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Paul M. Schmidt


  • Pace University School of Law (J.D. and Certificate in Environmental Law) Managing Editor, Pace Environmental Law Review
  • Kent State University (B.S. in Biology)

Bar Memberships

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Colorado

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania


  • Delaware Valley Environmental Inn of Court
  • Board Member, Pennsylvania Resources Council
  • ASTM Sediment Standard Work Group


Paul M. Schmidt



(215) 587-1095

(215) 320-4779 Fax


Paul M. Schmidt is a Principal in the Firm's Environmental Practice Group and counsels and represents clients in litigation, permitting, and transactions related to environmental issues. Mr. Schmidt's clients include companies and individuals in the real estate development, private equity, commercial construction, manufacturing, and energy industries, among others.  

For real estate clients, Mr. Schmidt advises on brownfield funding and clean up, wetlands permitting, stormwater runoff, and sewage facilities. He also conducts environmental due diligence, investigates and manages risks associated with asbestos, lead in paint and drinking water, Legionella, and mold, and works with clients to address permitting and compliance issues in industrial operations.

Mr. Schmidt’s environmental litigation experience includes administrative appeals, cleanup cost-recovery actions, and property damage and personal injury claims. He also works with clients to address permitting and compliance issues in industrial operations, including waste, water quality, air, oil and gas drilling, pipelines, CNG stations, storage tanks, and radiation.

He has appeared before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the Superior Court of New Jersey in most counties, the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board, and the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PA PUC).

From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Schmidt counseled the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (PA DEP) Water Management, Sewage Facilities, Storage Tanks, Waste Management and Environmental Cleanup Programs as an Assistant Counsel. Prior to joining PA DEP, he was a Colorado Assistant Attorney General, assisting the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on cutting-edge Superfund risk assessment, remediation, and enforcement activities for major Superfund sites, including the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, and the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant.