Client Reviews

Good Attorney

I went to have a consultation with Bret. At the end I hired him to help my boyfriend with his charges. Bret always returned my calls an text promptly. The outcome was very good. He is a good attorney and I am very pleased with him an what he did for my boyfriend. My boyfriend an I have actually already recommended him to a couple of people.

- (5 star review)

Hire Him!!!!

Mr. Bret Schmidt is a OUTSTANDING lawyer! Starting with his legal assistant (Brenda Montez). Mr. Schmidt was behind me and my case 100%. I never had a doubt that this was the right firm for me. I highly recommend his firm.

- (5 star review)

Bret is the best!

Bret has been my attorney for over 12 years. This guy knows the law. He knows how to work the system. When I caught my first case every other lawyer wanted me to take probation not deferred but regular probation. Brett got me probation but it’s not on my record I can carry a firearm I can still vote. It’s like it never happened. He always called me back on time and was present in court before I was. Through the years I’ve had to use Bret a few more times and his services were always above par. I would def recommend this guy over ANY of the crooks I mean lawyers in Dallas. Bret knows his stuff you can bet on that.

- (5 star review)

Daniel Mcmanaman

Bret has been my attorney for over 20 years due to my own foolishness
He is extremely honest, loving, and caring individual
His prices are fair. His service is outstanding and I wouldn’t
Even consider another criminal attorney at any price

- (5 star review)

Knows his stuff. Doesn’t bullshit you or sugar coat anything.

Bret has been my legal representative for going on 7 years now. I was charged with a major drug charge and the only thing the district attorney would offer was 15 years TDC. I went open plea and was assured by him that I would be okay. When the assistant DA attempted to push for 25 years for my charge plus priors. The judge showed consideration and granted me deferred adjudication probation and I could sense the shock on the assistant DA’s face. To the say the least, Bret has stuck by me every step of the way. Through the struggles and hard times. I look forward to the day i complete probation. I have no idea where I would be without Bret as my lawyer.

- (5 star review)

Best criminal defense in Dallas

I have used Bret several times to defend me, and have always been pleased with the outcome. Unlike other attorneys, he’s always been forthwith and honest. He has fought for me when the cards were stacked against me, going the extra mile when needed. If you need criminal defense, Bret Schmidt, is the best.

- (5 star review)

The Real Deal!

Working with an attorney is always scary because your future is based on their success. There is no attorney I would want by my side other than Bret Schmidt. He’s professional, he’s kind, and he’s extremely loyal (sometimes to a fault). My case with pretty cut and dry (or so the prosecution thought) until I hired Bret who ultimately got my case no billed. I can honestly say that had I not hired Bret I would probably be in prison right now. If you are looking for someone that’s going to fight for you and go that extra mile then Bret is the man for the job. Just meet with him, explain what’s going on, and be honest and I can almost guarantee you will be happy with what he can do for you. Call him….you will be glad you did.

- (5 star review)

Best attorney hands down

I initially hired attorney Matthew Toback and was promised time served and after 11 months of sitting in Dallas County Jail with no progress and a plea of 3 years in prison as my only option I hired Bret Schmidt. This man was a blessing and I am beyond grateful for him everyday knowing that I could still be in prison right now if it wasn’t for him. If you are in need of a lawyer and have been lucky enough to have seen this thread, this is the best attorney I have ever encountered and highly reccomend him.

- (5 star review)

I definitely recommend Mr.Schmidt

I was 17 yrs old when I caught my first case which was a felony 1 robbery….I was so scared at the time until I talk to one of my closest friends and he referred me to Brett Schmidt, well to make a long story short he got me a deal of a lifetime he got my robbery 1 dropped to a class C ticket, that’s right a CLASS C TICKET….I couldn’t believe it and when I went to court to sign for that deal even the judge was in aw, his exact words were “wow I never seen a deal like this before”..and ever since then I’ve been using Brett I am 26 years old now…and at the time when I caught my first case I was so scared being 17 years old in an adult confinement center he was so generous enough to give me his personal line to call him from jail anytime i wanted and and we wouldn’t even talk about the case we would just chat about other things to keep my mind off the case which meant a whole lot to me..I have also referred Brett to at least four of my other friends and they all think the same…using Brett definitely gives you a peace of mind cuz I know how catching cases can be so stressful

- (5 star review)

Done the impossible

Great lawyer although I hired Bret Schmidt Paul Hayes actually represented me.I was apprehensive at first but my worries were unfounded they both are great lawyer that got me a deal no one else could. Probation on top of parole on a felony 1 with 2 enhancements this lawyer is the only I would ever hire. They both went above and beyond for me.

