Addy Schmitt

Addy Schmitt is Counsel at the law firm Miller & Chevalier Chartered, where she represents individuals, organizations and corporations in white collar criminal and complex civil litigation matters. Prior to joining Miller & Chevalier, Ms. Schmitt served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, where she represented federal executive agencies and employees at all stages of litigation in matters pending before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Schmitt served as counsel and career law clerk to the Honorable Emmet G. Sullivan on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia from 2007-2009, and as a term law clerk to Judge Sullivan from 2004-2005, where she assisted him with many complex and high-profile criminal and civil matters, including a number of jury and non-jury trials. Ms. Schmitt also worked as an Associate for the law firm of Dickstein Shapiro, LLP from 2003-2004 and 2005-2007, where she handled a wide range of civil cases at all stages of the litigation process.

In addition to practicing law and teaching, Ms. Schmitt is active in the community. Ms. Schmitt serves on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia's Committee on Grievances and is President of the Board of Directors of the Abramson Scholarship Foundation.

Ms. Schmitt graduated summa cum laude from American University Washington College of Law, where, in addition to her J.D., she earned a number of honors and awards, including the Dean's Award for Professional Responsibility in the Clinical Program, the Mooers Trophy for outstanding student in the Trial Practice Program, and the Gillett-Mussey Dean's Fellowship for academic achievement. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Schmitt worked as a staff assistant in the office of Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) and as a lobbyist for a large national non-profit organization. Ms. Schmitt holds a B.A. from Georgetown University.

Degrees & Universities

  • B.A., Georgetown University
  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law (summa cum laude)