Deborah J. Schmidt

Probate and Guardianship Administration
Probate, Guardianship, and Trust Litigation
Elder Law
Mediation

Associate

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Deborah J. Schmidt, an associate attorney at Farrow-Gillespie Heath Witter LLP, practices in the areas of probate, guardianship, and elder law, including administrations and litigation for probate, guardianship, and trusts. Ms. Schmidt is certified by the Texas State Bar to serve as an attorney ad litem and guardian ad litem for probate and guardianship proceedings. With trial experience in civil, family, and probate law, she works tirelessly to protect and serve families. 

Deborah is the previous owner of DJS Mediation Services, where she practiced mediation with a focus on family and probate matters, performed evaluations for contested custody cases and adoptions, and taught mediation courses for Collin County Community College District. In 2018, Deborah earned her law license from UNT Dallas College of Law. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in psychology and earned her M.A. in dispute resolution from Southern Methodist University. 

Deborah currently resides in Allen, Texas, where she has lived with her husband and children since 1991. She enjoys yoga, soccer, tennis, skiing, and is trying to learn to golf.  Deborah jumps at every opportunity to travel, especially to the mountains or white sand beaches. 

Farrow-Gillespie Heath Witter LLP | Dallas, TX

Practice Areas

  • Probate and Guardianship Administration
  • Probate, Guardianship, and Trust Litigation
  • Elder Law
  • Mediation

Education

  • J.D., University of Dallas College of Law, 2017
  • M.A., Southern Methodist University, 2007
  • B.S., Texas A&M University, College Station, 1991
  • Licensed in Texas

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Collin County Bar Association, Section Member
    • Family Law; Real Estate; Probate & Trust
  • Collin County Women Lawyers Association
  • Dallas Bar Association, Section Member
    • Collaborative Law; Family Law; Probate, Trusts & Estates
  • Dallas Bar Association, Bar None (2016, 2018)
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association
  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
  • Legal Hospice of North Texas
  • Attorneys Serving the Community
  • UNT Dallas College of Law, Mentor

Community Service

  • Texas A&M University, Association of Former Students
    • Collin County Aggie Moms
  • North Texas Women’s Soccer Association
  • St. Jude Catholic Church, Allen, Texas