SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Ms. Schmidt’s private practice is dedicated exclusively to mediation, with an office in New Port Richey and serving all of Florida. She is a Florida Supreme Court Mediator since 2003, and is certified in all disciplines, including:
- •Circuit Civil
Ms. Schmidt serves on the Sixth Circuit panel of mediators for Circuit, Family and Dependency and the United States Postal Service REDRESS panel, and is experienced in a wide range of:
- •Family issues: Divorce, Custody, and Support
- •Elder issues / Shared Family decision making
- •Business disputes
- •Healthcare claims
- •Real Estate matters
•Active with the Florida Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts in advancing elder mediation in Florida Circuit Courts.
•Experience with special populations including individuals who are indigent, have unique needs, who are disabled and/or elderly
•Florida Bar attorney (1993) with extensive experience in indigent and elder health insurance with previous service on the Board of
Directors for the Florida Council on Aging (www.fcoa.org) and the Family Café (www.familycafe.net) serving individuals with disabilities.
•Currently serving the Florida Bar: Legal Needs of Children Committee (July 2019).
•Health insurance professional with ~26 years of Florida Managed Care experience in various senior leadership positions responsible for
•regulatory, operations and sales & marketing.