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Meet Managing Member and Expert Lead Trial Attorney, Thomas P. Schmitt

Thomas P. SchmittThomas P. Schmitt is a personal injury trial specialist who obtained the second largest motorcycle verdict ever in the State of Florida, right here in Orlando.

He is recognized in the National Law Journal's Top 50 Verdicts of 2014, and is recognized in the National Law Journal's Top 100 Verdicts of 2014. His success is evidenced by his Lifetime Membership in both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, "The Top Trial Lawyers in America." Further recognition of Mr. Schmitt’s superiority as trial attorney is evidenced by his Lifetime Induction into the National Order of Barristers, "for Excellence and High Honors in the Art of Courtroom Advocacy." He is a native Floridian who was born in Miami, Florida.

Mr. Schmitt was raised in Palm Beach County Florida where he attended local private schools. He obtained his B.A. in political science from Florida Atlantic University. He attended Exeter College, Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship; and he received his Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law, where he was a member of both the ABA and ATLA mock trial teams, was president of the student division of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of America, and was State Champion of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers’ Statewide Mock Trial Competition, 1989.

Mr. Schmitt is a member in good standing of The Florida Bar, the American Bar Association, the Florida Justice Association and the Central Florida Trial Lawyers’ Association. He was formerly a member of the Martin County Bar Association and the Palm Beach County Bar Associations. He served on the Judicial Professionalism Committee for the 15th Judicial Circuit, Florida, and the Judicial Relations Committee of the Palm Beach County Bar Association. He is a former Director of the Young Lawyer’s Division of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. He is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and All Courts of the State of Florida. Mr. Schmitt is a Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, “The Top Trial Lawyers in America.” He maintains a 10 AVVO Score. Mr. Schmitt has met all of the qualifications for Florida Bar Civil Trial Board Certification, and his application for Board Certification as a Civil Trial Lawyer is pending with The Florida Bar.

Mr. Schmitt has dedicated his career to assisting the injured and has practiced exclusively as a personal injury trial specialist handling automobile, motorcycle, trucking, and wrongful death cases for his entire career. Mr. Schmitt has obtained several million dollar and multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements throughout Florida and recently tried to jury verdict a motorcycle vs. trucking/tractor trailer wrongful death case which resulted in a 15.2 Million Dollar Verdict, the second largest motorcycle verdict of its kind in Florida ever! Mr. Schmitt is an accomplished pianist, ballroom dancer, and avid boater. Mr. Schmitt resides in Orlando, Florida.

Some of Mr. Schmitt's Recent Verdicts and Recoveries:

  • $15,200,000 Verdict for the spouse and child of a motorcyclist who was killed in a motorcycle vs. tractor trailer accident.
  • $2,600,000 Verdict for an individual who suffered a severe injury in a slip and fall accident.
  • $2,000,000 Recovery for an individual who suffered a brain injury in a motor scooter accident.
  • $1,000,000 Recovery for a woman who suffered a neck injury in a motor vehicle vs. tractor trailer accident
  • $1,000,000 Recovery for an individual who suffered a back injury in an automobile accident
  • $879,000 Verdict for an individual who suffered a severe injury in an automobile accident.
  • $845,000 Recovery in a case where the client was struck on his bicycle while in a crosswalk.
  • $600,000 Recovery in a premises liability case involving a small child.
  • $400,000 Recovery in a tractor trailer vs. motor vehicle collision.
  • $400,000 Recovery in a motor vehicle collision case, resulting in whiplash.
  • $300,000 Recovery for a couple who were involved in a motor vehicle collision.
  • $200,000 Recovery for a couple involved in a motor vehicle collision.
  • $157,000 Jury Verdict in a motor vehicle collision case.
  • $97,000 Jury Verdict in a motor vehicle collision case, resulting in whiplash.
  • $57,000 Jury Verdict followed by a post-trial additor by the Judge which resulted in a $110,000 award for an individual who suffered a knee injury as a result of a slip and fall accident.
  • Dozens of recoveries in excess of $100,000.
  • Recoveries in excess of $50,000,000 for clients over the past 27 years.

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