Cindy K. Schmidt

Cindy K. Schmidt

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520.622.3088 fax
One S. Church Avenue
Suite 2000
Tucson, AZ 85701

Cindy Schmidt is a litigator who helps clients reach favorable outcomes in a wide variety of civil disputes. With experience working on local, regional and national matters, she works closely with clients to understand their priorities and develop strategies tailored to their needs. Cindy has championed for clients in controversies relating to property rights, easements, leases, construction contracts, employment agreements, sales transactions, product liability, insurance bad faith, the False Claims Act, wrongful death, domestication of foreign judgments, and post-judgment remedies.

Professional Experience

  • Snell & Wilmer, Associate, 2012-2015
  • Tucson City Court, Intern to Judge Nikki Chayet, 2010
  • Champaign, Illinois Unit 4 School District, Teacher, 2000-2009
  • Fisher, IL, C.U.S.D. 1, Teacher, 1998-2000

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona, Board Member, 2013-2017, Chair, 2018
  • UA Law J Byron McCormick Society, Member, 2012-2016; Executive Board, 2017-2018
  • UA Law College Association, Governing Board, 2017-2018
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association, Member, 2012-present
  • Federal Bar Association, Member, 2014-present
  • Pima County Bar Association, Member, 2012-present

Representative Matters

  • Represented landowner in Santa Cruz County easement dispute, negotiating favorable settlement terms for client
  • Represented commercial lessor in multiple forcible detainer actions, evicting tenants
  • Represented rancher in negotiating sand and gravel mining lease on property
  • Represented developers in drafting covenants, conditions, and restrictions for residential communities
  • Obtained favorable summary judgment verdict for Canadian lender seeking to domesticate a foreign country money judgment
  • Represented assisted living facility in defending wrongful death action, obtaining favorable settlement terms for client
  • Represented local retailer in defending breach of contract action, obtaining favorable settlement terms for client
  • Represented national construction company in bringing breach of contract actions against homeowners, obtaining favorable settlement terms for client
  • Represented real estate investment company in preventing party from subpoenaing highly sensitive documents
  • Worked on multiple teams defending insurance companies in insurance bad faith actions, each obtaining favorable settlement terms for client
  • Review leases, surveys and title documents for national lenders
  • Assist national homebuilder in enforcing personal guarantee

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  • Chester H. Smith Memorial Scholarship - University of Arizona, 2012
  • Arizona Law Review, University of Arizona - Executive Note Editor, 2012

Other Info


J.D., magna cum laude, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, 2012
M.Ed., University of Illinois, 2008
B.S., University of Illinois, 1998

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 2012
Federal, 2014

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
Arizona Supreme Court