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Christopher Michael Schmiedeke

Divorce and separation Attorney at Dallas, TX

5.0   161 reviews

also known as Chris Schmiedeke

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  • Licensed for 30 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Christopher

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WE SIMPLIFY THE DIVORCE PROCESS FOR OUR CLIENTS.

I have been practicing law for over 25 years, primarily in the area of Family and Divorce Law.  I live in the Dallas area and graduated from Plano Senior High School in 1984.  I have a wife and two awesome kids.

I practice primarily in Collin and Dallas County, but handle many cases in Tarrant and Denton County as well.

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Location

Law Office of Chris Schmiedeke, PC
10440 N Central Expy suite 120
Dallas, TX, 75231

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  161 customer reviews
Posted by Charles | April 21, 2016
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Highly Recommend
I was very pleased with the way the Law Office of Chris Schmiedeke handled my divorce case. They were upfront regarding what to expect and answered all my questions throughout the process. I dealt primarily with Iman Hyder, their legal assistant. She was fabulous and always extremely helpful. Thanks for helping to make the best of a tough situation.
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Posted by Evie | March 4, 2016
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The best!
Chris went above and beyond to assist me in my divorce and custody issues. He even allowed me to have a payment plan in order to have his services. Iman is a pleasure to work with in the office! Highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2023
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Divorce and Separation expert
Christopher Michael Schmiedeke is very professional and very responsive and they guide you in a professional way.
Posted by Patrick | September 19, 2023
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Thank you!!!
The team was amazing. They all where very helpful, patient, and understanding to my situation. Even the front desk was so helpful and informative when I had questions. They got everything done smoothly and quickly as could be. I would definitely use them if needed in the future. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Response from Christopher Schmiedeke October 3, 2023
Thank you!
Posted by Amara | May 11, 2023
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Best lawyer!
They were helpful from even before I paid my retainer. Always exceeding my expectations and what sets them apart from other law firms is the way they treat clients with care and respect. I appreciate the entire team!! They made a difficult and emotional process go so smoothly!
Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2023
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Chris Schmiedeke Divorce Lawyer
From the first phone call, the Chris Schmiedeke Divorce Law Office made me feel not just like another client, but a personal friend and an important person to them. Every professional who worked on my case was knowledgeable, reliable and most of all, non-judgmental. They were supportive and listened to everything I said and made it happen. This office did not push me to hire them. I was given time to think about working with them, gave me every opportunity to discuss my concerns with Amanda, Shelly, the paralegal associates. What was great was that Atty. Chris Schmiedeke himself took time to speak with me and explain the entire process. On most online divorce sites, this did not happen when I first called them. I must continue to emphasize how upfront they were about what was involved should I hire them: what and when to expect things to happen and being straightforward about costs. From my experience, they delivered exactly as they promised, to the letter. I would highly recommend this team, this law office, as the best you can choose to support you, keep you updated along the way and meet deadlines. Thank you, Chris, Amanda, Shelly and others who may have assisted in whatever
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Response from Christopher Schmiedeke January 5, 2023
Thank you!
Posted by Ashley | November 17, 2022
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The best all the way around!
I absolutely can not thank Chris and his team enough! I had unfortunately dealt with a couple attorneys before I found Chris Schmiedeke’s office and had wasted a couple thousand dollars for absolutely no help at all. Chris and his team went above and beyond starting at the first initial call and consultation. Everyone in this office actually cares about people and their families and will do anything to help! Amanda was the biggest blessing to my family. She jumped through all kinds of hoops and obstacles to find and terminate parental rights of the other biological parent and made our family official on paper through adoption. Amanda not only stayed in constant contact but she answered any ridiculous question or concern I had. Not only did they not try to squeeze every penny out of the situation but they genuinely care and that in itself is what makes them greater than anyone else out there! None of this even mentions how quickly and on the ball they were with every single step. It was the greatest experience I’ve ever had in a professional setting in a very stressful and emotional situation. If my recommendation isn’t enough, there are hundreds of other families that I’m sure will say the exact same thing.
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Posted by George | October 14, 2022
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Great Team
I had a great experience working with Chris and his staff. While my case was ultimately not resolved by Chris’ practice, it was due to factors that were out of their control and I will also say that things certainly improved with my case while it was under their care. Chris is one of the few who will meet with you to gain an understanding of what is going on in your case and before you’ve put down a fee or a retainer. I sent him a document which was reviewed as we spoke and ultimately felt comfortable enough to sign on immediately following the consultation. This is an honest group of people as well. Legal services are not cheap but you will be given opportunities to reduce your costs a little if you follow steps provided by your assigned attorney or Amanda who serves as the paralegal. I was surprised to receive some of the helpful, cost savings suggestions I did. Now, if you’re lazy and just want to outsource every bit of the work for your divorce these suggestions won’t work. But if you’re that checked out with what is at stake, you’re in trouble anyways. The fees are very reasonable and I was impressed by each of the attorneys I worked with including during courtroom appearances. Most cases settle before reaching that point but mine did not. These attorneys get to the point in the court room and don’t get sucked into the faux anger or putting on a show with excessive displays of emotion. I witnessed nothing but professional behavior out of my representation even in the face of the opposing counsel from one of the larger firms (with higher bill rates) coming unglued in the hallway of the courtroom. You’ll also find each member of the team pleasant to work with and often going beyond to serve you. I always appreciated Shelly’s demeanor when working to coordinate a meeting or the numerous conversations with Amanda when things were heating up. The communication with this team is very strong as well. This is a time consuming and what seems like never ending process but working with this team, you’ll find even a contentious proceeding manageable.
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Response from Christopher Schmiedeke October 20, 2022
Thank you, George! It was great to work with you and we are always here if you need us.
Posted by Pedro | September 26, 2022
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Awesome Team
