Ask The Expert - Law
Joe grew up in rural northwestern Iowa in a small farming community, the oldest of four children. After graduating from college, he married his college sweetheart and moved to North Carolina before attending law school in Virginia and finally returning to the Triad to establish his roots and to begin his life-long dream of practicing law.
Married and the proud parent of three children, Joe is an active member of Generations Church in Lewisville, where he is a board member and a youth leader.
When he's not playing "superheroes" with his boys or playing "dress-up" with his daughter, Joe enjoys cooking, working on the family farm, hunting, and he always has a home improvement project to work on. Joe and his wife also volunteer with Northwest American Little League, coaching in the Challenger's Division, where children with special needs are given the unique opportunity to play baseball in an "all-star" fashion.
Joe has received numerous honors and awards over the course of his career, including the National Trial Lawyers' Top 40 Under 40 and Top 100 Trial Lawyers awards, and the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys' 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award.
With 10 years of practicing law in Winston-Salem and the surrounding area, Joe has recently founded Schmitz Law, PC, where he will continue to provide sound advice and skilled legal representation for clients in the following areas of the law: divorce, separation, and other family law matters, general civil litigation, education law, and simple estate planning.