Founded by Harold Schmittinger and Nicholas Rodriguez in 1961, Schmittinger & Rodriguez is Kent County’s oldest law firm. Currently, the firm employs 14 attorneys and over 40 support staff in 3 offices statewide.
The original office was located at the corner of State Street and the Green. In 1965, the firm began building a new office to house their expanding practice at 414 South State Street and relocated when construction was completed in 1966.
The firm continued to grow, adding nine more attorneys, and, in 1976, opened satellite offices in both Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach. In 1990, the firm added another satellite office in Odessa.
The firm’s attorneys boast a number of accomplishments. In 1982, John Schmittinger (brother of Harold Schmittinger) handled what was then the firm’s largest case, a multimillion dollar product liability claim. Then, in 1984, Nicholas Rodriguez argued a case before the Supreme Court of the United States. A number of prominent legal officials have served with the firm, including two State’s Attorneys and five judges.
Schmittinger & Rodriguez is also proud of its close connections to the US military. Founding partner Harold Schmittinger served in the military and numerous other attorneys are currently or were previously employed by the firm have served as well.
To learn more about Schmittinger & Rodriguez, visit the firms website at Schmittrod.com