Mr. Schmitt has more than 20 years of experience analyzing and litigating construction claims. His prior work in construction management allows him to quickly understand the underlying issues and provide his clients with practical counsel.
The son of an architect from Massachusetts, Mr. Schmitt started as a CAD draftsperson for a Boston architectural firm before he switched to construction. From beginning as a project engineer in New York City, to working as a project manager in Washington, D.C., to serving as an estimator in Philadelphia, Mr. Schmitt learned the business of construction from some of the most respected construction managers in the Northeast. He continued to work full-time as an estimator negotiating change orders during the construction of a prominent Philadelphia skyscraper while he attended law school at night.
As a licensed attorney, Mr. Schmitt has litigated on behalf of contractors in private practice, served as in-house counsel for a commercial developer, held an executive position with a residential contractor and acted as claims counsel for a surety who specialized in bonding construction contractors. He has practical experience with construction claims from every relevant angle and he thoroughly understands construction contracts. Mr. Schmitt focuses on helping his clients solve their problems efficiently and effectively.
Bar and Court Admissions
New Jersey Supreme Court
Pennsylvania Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Beasley School of Law, Temple University, J.D.
The Pennsylvania State University, B.A. Integrative Arts
Burlington County Bar Association, Construction Law Subcommittee Co-chair