Kristen M. Schmit
My practice primarily focuses on a wide range of family law matters including dissolutions of marriage, committed intimate relationships, parentage, child custody, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, as well as cases involving issues of domestic violence. I chose to practice family law because of my desire to help individuals through one of the most stressful experiences in life. As an attorney, my role is to provide legal counsel to clients in order to effectively advocate for their desired outcomes in sensitive legal matters.
Seattle University School of Law, 2020
During law school I interned with Pierce County Superior Court, Skellenger Bender, Seattle City Attorney’s Office, KCBA Family Law Mentor Program, and the Washington State Attorney General’s Office.
California State University, Chico, 2016
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Advocacy Award
I worked as a Program Director at the Community Legal Information Center (“CLIC”) in the Social Security Disability Law Program. CLIC is an undergraduate legal information clinic that has been providing legal information to students and community members for over 50 years. As a program director/non-attorney representative, I represented three individuals in their administrative appeals for Social Security disability benefits.
- Pro Bono Pledge Award, 2020
- Volunteer Attorney, KCBA Housing Justice Project, 2020
An award given to graduates who have completed extensive legal pro bono or community volunteer work since matriculating at Seattle University School of Law.
The Housing Justice Project provides free legal advice for low-income renters with eviction related issues by answering questions about eviction paperwork, negotiating with landlords, representing renters at eviction hearings, and sharing referral and resource information.
Exploring the PNW hiking trails and restaurants with friends and family.