Stuart Schmitz

Stuart Schmitz

“My goal for my clients is peace of mind and financial security.”

his career, Stuart has been drawn to the human side of the law, using this legal knowledge to help others. His experience with his mother’s Alzheimer’s disease led him to become involved with the Alzheimer’s Association in a quest to understand her condition. That personal experience gave him insight to the problems and challenges that families face in caring for aging family members and the need to plan ahead for our own and our families’ uncertain futures.

Stuart has practiced law for 33 years, focusing on Elder Law for more than 18. His work encompasses traditional estate planning, probate, guardianship and real estate.

Recognized as a pioneer in the field of Elder Law and as a leading authority on Medical Assistance Planning, Stuart provides individualized advice to families who are facing the devastating cost of long-term care. He is a staunch advocate for each client’s independence, dignity and rights.


  • Indiana University School of Law, J.D., 1970
  • University of Michigan, B.A. Political Science, 1967

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1981
    • District of Columbia, 1975
      • Wisconsin, 1970

Professional Activities

      • Minnesota State Bar Association Elder Law Section

Honors and Distinctions

    • Listed in “Best Lawyers in America,” the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession, which is compiled through a peer review among top lawyers in the U.S.
    • Minnesota Super Lawyer
    • Recipient of the Mary Alice Gooderl Award given by the Minnesota State Bar Association Elder Law Section in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of elder law.

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