Baton Rouge, Louisiana






Mr. Schmidt joined the Smith Law Firm in August 2017 as a law clerk and became an associate upon being sworn in as an attorney in October 2017. Mr. Schmidt is a Baton Rouge native who comes from a long line of attorneys and judges and is proud to continue this tradition by building a career in the practice of law. While Mr. Schmidt represents clients in a variety of cases in both state and federal court, the majority of his practice relates to labor and employment law, including claims of discrimination and retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, whistleblower retaliation, and violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Areas of Practice

Labor and employment law

Civil rights litigation

Business law

Property disputes

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Mr. Schmidt’s practice is devoted to litigation.

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Louisiana and all lower state courts (Oct. 2017)
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (Jan. 2018)
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana (Jan. 2018)
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana (July 2018)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (October 2018)


  • Louisiana State University (LSU) Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    Juris Doctor (JD) and Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law (DCL), 2017

    Dean’s Scholar (top 25% of class), two semesters

    Two CALI Excellence for the Future Awards (highest grade), in National Security and Counterterrorism and International Human Rights

  • Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    Bachelor of Science, Psychology, 2012

  • The Dunham School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    Graduated 2004

Employment Law Firm

Employment Law Firm