Central Law Office PC
Attorney Joey D. Schmidt
808 24th Ave NW, Suite 105, Norman Oklahoma           Mail to:   P.O. Box 720633, Norman,OK 73070
Phone: 405-329-5777       Fax: 405-329-3841
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Joey D. Schmidt

EXPERIENCE:

  • Admitted to Practice in the State Courts in Oklahoma on October 16, 1985 OBA# 11507
  • PRIVATE PRACTICE, President of Central Law Office, P.C., July, 1995 until present
  • Counsel for Oklahoma Farmers Union 2001 to present. Counsel for Oklahoma Black Farmers in Pigford Class Action in Oklahoma.
  • UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SCHOOL OF LAW, Law School Legal Clinic, Visiting Assistant Professor, Legal Services Corporation teaching Sabbatical August, 1994 - May, 1995
  • Farm Law Project for Legal Aid of Western Oklahoma, Inc., November 1987 to 1994; Responsible to represent farm owners in all State, Federal and Administrative proceedings.
  • General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer for the Insurance Company of the Prairie States, May 1985 to November 1987

EDUCATION:

  • University of Oklahoma; Juris Doctorate and Masters of Business Adminitration, 1985
  • University of Oklahoma; Bachelor of Arts in Letters, Phi Beta Kappa, 1981

COURTS WHERE ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:

  • Admitted to practice in State Courts in Oklahoma on October 16, 1985
  • Admitted to practice in the following United States District Courts: Western District of Oklahoma on June 29, 1988 Eastern District of Oklahoma on July 11, 1989
  • Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas on September 9, 1994
  • Northern District of Oklahoma, December 1, 1995.
  • Eastern District of Texas, December 20, 1995.
  • Northern District of Texas, January 4, 1999.
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, April 23, 1996.
  • Supreme Court of the U.S., May 4, 1998.
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, February 1, 1999.
  • Chairman of the OBA Agriculture Law Association, 1994-1995

PRACTICE AREAS:

  • Federal Law
  • Agriculture Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Probate
  • Wills
  • Oil and Gas

Phone:
405-329-5777 (Office)
405-329-3841 (Fax)

Email:
joey@gotebolaw.com

 

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Loss of Contract Farm Contracts. Russellville, AR., University of Arkansas, August 2002.
  • Farm and Ranch Law Seminar – “Bankruptcy Reform”, September 2001.
  • Quoted in Progressive Farmer, March 2001; “The Loss of Farming’s Bankruptcy Law”.
  • Farm and Ranch Law Seminar – “Farm Program Payments”, OCU, OKC, OK. September 2000.
  • Basic Chapter 12 Bankruptcy Seminar – OBA – OKC, OK, October 1999.
  • Survival Under the New FmHA Rules, Clearinghouse Review, August, 1992, at 406.
  • The Farmer, The Lawyer and Farmers Home Administration, O.B.J., June 15, 1991 at 1837.
  • Agricultural Credit Act of 1987, Relief to the Farm Debtor, O.B.J., January 16, 1988 at 110.

SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS:

  • Jan. 1995 - University of Arkansas - Speaker - USDA Reorganization - Miami, OK., Fayetteville, AR, and Harrison, AR.
  • July 1994 - Oklahoma Agriculture Mediation Project - Speaker - Empowerment of Farm Debtors, Sentinel, Oklahoma.
  • June 1994 - Agriculture Law Section of OBA - Speaker - Debtor's Rights Durant, Oklahoma.
  • May 1994 - Oklahoma Educational Television Authority - Panelist - Loan Fraud in Rural Oklahoma Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • April 1994 - Agriculture Law Section of OBA - Speaker - Debtor's Rights, Lawton, Oklahoma.
  • Mar. 1994 - Legal Aid of Western Oklahoma, Inc. - Speaker - Farm Owner Rights, Idabel, Oklahoma.
  • Feb. 1994 - Oklahoma Bar Association Farm Crisis Task Force - Speaker - Administrative Rights with Farmers Home Administration, Miami, Oklahoma.
  • Jan. 1994 - Agriculture Law Section of OBA - Speaker - Debtor's Rights, Pryor, Oklahoma.
  • Sept. 1993 - Oklahoma Farmers Union - Speaker/Panelist - Seminar on Rural Mental Health, Woodward, Oklahoma.
  • April 1993 - Oklahoma City University - Speaker - The Agriculture Credit Act of 1987, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • Feb 1993 - Legal Aid of Western Okla., Inc. - Speaker - Debt Restructuring, Idabel, Oklahoma.
  • Sept 1992 - Arkansas Legal Services - Speaker - "How to represent farm owners.", Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • July 1992 - Oklahoma Farmers Union - Speaker - Debt Restructuring with FmHa -Meetings in Kingfisher, Pryor, Idabel, Guymon, Lawton, Durant, McAlester, Grandfield and Ardmore, Oklahoma.
  • Oct. 1991 - Oklahoma Attorney General's Office - Speaker - Farm Credit, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,.
  • July 1988 - Oklahoma Conference of Churches - Speaker - Counseling Farmers Meetings in Muskogee, Tulsa, Idabel, Guymon, Ardmore and Muskogee.
  • June 1988 - Oklahoma Attorney General's Office - Speaker - The Agricultural Credit Act of 1987, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.