Michael R. Schmidt

Michael R. Schmidt

Of Counsel

Direct: (513) 333-5226
Email: mschmidt@ctks.com

Professional Experience

Michael Schmidt’s practice is concentrated in the area of civil litigation, with an emphasis on complex commercial litigation, ERISA, and securities cases. Mike has litigated a broad spectrum of business-related legal issues in numerous federal and state courts and arbitration tribunals.

Mike served as law clerk to the Hon. David S. Porter (dec’d), U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. He has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer from 2009 through 2014.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

Ohio, 1981
Kentucky, 1982
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. Tax Court


J.D., Salmon P. Chase College of Law, 1981 (Order of Curia); Editor, Northern Kentucky Law Review
A.B., Xavier University, summa cum laude, 1974

Community Involvement

Westwood Civic Association, Past President (1994-96); Member of Board of Directors (1992-2004)

Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor, Participating Attorney and Mediator in the Federal and State Courts

Service to the Bar Cincinnati Bar Association, Member Officer, Alternative Dispute

Resolution Committee (2003-present)


“Commercial Damages,” Commercial Damages Seminar, Cincinnati Bar Association

Professional Associations

Cincinnati Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
American Bar Association, Member of Business Torts Litigation Committee

Honors and Awards

Named an Ohio Super Lawyer 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014

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