A Tradition of
Legal Excellence

Experienced Delaware Lawyers

$ millions

recovered For our clients

Founded in 1961, Schmittinger & Rodriguez is proud to be the oldest law firm in Kent County. Our longevity is a testament to the quality of service we provide our clients as Delaware lawyers. Throughout the years, we have earned a reputation as a trusted and respected legal partner in the community. Our attorneys have deep roots in Delaware and are committed to serving a broad range of needs for clients with the highest level of skill and competence. We represent plaintiffs, defendants, and corporations across many industries.

Over the decades, our law offices have built a robust team, with extensive experience, serving many practice areas including personal injury, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, trusts & estates, employment discrimination, criminal law, corporate law, commercial litigation, real estate, family law, and more.

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Experienced Delaware Lawyers

Wide Range of
Legal Practice Areas

We have a core group of Delaware lawyers who act as lead counsel in many areas of practice. Our law firm is composed of experienced trial lawyers and legal counselors who are dedicated to helping clients achieve the best possible outcome for their situation. We strive to provide quality legal representation by utilizing our decades of experience, staying on the cutting edge of legal trends, and leveraging our extensive network of professionals.

Our attorneys serve clients in a wide range of legal matters including:

A Culture Of Professionalism

Dating back to the founding days, Harold Schmittinger and Nicholas Rodriguez instilled in the practice a strong culture of professionalism. To this day, that culture dominates how the attorneys and support staff advise clients and approach each case. The path to a favorable outcome is paved with the belief that no two clients or cases are alike. Schmittinger & Rodriguez is not a “cookie-cutter” practice. With our depth of knowledge, our approach is to see each case as unique with distinctive facts, litigants, witnesses, and issues of law. This is what sets Schmittinger & Rodriguez apart as a leading law firm in Delaware.

We take great pride as Delaware lawyers in the quality of our legal services and our ability to provide them to residents of Kent County and all of Delaware. This is our home. Schmittinger & Rodriguez has planted deep roots and intends to stand strong for our clients.

Personalized Attention for Each Client

At Schmittinger & Rodriguez, we take a personal, responsible, and practical approach to every client’s case. Each attorney and member of our law firm team is dedicated to providing quality service and giving each case the individual attention it deserves. We view ourselves as true legal partners working together to reach an optimal outcome. Our attorneys will work hard on your behalf so that you can feel confident in the decisions you make and trust that your best interests are being taken into account.

With Schmittinger & Rodriguez on your side, you can rest assured knowing there is a team of professionals with the education, experience, and skills necessary to ensure the best possible outcome for your legal needs.

Our Delaware Lawyers Are Skilled Negotiators and Litigators

The attorneys at Schmittinger & Rodriguez are well-versed in the practice of law and have a deep understanding of Delaware’s legal landscape. We strive to provide clients with effective solutions to their legal issues, whether that means negotiating a settlement out of court or taking a case to trial. Our team has extensive litigation experience fighting on behalf of individuals, families, and businesses, making sure their rights and interests are protected.

Our Commitment to Integrity

Not all law firms are alike. At Schmittinger & Rodriguez, professionalism and integrity are our core values. We strive to build trusting relationships with clients by providing exceptional service with an unwavering commitment to honesty and transparency.

Our Delaware lawyers work hard to develop a plan of action tailored to each client’s needs and never lose sight of their best interests. We believe that sound legal advice, clear communication, and a commitment to excellent service are essential components of successful client relationships and what makes Schmittinger & Rodriguez one of the best law firms in Kent County and the state of Delaware.

When you choose Schmittinger & Rodriguez, you can have peace of mind knowing that our team is here to protect and defend a broad range of rights every step of the way. Contact us today to learn more about how our attorneys can help.

We look forward to hearing from you soon and providing the quality legal services that you need.

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What Our Clients Say

Brian Jenkins
Mr Catts went above and beyond to handle my complicated case. The level of professionalism is second to none. The staff and Mr. Catts were kind, courteous, and listened to my concerns with compassion. I would recomend this firm to anyone needing legal help. They earned my trust in am amazing way.
Linda Wilson
Mr Catts and his legal team went above and beyond for me. They never stopped pursuing all avenues to get the compensation that I deserved. The staff was courteous and showed compassion. I felt like they really cared about my injuries. I highly recommend their services to anyone
Tatiana Sida-Amor
I was recommended to this law office by my doctor after my car accident in the summer of 2021. I ended up working with Mr. Catts. I appreciate how forthcoming and hardworking he was about my case. The office is extremely professional to ensure that I got the best settlement that I could get. The open communication eased my mind and allowed me to handle things I needed to for myself. Definitely recommend them if you want lawyers that give you results.
Kathyjo Mays
I recommend them highly and have referred them to many of my friends and family. Very informative and def kept me up to date about my case. Schmittinger & Rodriguez def worked very hard for me.
Mary Zober
The staff is friendly and makes you feel comfortable. The firm worked on getting my settlement and kept me informed every step of the way.
Sharonda goode
Great experience! Doug Catts, Ryan and Ms. Kaye are awesome to work with. Very professional, friendly & knowledgeable. They are expensive. But get the job done & in a timely manner. I use Mr. Catts for all my legal needs.
Hot Box237
I will recommend this lawyer to any one, I feel like crying. He is kind, patient and a good listener. He solved your problem and at the end advice you. Thank you very much.
Cheryl Rowe
Doug is personable...assertive and he will get the job done!
Patsy Ware
Schmittinger and Rodriquez attorney Doug Catts is the best, I highly recommend him. As an attorney he is forthright, honest, transparent and sincere. Doug Catts and his staff are amazing.
Why Us

Why Choose
Schmittinger & Rodriguez?

Whether you are facing a complex legal issue or simply need advice on a legal matter, the attorneys at Schmittinger & Rodriguez are local counsel here to help residents throughout Delaware. Our law firm is committed to the mission to provide every client with personalized attention and be a dedicated partner and advocate who will fight for and protect your interests under Delaware law.  

We provide a client-centric approach to every case, working closely to understand your unique needs and goals and assisting you in getting the justice you deserve. Our knowledge and experience in many areas of the law ensure that our law firm can evaluate your case, offer a legal path toward resolving the matter, and execute the plan to achieve the best outcome.  Regardless of the nature of your claim or dispute, all of our Delaware lawyers are skilled negotiators and litigators, which is essential when resolving any legal dispute. 

Clients can be assured that their attorney at Schmittinger & Rodriguez is dedicated to serving them with a high level of professionalism and integrity in everything we do. If you are looking for a trusted legal partner, look no further. Your case is our priority.

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