MICHAEL SCHMID

MICHAEL SCHMID graduated from Florida State University College of Law in 1999. After completing an internship with the State Attorney’s Office of the Second Judicial Circuit during law school, he began working as an Assistant State Attorney in Tallahassee following his graduation. After gaining experience in a felony division in Tallahassee, he moved to Tampa, Florida, in 2001 and began prosecuting a wide range of felony offenses in the State Attorney’s Office, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit. From 2005 to March of 2013, Mr. Schmid was an Assistant Statewide Prosecutor in the Tampa bureau of the Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution, where he handled prosecutions of complex organized crime featuring multi-county and multi-defendant components. In addition, he served as a legal advisor to two statewide grand juries. The Eighteenth Statewide Grand Jury was convened in 2007-2008, in West Palm Beach, and issued reports and indictments on street gangs. The Nineteenth Statewide Grand Jury was convened in 2010-2011, in Fort Lauderdale, and issued reports and indictments on public corruption matters. Mr. Schmid has handled numerous securities fraud cases involving violations of Chapter 517, Florida Statutes. Mr. Schmid recently prosecuted numerous cases involving physicians and illegal pain management clinics which illegally prescribed controlled substances outside the scope of standard medical practice. Mr. Schmid has been named a top government attorney for the last three years and serves on The Florida Bar Criminal Procedure Rules Committee.  In 2013, Mr. Schmid was selected for the inaugural class of The Florida Bar Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy.  In March of 2013, Mr. Schmid joined the City of Tampa as an Assistant City Attorney where he handles civil litigation and municipal prosecution.