Mark E. Schmidt

Mark E. Schmidt

von Briesen & Roper, S.C.

Recognized since 2015

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Practice Areas

Litigation - Construction

Litigation - Real Estate

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Insurance Law
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Mark Schmidt is a Shareholder in the Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group and Co-Chair of the Construction Law and Litigation Section.

Mark helps clients resolve their most challenging and complex problems by focusing on practical solutions and efficient business results. Mark is directly involved in all aspects of negotiation, strategic planning, risk assessment, arbitrations, mediations and court and jury trials in state and federal court.

Mark’s broad experience covers all areas of commercial law and business litigation.

Mark has been actively involved in pro bono matters throughout his career. He represented a military family through the Marquette SAVLAW program, assisted a Milwaukee charter school with the formation of a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, represented a community organization involved in a municipal zoning dispute, and accepted an appointment from the Seventh Circuit to handle a criminal appeal.


  • 411 East Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1000
    Milwaukee, WI 53202-4427


  • George Mason University , J.D., magna cum laude, graduated 2004
  • University of Virginia, M.A., graduated 1998
  • Binghamton University, B.A., magna cum laude, graduated 1995

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, State Bar of


  • Milwaukee Bar Association - Member
  • State Bar of Wisconsin - Member
  • Milwaukee Rotary Club - Member
  • Wisconsin Make-A-Wish Foundation - Committee Member

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, Western District of Michigan, Western District of Pennsylvania, Southern District of Ohio, Northern District of Illinois

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Insurance Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Insurance Law, Milwaukee (2022)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Real Estate


  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation (2018-2021)
  • Wisconsin Rising Stars (2014)

Representative Matters:

  • Won dismissal of misrepresentation claims in federal court action involving alleged joint business venture.
  • Obtained buyout of shares for minority shareholder in closely-held company after bringing claim for oppression and judicial dissolution of company.
  • Dismissal of million-dollar claim against property owner arising out of sprinkler system failure at high-rise condominium tower.
  • Counsel for plaintiff in multimillion-dollar construction defect case regarding HVAC, roof systems, site drainage, pavements, and foundation.
  • Prevailed in federal court trial on behalf of employer and former employee accused of misappropriating confidential information.
  • Prevailed in arbitration on behalf of subcontractor that supplied labor and materials for retail store at regional shopping center.
  • Successfully represented seller of assets in federal court action alleging $10 million in damages arising out of purported breach of asset purchase agreement.

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