- (5 star review)

Always dependable, never lost a case for us!

We have retained Bret Schmidt on 4 different occasions over the last 8 years… Sad, but true! He is extremely knowledgable and realistic, knows the system like the back of his hand, and is very up front as far as what you may expect the outcome to be. We love him and would always refer anyone with any type of legal/criminal issue to him. If your freedom is on the line, please don’t waste your hard earned money anywhere, hire Bret! He has pretty much become family and I will always be thankful for what he’s done for my family!

- (5 star review)

Another Dismissal By The Great Bret W. Schmidt

Bret just did a case for me where the odds were stacked against us big time. Bret was never worried even though I was. He was always calm and confident and made me feel at ease. The best part is he got my case dismissed the day of trial. Most Lawyers want you to cop out. Bret never even mentioned that to me , he believed in me his client and got the truth out of the other party and the case was dismissed. I would ONLY hire Bret W. Schmidt for all my legal matters. If you hire Bret you won’t be sorry.

- (5 star review)

MIRACLE WORKER!!

Well for starters not only did he help me with my Probation Violation case but he helped me with some minor warrants with out me having asked him for the help. For three years I was hiding in fear because of my Probation Violation and after having HIRED a lawyer that said that could, turned out I was going to have to turn myself in and for me that was not an option. So I continued to look around for other lawyers even thou I already had one on standby to see what they had to say and they ALL said the same thing…. “you’re DA doesn’t want to talk about your case until you turn yourself in”… but still I felt someone out there had to have the EXPERIENCE I was looking for to help me out. And guess what BRET W. SCHIMDT was the guy I was looking for the whole time. Not only was he able to lift my Probation Violation warrant and help me out with my minor warrants with me having to ask but he was able to get me back on track with probation. It was a blessing from God that I came across him. I would not only RECOMMEND him to EVERYONE out there looking for a GREAT LAWYER but HIGHLY SUGGEST you give him a call first before you call anyone else. THANK YOU SO MUCH BRET FOR GIVING ME BACK MY LIFE.

- (5 star review)

EXCELLENT!! I DEFINETLEY RECOMMEND BRET… BEST ATTORNEY HANDS DOWN!

I hired Bret to represent my son who was facing 5-99 years in prison on a felony one charge.. before I hired Bret I met with several different attorneys, but didn’t feel the warm & fussy feeling that I felt with him. The Moment that I met with Bret, I knew that my son was in good hands.. Anytime that I had a question or was worried about something, he was there to answer my questions or took away my worries. he told me that I hired him to do a Job and let him do it.. AND HE DID JUST THAT!!!! he got my son deferred probation! THANK YOU SO MUCH BRET FOR ALL YOU HARD WORK THAT YOU PUT IN ON MY SON’S CASE! I would not only Recommend him but HIGHLY suggest that you give him a call if you are looking for an excellent Attorney… He’s a miracle worker! THANKS AGAIN BRET!

- (5 star review)

The best

Bret is the best layer I recommend him to everyone I know. Got my case dismissed both felonies the best lawyer I know. A lawyer u can trust.

- (5 star review)

Misdemineor case

He got my case dissmissed as soon as possible and got it off my record as well!

- (5 star review)

Best Defense Attorney

Bret provided great services overall. He is very dependable,has great communication, and does exactly what he says he will do. I absolutely loved having him as an attorney.

- (5 star review)

One of the Best

Bret Schmidt is one of the best. He really fights for his clients.

- (5 star review)

Thank you

I hired Bret to do a job and he did just that. Yes the process of the case was stressful but when it was all said and done I was happy with everything that Bret did from start to finish!!!!! I would recommend him to anyone.

- (5 star review)

When a quality and caring attorney is what you need.

