Charles J. Schmitt


Charlie Schmitt, a partner and litigator, focuses on landslide litigation, common homeowners liability, premises liability, construction defect, municipal liability including inverse condemnation actions throughout California involving municipal water and drainage facilities, road related construction and slope construction and maintenance practices. He has litigated Elder Abuse cases.

He represents commercial and private property owners, small businesses and small construction subcontractors. 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..

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