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Stew Schmella

Partner


Phone: 713-432-9090 Ext: 231
Email: sschmella@lanzalawfirm.com
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Biography


Stew Schmella is a civil trial lawyer and mediator. Since beginning his law practice in 2001, Mr. Schmella has focused his trial practice on first party and third party insurance litigation, business and commercial litigation, and personal injury cases. Mr. Schmella has represented a wide variety of individuals and businesses in civil disputes, including financial institutions, insurance carriers, legal and engineering professionals, and other businesses, large and small. Mr. Schmella has handled cases at all stages, from investigations before suit to trial and appeals. Mr. Schmella is also a trained mediator.

Education


Mr. Schmella graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston Law Center in 2001. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Rice University in 1998.

Professional Associations


  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Council on Litigation Management
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Texas Association of Mediators
  • Social Media Chair, Rice University Lawyer Alumni

Admissions


  • All state courts in Texas
  • All federal district courts in Texas
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Community Service


  • Volunteer Mediator, Dispute Resolution Center of Harris County
  • Volunteer, Houston Bar Association Veterans Legal Initiative and Veterans Legal Clinic
  • Volunteer, Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program Legal Advice Clinic
  • Presenter, Houston Speakers’ Bureau

Hobbies include


  • Movies, sports of all kinds and cooking