Bret is by far the most professional and caring attorney I’ve ever met. From the time we stepped foot in his office there was nothing but good vibes and he lived up to everything that he said and promised and more. The bottom line is that I’ve met a lot of attorneys who could care less rather you won a case or not or that the right thing is actually done in the judicial system. With that being said I would never give a review for anyone like this if they did not deserve it and trust me Brett Smith absolutely deserving of this review. I pray that I never do but If I needed an attorney Bret Schmidt would definitely be the first attorney that I would call.

- (5 star review)

Bret Schmit

Bret is a excellent Lawyer to me. He has become a good confident and friend for last 18 yrs. He actually help me on a charge and I was recovering from being in a 90 day coma. It resulted in no time . No nothing. I can honestly say, that was the beginning to the changing of my life. I would recommend Bret Schmit to anyone.

- (5 star review)

Super attorney

Bret was and has been a saving grace in my life. With my back against the wall and a certain prison sentence, Bret was able to work his magic and get me probation on 3 separate cases that I had pending. I would say this was nothing shy of amazing! I will continue to use Bret as my counsel from here on out. I recommend him and his staff for anyone.

- (5 star review)

The best lawyer in Texas

I was out on 2 bonds and I felt like every case I had made me sick to my stomach but with me hiring Bret Schmidt made everything so much better because I was thinking the worst when he did everything and his power to make my life so much better and I would always put my life in his hands. I would always go to him for any legal matter!!

- (5 star review)

I hired Mr. Schmidt to handle a couple criminal cases

Mr. Schmidt represented me and my two children. He is a very professional Lawyer . He understood what we needed and handled our problems in a professional and quality manner. I could call Mr. Schmidt at anytime of the day and if he wasn’t able to talk he would call back within a reasonable time period,or have his staff call me and let me know that he would call me and around what time. I would highly recommend Mr. Schmidt 100%

- (5 star review)

First rate lawyer

Bret is a straight up professional. Also a guy who does what he says he’s going to do. I couldn’t have asked for better.

- (5 star review)

Sound Legal Advice

I approached Mr. Schmidt for legal advice regarding a personal legal matter. Mr. Schmidt, due to his experience. was familiar with my issue and was able to provide me with the legal guidance needed in order to completely resolve the matter in a timely manner. I found Mr. Schmidt to be straightforward, professional, and confidential and I appreciate his assistance.

- (5 star review)

Experienced criminal law attorney

Attorney Bret Schmidt represented me with the outmost level of professionalism and experience. Without his expert representation the outcome of my case would not have been as favorable. His fees were very reasonable, and he was always available to answer my questions and concerns. I highly recommend attorney Bret Schmidt.

- (5 star review)

Fair, Honest, Well-Connected Dallas Attorney…

I was referred to Bret by another very satisfied client. While Bret is a very busy attorney, he made time to meet with me and was very attentive to my follow-up phone calls. Based on his attentiveness to my concerns, I decided to hire him and was very pleased with the final outcome! Bret’s price was very fair and reasonable, and he NEVER attempted to squeeze more money out of me despite unforeseen challenges that came up with my case. More than anything, I was impressed by Bret’s willingness to honor our original agreement, and can honestly say that he’s at his best when times get hard. Bret guided me through a very tough situation and was always available to take my calls. Throughout this process, Bret also introduced me to a number of other people, who were all very competent, fair and highly-skilled professionals. I had always heard amazing things about Bret and after dealing with him, I can say that all those people that spoke so highly of him were right! If you’re dealing with a major legal problem and need somebody that’s going to be prompt, fair and effective, Bret Schmidt is the attorney for the job!

- (4 star review)

#1 Lawyer in Texas

Bret is an absolutely amazing lawyer. He’s been my choice for legal representation for the last 6 years, and my families for the last 10+. He’s professional in every sense of the word, and has gone out of his way for my family and I. He is a man of his word. He told me what he was going to do and he did exactly that. I had my back against the wall facing 10+ years, but Bret fought for me with everything he had, and blessed me with probation. Mr. Schmidt treated me like an actual human being, and understood that we all make mistakes. I highly recommend making Bret you’re choice for legal counsel. I did, and I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions I’ve made.

- (5 star review)

Ratings and Reviews

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association