C.L. Mike Schmidt

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC
3500 Maple Avenue, Suite 1250
Dallas, TX 75219
(866) 920-0753

C.L. Mike Schmidt has been practicing law for more than 55 years. For 25 years he was recognized as one of Dallas’ top defense attorneys and is known today as the founder of The Schmidt Firm, PLLC – one of Dallas’ top personal injury plaintiff’s firms.
He was admitted to the Texas State Bar in 1965, New Mexico bar in October 2015 and to the Washington D.C. bar in August 2016.
Schmidt has a long list of honors over his career:

• Named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®
• The Schmidt Firm obtained “Tier 1” status for “Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms” from U.S. News & World Report.
• Named a “Legend in Trial Law” by the Dallas Bar Association, an award presented to only a few attorneys each year.
• AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell for over 30 years receiving the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards from the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers.
• Diplomate in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) since 1983, having served two terms as Dallas Chapter President
• Fellow in the International Society of Barristers since 1998
• Fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers since 1994 and Co-Chair of the Membership Committee for New Mexico since 2016
• Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers since 2001 and Member of the New Mexico Chapter State Committee since 2016
• One of the “Best Lawyers in America” for 25 years; selected by his peers to be included in the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for work in the practice areas of Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action – Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs.

There are more than 95,000 members of the Texas Bar Association, but only five percent are named “Texas Super Lawyers” by Texas Monthly magazine. Schmidt has won this accolade as well as “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America” and “Best Lawyers in Dallas” by D Magazine.
Schmidt also serves as a Board Member of SMU in Taos since 2007, a Board Member of SMU Central Libraries since 2007, and is a former Board Member of the Mesa Verde National Park Board Foundation and former Board President of the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos, New Mexico from 1989 - 1992.
Mike Schmidt is managing partner of The Schmidt Firm, PLLC in Dallas, and is a partner in the Schmidt & Clark LLP law firm.