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Hon. Thomas C. Kleinschmidt 
Phoenix, Arizona
Of Counsel
phone (602) 903-6853
(877) 364-2870 (Toll Free)
fax (602) 230-8985
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Tom Kleinschmidt joined the firm in 2000 after serving as a Maricopa County Superior Court judge and a judge for the Arizona Court of Appeals for more than 20 years. Judge Kleinschmidt started his legal career in 1966 as an associate with a large law firm in Phoenix where he became a partner.

In 1971, Tom Kleinschmidt became an Assistant Federal Public Defender for the District of Arizona. In 1977, he was appointed to the Maricopa County Superior Court where he served for five years, two of which were as the Presiding Civil Judge.

In 1982, he was appointed to the Arizona Court of Appeals for Division One. Judge Kleinschmidt served as the Chief Judge of Division One from 1994 through 1996, and he remained with the Court of Appeals until 2000.

Since joining Schneider & Onofry of counsel in 2000, Judge Kleinschmidt has worked on several complex cases and served as a private mediator, arbitrator, special discovery master, and as an appellate consultant.

Areas of Practice:
Mediation
Arbitration
Special Master Assignments
Appellate Consultations
Bar Admissions:
Arizona, 1966
U.S. District Court District of Arizona
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
Education:
University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1986
Masters
Major: Judicial Process


Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina, 1965
J.D.


Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, 1962
B.A.
Major: Political Science


Published Works:
Casenote: 1964 Duke Law Journal 163


The Final Judgment Rule in Arizona, 47 Law And Contemporary Problems 3, 1984


Professional Associations and Memberships:
State Bar of Arizona, 1986 - 1990
Chair, Committee on Rules of Professional Conduct


The Criminal Justice Group, 1988 - 1990
Chair


The Civil Study Committee, 1980 - 1982
Chair


State Bar of Arizona
Member


Maricopa County Bar Association
Member


Duke University School of Law, 1992 - 1998
Board of Visitors


Past Employment Positions:
Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One, Judge, 1982


Superior Court of Maricopa County, Presiding Civil Judge, 1980 - 1982


Superior Court of Maricopa County, Judge, 1977 - 1982


District of Arizona, Assistant Federal Public Defender, 1971 - 1977


Jennings, Strouss and Salmon, Phoenix, Arizona, Associate and Partner, 1965 - 1971



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