Robert E Schmitt


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Murphy Schmitt Hathaway Wilson & Becke PLLC
PO Box 591, Prescott, Arizona, 86302-3601




Status: Active  

Board Certified Specialization: Injury & Wrongful Death Litigation  

Professional Liability Insurance: Yes  

Admitted to Practice Law: 1973

Admitted to State Bar of Arizona: September 29, 1973

Other Language(s): None


Robert E. Schmitt has been a trial attorney for over 40 years practicing primarily in the area of personal injury litigation, although he has handled cases involving a multitude of different areas of the law. He has significant experience in representing both plaintiffs and defendants and has been lead counsel in approximately 100 civil jury trials. Mr. Schmitt is certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a Specialist in the area of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation.


Past President of the State Bar of Arizona. Member of the Year, State Bar of Arizona, 1994. Selected into the American College of Trial Lawyers, (limited to the top 1% of trial lawyers in any given State). Selected into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Selected into “The Best Lawyers in America” Selected into the “Super Lawyers of the Southwest”. Past Member of State Bar Board of Governors. Member, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel Board of directors (1990-2002). Member, Commission for Appellate Court Appointments (1999) Past Member, Advisory Committee on Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Certification. Past Member, Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness. Faculty member at the Arizona College of Trial Advocacy (1987-present). Founding fellow of the Arizona Bar Foundation. Also admitted to practice in the courts of the State of California.

Mr. Schmitt received a Bachelor of Science degree in business 1968, as well as his Juris Doctorate in 1973, with both degrees from Arizona State University.  He is admitted to practice before the United States District Court, District of Arizona and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Mr. Schmitt has been married to his wife, Dianne, for over 40 years and is the proud father of five and grandfather of 16. Mr. Schmitt can be reached at

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Alternative Dispute Resolution International Dispute Resolution, International Mediation, International Arbitration, Collaborative Law, Mediation, Arbitration
Insurance Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists, Reinsurance Defense, Reinsurance Arbitration, Reinsurance Mediation, Risk Management, Public Liability Defense, Reinsurance, Property Subrogation, Public Liability, Surety Law, Surety Defense, Uninsured and Underinsured, Unfair Insurance Practices, Self Insured Defense, Self Insured Law, Surety Bonds, Subrogation, Property Insurance, Property Insurance Coverage, Property Loss, Property Insurance Defense, Property Damage Defense, Property Damage, Personal Liability Defense, Personal Liability, No Fault Automobile Insurance, No Fault Auto Insurance Defense, Malpractice, Motorists Arbitration, Loss Recovery, life Insurance Defense, Life Insurance, Life and Health Insurance, Insurance Trusts, International Insurance, Insurance Regulation, Insurance Rehabilitation and Liquidation, Insurance Receivership, Insurance Recovery, Insurance Rate Regulation, Insurance Products, Insurance Mediation, Insurance Mergers and Acquisitions, Insurance Pooling Arrangements, Insurance Premium Fraud, Insurance Litigation, Insurance Investigations, Insurance Guaranty Association Law, Insurance Insolvency, Fire Insurance, Fire Insurance Defense, Fire Loss, Fire Insurance Subrogation, Extra Contractual Insurance Claims, Extra Contractual Insurance Defense, Fidelity and Surety Bonds, Fidelity and Surety, First and Third Party Insurance, First and Third Party Insurance Defense, First Party Insurance, Flood Insurance Defense, Indemnity, Insurance Adjuster Liability, General Liability Defense, General Liability, Insurance Bad Faith Defense, Insurance Collection, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Arbitration, Insurance Agents and Brokers, Insurance Administration, Insurance Agents and Brokers Errors and Omissions, Insurance Agents and Brokers Defense, Insurance Fraud, Insurance Fraud Defense, Insurance Coverage Defense, Insurance Defense Subrogation, Insurance Company Demutualization, Insurance Company Taxation, Insurance Contracts, Insurance Coverage, Commercial Insurance Defense, Commercial Property Insurance, Commercial Insurance, Casualty Insurance Subrogation, Excess Coverage, Excess and Reinsurance, Disability Insurance, Disability Insurance Defense, Automobile Liability Defense, Captive Insurance, Casualty Insurance, Casualty Insurance Defense, Automobile Insurance Defense, Automobile Insurance Coverage, Automobile Insurance Fraud Defense, Automobile Liability, Automobile Insurance, Arson and Insurance Fraud, Accident Insurance
Litigation Breach of Warranty, Blood Bank Liability, Bicycle Products Liability, Biomedical Products Liability, Automotive Restraints, Automotive Warranty Law, Automotive Design Liability, Automotive Products Liability, Commercial Litigation, Complex and Multi-District Litigation, Class Action Prosecution, Class Action Defense, Civil Litigation, Chemical Products Liability, Breast Implant Litigation, Chemical Explosions, Airbag Injury, All Terrain Vehicle Products Liability, Automotive Crashworthiness, Defense Litigation, Diet Drug Litigation, Complex Litigation, Dalkon Shield Litigation, Drug and Medical Device Defense, Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Trial Practice, Tobacco Litigation, U.S. Supreme Court Litigation, Vaccine Injury, Products Liability Mediation, Products Liability Subrogation, Propane Products Liability, Recreational Products Liability, Seat Belt Injury, Recreational Vehicle Products Liability, Tire/Rim Mismatch, Tire Defect Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Office Equipment Products Liability, Motorcycle Products Liability, Manufacturers Liability, Lemon Law, Long-Arm Litigation, International litigation, Industrial Products Liability, Product Defects, Product Failure, Product Recall, Product Safety, Products Liability Arbitration, Product Warning Labels, Products Liability Insurance Coverage, Products Liability Defense, Federal Civil Litigation, Explosions, Escalator Liability, Environmental Products Liability, Elevator Liability, Engineering Products Liability, Drug Contamination, E-Discovery, Heavy Equipment Products Liability, Heart Device Litigation, Food Products Liability, Gas Explosions, Food Borne Disease, Flammable Fabrics, Federal Litigation, Firearms Litigation, Welding Products Liability, Warranty Law, Vehicle Rollovers
Personal Injury Automobile Negligence, Bicycle Accidents, Automobile Accidents and Injuries, Aquatic Injuries, Bus Accidents, Brain Injury, Boating Accidents, Bodily Injury, Accidents, Animal Attacks, Wrongful Death, Workplace Injury, Whiplash, Subway Accidents, Third Party Wrongful Death, Catastrophic Injury, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Dog Bites, Commercial Vehicle Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries, Motorcycle Accidents, Head Injury, Electrical Injury, Product Liability, Personal Injury Appeals, Neurolaw, Pedestrian Injuries, Slip and Fall, Spinal Injury, Sexual Abuse, Severe Burns
Torts Tort Defense, Mass Torts, Tort Liability, Civil Liability, Intentional Torts


  • Arizona (Active), California (Active)

Law School

  • Arizona State

  • Last Updated: April 20, 2021
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  • Prescott, Arizona, Yavapai County
  • Accept Credit Cards: No
  • Free Consultations: Yes

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