C. Eric Schmidt has represented clients hundreds of times during mediations - Michelle has joined in and together they make a powerful and passionate team. As one judge in Harris County put it - "the Schmidt's are a power couple". We are dedicated to bringing an excellent result by way of mediation for our clients. Our relationship with Marilyn Gale Vilyus, retired founding attorney of the firm who previously conducted family law mediations, created a solid foundation and Ms. Vilyus continues to be involved in an advisory capacity although Ms. Vilyus is no longer licensed to practice and not a full time member of the firm. Marilyn Gale Vilyus, C. Eric Schmidt and L. Michelle Schmidt have earned the respect of family law mediators for their organized, prepared, honest, and creative approach to achieving agreements between the parties.
Marilyn Gale Vilyus also works as a family law mediator herself. In this capacity she meets with each party and their respective attorneys to help facilitate an agreement. She also acts as a mediator for two parties who wish to go to mediation when neither party has an attorney.