Michael D. Schmitt, Esq. Client Reviews

Michael D. Schmitt, Esq., Attorney at Law
out of based on 50 user reviews.

5 TK via

Mike assisted me with obtaining child support from my child’s father. I received more than what I expected. Mike and his staff stayed in communication with me and kept me updated throughout the entire process. Extremely professional, he definitely made a stressful situation much more tranquil.

5 Amanda Brown via

There is a lot I can say about Michael Schmitt…. He is one of the most professional lawyer I’ve seen perform. My son (19) is currently going through some stuff with the law and I had him call Michael right away. I know he is is very good hands with him. The conversation he was able to have with my son would be something he would say to his own son. He really cares about people. Thank you for all of your support. You are very recommended by me.

5 Brenna Spencer via

One of the most distinguished hard working attorneys in the entire city.

5 Jamie P. via

The best words to describe Michael Schmitt is “Above and Beyond” or “You get more than you pay for”. He’s the only attorney I recommend in Rochester. If you want results then choose Mike.

5 anonymous via

Back in November of 2018 I hired Michael Schmitt to represent me in family court for an order of protection I placed against my mother and one she cross petitioned. I also used him for 2 civil court cases against her and 1 civil court case for my business, as well as traffic court. I’d highly recommend. Mike is a no nonsense attorney. He gets stuff done and done right. He has been successful in all of my cases. After reading this nonsense bad reviews I had to post a good one. I can believe these people. Mike has never missed court or rescheduled on me. Mike is prompt and on time. When Mike is standing next to me in court I feel confident. Hiring him is the best thing I’ve done. I have used him in multiple courts and have been more than happy with the outcome. He is YOU’RE GUY. HIRE MIKE! I couldn’t of found a better lawyer. Honestly he should charge more for the hard work he performs. “besides me Mike” Best part is he calls me and doesn’t charge $75.00 for a phone call. He answers his phone and emails promptly. You won’t find a better family court-civil court-criminal law-traffic court attorney around. If you didn’t hire him yet you’re making your first wrong move in your court hearing already.

5 Wendy Kieser via

I recently retained Mr Schmitt to assist with a traffic matter involving my son. Most of my contact was with Kristyn, who went above and beyond to ensure his ticket was reduced as much as possible.  She was a pleasure to work with, always responding immediately to my many questions.  Mr Schmitt will definitely be my first call if I need an attorney in the future.

5 Christopher Johnson via

Great Guy – Great Attorney.

5 anonymous via

Mr. Schmitt is a amazing attorney, from the initial consultation I knew immediately I had the right person in my corner to fight for my rights. He offered me a low down payment and a reasonable monthly plan to fit my budget, offered me a flat rate which took the stress off as I could call, email, text and visit as needed without the worry of the bill going. Through the entire process he was honest and did not sugar coat anything, no empty promises just the truth! He has a amazing team that works for him and I am glad I made the decision to hire them.

5 Richard ZImmer via

I would highly recommend Mike for family law.  He was very informative gave me my options and was completely honest given my situation.

5 Phil A. Rizzo via

Through my experiences, I couldn’t refer anyone else. Stellar!!!

5 Joe via

After my breakup from my girlfriend, I contact Mike about my best course of action for custody and child support. He gave me a free 15 min or so consultation over the phone on the best practices that I should immediately do while I made up my mind on whether or not I needed…

5 Jamie Pelkey via

For some reason my last review isn’t showing up.  I originally retained Mr. Schmitt several years ago so I could obtain sole custody of my daughter.  He accomplished the job despite my constant nagging and basically being the worst client ever.  LOL.  He then represented me for both the Custody and Child Support for my son.  He got me above and beyond what I was expecting and was extremely professional the whole time.  Two years ago (almost to be exact) I retained him to deal with my daughters child support matter.  After two years going back and forth with her father, digging through boxes of financials and the many court date reschedules he showed up to court more prepared than any attorney probably would.  Mr. Schmitt was able to calm my nerves and reassure me that everything would turn out fine.  He was right….  Court order was then appealed by my daughters father and Mr. Schmitt got me though that without a hassle.  Now that the appeal was denied and my daughters father still doesn’t seem to want to pay what the court order says Mr. Schmitt will be helping me with this as well.  Some say it’s sad that I became friends with my family law attorney but when you can trust your attorney more than people whom share your DNA friend is the only word that works.  Thank you Mike for your continuous efforts to straighten out my life.

