Angela Forss Schmit

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Papillion, NE

Schmit Law Firm, LLC
1246 Golden Gate Dr, Ste 3
Papillion, NE 68046
Phone: 402-979-6077
Fax: 402-979-6071
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2013
Practice Areas: Business/Corporate (50%), Employment & Labor: Employer (20%), Business Litigation (10%), Employment Litigation: Defense (10%), Family Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

The managing attorney at the Schmit Law Firm, LLC, Angela Forss Schmit has a varied practice that encompasses labor and employment law, divorce and other family law matters, and general business advice and counseling. Her office is located in Papillion, Nebraska, and she represents clients in Sarpy County and throughout the greater Omaha metropolitan area. Admitted to practice before all Nebraska state courts since 2013, Ms. Schmit is also admitted to practice in Colorado.

Ms. Schmit’s labor and employment law practice involves her representation of private companies as well as employers in the public sector. She works with them on the preparation and review of employee manuals and employment agreements, helps them conduct internal investigations, and provides advice and counsel on hiring and termination decisions. Ms. Schmit also represents them in court and before state and federal agencies in claims of alleged discrimination involving Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. She has additionally represented clients that are the subject of Family and Medical Leave Act disputes.

In her family law practice, Ms. Schmit helps clients whose marriages are ending and who are having to deal with such issues as parenting rights, property division, and child and spousal support. She has also assisted people who want to grow their families through adoption as well as birth parents who are making the difficult decision to place their child for adoption. Many of Ms. Schmit’s business law clients are entrepreneurs who are looking to start a new venture, and she works with them at the outset to determine the most advantageous form of legal entity that the company should operate under. She also assists with document preparation, regulatory compliance and other matters.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Business/Corporate
  • 20%Employment & Labor: Employer
  • 10%Business Litigation
  • 10%Employment Litigation: Defense
  • 10%Family Law
Focus Areas

Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations, Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer, Adoption, Mediation & Collaborative Law


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021

About Angela Forss Schmit

Admitted: 2013, Colorado

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Colorado Bar Association, The Colorado Lawyer, Co-author of the “Colorado Civil Union” article, 2013
  • Adjunct Instructor, Metropolitan Community College, Business Management & Legal Studies 
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Violence Program, Contributing author for “Domestic Violence Benchbook”, 2010
  • UPCOMING: National Business Institute, Advanced Family Law CLE, Presenter of “Navigating Complex Asset Cases” and “Death and Divorce – Estate Planning Considerations”, 2018
  • National Business Institute, Advanced Issues in Family and Divorce Law CLE, Presenter of “Complex Assets: Valuation and Division”, 2016
  • National Business Institute, Divorce Law Guide From A to Z CLE, Presenter of “Tips and Techniques for Case Assessment and Vital First Steps”, 2016
  • 2017 Regional Seminar (Lincoln, Gering, Ogallala, Kearney & Norfolk), Presenter of “Labor and Employment Law Update and Priorities for the Trump Administration,” “Employment Law Jeopardy” and “3D Strategies for Managing Employees: Discipline, Discharge, Documentation”, 2017
  • National Business Institute, Human Resource Law from A to Z CLE, Presenter of “Comprehensive Overview of the Issues Affecting HR Departments”, 2018
  • National Business Institute, Employment Law: 2018 Comprehensive Guide CLE, Presenter of “Drafting Must-Have Policies for Today’s Handbooks” and “Monitoring Employees: Privacy Issues and Employer Risks”, 2018

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Western Douglas (West O) County Chamber of Commerce
  • Teammates Mentoring; Nebraska State Bar Foundation High School Mock Trial Coach for Papillion–La Vista

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Omaha Bar Association
  • United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, 2013
  • State of Nebraska, 2013
  • State of Colorado, 2011
  • Nebraska State Bar Association; Colorado State Bar Association; Nebraska Women’s Bar Association; Sarpy County Bar Association; Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM); Human Resource Association of the Midlands (HRAM); Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce; Notre Dame Club of Omaha

Educational Background

  • University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business, B.B.A., 2008


  • The Entrepreneurial Edge

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Bar Admissions: State of Colorado (2011); State of Nebraska (2013); United States District Court for the District of Nebraska (2013) 

Industry Groups

  • Coaching
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneur
  • Service Provider
  • Small Business
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Office Location for Angela Forss Schmit

1246 Golden Gate Dr
Ste 3
Papillion, NE 68046

Phone: 402-979-6077

Fax: 402-979-6071

Last Updated: 4/20/2021

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