O'Fallon, Missouri

Woodlawn Law Offices

Woodlawn Law Offices

423 Woodlawn Ave
O Fallon, MO 63366
(636) 240-6667
Woodlawn Law Offices, Law Firms, Services, O Fallon, Missouri

For more than 25 years, Attorney David Schmidt of Woodlawn Law Offices has been providing legal representation to the residents and businesses of the O'Fallon, MO area. Attorney Schmidt practices several types of law to best meet the needs of the community; these areas include estate planning and probate law, family law, small business and corporate law, social security, disability, and workers' comp law, and traffic law. At Woodlawn Law Offices, you will find the trusted legal counsel you need to keep your rights protected.

Attorney Schmidt has represented a wide array of cases during his quarter-century of practice. He has practiced throughout the state in a variety of venues, including the Missouri Supreme Court, the Missouri Court of Appeals, and the United States District Court. His clients range from couples and families to small businesses and realtors. 

Woodlawn Law Offices routinely handles cases that pertain to:

  • Car Accidents
  • Corporate Bylaws
  • Child Support, Custody, & Visitation
  • Disability Claims
  • Divorces
  • DWI & DWS
  • Living Trust Cases
  • Misdemeanors
  • Real Estate Sales & Contracts

If you're dealing with any of these issues, there's no need to hesitate before contacting a lawyer at Woodlawn Law Offices. Attorney Schmidt understands that asking for legal help may feel uncomfortable, and he aims to put every prospective client at ease. He encourages you to call and ask questions about the firm and their provided services so you can make an informed decision about your legal counsel and representation.

Call Woodlawn Law Offices at (636) 240-6667 to speak with Attorney Schmidt or arrange for a consultation today. You can also visit the firm's website to learn more about the legal practice and their their services. 

