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Eric Schmidt: Attorney

Michelle

C. Eric Schmidt is the senior partner of C. E. Schmidt & Associates PLLC - a Houston area domestic relations law firm. Licensed in Texas since 1980 and approaching 40 years of legal practice,  Mr. Schmidt is as experienced a litigator as can be retained in the greater Houston area.  In 1980, Mr. Schmidt handled his first highly contested family law case, and he has litigation experience including extensive trial experience in commercial real estate, business litigation and civil litigation – although for the past 30 years his practice has focused on family law cases. Mr. Schmidt spent 25 years serving as a leader in the Boy Scouts of America and continues to play hockey with others who are decades younger!  Compassionate and caring toward his clients, Mr. Schmidt strives to create a supportive environment in his firm - clients can feel a difference.  One only needs to read all the positive Google reviews to have proof!  Recognized by Who’s Who in American Law and as a Fellow member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, Mr. Schmidt seeks resolution to matters using his extensive persuasive and negotiating skills.

Michelle Schmidt: Attorney

Michelle

Michelle Schmidt worked as a paralegal with Eric Schmidt for over 30 years before attending law school and becoming a licensed attorney.  Michelle enjoys correcting other attorneys who make assumptions that she is a "baby lawyer" as her valuable and extensive paralegal experience belies such a notion.  Eric and Michelle handled, as a team, their first divorce together in 1984.  Quite interestingly, for a period of 10 years Michelle spent time in corporate America, earning sales honors at Chase Bank and being awarded “Salesperson of the Year” at American Express in 2004.  Michelle capitalizes on all that sales expertise when she is in the courtroom.  In law school, Michelle earned multiple Cali awards (the award that recognizes the top performing student in a particular legal subject).  One of those Cali awards was, (no surprise here) for top performance by a student in Family Law.  Because Michelle values legal education and constantly seeks to hone her skills, like Mr. Schmidt, she is also a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.  In the final analysis, Michelle brought corporate polish, life experience and extensive paralegal experience when she joined the firm as a practicing attorney.  

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