Resolute is pleased to announce Hon. David I. Schmidt has joined its New York panel. Judge Schmidt served in the Second Judicial District of the New York State Supreme Court, Kings County since 1995. While a Supreme Court Justice, he presided over the settlement conference part, city and transit settlement conference part, non-jury trial readiness part, IAS part 47 commercial part, guardianship part and election part.
He is the only Justice to oversee five parts at one time, with over 5,000 cases in his inventory. He was responsible for managing one of the largest and diverse caseloads in the United States. His passion is settling cases, and he is credited with more than 15,000 settlements involving all types of civil cases. Often working late nights and on weekends, he had the reputation as one of the hardest working judges in New York and developed a reputation for settling difficult cases.
Schmidt specializes as a mediator and Special Master for disputes in a variety of areas including personal injury/mass torts, labor law, business/commercial, insurance, professional liability and property. He employs a combination of facilitative and evaluative mediation, supplemented by his 31 + years experience as a litigator and judge.
ATTORNEY TESTIMONIALS AS PUBLISHED IN NEW YORK JUDGE REVIEWS:
- “He is very good at settling cases and resolving disputes…it is his forte”
- “When you get in front of him you will always have a fair shake”
- “He knows the law real well and is a tireless worker …a rare gem”
- “He is a brilliant judge…known for conferencing three or four cases at the same time, and for being able to recall the specific facts of each case”