Charles J. Schmitt


Charlie Schmitt, a partner and trial lawyer, and focuses on landslide litigation, common homeowners liability, construction defect litigation, and products liability. He represents manufacturers, large construction developers, small construction subcontractors and individual homeowners.   His successes for clients include defense trial verdicts in civil assault and battery cases, product liability actions, as well as defense verdicts for common carriers.  He also has experience in mediation of multi-party, multi-insurance carrier litigation.  Mr. Schmitt’s professional memberships include the American Bar Association, the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, and the Defense Research Institute.

Areas of Practice

Casualty Defense
Professional Liability Defense
Business Litigation
Product Liability Defense
Premises Liability
Environmental Torts
Catastrophic Injury Cases

Bar Admissions

California, 1994; United States District Court, Central District; United States Court of Appeal, Ninth District


Graduate of Southwestern University, 1994
Undergraduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, political science