5 Kristen via

Mike did an excellent job taking on my case at the last minute before the trial. He took the time to discuss the details even after work hours.

His suggestions on handling some very personal and emotional communication matters were spot on!

When it came to trial, Mike provided guidance and expertise that was invaluable.

I highly recommend Mike for anyone going through a child custody matter.

5 Christopher Crough via

Retained Mr. Schmitt today! I already feel better. He’s a very knowledgeable attorney. I was referred to him! I would highly recommend.

5 Rick via

Mike recently handled my Divorce case and I have to say that he was Fantastic. My case was fairly difficult and Mike navigated every step with ease, and confidence. It became particularly difficult at times as the attorney for my Ex would make completely inaccurate statements in court, and made accusations that were egregious at times. Mike knew when to respond, and most importantly when NOT to respond. He helped me stay strong, and offered me excellent direction on what documents I needed to provide to refute their allegations, he gave me easy deadlines to make, and was patient with me. Throughout the whole process, Mike demonstrated a great amount of Reason, when their side offered none at all. It was incredible as Mike laid out my case versus my ex’s case – and Mike got me a settlement which includes A) A lump sum check for several thousand for the Buyout of our marital residence, B) my ex-wife has to pay me Child Support and Mike got me almost double what I was originally going to request, and C) Finally Mike also got me an agreement from their side that they will have to pay me half of a deferred compensation account my Ex had which will be another check to me in excess of $8 grand…… and Mike will absolutely represent me when it comes time to file that Qualified Domestic Relations Order. Mike and his Paralegals were very easy to communicate with, and quick to respond. (the office staff was great and very accommodating) and I would absolutely recommend Mike for someone going through a Divorce. Lastly was the cost and financial arrangement when I hired Mike. I was in a very tight position with finances when I started the Process (I Filed for Divorce against my spouse) Mike worked with me to set the retainer amount that worked, and allowed me a payment structure that took my needs into account (My needs and the needs of my two Little ones as well) Mike did not break the bank as some Lawyers can. he was very affordable, and made the whole process easy from start to finish. There is one word that sums up my experience working with Mike Schmitt – INCREDIBLE

5 K Moyer via

Mike did an excellent job taking on my case at the last minute before the trial. He took the time to discuss the details even after work hours. His suggestions on handling some very personal and emotional communication matters were spot on!

When it came to trial, Mike provided guidance and expertise that was invaluable.

I highly recommend Mike for anyone going through a child custody matter.

5 Peter via

Mike will end all your distrust and annoyance associated with legal proceedings. He handled my divorce and did an amazing job keeping it out of court and getting me what I wanted. He was there to talk to the whole time and made me feel he was on my side by his comments and advice. He is now representing my girlfriend for her custody battle and he was the only lawyer we would contact to handle the case. He is truly a good person which is hard to find with people associated with the law in this country. Thank you Mike for everything you have done for me and for everything you are doing for my girlfriend.

5 Sheila Kennedy via

Mike helped me make the best decisions for my child support situation. He provided timely advice and guided me through the hard decisions that ultimately produced a great outcome. I would highly recommend.

5 Meghan via

Mike is amazing !!! He’s handling two child support cases and two custdity cases . he is also dealing with my charges in Greece and is helping my bf with his divorce . I spend a lot of time with mike in court and I can deffently say he’s awesome!!! He always texted right back , e-mails and calls too .

5 Katie via

Michael and his team have been absolutely FANTASTIC. He has helped me since day one when I needed an attorney and has always been professional and so kind to my family and I. Whenever I hear friends or family needing assistance in the family law, I’ve always referred his name. His fees are VERY reasonable and always willing to help out in any way he can. He has helped me being a single mother and all and set-up a payment plan in the beginning and was so helpful since I’ve never been in that situation before. He is like family and always reassured me in any doubts I had going into court and felt like he was definitely a fighter for my son and I. I would recommend him to anyone in Rochester, NY. Thanks for all your help as always, Michael!!

