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Chris L. Schmitter
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Assistant: Ann Mertz
Phone: 612.373.8376

Education

  • B.S., Georgetown University, International Politics, magna cum laude (2006)
  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif (2013); Editor-in-Chief, Minnesota Law Review

Experience

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, The Honorable John R. Tunheim, Law Clerk (2014-2015)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, The Honorable Sidney R. Thomas, Law Clerk (2013-2014)
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Chris Schmitter uses experience gained from federal trial and appellate court clerkships to represent clients in both the public and private sectors. Chris joined Greene Espel after clerking for the Honorable Sidney R. Thomas of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for the Honorable John Tunheim of the U.S District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Chris received his J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School. While in law school, Chris clerked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota and served as a legal intern for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division (Criminal Section). He worked as a research assistant to Professor Kristin Hickman. Chris also served as the student director of the Misdemeanor Prosecution Clinic.

Before attending law school, Chris served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for U.S. Representative Tim Walz. Chris received his B.S., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University, where he studied international relations with a focus on international law.

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • State Bar of Minnesota

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Federal Bar Association
    • Law School Outreach Committee (2014-present)

AWARDS & OTHER RECOGNITION

  • Class of 2013 Most Outstanding Contribution Award, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Judge Edward J. Devitt Award for excellence in the study of federal law and practice, University of Minnesota Law School
  • ALI-CLE Scholarship and Leadership Award, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Book Award for highest grade in Property, Federal Securities Regulation, and Advanced Corporate Law, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Recipient of the Leonard, Street & Deinard Law Review Award for excellence in legal writing

PUBLICATIONS

  • Going Back in Time: The Search for Retroactive Rulemaking Power in Statutory Deadlines, 97 MINN. L. REV. 1114 (2013).

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Minnesota Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Young Professionals Committee (2014-present)
Chris L. Schmitter

cschmitter@greeneespel.com
612.373.8372
612.373.0929 fax


Assistant: Ann Mertz
Phone: 612.373.8376

Education

  • B.S., Georgetown University, International Politics, magna cum laude (2006)
  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif (2013); Editor-in-Chief, Minnesota Law Review

Experience

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, The Honorable John R. Tunheim, Law Clerk (2014-2015)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, The Honorable Sidney R. Thomas, Law Clerk (2013-2014)

Chris Schmitter uses experience gained from federal trial and appellate court clerkships to represent clients in both the public and private sectors. Chris joined Greene Espel after clerking for the Honorable Sidney R. Thomas of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for the Honorable John Tunheim of the U.S District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Chris received his J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School. While in law school, Chris clerked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota and served as a legal intern for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division (Criminal Section). He worked as a research assistant to Professor Kristin Hickman. Chris also served as the student director of the Misdemeanor Prosecution Clinic.

Before attending law school, Chris served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for U.S. Representative Tim Walz. Chris received his B.S., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University, where he studied international relations with a focus on international law.

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • State Bar of Minnesota

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Federal Bar Association
    • Law School Outreach Committee (2014-present)

AWARDS & OTHER RECOGNITION

  • Class of 2013 Most Outstanding Contribution Award, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Judge Edward J. Devitt Award for excellence in the study of federal law and practice, University of Minnesota Law School
  • ALI-CLE Scholarship and Leadership Award, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Book Award for highest grade in Property, Federal Securities Regulation, and Advanced Corporate Law, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Recipient of the Leonard, Street & Deinard Law Review Award for excellence in legal writing

PUBLICATIONS

  • Going Back in Time: The Search for Retroactive Rulemaking Power in Statutory Deadlines, 97 MINN. L. REV. 1114 (2013).

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Minnesota Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Young Professionals Committee (2014-present)