After meeting with a few lawyers, Chris was very honest and direct with my situation. He did not make false and misleading promises and delivered on his expectations for the case. Amanda was great to work with, very organized, and kept me focused during the entire process. I don't know if I could have completed this without her support. Robert and Chris provided great guidance and the results were better than expected. All of them combined are a great team and I would definitely recommend them.
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Response from Christopher Schmiedeke September 27, 2022
Thank you Pedro!
Posted by Patrick | April 19, 2022
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One-stop shop
I am literally writing a review, everywhere that I can, so individuals like me, will know that there are law offices that are transparent about divorce. What other firms most experienced lawyer post videos to inform you of questions you have without paying him. I worked with Daniel, and I can not express how beneficial it was to have had him handling my divorce. He is very personable, well-spoken, and stands firm on what he knows. Daniel always gave me a realistic perspective that pertained to my specific situation. I also need to mention that Shelly is also awesome and very professional. And i would need more characters to fully thank Amanda, for her hard work, dedication, and professionalism. It still blows my mind that collectively this team is so efficient, because my case isn’t the only case they are working on. I know that when a divorce is happening there are so many factors you are focused on, don’t let finding a lawyer be the difficult one, just read the reviews.
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Posted by Yesi | March 4, 2022
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Yesi
By far the best experience I've had when it comes to legal matters. No one wants the need to hire a lawyer, but this team has made this difficult ordeal into a simple case. Chris makes sure everything runs justified. Amanda goes above and beyond making sure I'm being fought for, even reaching out while on vacation when it comes to important matters, and Shelly is such a sweetheart always making sure everything is running smoothly and making sure I am okay. They truly care and fought for me, this team is a such a blessing. Thank you...
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Posted by Mike | February 8, 2022
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Great experience
I truly had a pleasure working with both Daniel and Jade during this a difficult time. It was nice having a responsive team that really guided me through the process. They followed up and handled everything with ease, great experience all around.
Posted by Patrick | November 4, 2021
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This firm is a one stop shop
I wanted to leave a review to thank the law firm & Daniel Morton for firstly being an organization that is very transparent with me as a client, and not having hidden agendas. I had a different law firm prior to this one, and the professionalism, communication, and quality from Mr. Schmiedeke’s firm is another world from the previous firm. I honestly feel that my attorney and this firm understand and care about helping and getting the job done.
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Posted by [email protected] | October 21, 2021
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Highly Recommend
Everyone in this office reflects what a professional service firm should be and then some! I sought their services out and they just astounded me with the level of responsiveness and follow through!!!! The initial call was with Chris and could not be more pleasant to discuss and listen to the situation. No pressure. After I decided to move forward with their services, I was assigned to Allen. As I shared with him in my first meeting: "I do not take you fore granted." I went on to elaborate the level of actually caring about all parties involved vs being just another transaction. Just smh thinking of how wonderful of a listener he is! My paralegal was Amanda that I highly recommend. She said to me on the phone: "I have been working here for 3+ years and I will ensure you are taken care of." That she did with even follow up on the weekends and reaching out to Allen mentioned above. Even their administrator, Shelly is so kind and thoughtful! I will 100% always recommend the above folks services to anyone that requires them. Very special!"
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Response from Christopher Schmiedeke October 21, 2021
Thank you so much! We work really hard on our customer service, so thank you for affirming what we are constantly working on!
Posted by Annie Marie | April 26, 2021
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Awesome Clarification, Awesome Team!!
Chris and his team did a great job. His team provided clarity when I called and were always there to answer my questions. I highly recommend Chris and his team to handle your case. Amanda you were so kind, I really appreciate the time you took to speak with me over the last few months.
Posted by John | March 15, 2021
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Mr
Chris his law firm was extremely competent and thorough. This divorce took almost 2 years to complete. The attorneys were easy to work with and provided guidance during this terrible time in my life. I would recommend them to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2020
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The best lawyer for your divorce
Chris and his team are the best. I wouldn’t change Chris and his team for no other lawyer. Chris was hones since day one. Chris made me feel that my case was in good hands in every step. His team is very dedicated and were always there to answer my questions. The best of all Chris and his team exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend Chris to handle your case.
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Response from Christopher Schmiedeke March 23, 2020
Thank you!
Posted by Leah | March 6, 2020
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Lifting Geographic Restriction
Chris was incredibly knowledgeable, as was his entire staff, especially Amanda. We came to him with a modification case to remove a geographic restriction so that I could move to be closer to family. He sat down and went through all of the legal points that would need to be met and determined we had a good case for it. At the same time, he did not imply that it's a definite win or that it would be easy, as geo restrictions are notoriously hard to lift. His entire office remained up to date on our case and was prompt in communication. He was excellent at advising what areas would be a financial drain to argue so that I could make informed decisions. Once we got our day in court, he was thoroughly prepared as if he had known the case forever. His cross examination was incredible, too. It took little deliberation with all of the facts presented, for the judge to issue an order that the restriction was lifted! We are so thankful to him and his team for helping us achieve this win, and grant us a whole new world of possibilities for me, my kids, and my husband to continue developing a meaningful relationship with my very large family. We are incredibly thankful! If you are looking for a custody modification attorney in DFW, I highly recommend Chris!
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Posted by FAISAL | December 19, 2019
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Best Divorce Lawyer in Dallas!
Chris is an excellent divorce lawyer, best in Dallas. He resolved my case so quickly with the best results. He has strategy and results. If you are looking for a divorce lawyer, go with Chris!
Posted by Dora | October 31, 2019
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Divorce
I felt very hopeful and reassured the divorce process. Made me somewhat calm from the anxiety of divorce. Thank you Taylor for all your help with my questions!
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Chris Schmiedeke, PC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Williamson, Wewers & Schmiedeke
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Chris Schmiedeke
  • 1993 - 2002