5 anonymous via

Michael returned my first contact very quickly and met with me that day. He has been very responsive so far and his rates are so reasonable it just didn’t make sense not to use a lawyer for my child support case. I am very happy so far.

5 Rachel Werth via

Mike Schmitt is experienced, perceptive, and knows how to work within the system quite well. He is responsive to your needs and questions and is available via text, email and phone. He gave me a great rate and we agreed upon a payment plan that worked well for the both of us. In addition, he did not disappoint during the court process and I was happy with the end result. I highly recommend him!

5 Rachel via

Mike Schmitt is experienced, perceptive, and knows how to work within the system quite well. He is responsive to your needs and questions and is available via text, email and phone. He gave me a great rate and we agreed upon a payment plan that worked well for the both of us. In addition, he did not disappoint during the court process and I was happy with the end result. I highly recommend him!

5 Maria Polvino via

Michael Schmitt is great! Very knowledgeable and the payment plan is wonderful. Responds very quick to emails, and text messages! Very Very helpful. Would recommend him to anyone who is in need of legal representation for child custody issues!

5 Amber via

Michael is the very best. He works hard, makes sure you understand everything along the way, he is professional, he listens to every concern, very timely on responding to your questions, and fights for what is truly a win in your case. He is everything you can ask for in an attorney. I can’t say Thank You enough for all you did for us. We had truly lost hope of ever winning any of the cases until you came and gave us a clean sweep. You restored in us that there can be fairness with the correct person on your side. I will forever recommend you to anyone needing an attorney that will work hard to for there clients. Thank you again for all your hard work and for making such an amazing attorney affordable to anyone. You earned 5 stars from us. We are team Michael Schmitt. Also a Thank You to Steve for making sure information was sent and received as well. This firm will get the job done.

5 Sarah White via

Michael was amazing for my case. He handled stuff and got it done fast. Very upfront and honest. I would use him again if I ever needed a lawyer again.

5 Maria via

Mike Schmitt is great! Very knowledgeable and reliable. Responds quickly to emails and text and the payment plan is very nice! Would highly recommend Mike Schmitt in any child custody case! Great attorney

5 Robert Smura via

Mike is very professional and responsive.  My phone calls were always returned promptly if he didn’t answer immediately and my emails were always returned quickly.  Mike is excellent in court and was able to achieve the results I was looking for in my divorce.  I highly recommend Michael Schmitt as an attorney.  He has a very calming nature which was important to me but he can be aggressive in court when necessary.  I couldn’t be happier with the results Michael Schmitt was able to achieve for me.

5 Brian via

Mike Schmitt is very knowledgeable, has reasonable fees and payment plans, and was able to resolve my issues quickly and achieved the results I was looking for. Highly recommended!

5 Kelly Johnstone via

I highly recommend attorney Michael Schmitt. Michael made my family court experience so stress free and he informed me with everything that was going on. He is very knowledgeable and knows right from wrong. He fights for you and stands up for you at all times. He always responds to my emails and is punctual for every court appearance. I will continue to use Michael for all my legal needs!

5 Kelly via

I highly recommend attorney Michael Schmitt. Michael made my family court experience so stress free and he informed me with everything that was going on. He is very knowledgeable and knows right from wrong. He fights for you and stands up for you at all times. He always responds to my emails and is punctual for every court appearance. I will continue to use Michael for all my legal needs!

5 Kirk Wilson via

A job well done, I highly recommend Mr. Schmitt and his law firm, everyone was very professional and efficient. Well worth every penny I paid. Divorce takes forever in New York, or patient.

5 Dan via

I recently needed a lawyer for a criminal court case and i had the pleasure of working with Michael Schmitt. He was very knowledgeable with information pertaining to my case. He was courteous, prompt and treated me with respectful. He truly cared about my cases outcome and I would highly recommend Michael Schmitt to anyone looking for a lawyer. I was very pleased with the outcome of my case and very grateful for his assistance. With out having Michael Schmitt i could have ruined my future, however with his help he put me on the right track and for that i am very thankful. The entire time Michael Schmitt kept me informed with what was going on and never made a decision with out my consent.

