Peter A. Schmid


(513) 579-0080


(513) 579-0222

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith Litigation
  • Claim Investigation
  • Property and Casualty Defense
  • Construction Litigation


J.D., Salmon P. Chase College of Law; (2003)

  • Law Review
  • Maislin Award for Ethics and Professionalism

M.A., The Ohio State University (1998)

B.S., The College of William and Mary (1995)

Admitted to Practice

Federal Courts:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky

State Courts:

  • Ohio
  • Kentucky

Peter joined Smith, Rolfes & Skavdahl in 2010. Previously, Peter practiced for six years handling general civil litigation matters at the trial and appellate levels throughout Ohio and Kentucky.  With a focus on insurance-related litigation, Peter’s practice includes insurance coverage, bad faith defense, and a full range of related services.  Peter served as an adjunct professor of legal writing at his alma mater, Salmon P. Chase College of Law.  From 2000 to 2003, he served as law clerk to the Hon. Dennis S. Helmick, of the Court of Common Pleas in Hamilton County, Ohio. He holds a designation as a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, which provides unique perspectives in addressing insurance issues.  Peter lives in Cincinnati with his wife and five children.

Cincinnati, OH

600 Vine St.
Suite 2600
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 579-0080

Additional Locations

  • Lexington, KY

Notable Experience


Robert A. Rickett v. Ohio Real Estate Appraiser Board (10th Dist. 2008), 2008-Ohio-3169

Bowling v. Stafford & Stafford Co., L.P.A. (1st Dist. 2010), 2010-Ohio-2769



Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), 2016



  • "Professional Liability Law", Engineering Law and Ethics Seminar by Half Moon Education, Inc., Cincinnati, OH; June 20, 2017
  • "Don't Be Thrown Off Balance: The Role of Coordinating Counsel in Bad Faith Litigation", CLM Magazine; February 2017
  • "Recent Ruling Flexes State's Eminent Domain Power," Cincinnati Bar Association Journal, September 2005 (co-author)
  • "Eminent Domain Post-Kelo," Real Property Institute, Cincinnati Bar Association, December 2005 (co-presenter) Regular article contributor to the Journal of the Northern Kentucky Homebuilders' Association


Board of Trustees, Corryville Catholic School (a Catholic inner-city elementary school in Cincinnati) 2009 Chair, St. Thomas More Society of Greater Cincinnati, Red Mass Planning Committee

Board of Advisors, Pregnancy Center East (a community organization helping families facing unplanned pregnancies)


  • Ohio State Bar Association

  • Kentucky Bar Association

  • Cincinnati Bar Association

  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association