Thomas P. Schmitt, Esq.

Thomas P. Schmitt, Esq.

Principal Attorney

Thomas P. Schmitt is an Expert Personal Injury Trial Specialist Attorney who obtained, among many other tremendous jury verdicts, the second largest motorcycle verdict ever in the state of Florida.

Below, are just a few honorable mentions of Mr. Schmitt’s superior achievements.

  • National Law Journal’s Top 50 Verdicts of 2014.
  • National Law Journal’s Top 100 Verdicts of 2014.
  • Lifetime Membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
  • Lifetime Membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, “The Top Trial Lawyers in America”.
  • Lifetime Induction into the National Order of Barristers, “for Excellence and High Honors in the Art of Courtroom Advocacy,” evidences recognition of Mr. Schmitt’s superiority as trial attorney.
  • Maintains a perfect 10 “Superb” AVVO rating.
  • Over $150 Million in Recoveries
  • Google 5-Star Rating

Thomas “Tom” Paul Schmitt, Esquire, formed his own law firm, Florida Personal Injury Law Team, because he desired to practice law differently from other law firms he had worked for in the past. He wanted his primary focus to be on “the client”, not on the law firm, and only by owning his own firm was he able to bring this desire to fruition. Mr. Schmitt opened the first office of Florida Personal Injury Law Team in Orlando, Florida in 2018. The Firm’s Orlando offices are in the Regents Bank Building on South Kirkman Road.

Mr. Schmitt firmly believes that Florida Personal Injury Law Team practices personal injury law differently than many other personal injury law firms; and his more than sixty 5 Star Google Reviews demonstrate, in his clients’ own words, that he is experienced, accomplished, compassionate, tenacious, smart, honest and ethical to a fault, and most importantly to Mr. Schmitt, focused on giving his clients the personal attention they deserve.

Mr. Schmitt is a native Floridian who was born in Miami and has lived in Florida for his entire life. He was raised in Palm Beach County and attended all schools in the Sunshine State. In 1985, Mr. Schmitt attended Exeter College, Oxford University on an ESU/Rhodes Scholarship.

Mr. Schmitt is a member in good standing of The Florida Bar, the American Bar Association, the Florida Justice Association (Eagle Member during many years) and the Central Florida Trial Lawyers’ Association. He was formerly a member of the Martin County Bar Association and the Palm Beach County Bar Association. He has served on both the Judicial Professionalism Committee for the 15th Judicial Circuit, Florida, and the Judicial Relations Committee of the Palm Beach County Bar Association. He is a former Director of the Young Lawyer’s Division of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. He is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and All Courts of the State of Florida.

Mr. Schmitt is proud to have received many awards and other recognitions during his more than three decades as a personal injury trial attorney. Among his many achievements, he is a Lifetime Member of the National Order of Barristers, and a Lifetime Member of both the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, “The Top Trial Lawyers in America”. He has been recognized as “America’s Best Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney 2021”. He has also been recognized in “The National Law Journal’s Top 100 Verdicts” and “Top 50 Verdicts” of 2014. He obtained the 34th largest jury verdict in the United States in 2014. And Mr. Schmitt has proudly maintained a “Superior” “10” AVVO Score for more than a decade.

Mr. Schmitt’s career has been dedicated to assisting the injured, and he has practiced exclusively as an “Expert Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Trial Specialist Attorney” handling, among many other types of cases, automobile, motorcycle, trucking, brain injury, slip/trip and fall, and wrongful death cases. His reputation for always being prepared, always having an intimate knowledge of the law, his clients, and his clients’ cases is well known. He is a formidable opponent inside the courtroom.  Mr. Schmitt has obtained several million-dollar and multi-million dollar jury awards and settlements throughout Florida. His results include a jury verdict in a motorcycle vs. trucking/tractor trailer wrongful death case in which an Orlando jury awarded $15.2 Million Dollars for his client, the second-largest motorcycle jury verdict in the State of Florida, ever!

Formerly, Mr. Schmitt practiced law on the Treasure Coast for nearly a decade, and he is proud to have recently opened a brand-new office of Florida Personal Injury Law Team, in Port St. Lucie. Mr. Schmitt is proud to once again represent injured clients on the Treasure Coast. He is especially proud of his team of lawyers and paralegals, among other staff members, and he has regularly expressed his appreciation for having been blessed with such an honest, compassionate, experienced, loyal and hard-working staff. Mr. Schmitt believes that the consistent, superior results that he achieves for his clients is due in large part to this cooperative of all members of the Florida Personal Injury Law Team.

Tom is an accomplished pianist, vocalist, sketch artist, and ballroom dancer. For most of his life, he has been an avid boater and has been the proud owner of many speed boats, small fishing boats, large sport fishing boats, and sport yachts over his lifetime. Mr. Schmitt lives on a ranch on the Palatlakaha River in Groveland, Florida with his loving wife Lekky, and his precocious 3-year-old son Paulie and newborn son Peter, where they enjoy wide open spaces, fresh air, the sounds of horses, birds, crickets, frogs, alligators, roosters, and an occasional cow. They cherish the ever-present star-filled skies, and the picturesque sunsets.  The Schmitt family also resides part-time in their home on Hutchinson Island, where they can enjoy the Atlantic Ocean with its beautiful sunrises. Mr. Schmitt’s lists his priorities as: God, Family, Country, and the Florida Personal Injury Law Team and its clients.

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