Schmitt, Schneck, Smyth, Casey & Even, P.C.

Law Firm in Phoenix, AZ

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Firm Overview

Schmitt Schneck Smyth Casey & Even, P.C was founded in Phoenix, Arizona in 1999 after the merger of two successful law offices. From the start, our attorneys have committed themselves to building a successful law firm in Arizona that focuses on helping people by providing excellent legal services with high ethical standards. Our firm has earned an "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell (the highest rating given by an independent rating and referral service for lawyers), which derives from surveys of other attorneys in the community. This rating indicates very high to preeminent legal ability and very high ethical standards in the practice of law.

Our firm serves clients locally and nationally. Attorneys within the firm litigate cases in the state and federal courts on all levels. We represent clients before a variety of administrative authorities at the city, county, and state levels. Several of our attorneys are also admitted to practice in states other than Arizona which enables the firm to represent clients in a number of venues. Our firm represents a diverse clientele from large corporations to small and medium-sized businesses, start-up companies, entrepreneurs, and individuals.
Our experienced attorneys strive to provide the highest quality legal services as efficiently and as cost effectively as possible. Our Commitment in providing these legal services is grounded with integrity and reliability. The firm has experienced attorneys who practice in following diverse areas of law:

-Commercial

-Corporate (including nonprofits)

-Real Estate

-Civil litigation

-Bankruptcy

-Mediation/Arbitration

-Guardianship/Conservatorship

-Wills/Trusts

-Probate

-Trust Administration

-Adoption

-Health Care

-Employment law

-Family law

-Plaintiff's personal injury

Due to the complexities of our culture and the legal issues generated, we are unable to practice in every area of the law. However, we are committed to keeping abreast of the current changes in the law, as well as areas in which our clients are likely to have need of legal representation. Therefore, if you are faced with a legal issue, please give us the opportunity to analyze it for you and determine whether we are best suited to provide you legal representation. If we are not, we will direct you to someone who will be able to serve your needs.
Main Office

Main Office
1221 East Osborn Road, Suite 105
Phoenix  AZ  85014

Phone
  • 602-277-7000
Fax
  • 602-277-8256
Estate Planning
Areas of Law
-Corporate and Commercial
-Mergers and Acquisitions
-Estate Planning
-Probate
-Real Estate
-Personal Injury.
-Corporate and Civil Trial Practice
-Adoptions
-Juvenile Law
-Domestic Relations
-Family Law

Mark C. Schmitt

Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Mark C. Schmitt is a director and founding member of Schmitt, Schneck, Smyth, Casey & Even, P.C. and has been engaged in the private practice of law since 1978. Mark started his career as a CPA with a 'Big Eight' international accounting firm which provided him with invaluable business experience and a sense of what makes companies successful.

Mark is a 'big picture' guy who is practical and sees his main purpose as helping his clients be successful by simplifying the complex and focusing on the important

Areas of Law:
-Estate Planning
-Probate
-Real Estate Sales
-Corporate and Commercial Law
-Real Estate

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1978, Arizona, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona and U.S. Tax court

Law School Attended:
Arizona State University
Class of 1978
J.D.

University Attended:
Arizona State University
Class of 1973
B.S.
with distinction

Birth Information:
Born in 1950
Yuma, Arizona, April 23, 1950

Associations & Memberships:
State Bar of Arizona; Christian Legal Society.
Education
  • Arizona State University
    Juris Doctorate , 1978

Jeffrey M. Schneck

Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Areas of Law:
-Corporate and Commercial Law
-Mergers and Acquisitions
-Real Estate Law
-Probate
-Nonprofit Corporate Law
-Estate Planning

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1981, Texas
1982, Arizona

Law School Attended:
Baylor University
Class of 1981
J.D.

University Attended:
Baylor University
Class of 1978
B.A.
Accounting

Birth Information:
Born in 1956
Mexico, Missouri, August 14, 1956

Associations & Memberships:
State Bar of Arizona; State Bar of Texas.
Education
  • Baylor University
    Juris Doctorate , 1981

David T. Maddox

Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Delta Theta Phi; Phi Kappa Phi. Member, Moot Court Board, 1970-1972.

Areas of Law:
Civil Trial Practice
Commercial Litigation

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1972, Texas and U.S. Tax Court
-1973, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
-1974, U.S. Claims Court
-1976, U.S. Supreme Court
-1983, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
-1984, U. S. District Court, Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas
-1992, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
-1994, Arizona
-1996, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Law School Attended:
University of Texas
Class of 1972
J.D.

