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Michael P. Schmiedt

Mike Schmiedt is a Partner in the Litigation Team at Crary Huff Law Firm as well as a member of the management committee. Mike’s practice includes insurance defense, corporate municipal law, personal injury, and wrongful death. Mike also handles all aspects of business litigation and other disputes.

Mike is a lifelong resident of South Sioux City, Nebraska and a 1991 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Law. Mike received his undergraduate degree from Wayne State College in 1985. Prior to joining the Crary Huff Law Firm in 1993, Mike served as a Deputy Dakota County Attorney and a probation officer for the State of Nebraska.

Mike specializes in corporate municipal law and represents the cities of Jackson, Nebraska; Castana, Onawa, Rodney, Ute, and Mapleton, Iowa. Mike also has extensive experience in personal injury and wrongful death litigation and has recovered several substantial settlements and verdicts in that area of his practice. Mike handles all areas of litigation and has experience in insurance defense and representing various insurance companies.

Mike was admitted to practice law in Nebraska in 1991, in Iowa in 1997 and South Dakota in 2004. Mike is currently the chairperson of the Mental Health Board of the Sixth Judicial District of Nebraska. Mike maintains memberships in the Nebraska Association of Trial Lawyers, Nebraska State (Section of Government Practice) and the Iowa State (Section of Government Practice) Bar Associations. Mike is also a member of the Iowa Municipal Attorneys Association, Woodbury County, Dakota County Bar Associations and the Nebraska Council of School Attorneys. Mike served as past president of the Dakota County Bar Association.

Mike resides in South Sioux City and has two children. He is involved in various civic and charitable organizations including the Little Centinel Football Program in South Sioux City Nebraska. Mike’s personal interests include working out at the local YMCA, boating, motorcycling and camping.

Education

  • South Dakota State University
  • Wayne State College
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa
  • Nebraska
  • South Dakota

Professional Memberships

  • Nebraska Association of Trial Lawyers
    Nebraska State :Bar Association (Section of Government Practice)
  • Iowa State Bar Association (Section of Government Practice)
  • Iowa Municipal Attorneys Association
  • Woodbury County & Dakota County Bar Associations
  • Nebraska Council of School Attorneys

In re Colton Novak. Hunting Accident Case

Estate of Vernon Nelson. Wrongful Death: Semi-Truck Accident, settled for policy limits

Estate of Darrel Curry. Wrongful Death: Car Accident, settled for policy limits

Justin Woltman. Personal Injury: Car Accident, settled for policy limits

Hattermann vs. Navistar, d/b/a International Truck and Engine Corporation, United States District Court, Northern District of Iowa. Case No: 5-10-cv-04-0001: confidential settlement

Representative clients

State vs. Curry, 1994 W.L. 90517. City Ordinance Violations.

Frontier Bank vs. City of Sioux City, 699 N.W. 2d. 464 (Iowa, 2004). Negligent Storm Sewer Construction.

Fischer vs. City of Sioux City, 695 N.W. 2d. 31 (Iowa, 2005). Negligent Storm Sewer Construction.

D.C. Sanitation Management, Inc. vs. Castillo, 435 Fed. 3d. 892 (8th Ct. 2006). Violation of Non-Compete Clause in Contract.

Missouri River Services, Inc. vs. Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, 267 Fed. 3d. 848 (8th Ct. 2001). Confirmation of Arbitration Award of ($6,384,435.00) in Gaming Contract Dispute.

Rude vs. City of Mapleton, 771 N.W. 2d. 652 (Iowa, 2009). Appeal of Board of Adjustment Allowance of Special Use Permit.

Michael P. Schmiedt
Michael P. Schmiedt

POSITION: Principal and Secretary of the Firm

PHONE: 712.277.4561

OFFICE: Sioux City, Iowa

PRACTICE GROUPS:
Litigation and dispute resolution
Municipal Law
Personal Injury
Wrongful Death