Education

  • Texas Tech University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of North Texas
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Geographical Restriction
  • Custodial parent ordered to move back to Texas and county of non-custodial parent

Associations

  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2009 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 1993 - Present
  • Collin County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 1993 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • 1993 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2003 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Top 3 Divorce Lawyers in Dallas
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2020
  • Top Pro
  • Thumbtack
  • 2018
  • Selected to the prestigous Texas Bar Foundation
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • 2009
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Texas
  • New Discovery Rules for Texas Family Law
  • 2021
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Advanced Family Law Course
  • 2021
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 5 Essential Data Security Knowledge for Lawyers
  • 2021
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Advanced Family Law
  • 2020
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2019 Annual Family Law Bench Bar
  • 2019
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Advanced Family Law
  • 2019
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2017 Annual Family Law Bench Bar
  • 2017
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Family Law Legislative Update
  • 2017
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 43rd Annual Advanced Family Law Course
  • 2017
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Advanced Family Law
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (27)
Given (25)
Endorse Christopher
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Chris for a couple of years and he is an impeccable attorney and a great friend. Working with him is a pleasure. I fully endorse Chris and Divorce.Simplified"
Unknown Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is an great advocate for his clients. Chris is extremely dedicated to his clients and and his profession. I would not hesitate to contact this lawyer for any help in family law matters."
Family Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Schmiedeke and I were opposing counsel on a contentious family law case. He fought zealously for his client, but was still able to maintain a civil and professional relationship with opposing counsel. I felt that it he told me something, I could trust it. I respect and endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is passionate and well-respected."
Family Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Schmiedeke. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help first."
Family Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this respected lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Chris through an organization of like minded attorneys. Chris is an aggressive and compassionate advocate for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is dedicated to family law and his clients."
Child custody Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Christopher is clearly passionate about his clients and works hard to help them meet their objectives."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Schmiedeke brings to his practice his high intelligence, determination, tenaciousness, and compassion. He combines these characteristics with his first rate knowledge of the law and experience to provide first rate results for his clients. He and his office are also known for providing clients with excellent service and attention. He justifiably has earned an excellent reputation among his peers. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Schmiedeke whom I have known professionally since 2014. He is very knowledgable about family law, is respected by colleagues, has a well-run practice, and truly cares about his clients. I hold him in very high regard."
Family Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of getting to know Chris through a group of similarly minded family attorneys who are passionate about their clients and their practice area. He has my enthusiastic endorsement."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Chris to be an excellent lawyer and well respected in the Dallas legal community. He is a great lawyer and a caring person."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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