5 B. Martin via

Mike Schmitt is very knowledgeable, has reasonable fees and payment plans, and was able to resolve my issues quickly and achieved the results I was looking for. Highly recommended!

5 Heidi via

Mr. Schmitt is very reliable and knowledgeable in Family Court in which we obtained him for!!! Mr. Schmitt was up front and honest with us, and was also charged us reasonable price. What he set out to do for us resulted in all that we were looking for and then some!! We had many questions during this process and he always found time to answer our calls and e-mails, if any questions or concerns come up now he still answers them !! Mr. Schmitt is excellent at what he does and takes it all to a personal level I highly recommend him!

5 Shahid Ali via

He is a amazing attorney.  I would certainly recommend him.

5 Jeffrey via

Michael represented me in a family court action. His services and responses to my questions timely and professional. I appreciated Michael’s empathy towards my financial circumstances and willingness to work with me on a viable payment plan.

5 Jeffrey Lomb via

Mr Schmitt’s represented me in a family court mater. He was extremely professional, answering my emails in a timely fashion and worked with me to provide a manageable payment plan.

5 Lindsay via

My divorce was finalized in December 2012. It, as you can imagine was a very rough time for me and my children. Mike was truly amazing throughout the whole process. Not only did he take care of us professionally, but during the course of the divorce, I lost my 16 year old son to a very rare form of Meningitis and Mike came to my house and called me numerous times to check on me and my daughter. Mike went far beyond the call of duty for us and it will never be forgotten. Mike fought hard for me and my children and we got great results. I thank God everyday for placing Mike in our lives. Not only is Mike a great Attorney, he is one of the finest people I know with the highest of moral values.

5 Katie via

Michael and his team have been absolutely FANTASTIC. He has helped me since day one when I needed an attorney and has always been professional and so kind to my family and I. Whenever I hear friends or family needing assistance in the family law, I’ve always referred his name. His fees are VERY reasonable and always willing to help out in any way he can. He has helped me being a single mother and all and set-up a payment plan in the beginning and was so helpful since I’ve never been in that situation before. He is like family and always reassured me in any doubts I had going into court and felt like he was definitely a fighter for my son and I. I would recommend him to anyone in Rochester, NY. Thanks for all your help as always, Michael!!

5 Robert via

Michael is an outstanding lawyer. He represented me in my divorce and was able to achieve the results I was looking for. He kept me calm before all the court appearances and was able to explain everything to me so that I could understand it. He is very responsive with both voice mail and email and I never felt like he was out of touch. Michael handled my case for a very reasonable rate and offered a payment plan if that was necessary.

I couldn’t be happier with the results Michael Schmitt got for me in my divorce trial. I highly recommend Michael to anyone that needs a lawyer.

5 Leann via

Mr. Schmitt has been handling my divorce case for the past year. Mr. Schmitt and his paralegal Stephen have been nothing but professional handling my divorce. I have been kept informed of my case every step of the way. I would recommend Mr. Schmitt to my family and friends for any of their leagal needs.

5 Kathryn via

When I came into Michael Schmitt’s office, I was a near wreck. Divorce is hard enough, but worrying about your children is the worst feeling in the world. He organized my case with no problem; was extremely professional while still being a comforting person in a time of great stress.

From the beginning he took my case in stride, and recognized how important my children were, and just what to do to maintain custody. He really went above in behind in representing me in all avenues, helping us achieve the desired end result.

If I had to go back in time, the only change I would make is hiring him even sooner. Great lawyer, and I highly recommend him!

5 Chris via

When I received my latest traffic ticket, my license was in jeopardy of being suspended for a year. For someone who needs their license for their job, this was an incredibly stressful time. Michael Schmitt handled my case with no problem, he was completely calm from the beginning and took my case without any fear. It really helped to calm me down, and go into proceedings confident. Turns out there was nothing to worry about, his experience really pulled through here and he was able to save the day. Definitely recommend him to anyone going through a similar case, you have to pick his office to pull through for you.