Announcements & Events from Woodlawn Law Offices
How Will a Personal Injury Settlement Affect My Estate Planning Needs?, O'Fallon, Missouri
If you sustain serious injuries in an accident that was not your fault and you manage to secure a settlement for the damages, you will need to update your estate planning documents. ...read more
Your legal update, July 10, 2017, O'Fallon, Missouri
Remember that a will does not keep your estate out of probate. Other common techniques to keep your estate out of probate are: 1. Joint tenancies. 2. TOD or POD des...read more
The myths about needing a Trust, O'Fallon, Missouri
In addition to concerns over how estate planning works and who needs one [HINT: the answer is everyone], many people have questions around certain elements of estate planning, such a...read more
What documents do I need in my estate plan?, O'Fallon, Missouri
Remember that a will does not keep your estate out of probate. Other common techniques are. 1. Joint tenancies. 2. TOD or POD designations. 3. Living trusts. 4. Benefi...read more
Woodlawn Law Center, O'Fallon, Missouri
Keep us in mind when you have a legal question or when you need legal advice for estate planning, probate, elder law, real estate, personal injury, workers' compensation, or employme...read more
Your case in court Court appearance Mr. Schmidt will advise you when a court appearance is necessary, and he will be in court at time your appearance will not be necessary.  Our...read more
Keep us in mind when you have a legal question or when you need legal advice for estate planning, probate, elder law, real estate, personal injury, workers' compensation, or employme...read more
Driving while intoxicated, or DWI, is a criminal offense in the state of Missouri, and the courts do not take these charges lightly. If you are facing DWI charges after a traffi...read more
What is a Durable Power of Attorney and why do you need one? A “durable” power of attorney is probably the most important power of attorney for individuals, especially the elderly a...read more
In most states, workers who have suffered a debilitating work-related injury may be entitled to settle for a lump sum, rather than accepting weekly workers' comp payments. However, b...read more
With summer vacation plans arriving, have you thought about preparing an estate plan in case of an accident or death? While we want to enjoy going places, which is always a happy tim...read more
It’s important for every adult to create a living trust or will to ensure their last wishes are carried out. But which one is right for you? While both help determine who will receiv...read more
Your Injury case and our office As passionate advocates for injury victims, we’re dedicated to upholding a standard of excellence in the practice of personal injury law. Mr. Schmidt ...read more
In order to get divorced in the state of Missouri, you must meet certain residency requirements and be able to provide grounds for the dissolution of your marriage. If you are ready ...read more
It is interesting how the common estate planning mistakes of average citizens are so often replicated, involving significantly greater problems, in celebrity situations.  Celebr...read more
What is a Durable Power of Attorney and why do you need one? A “durable” power of attorney is probably the most important power of attorney for individuals, especially the elderly a...read more
Remember that a will does not keep your estate out of probate. Other common techniques are. 1. Joint tenancies. 2. TOD or POD designations. 3. Living trusts. 4. Benefi...read more
Overcoming 3 Big Obstacles When Moving to Assisted Living  There are three common obstacles many of our clients face as they search for and find their ideal assisted living com...read more
It’s never too early to start estate planning as long as you remember that it’s an ongoing process. You should review and update your documents periodically to ensure they alway...read more
In addition to concerns over how estate planning works and who needs one [HINT: the answer is everyone], many people have questions around certain elements of estate planning, such a...read more
When you've suffered an injury due to someone else's negligence, the law gives you the right to seek compensation for your damages. However, getting a fair settlement isn't always st...read more
    The United States Supreme Court issued a recent ruling that will affect all parents who have students in the public school system, including our Fort Zumwalt Scho...read more
If you get hurt on the job, do you know whether your employer must pay for your medical treatment? Attorney David Schmidt of Woodlawn Law Offices is an experienced workers' comp lawy...read more
Most people think estate planning is only for the wealthy investors with complex assets and people with enough capital to set up trust funds for their kids. This couldn't be fur...read more
In the aftermath of a serious injury, securing dependable legal counsel is of the utmost importance. In this case, a personal injury lawyer can offer invaluable insight to your case,...read more
When an accident or sudden injury makes working impossible, Social Security disability can provide the benefits and health care services you need to get by. Unfortunately, the applic...read more
Social Security disability insurance is a vital government program available to some workers who can no longer earn a living due to illness or a debilitating injury. This insura...read more
If you are disabled and are unable to work, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. Applying for these benefits is an arduous process, though, especially without...read more
With the new year upon us, and with it being time to prepare your tax return, it is alos time to think about your Estate Plan. I prepare Last Will and Testaments, Powers of Attorney,...read more
Happy New Year everyone! The office is closing for today and will reopen Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017. Thank you to all who have supported this office over the year and I look forward...read more
In the movies, when someone passes away, their loved ones gather for a reading of the will and assets are immediately divided up among survivors. While that may seem relati...read more
Like a will, a living trust is a legal document that details how your property and assets will be distributed to friends or family members at the time of your death. Unlike a will, a...read more
No one likes to think about their own death, and it's natural to assume you'll always have time for estate planning later, especially if you're younger. There's a common misconceptio...read more
Now that the election is over and politics are behind us for a while, time to think about your Estate Plan. I prepare Last Will and Testaments, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Direct...read more
If you are disabled and are unable to work, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. Applying for these benefits is an arduous process, though, especially without...read more
