Maria Schmitt, Practice Manager and Client Relationship Guru

Maria Schmitt, Practice Manager

Maria joined the firm as Practice Manager in 2017 and while not a lawyer, she has always loved the law, so this was a natural fit.  She has years of office administration experience, having spent 10 years in the Executive Administration Department of a large healthcare system.


Maria's primary responsibility is handling the overall administrative duties of the office and managing client files.  She is the operational master working behind the scenes to make sure everything, and we mean everything, works as it should.  Most times, she will be the first team member you'll chat with at our firm.  She educates our prospective clients on our process starting with setting up the initial consultation through sending out the Legal Services Agreement to engage services.  Maria has years of experience managing offices and is an organizational genius, which is very important when managing a job, a household, a family, two young daughters, a dog and a cat.


Maria mostly enjoys spending time with her family.  All of them being animal lovers, they currently have a dog, a cat, a fish and are now in tense negotiations about the possible addition of a hermit crab (free with the cage, of course).

What You Probably Do Not Know

  • The beach is her happy place.
  • Could happily eat pasta for every meal.
  • Fascinated with watching anything on the Military History Channel.
  • Can't walk on the grass in bare feet. It just feels too weird.
  • Loves to plan vacations (even when there are no plans to actually go on said vacation!).