James Schmit is Special Counsel in the Firm's labor and employment practice group. Mr. Schmit has represented private, public and not for profit employers across a broad spectrum of industry sectors. He concentrates his practice in the areas of labor relations, contract negotiations, arbitration proceedings, employment discrimination litigation, wrongful termination actions and safety and health matters.
Canisius College (B.A. 1963);Boston College Law School (J.D. 1966)
New York State Bar; U.S. District Court, Western and Northern Districts of New York; United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
Principal Areas of Practice:
Labor relations, contract negotiations, arbitration proceedings, employment discrimination litigation, wrongful termination actions and safety and health matters.
Memberships & Offices:
Prior to practicing law, Mr. Schmit served in the United States Army. He is a member and past president of the Industrial Relations Research Association of Western New York (now known as LERA), the New York Management Attorney's conference and the Erie County and New York State Bar Associations. An adjunct faculty member of Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations, he is listed in Best Lawyers in America, was to the New York Super Lawyer list and "Who's Who in Law" by Business First of Buffalo. In 2013, Mr. Schmit was recognized as the Best Lawyers’ "Lawyer of the Year" in the category of Employment Law - Management for Buffalo, NY.
Twenty-Two Jaeckle Fleischmann Attorneys Named "Super Lawyers"
Aug-16-2013 — Jaeckle Fleischmann announces that twenty-two of the Firm's attorneys have been named to the Super Lawyers list for 2013. Published annually by Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers is a rating service of attorneys from more than 70 practice areas
Twenty-Six Jaeckle Attorneys Named As "Best Lawyers In America" By Peer Review
Aug-15-2013 — Jaeckle Fleischmann announces that 26 lawyers from the Firm were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).
Gayle Eagan, Michael Piette and James Schmit Named to “Lawyer of the Year” List
Sep-11-2012 — Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP, a full service corporate law firm, announces that Gayle L. Eagan, Michael Piette and James Schmit have been further designated by Best Lawyers of America as “Lawyers of the Year” for 2013.
Jaeckle Fleischmann Adds Three Attorneys to Labor & Employment Practice Group
Nov-10-2010 — Partner Melinda G. Disare, Special Counsel James N. Schmit and Associate Sharon A. Swift have joined the Firm's Labor & Employment practice group. The addition of the three new team members brings the department of labor & employment attorneys to seven.
Jaeckle Welcomes Melinda G. Disare & James N. Schmit
Oct-16-2010 — Jaeckle Fleischmann announces that Melinda G. Disare and James N. Schmit have joined the Firm's Labor & Employment practice group. Ms. Disare joins the Firm as Partner and Mr. Schmit as Senior Counsel.