5 Eric via

Michael Schmitt made himself available to help on my case immediately, and despite a clearly large case log, he dedicated himself to an aggressive approach to clearing my name. He made me feel comfortable, and at ease despite the seriousness of the situation. His clear understanding of the intricacies of all the laws, despite their changes, made this process much easier and smoother than I could have ever hoped for. Definitely the best choice anyone could make to represent their case!

5 Michelle via

When I went to Michael Schmitt’s office, I was a bit nervous that my child support case was too trivial to be treated with care. This was an example of just regular unpaid child support, nothing overwhelming or all-too-horrifying. Also, here I was going to see a lawyer about not receiving money- I was nervous I’d be paying more than it was worth.

A friend referred me to Mike’s office, and she didn’t let me down. Despite my case being “small” he gave it a great deal of time, care, and genuine effort. This was proven in the results- but even better was how I felt afterwords. I was able to land a top-notch attorney at an affordable rate that really took the time to care about my family and needs.

If you’re going through a case with child support and want results quickly, from someone who will pour his heart into your case, Michael Schmitt is the answer.

5 Kira via

Mike is a great lawyer who doesn’t give up being a compassionate individual for results. My divorce, as I’m sure it is for everyone, is an emotionally damning and endlessly exhausting. Choosing Mike Schmitt to represent me in my divorce was the best decision I could have ever made. He took the burden off my shoulders, so I could deal with the emotional grieving and healing, yet still provided a great ear when things just seemed too much. Divorce is a situation that no matter how good you are at separating aspects of life, there will be overlap. Instead of making me feel uncomfortable and weak, Mike helped build on my emotions, allowing us to move forward strongly with proceeds to achieve the desired legal result, and also helped me grow stronger emotionally. The best possible attorney for a divorce case in Rochester, NY- I would recommend him time and time again, and have.

5 Stephanie via

Michael Schmitt is a great choice if you want something done fast, with no nonsense. He doesn’t rip you off with price either, and actually cares about his clients. He’s an example of someone who overdelivers- and it’s so refreshing to see.

5 Ashley via

This is my first time entering into the realm of NY legal proceedings. Walking into Michael Schmitt’s office I was extremely nervous and on edge. In the matter of minutes, I had my confidence and trust built up. To break down the jargon the court system uses is no small task, and I was able to learn more about what was going on and our plan of attack without having to do any outside exploration. Not only was I able to feel comfortable, and even though my case is on the smaller level of importance compared to charges other clients surely have faced, I felt as though my matters would be handled appropriately and given their due diligence- if not even more. To top it all of, he and his wife just welcomed a baby into the world, helping to increase the level of comfort and humanizing his role, if you will. In a time of stress, and with serious potential implications, you need to have a lawyer that you can trust to get the job done, and that you can also respect as a person outside of the legal degrees and titles. With Michael Schmitt, you get both of these important factors.

5 Jon via

Without a doubt, I would recommend Mr. Schmitt for anyone going through a divorce. He is very knowledgeable when it comes to background information and has been helpful in every step of the way with my issues. He is certainly one of the best lawyers I have worked with.

5 Lindsay via

Mike has helped me a great deal through a very rough time. I had no idea what to expect. Not only did Mike help me professionally but personally as well. I would highly recommend him to anyone with family issues (Divorce, Custody, Etc).

ADDITIONAL CLIENT REVIEWS

Mike recently handled my Divorce case and I have to say that he was Fantastic. My case was fairly difficult and Mike navigated every step with ease, and confidence. It became particularly difficult at times as the attorney for my Ex would make completely inaccurate statements in court, and made accusations that were egregious at times. Mike knew when to respond, and most importantly when NOT to respond. He helped me stay strong, and offered me excellent direction on what documents I needed to provide to refute their allegations, he gave me easy deadlines to make, and was patient with me. Throughout the whole process, Mike demonstrated a great amount of Reason, when their side offered none at all. It was incredible as Mike laid out my case versus my ex’s case – and Mike got me a settlement which includes A) A lump sum check for several thousand for the Buyout of our marital residence, B) my ex-wife has to pay me Child Support and Mike got me almost double what I was originally going to request, and C) Finally Mike also got me an agreement from their side that they will have to pay me half of a deferred compensation account my Ex had which will be another check to me in excess of $8 grand…… and Mike will absolutely represent me when it comes time to file that Qualified Domestic Relations Order. Mike and his Paralegals were very easy to communicate with, and quick to respond. (the office staff was great and very accommodating) and I would absolutely recommend Mike for someone going through a Divorce. Lastly was the cost and financial arrangement when I hired Mike. I was in a very tight position with finances when I started the Process (I Filed for Divorce against my spouse) Mike worked with me to set the retainer amount that worked, and allowed me a payment structure that took my needs into account (My needs and the needs of my two Little ones as well) Mike did not break the bank as some Lawyers can. he was very affordable, and made the whole process easy from start to finish. There is one word that sums up my experience working with Mike Schmitt – INCREDIBLE – Rick

