Richard E Schimel

Small Claims, Civil Litigation, and Landlord-Tenant Lawyer in the Washington, DC Area

Richard E Schimel represents clients in civil litigation at both the trial and appellate level in state and federal courts. He helps his clients in a wide range of civil matters, including, but not limited to: dog and animal related injuries, automobile, commercial transactions, condominium and homeowners’ associations, defamation, landlord/tenant matters, estate litigation and bankruptcy.

A frequent lecturer and author on condominium rights, pit bulls/breed specific legislation, animal injuries and a variety of insurance issues, Mr. Schimel incorporates his practical experience to help clients and educate the community. He has volunteered as a trial judge for high school and college mock trials, coached high school mock trial teams and served as a mentor to newly admitted members of the Maryland Bar Association.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Simon E. Sobeloff Jewish Law Society, Programming Chairman
  • Princeton University Alumni Schools Committee
  • Great American Mock Trial Regional Invitation Tournament, Judge
  • Cohen and Cohen Mock Trial Competition, George Washington University National Law Center, Judge
  • Van Vleck Moot Court Competition, George Washington University National Law Center, Judge
  • Public Speakers Program of the Montgomery County Bar Association, Chair
  • Mentor-Mentee Program of the Montgomery County Bar Association, Chair

PUBLICATIONS

  • The Maryland Bar Journal, Volume XLIX – Number 4, July/August 2016
    Barking Up The Wrong Tree: Constitutional Infirmities of the Legislative Override of Tracey V. Solesky
  • The Maryland Bar Journal, Volume XVLI – Number 2, March/April 2013
    Tracey v. Solesky: The Court of Appeals of Maryland Mounts the Pit-Bully Pulpit
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County Newsletter, December 2010
    Contingency Fee Agreements Redux

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Simon E. Sobeloff Jewish Law Society
Richard E. Schimel, Attorney at Law

RICHARD E SCHIMEL

  • George Washington University,
    J.D., 1978, with Honors
  • Princeton University,
    B.A., 1975, with Honors

CLERKSHIP

  • Judicial Law Clerk for The Honorable William H. McCullough Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, 1978-1979

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Maryland, 1978
  • District of Columbia, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Maryland, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Services, 2005