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Bodo Schimers

DUI and DWI Attorney at Taylor, MI

4.2   10 reviews

also known as Bo Schimers

  • Licensed for 34 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1989
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    Stay out of jail AND keep your license. Ask me how.

    38 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Divorce and separation

    38 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    Stay out of jail! Ask me how.

    38 years, 2,000 cases

  4. Child custody

    38 years, 1,000 cases

  5. Child support

    38 years, 1,000 cases

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Law Offices of Bo Schimers
20600 Eureka Road
Ste. 620, Horizon Bldg.
Taylor, MI, 48180
Schimers & Associates
39111 W. Six Mile Road
Livonia, MI, 48152
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Posted by Richard Wilkins | January 24, 2022
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License restoration
Bo did a great job on helping me get my license back. Everything thing went smoothly
Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2019
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Lawyer Review
Good lawyer , studied hard on the laws regarding my case down to earth cool dude keep me out of jail I'm happy with his services
Posted by Edmund | March 19, 2018
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Driver licence
Bo did all the paperwork and gave me all the instructions for a successful appeal. Would recommend him as my appeal was successful.
Response from Bodo Schimers September 6, 2019
Greatly enjoyed getting my client a driver license. Nice to see someone turning their life around and get rewarded for it.
Posted by John | July 13, 2017
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Great result
Everything that attorney Schimers said would happen in my divorce happened exactly as he told me in the consultation. It was as smooth of a process as one could hope.
Response from Bodo Schimers September 6, 2019
Divorces go smooth because I’ve done thousands of them successfully. No drama - just getting it done.
Posted by Anthony | November 30, 2016
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International divorce
Great lawyer he was able to get my divorce even though I was married in Italy. If you need a good lawyer he is there for you......... BZ
Response from Bodo Schimers September 6, 2019
After thousands of divorces odd situations are the norm. Hidden assets, foreign intrigue, children who may not those of the parties, grandparent meddling, drug, alcohol and mental health issues. It’s a big world - I’ve seen most of it.
Posted by Clifford Eberts | November 18, 2016
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Excellent attorney
When I was getting divorced no lawyer would take my case I called Bo and he said come right over he was so awesome showed up at all my hearings I was well-represented a professional attorney for sure no case too big or small Bo can handle them all. He will be my personal attorney from now on, his legal advice he's very trustworthy I would recommend Bo Schimers to anyone who needs excellent legal representation. And he is very reasonable. Not to mention a great personality. So what you need legal representation take it from me Clifford Eberts.Bo Schimers is the first and only attorney you need to contact! If I could give him 10 Stars I would.
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Posted by Richelle | September 7, 2016
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License appeal
After 8 years w/o a license and denial after denial, Bo Shimmers helped me with my license appeal and won with only a 6 month restriction I would recommend him to anyone going through a license appeal
Posted by constance | September 7, 2016
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Great lawyer
I thought getting my license back would be impossible having 2 dui's in 2months. I waited the year suspension and BO helped me with the paperwork and any questions i had. Hes easy to talk to and get along with and will answer a million questions for you.He even prepared me before going before my hearing at Secretary of state asking me questions they typically ask. And he made sure i had all paperwork in. Now im driving thanks to mr. Bo Schimers!
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2019
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Beware of Bo Schimers
I retained Schimers to represent me in a divorce. He failed to return phone calls and keep appointments. He has many negative reviews that I wish I would have researched before hiring him. He advised me that due to his health issues, he was unable to file my divorce and would be refunding my money. He then returns my paperwork with a bill that I owe him for services never rendered. I strongly advise anyone not to hire this guy. If you research him and his reviews, you’ll realize he has a history of failing to represent clients in a ethical manor.
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Response from Bodo Schimers September 6, 2019
Although we strive for perfection, sometimes that is difficult. I was hired to accomplish some tasks in a dismissed case after my client was released from incarceration. This proved impossible. I can understand his frustration.
Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2012
I would not recommend this attorney for any child custody issues!!!!
We signed a legal contract and I gave Mr. Schimers the retainers fee he asked for and he cashed my checks and went to court one time with me and actually did not help me. He did not argue or say anything against the other attorney and the other attorney also said that she never heard from Mr. Schimers. I could not help but feel the other attorney was running our case at that court hearing. He did not contact the court to communicate to them that he was no longer going to be my attorney and when I went to my second court date, they the courts were unaware that Mr. Schimers was not going to be respresenting me anymore. Mr. Schimers actually sent me a letter after appearing in court with me one time and said that he could not longer spend any time on my case due to other obligations he had and therefore recommended me to find someone else. So he took my retainer fee and was suppose to be my attorney and went to court once and then sent me a letter stating that he could not represent me anymore. He could not even call me and give me the respect and talk to me on the phone and explain this to me. Needless to say, Mr. Schimer did not return any of my monies to me since he is the one that said he could not represent me anymore and the retainers fee was suppose to be for Mr. Schimer to respresent me and out of that retainer fee came with one court date with me. So my personal opinion is that Mr. Schimer would not be an attorney that you would want for any child custody issues but he might be a better attorney to represent you in other cases. He also did not seem to knowledgeable about several situations and issues with regards to child custody issues or visitation issues.
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Response from Bodo Schimers April 23, 2015
As most Family Law matters can be resolved with one hearing, my fee agreement states that the retainer is for one hearing only and additional hearings will be charged at an hourly rate. As I am in business to represent people - the only time that I would "fire" a client is if I found them to be reprehensible or unreasonable.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Bo Schimers
  • 1992 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Lopatin & Miller
  • 1989 - 1991
  • Clerk
  • Detroit Edison
  • 1986 - 1988
  • Clerk
  • Brotherhood Of Maintenance Of Way Employees
  • 1986 - 1988
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  • Detroit College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Valadez
  • Possession dismissed.
  • Quintana v. Quintana
  • After trial judge held the intent of the parties was to include in the marital estate.
  • State of Michigan vs. Bell
  • Was able to plead to a Misdemeanor. Saving my client's education benefits.
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  • Wayne County Family Law Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Downriver Bar Association
  • President
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Downriver Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Downriver Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2007 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • German


  • Michigan Appeals Report
  • Skene vs Fileccia
  • 1995
  • Michigan Appeals Report Published Opinion
  • Moll Vs Abbott Labs
  • 1992
  • Michigan Appeals Report
  • Kasob Vs Michigan Basic Property Insurance
  • 1990
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Speaking Engagements

  • Downriver Supreme Court Oral Arguments
  • Michigan Supreme Court
  • 2016
  • Class Seminar
  • Constitution
  • 2005
  • Carlson Highschool Seminar
  • Constitution
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known him for a long time and always found him to be prepared and knowledgeable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
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