Job well done.  Wonderful attorney to assist with Family Court matters. Mike was always very friendly and informative. I appreciate all your help. I have and will continue to recommend you! – T.W

Mike will end all your distrust and annoyance associated with legal proceedings. He handled my divorce and did an amazing job keeping it out of court and getting me what I wanted. He was there to talk to the whole time and made me feel he was on my side by his comments and advice. He is now representing my girlfriend for her custody battle and he was the only lawyer we would contact to handle the case. He is truly a good person which is hard to find with people associated with the law in this country. Thank you Mike for everything you have done for me and for everything you are doing for my girlfriend. – Peter

Would Use Mike Again!  Mike Schmitt is experienced, perceptive, and knows how to work within the system quite well. He is responsive to your needs and questions and is available via text, email and phone. He gave me a great rate and we agreed upon a payment plan that worked well for the both of us. In addition, he did not disappoint during the court process and I was happy with the end result. I highly recommend him!  Rachel W.

Simply stated – The BEST. Michael Schmitt is a fine balance of professionalism and knowledge of the law. He made himself available to me immediately, and always made me feel like my case was his priority. His response time to my various questions and thoughts, was timely. He is attentive and efficient, in the manner that he handled evey aspect of my case. Michael’s vast knowledge of the law and his ability to apply it to my case was impressive. I never felt like I was alone in my fight. He made it a point to listen and understand my goals. It is not easy finding the caliber of lawyer that Michael Schmitt is. He is someone that I would highly recommend to others who need a talented, poised, intelligent lawyer to represent them in a court of law. Ida E.

I would definitely recommend Michael Schmitt for any legal needs. He’s very informative about the laws and always answers any questions you have in a timely matter. He’s the best! Sharon B.

Very satisfied.  While shopping for attorneys, I spoke with Mr. Schmitt over the phone, and he was very straightforward with his initial advice of my divorce case. We met in person shortly after, and he laid everything out clearly for me. Over the next several months, he handled my case in a friendly, professional and effective manner. He or his staff were always very helpful and answered my questions in a timely fashion. Overall, I was very satisfied with the service he provided and would certainly recommend him to anyone.  Dan L.

Mike is amazing !!! He’s handling two child support cases and two custody cases . he is also dealing with my charges in Greece and is helping my bf with his divorce . I spend a lot of time with mike in court and I can definitely say he’s awesome!!! He always texted right back , e-mails and calls too . – Meghan

Great Attorney!  Mr.Schmitt is a great attorney! I had a very complex case. He was efficient in all different aspects of the law. Questions were answered in a timely manner. The times during the custody trial were extremely stressful for me. Mr.Schmitt’s confidence in my case helped to ease my mind. His staff is very efficient also. Anything that needed to be done they were right there taking care of it. If you are looking for a good attorney you found one!  Carin R.

I was a 70 year old woman going through a divorce, my first divorce, and when I chose Attorney Michael D. Schmitt, to handle my divorce, it was the best decision I could have made for an attorney. He was very patient with me, I texted or called him on a weekly basis and he always texted me right back with an answer or called me at his earliest convenience. He handled all my situations in a very professional and through manner. He got me what I wanted out of my divorce and it was all done in a very short period of time. I would highly recommend him as an attorney to handle any case that anyone may be going through-I was very pleased with him.  Linda J.