When you’re injured on the job and suffering because of it, workers’ comp claims allow you to receive the benefits you need to get your life back while you have a full recovery....read more
It is interesting how the common estate planning mistakes of average citizens are so often replicated, involving significantly greater problems, in celebrity situations.  Celebr...read more
A last will and testament is the cornerstone of most effective state plans, describing how your asset is to be divided after your death. However, this document must go through probat...read more
Protect your family from elder financial abuse. Elder financial abuse is also called financial or material exploitation.  Cases of elder financial abuse often go unreported bec...read more
As with many government processes, claiming the Social Security disability benefits to which you are entitled can be a frustrating and intimidating experience. Because of this, many ...read more
Remember that a will does not keep your estate out of probate. Other common techniques are. 1. Joint tenancies. 2. TOD or POD designations. 3. Living trusts. 4. Benefi...read more
Having a DUI on your record can severely impact your ability to get a job, put educational opportunities out of your reach, and dramatically increase your car insurance bill. Fo...read more
How do you choose the right law firm? Attorney David Schmidt, a lawyer with Woodlawn Law Offices in O'Fallon, MO, discusses key points to help you decide. His 25 years of practice in...read more
There are changes to Missouri laws that went into effect just a few days ago.  The Woodlawn Law Offices can help you navigate through the legal hurdles. David Schmidt handles es...read more
If you're hurt in an accident or develop a chronic illness, Social Security Disability Insurance is able to help you make ends meet. However, like most government programs, the ...read more
In the aftermath of a car accident, you have a lot to worry about. Will your recovery go as planned? How will you pay your bills? Can your car be repaired? Fortunately, personal inju...read more
If you're considering applying for Social Security Disability, or you have recently been approved for SSDI, you may be wondering what your benefits consist of. Attorney David Sc...read more
It's Friday, June 17.  Have you looked at your estate planning documents recently? If you dont' have any yet, call me to schedule an appointment and get started. I had a recent ...read more
Estate planning is an important part of securing your family’s future after you’re gone. It’s never too early to think about estate planning, but the attorneys at Woodlawn Law Office...read more
If you suffer an injury at work, you may be entitled to workers’ comp benefits. Disability and personal injury attorney, David Schmidt, of Woodlawn Law Offices in O'Fallon, MO, ...read more
Filing a personal injury lawsuit is an extremely complex process with a great deal riding on the outcome. The Woodlawn Law Offices, personal injury lawyers serving residents thr...read more
If you have been injured at work or have become disabled for any reason, you need a disability lawyer to walk you through the process of filing a claim. Attorney David Schmidt...read more
Today I would like to remind you to review your estate planning needs and make sure your documents are in order. Young families raising children should have a properly executed Last ...read more
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Below is a photograph of Bill Gates from 1994. Yes, we have made great advancements in computer technology even since that time.I have practiced law since 1989 and have had the pleas...read more
Divorce is never an easy undertaking, but an experienced family law attorney can help make the process run much smoother. Residents of the O'Fallon, Missouri, area have been turning ...read more
Yes, the old adage says that the only certainties in life are death and taxes. We are in tax season and most everyone is preparing tax returns and reviewing their investments and inc...read more
Do you have questions about estate planning? Let David Schmidt at the Woodlawn Law Office help you figure it out. David Schmidt is offering a free one-time consultati...read more
Your legal update, February 12, 2016What is a Durable Power of Attorney and why do you need one? A "durable" power of attorney is probably the most important power of attorney for in...read more
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I am a sucker for the Puppy Bowl. Attached is a line-up of the puppies for this year's upcoming Puppy Bowl. I am looking forward to watching these puppies play.  Enjoy, and do n...read more
At Woodlawn Law Offices, experienced personal injury lawyer David Schmidt assists clients in handling a wide variety of legal issues, from social security disability to estate p...read more
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Our office handles social security disability claims and insurance disability claims. Many claims involve some aspect of a mental health disability. The attached article is good at e...read more
Real estate law is complex. Buying or selling property in today’s market is often fraught with endless paperwork and legal pitfalls. While a good agent or broker can help you find th...read more
Solar Panels are becoming popular as a way be self-sustainable and live “off the grid.” Many new companies are selling or leasing solar panels to homeowners. These panels are genera...read more
Traffic violations can have surprisingly serious consequences. For most, just having to go to court and appear before a judge is consequence enough. But traffic violations can impact...read more
The New York Times recently published a series on Arbitration Clauses in contracts. Many Americans are unknowingly giving up their right to go to a U.S. Court to settle a grievance t...read more
Senior citizens have unique legal needs, which require the services of trained and experienced elder law attorneys. From their offices in O'Fallon, MO, the lawyers at ...read more
The Woodlawn Law Center is ready to help you prepare for dealing with aging parents. The article link below discusses the signs to look for when deciding if your aging parent should ...read more
With help from a qualified professional, your family members will be able to inherit your assets without going through the expensive, lengthy probate process. However, in many cases,...read more
It can take months for your heirs to receive your assets if they must wait for your will to be probated. A revocable trust, also called a living trust, will allow your children or he...read more
Dwelling on what will happen to your family when you're gone is never pleasant, but the consequences of not being fully prepared can be even more painful. Some people mistakenly thin...read more
Any small business with employees must determine whether their company is covered by workers compensation laws of this state. And most companies do comply with the workers compensati...read more