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About William Schmidt, Attorney at Law
William Schmidt is a solo practitioner in the Kansas City area for business formation, children & family law and tax law work.  Since the beginning of his practice, William's goal is to provide quality, satisfactory legal services that are friendly and help to reduce customer anxiety.

LL.M. in Taxation, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2010

J.D., Washburn University School of Law, 2009
​Junior Student Editor & Senior Student Editor (Best State Report), Family Law Quarterly, 2007-2009.

​B.A. in English, Bethel College, cum laude, 1996.

William is admitted to practice law in the state and appellate courts of Kansas and Missouri.  William is admitted to practice in federal court in the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. District Court of Kansas, and the U.S. District Court of Western Missouri.
Further Background
William’s background as an entrepreneurial attorney includes several courses in transactional law at Washburn School of Law, including the Small Business & Transactional Law Clinic (experience with drafting organizational documents for business formation) and as a legal intern at Washburn University’s Small Business Development Center (met with several entrepreneurs for business strategy sessions). At the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, the Entrepreneurial Legal Services Clinic gave him further experience in drafting organizational documents and the Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation course brought together a cross-section of students within the university to write a business plan and pitch the idea to real-world investors.

William's background as a children & family law attorney began at Washburn. He first gained courtroom experience in Shawnee County through the Washburn Children and Family Law Clinic, where he was involved in divorce, child in need of care, and child support/paternity proceedings.  William was also a Junior Student Editor and then a Senior Student Editor for Washburn's Family Law Quarterly. As Senior Student Editor, he received the award for Best State Report. Since graduation from law school, he has filed divorce cases, advised clients on modification of child custody orders, and has completed the training to be a guardian ad litem in Kansas.

To supplement his business law study, William studied tax law at Washburn and in the LL.M. in Taxation program at UMKC School of Law.  The Kansas City Tax Clinic taught him about advocacy on behalf of clients before the IRS. William also provided tax research for the Tax Institute at H&R Block, where he worked for two tax seasons. Currently, he is working as a pro bono attorney on Offer in Compromise tax cases for the Kansas City Tax Clinic and for Legal Aid of Western Missouri. William is also a licensed attorney with the U.S. Tax Court.

As a student in Washburn’s Children and Family Law Clinic, William also worked on Violence Against Women Act immigration cases to assist clients with applications to gain lawful permanent resident or green card status.

As a practicing attorney, William has also advised clients on traffic court cases and on issues ranging from mechanic's liens to security deposits.
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