you pay for.
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Posted by Josh Thompson | July 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Schmitt was diligent, consistant and got the job done. We always waited for the other opposing counsel for a response. Be patient with him because it's not always his fault if he doesn't get back. Very reasonable cost wise and will work with you. Has a great secretary.
Posted by Jeff | April 4, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Caring and insightful
Christopher literally held my hand throughout the dissolution process. His pragmatic approach and attitude was backed up by what seemed like his nearly photographic memory recall of past cases. I couldn't possibly recommend more highly a family law attorney.
Posted by Todd | March 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Straight to the point
He pulled no punches explained what could happen what the law was and what he could do he was to the point and got the job done without hesitation and in a timely manner
Posted by Justin | March 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer!!!
Chris is a very personable and down to earth lawyer. He will do anything in his power to assist and provide the best leadership possible. He did everthing he said he would do and then some. As in some cases they can be long and drawn out, he was always there to talk with and continued to provide what was asked of him in every way. Highly recommend Chris Schmitt and if you want the most for your money he is the best option in Wayne county in my opinion!!
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Posted by Marie | January 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Christopher Schmitt attorney
I am very pleased with the professional service I received from Christopher Schmitt. My issue was grandparent rights and Chris was very knowledgable about the laws in Ohio concerning this issue. Every question I had was answered and I felt very comfortable placing this issue in his hands. Chris was successful in getting my issue solved and I would highly recommend him for any family law issue. He cares about his clients.
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Posted by Ryan | November 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Detailed and dedicated service
Chris provided the needed guidance, and took care of the surrounding issues with this case. He is very detail oriented, and works hard to see things through. His advice is exactly what I needed in this case, and he helped me to be successful.
Posted by Susan | September 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Two Thumbs Up
I was initially very impressed with Mr. Schmitt because he was obviously very honest. He let us know what he could and could not do to help us and did not try to persuade us to utilize his services for more than we actually needed. This was in contrast to our "opponent" whose attorney showed up for events for which our attorney told us he would be (and would have been) superfluous. He is definitely not the type to try to gouge his clients. This was a breath of fresh air, because we knew we weren't paying for services we did not need. This (the legal system) was a brand new arena for us, and we could easily have been taken advantage of. He is quite down to earth and conversed with us in a friendly, caring, yet professional way that made us feel at ease. However, he is committed to his clients and clearly not about to let his clients be walked on. He is very adept at explaining to the layperson how the legal system works and how to ethically get one's needs met within that system. We learned a lot from him and are very grateful for the services he provided and the subsequent results. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to cut through all the legal system BS and get the results you deserve.
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Custody Case
Had previously hired for a shared custody agreement. Situation changed and I filed for full custody. Christopher was upfront about the realities of the case, including projected costs, as it progressed. I would suggest you follow-up with him frequently to keep the case moving forward. Outcome was positive and along expectations that were initially discussed. He is a competent lawyer and I intend to continue to use him going forward.
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Posted by Gary | January 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Competent and easy to talk to.
Mr. Schmitt helped me a great deal in a very messy and complicated post divorce matter. If I had it to do over again, I would have hired him as my divorce attorney. I would definitely recommend him.
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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Schmitt Law, Ltd.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Kennedy, Cicconetti, Knowlton & Buytendyk, LPA
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Owner
  • Schmitt Law Office
  • 2003 - 2008
  • Partner
  • Cook & Schmitt, LLP
  • 1999 - 2003
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  • Capital University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Otterbein College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991


  • Wayne County Bar Association
  • Trustee - Executive Board
  • 2021 - Present
  • Wayne County Bar Association
  • Member - Domestic Relations Committee
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Wayne County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Wayne County Bar Association
  • Chairman - Certified Grievance Committee
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Wayne County Bar Association
  • Member - Certified Grievance Committee
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Wayne County Bar Association
  • Member - Juvenile Court Committee
  • 2006 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Family Lawyers in the State of Ohio
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Christopher
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have opposed Attorney Schmitt on several cases. He is a strong advocate for his clients and a consummate professional with opposing counsel."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Schmitt and I have worked against one another on a number of Family Law cases in Wayne County, Ohio. He is a good lawyer and works hard for his clients best interests. He is friendly and easy to work with, often helping to solve problems instead of create them. Do not hesitate to give him a call if you need legal advice or representation."
Divorce and separation
Wooster Divorce and separation Lawyer Christopher Aaron Schmitt
Christopher Aaron Schmitt
Divorce and separation Attorney
Wooster, OH
Licensed for 29 years
Free Consultation
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