Steve Schmid

Deputy County Counsel

Steve Schmid joined the Office of the County Counsel in 2001.  Since then he has worked almost exclusively in the litigation section.  He defends varied lawsuits brought against the County and County employees including civil-rights cases arising out of law enforcement and correctional and child protective services; tort actions based upon dangerous condition of public property claims; medical malpractice cases; employment lawsuits arising under federal and state law; and tort claims arising out of the use of County vehicles.

Steve’s professional expertise includes:

  • Civil-rights cases arising out of law enforcement
  • Correctional and child protective services
  • Tort actions based upon dangerous condition of public property claims
  • Medical malpractice cases
  • Employment lawsuits arising under federal and state law
  • Tort claims arising out of use of county vehicles

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1977
  • Santa Clara University, B.S. (Economics), 1973

Professional Associations

  • Santa Clara County Bar Association

Prior Experience

  • Sole Practitioner (2000-2001)
  • Associate at Litigation Solutions Law Group (1998-2000)
  • Associate and Junior Partner at Williams, Romanski, Polverari and Skelton (1984-1998)
  • Associate at Burnham and Larson (1983-1984)
  • Associate at Law Offices of Ronald Hothem (1982-1983)
  • Associate at Mullen and Filippi (1978-1982)

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