Stephan Schmidt studied law in Dresden and Mainz. During his judicial clerkship he worked at the law firm Haarmann Hemmelrath & Partner in Frankfurt. He also worked for a law firm in San Diego as well as a specialist law firm for IP and IT law in Munich. In 2005 he established his own specialist firm for IT and telecoms law in Mainz. He became a certified specialist lawyer for IT law in 2008 and founded teclegal Rhein-Main Rechtsanwälte on January 1, 2009.
Stephan Schmidt was a lecturer for copyrights and media law at the Mediadesign University of Applied Sciences for Design and IT until 2007 and is the author of various legal articles. He also co-authored a report on IT law "juris PraxisReport IT-Recht" as well as the guidebook IT-Security - Datensicherheit und Datenschutz im Unternehmen aus rechtlicher und praktischer Sicht published in 2007. He is a frequent speaker at conventions and expert conferences and is also a member of the German Association for Law and Computer Science (DGRI), the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw) and the German Bar Association's IT Law Working Group (DAVIT).