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Angela Forss Schmit

Business Attorney at Papillion, NE

5.0   3 reviews

About Angela

Learn Angela’s areas of practice.

Angela Forss Schmit is the founder of Schmit Law Firm. Angela practices business law, employment law, estate planning and adoptions. She is licensed to practice law in the states of Nebraska and Colorado. 

 

As Counsel for Coaches, Consultants and Creatives, Angela helps entrepreneurs and business owners launch, grow and protect their businesses. Unlike other attorneys, Angela has a deep understanding of the personal and professional development industry and the uniquie aspects of running an online business. Angela helps business owners level up by contractually committing to boundaries in business, so they can have peace of mind regarding the legal aspects of their business and focus on turning their passion into profit, increasing their impact on the world and enjoying freedom of desiging their own life. 

 

As an experienced labor and employment attorney, Angela counsels and represents employers and human resource professionals navigating complex legal issues, including: employment policies and handbooks; collective bargaining and contract negotiation; performance management, personnel investigations, discipline and discharge; compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations; and representation in employment-related claims, such as charges of discrimination and retaliation, wage and hour violations, and prohibited practices litigation. Angela also conducts training for clients on a broad range of workplace topics to help industry leaders develop best practices.

 

As an experienced adoption attorney, Angela counsels and represents individuals and families in forming their forever families. Angela is committed to helping families in transition understand their legal rights and obligations related to petitions for adoption, consent to adoption and relinquishment of parental rights, and many more unique issues facing families. 

 

Prior to establishing Schmit Law Firm, Angela attained a diverse legal education and experiences. During law school, Angela interned for the Honorable Angela R. Arkin, Douglas County District Court Judge (Colorado). Following law school, she completed a prestigious judicial fellowship in the Arapahoe County District Court (Colorado) for the Honorable F. Stephen Collins and the Honorable Robert H. Russell, II. Angela began practicing law at a reputable family law firm in Denver, Colorado, specializing in complex financial cases involving businesses and constitutional law issues. Upon moving to Omaha, Nebraska, Angela joined a prominent general practice law firm in Sarpy County, Nebraska, where she served as labor and employment counsel for the City of Bellevue, the third largest city in the State of Nebraska; Angela also represented individuals and employers in labor relations and employment law matters, family law cases and adoptions, business transactions and disputes, real estate and landlord/tenant matters. Angela’s latest experience in the labor and employment group of a regional law firm inspired her to hang her own shingle where she can now provide personal attention to clients and deliver valuable results.

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Licensed for 11 years
State NE
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 10/13/2022
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 10/04/2022

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

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Schmit Law Firm, LLC
1246 Golden Gate Dr., Ste. 3
Papillion, NE, 68046

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Posted by Trish | March 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Knowkedable and Personal
I called Angela's office based on a recommendation and we couldn't be happier. She is not only prodessional, but knowledable. She is also personal, in that she makes you feel valued from day one. I would highly recommend her for your legal needs. She has helped us navigate a difficult custody case and found the best solution for our family!
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Posted by Cara | May 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
So easy to work with and truly cares!
Angela helped me tremendously with my divorce. She explained every step to me in ways that I fully understood and took the time to listen to my needs and what I needed the outcome to be. I highly recommend Angela.
Response from Angela Schmit October 3, 2018
Thank you, Cara! I appreciate your feedback and review. It was an absolute pleasure working with you and I truly wish you and your family the very best.
Posted by Ashley | September 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Multifaceted Experience You Can Trust
In my experience working with Angela over several years, I am definitely able to say that we have seen a lot when it comes to employment law! As this area can be quite complex and ever-changing, Angela took the time to review each case from all angles and examined any and all implications that her client's actions may have. Angela not only considered the what is legal, but she always valued doing what was fair and ethical! As a very personable woman, she is able to effectively communicate to a wide range of personalities. This has proven to be very helpful when your workforce is comprised of a highly diverse group of employees. Angela's dedication to her profession and her clients is unparalleled.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Business Law Adjunct Professor
  • Metropolitan Community College
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney; Owner
  • Schmit Law Firm, LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Adams & Sullivan, P.C., L.L.O.
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Willoughby & Eckelberry, LLC
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Judicial Law Fellow
  • Arapahoe County District Court
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Intern
  • Willoughby & Eckelberry, LLC
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Student Attorney
  • University Of Denver Will's Lab
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Truhlar and Truhlar, LLP
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Judicial Intern
  • Douglas County District Court
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Student Attorney/Guardian ad litem
  • University of Denver Child Advocacy Clinic
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Intern
  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Co-founder and Editor
  • Finalist Files, LLC
  • 2006 - 2011
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Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2011
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2008

Legal Cases

  • In re the Parental Responsibilities of T.D.L. 13CA0191
  • Reversed and Remanded

Associations

  • Human Resource Association of the Midlands
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Sarpy Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Junior League of Omaha
  • New Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Sarpy County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Nebraska Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Notre Dame Club of Omaha
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Colorado Bar Association, Domestic Violence and Legal Issues Committee
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Denver Bar Association, Metro Volunteer Lawyers
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Minoru Yasui American Inn of Court
  • Associate Member
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Notre Dame Club of Denver
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Awards

  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Outstanding Volunteerism
  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers
  • 2010

Publications

  • Family Violence Program of the Colorado Bar Association
  • Domestic Violence Bench Book
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Human Resource Law from A to Z
  • Employment Law Update; Current Issues in Human Resources (Trends)
  • 2018
  • Divorce Law Guide from A to Z
  • Tips and Techniques for Case Assessment and Vital First Steps
  • 2016
  • Advanced Issues in Family and Divorce Law
  • Complex Assets: Valuation and Division
  • 2016
  • Colorado Legal Education
  • Revocable Living Trusts: Design, Implementation & Other Issues
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Family Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Angela has so many strengths as an attorney you will not be disappointed."
Family Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Angela is a bright, hard working attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation

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Papillion Business Lawyer Angela Forss Schmit
Angela Forss Schmit
Business Attorney
Papillion, NE
Licensed for 11 years