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Chad James Schmit

Litigation Attorney at Aspen, CO

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 26 years
    Illinois - IL 29 years
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Chad

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Chad focuses on commercial, real estate, construction and employment litigation in state and federal courts.  As an accomplished trial lawyer with extensive litigation experience, he has tried or resolved hundreds of cases, including obtaining a seven figure judgment in a construction defect case, successfully prosecuting and defending numerous landlord-tenant and property related disputes for the owner of a large mixed-use retail and office development that was obtained through foreclosure, which enabled the new owner to sell the property at a significant gain, successfully defending a tenant in a multi-million dollar landlord-tenant dispute, successfully defending a developer in a mechanics’ lien foreclosure action and prevailing on an excessive lien claim and successfully defending employers in wage act lawsuit.  Chad also served on a team that secured a favorable national product liability class action settlement for a global manufacturing company.  In the construction law context, Chad has negotiated numerous construction contracts on behalf of developers, home owners and contractors.  Prior to joining Garfield & Hecht in 1998, Chad practiced law in Chicago.

Location

Chad James Schmit
625 East Hyman Avenue
Suite 201
Aspen, CO, 81611-1954

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Posted by David | August 26, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A high quality litigator
I have had the pleasure of working with Chad over a number of years on multiple cases. He is intelligent, dedicated and hard-working. The most notable case was a high value product defect case in which Chad handled all aspects of the pre-trial discovery. His work was exemplary. I highly recommend Chad.

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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Garfield & Hecht, PC
  • 1998 - Present

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Iowa
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Associations

  • Pitkin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Aspen Institute
  • Vanguard Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Distinguished Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Rated Attorney in Litigation
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • BV Distinguished Icon
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • BV Distinguished Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • 20th Anniversary
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Bar Register of AV Preeminent Attorneys
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • 15th Anniversary
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Employment Law Seminar
  • Employment Law
  • 2017
  • Aspen Chamber Resort Association
  • Employment Law Seminar
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Chad
Litigation Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chad is an excellent trial lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I strongly endorse Chad Schmit. Chad has developed a reputation for high quality legal work involving complex issues and for civility and professionalism. Having had a few matters as opposing counsel, I found him to be an excellent advocate, professional and courteous. He zealously advocates for his clients, and is creative in finding the solutions."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Outstanding litigation skills. Has worked on complex cases including products liability defense. A seasoned litigator who is comfortable in county, state and federal courts."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I strongly endorse Chad Schmit. Having had several matters in which I acted as opposing counsel, I found Chad to be very prepared, professional and courteous. He keeps his clients' best interests in mind, and was very effective in advocating their positions."

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Aspen Litigation Lawyer Chad James Schmit
Chad James Schmit
Litigation Attorney
Aspen, CO
Licensed for 29 years