Carey B. Schmidt 

A Montana native, Carey Schmidt has over a decade of experience litigating complex and contentious civil matters.  Carey has litigated countless insurance coverage, personal injury, construction, employment, real estate, environment regulatory, foreclosure, and discrimination matters in Federal and State Courts and before administrative boards of the State.  

Carey has experience on both sides of the "vs." representing Plaintiffs as well as Defendants.  Carey has acted as a successful mediator.  In addition to litigating, Carey helps his clients avoid litigation by drafting contracts and thoughtfully orchestrating transactions.  Some lawyers get in the way of business.  Carey is a catalyst for getting deals done.

Carey was a shareholder in a large insurance defense firm before moving to this client-focused practice and has tried many cases to verdict, including prosecuting criminal cases for Missoula County.  He was the publication editor for the Public Land and Resources Law Review and earned his Juris Doctorate in 2005 from the University of Montana School of Law.  He earned his Bachelor of Science from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon in environmental science, with minors in religion and geography.  He has experience in environmental consulting and technical science.  

Carey serves as the Treasurer for the Western Montana Bar Association, and a member of its executive committee. His memberships include the State Bar of Montana, the American Bar Association, and the Defense Research Institute. Mr. Schmidt is admitted to practice in all State and Federal courts in Montana. 

Mr. Schmidt is a Director for the Westslope Chapter of Trout Unlimited and is a past president.  He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and two beautiful children.