University Attended:
Texas A&M University
Class of 1969
B.B.A.
with honors

Birth Information:
Born in 1946
Pampa, Texas, November 14, 1946

Associations & Memberships:
Maricopa County Bar Association; State Bar of Arizona; State Bar of Texas.
Education
  • University of Texas
    Juris Doctorate , 1972

John B. Even

Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Law Clerk, Judge William E. Eubank, Arizona Court of Appeals, 1991-1992. Formerly with: John B. Even P.C. 1997-2001; Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander, P.A., 1992-1997.

Over the course of his career, John has served as outside counsel for various Arizona businesses, assisting business owners with the purchase or sale of their businesses, negotiating and drafting countless business contracts, forming various business entities to meet his clients' particular needs and helping Arizona business owners with a wide range of other legal issues. He has helped a variety of clients with the drafting of their wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents and has also assisted families with various probate and trust administration matters that they encounter after the death of a loved one. Finally, John has assisted Arizona families in navigating through the court process when a loved one becomes incapacitated and is in need of a guardian or conservator.

Areas of Law:
-General Business
-Sales and Acquisitions
-Contracts
-Entity Formation
-Conservatorships
-Estate Planning
-Probate
-Trust Administration
-Guardianships


Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1991, Arizona
1994, Colorado

Law School Attended:
Arizona State University
Class of 1991
J.D.

University Attended:
Stanford University
Class of 1985
B.S.
Industrial Engineering

Birth Information:
Born in 1963
Bloomington, Indiana, May 8, 1963

Associations & Memberships:
State Bar of Arizona; Colorado Bar Association.
Education
  • Arizona State University
    Juris Doctorate , 1991

Timothy J. Casey

Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Order of the Barristers. Member, National Moot Court Team. Member, Drake University Law Review, 1988-1990. Member, Dean's Board of Excellence, Arizona State University, College of Business

Areas of Law:
-Product Liability Litigation
-Healthcare Litigation
-Election and Campaign Law
-Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1991, Arizona and U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

Law School Attended:
Drake University
Class of 1990
J.D.
with honors

University Attended:
Arizona State University
Class of 1986
B.S.

Birth Information:
Born in 1964
Iowa City, Iowa, March 14, 1964

Associations & Memberships:
Arizona Trial Lawyers Association (Member, State Bar Trial Practice Subcommittee); Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (Product Liability Committee); Lex Mundi.
Education
  • Drake University
    Juris Doctorate, with honors , 1990

William A. Harrell

Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Areas of Law:
-Family Law
-Domestic Relations
-Personal Injury
-Wrongful Death
-Probate
-Trust Law

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Of Counsel

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1966, Arizona and U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
-1967, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Law School Attended:
Vanderbilt University
Class of 1966
J.D.

University Attended:
Wheaton College
Class of 1963
B.A.

Birth Information:
Born in 1941
Black Rock, Arkansas, February 4, 1941

Associations & Memberships:
Maricopa County Bar Association; State Bar of Arizona (Member, Sections on: Family Law; Probate & Trust; Trial Practice).
Education
  • Vanderbilt University
    Juris Doctorate , 1966

Abigail J. Mills

Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Abigail Mills is an associate who works with a wide variety of clients, utilizing both education and practicality to meet their needs and goals. Abigail is committed to addressing all of the concerns of her clients while never losing track of the ultimate objective

Areas of Law:
-Adoption Law
-Estate Planning
-Probate
-Corporate and Commercial Law


Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
Admitted in 2009, Arizona
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

Law School Attended:
Baylor University Law School
Class of 2009
J.D.

University Attended:
Grand Canyon University
Class of 2005
B.A.
International Studies, summa cum laude
Education
  • Baylor University Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 2009

James L. Williams

Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Alpha Chi National Honor Society; Order of the Barristers, Vice President of Federalist Society, 2008. AAJ Mock Trial Team, National Champions; AAJ Mock Trial Team, 2008.

Areas of Law:
-Litigation - Business and Commercial
-Business Transactions
-Personal Injury
-Employment Litigation


Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 2008, Arizona
-U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
-U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Arizona
-2009, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Law School Attended:
Baylor University
Class of 2007
J.D.

University Attended:
University of Texas
Class of 1999
B.A.
History, summa cum laude

Birth Information:
Born in 1978
Dallas, Texas

Associations & Memberships:
State Bar of Arizona.
Education
  • Baylor University
    Juris Doctorate , 2007
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